Biking

Stone State Park

Size: 
1322 acres

Location

Stone State Park
5001 Talbot Road
Sioux City, IA 51103
United States
Phone: (712) 255-4698
42° 32' 50.3052" N, 96° 27' 10.5156" W

Amongst the Loess Hills in western Iowa is Stone State Park. The park is located in the northwestern corner of Sioux City and is considered an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is named for Thomas Jefferson Stone who purchased the Talbot Farm to develop into a park. The land was later sold to Sioux City, who, in turn, sold it to the state of Iowa.

Dixie National Forest

Size: 
2000000 acres

Location

Dixie National Forest
1789 N Wedgewood Lane
Cedar City, UT 84721
United States
Phone: (435) 865-3700
37° 42' 36.7776" N, 113° 3' 28.0836" W

Dixie National Forest encompasses nearly two million acres in southern Utah. Dixie is the largest national forest within the state and stretches for 170 miles between the Colorado River and Great Basin.

Custer State Park

Size: 
71000 acres

Location

Custer State Park
13329 US Highway 16A
Custer, SD 57730
United States
Phone: (605) 255-4515
43° 46' 3.9072" N, 103° 29' 39.534" W

Custer State Park is the largest and oldest state park in South Dakota. It is located in the Black Hills in the Southwestern portion of the state and is named for Colonel George Custer. The park was founded in 1912 and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built roads, campgrounds and dams within the park.

West Rock Ridge State Park

Size: 
1700 acres

Location

West Rock Ridge State Park
Wintergreen Avenue
Bethany, CT 06524
United States
41° 20' 18.3984" N, 72° 57' 23.1228" W

West Rock Ridge State Park is located in New Haven, Hamden, and Woodbridge, Connecticut. The park is named for the 7-mile mountain ridge to the west of New Haven. The ridge towers up to 500 feet above the surrounding terrain.

West Rock Ridge State Park provides day use recreation. Hiking is a popular activity and there are 21 miles of blazed trails within the park, including the 7-mile Regicides Trail and a portion of the 23-mile Quinnipiac Trail. Mountain bikes and horses are permitted on certain trails.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Size: 
5362 acres

Location

Dead Horse Point State Park
1165 US Highway 313
Moab, UT 84532
United States
Phone: (435) 259-2614
38° 35' 45.7044" N, 109° 34' 15.8448" W

Dead Horse Point State Park is located in Utah on a plateau overlooking the Colorado River. The park sits atop 2000-foot cliffs and offers stunning views of the surrounding canyons. The location was once used as a corral and a legend states that when it was abandoned, the horses stayed in the opened corral until their deaths.

Fort Mountain State Park

Size: 
3712 acres

Location

Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
United States
Phone: (706) 422-1932
34° 44' 4.0416" N, 84° 44' 51.1116" W

Fort Mountain State Park is located in northern Georgia. Within the park is a 17-acre mountain lake and a tower constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A 855-foot long wall at the top of mountain is believed to have been created by Native Americans.

The lake provides fishing and paddle boating. Canoes and pedal boats can be rented. Families can swim in the lake in season.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

Size: 
778000 acres

Location

Sawtooth National Recreation Area
5 North Fork Canyon Road
Ketchum, ID 83350
United States
Phone: (208) 737-3200
43° 47' 14.4024" N, 114° 25' 16.0968" W

Sawtooth National Recreation Area is located in central Idaho. Sawtooth is managed by the U.S. Forest service and its lands are within the borders of the Boise, Challis, and Sawtooth National Forests. The Sawtooth Mountains, Boulder Mountains and White Cloud Mountains are located within SNRA and there are 40 peaks over 10,000 feet. There are also hundreds of lakes that have been created by glaciers as well as the headwaters of the Salmon River.

Crawford State Park

Size: 
500 acres

Location

Crawford State Park
1 Lake Rd.
Farlington, KS 66734
United States
Phone: (620) 362-3671
37° 38' 14.6112" N, 94° 48' 33.8004" W

Crawford State Park is located within Crawford County, Kansas. The park is located on a 150-acre man-made lake that was created by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

The lake provides great opportunities for water recreation. Two boat ramps provide water access for pleasure boats. There is great fishing for catfish, striped bass and crappie. The marina provides limited food service and convenience items for boaters and campers.

Adirondack Park

Size: 
6100000 acres

Location

Adirondack Park
1133 NYS Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
United States
Phone: (518) 891-4050
44° 17' 47.7096" N, 74° 0' 14.4648" W

Adirondack Park is located in Northeast New York. The park protects the lands surrounding the Adirondack Mountain range and includes several major lakes, such as Lake George and Lake Placid. The mountain range contains 46 peaks above 4000 feet and the highest peak, Mount Marcy, has an elevation of 5344 feet.

White River National Forest

Size: 
2285970 acres

Location

White River National Forest
900 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
United States
Phone: (970) 945-2521
39° 32' 43.1736" N, 107° 19' 29.532" W

White River National Forest is located in northwest Colorado and provides great opportunities for family outdoor recreation. The forest is named for the White River which is accessible by paddle boats and small motor boats. There are also a number of lakes within the forest, including Trappers Lake and Maroon Lake.