Biking

Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Size: 
8683 acres

Location

Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Deer Park Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
United States
40° 53' 15.684" N, 74° 48' 51.048" W

Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located in Hackettsown, New Jersey. The Musconetcong River flows through the park and there are several lakes and ponds nestled among the mountains.

Exploring the State Parks of South Carolina

When it comes to vacation destinations, South Carolina is famous for the many beachfront recreational areas it possesses. There are also a great number of historically significant sites that call the state home. What many people fail to realize though is that some of the best recreational opportunities and some of the best historical sites are located either in or nearby some of the many state parks of South Carolina.

Cowan Lake State Park

Size: 
1075 acres

Location

Cowan Lake State Park
1750 Osborn Road
Wilmington, OH 45177
United States
Phone: (937) 382-1096
39° 23' 17.592" N, 83° 52' 58.9044" W

Cowan Lake State Park is located in Clinton County, Ohio. A central feature of the park is the 700-acre Cowan Lake, which is surrounded by deciduous forest comprised of maple and beech trees.

Stillwater State Park

Location

Stillwater State Park
44 Stillwater Rd.
Groton, VT 05046
United States
Phone: (802) 584-3822
44° 16' 47.6364" N, 72° 16' 27.4548" W

Stillwater State Park is located in Groton, Vermont and is part of the Groton State Forest. The park is close to Montpelier, the state capital.

A major feature of the park is Lake Groton, which offers boating, fishing and swimming. A boat launch provides access to the lake.

Rocky Gap State Park

Size: 
3400 acres

Location

Rocky Gap State Park
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Flintstone, MD 21530
United States
Phone: (301) 722-1480
39° 41' 45.3696" N, 78° 38' 58.596" W

Rocky Gap State Park is located within Allegany County, Maryland. A major feature of the park is the 234-acre Lake Habeeb that is fed by Rocky Gap Run. Near the lake is a mile-long gorge and Evitt's Mountain.

Families have many opportunities to camp within the park. There are 278 campsites, 30 of which have electrical hookups. There are also 14 cabins with electrical service. The campground has bath houses, camp store, nature center and a game room.

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

Size: 
15313 acres

Location

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
850 Caprock Canyon Park Rd
Quitaque, TX 79255
United States
Phone: (806) 455-1492
34° 21' 58.2372" N, 101° 3' 25.5348" W

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway is located in Briscoe County, Texas and it is the state's third-largest state park. The park is the home of the official Texas State Bison Herd.

Seneca Creek State Park

Size: 
6300 acres

Location

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
United States
Phone: (301) 924-2127
39° 9' 2.4228" N, 77° 14' 58.1784" W

Seneca Creek State Park is located in Maryland that extends along 14 miles of Seneca Creek. The 90-acre Clopper Lake and surrounding day use area inludes forests and fields.

Canoeing and kayaking on Clopper Lake are popular family activities. The concession at the lake rents boats and there is a hand launch providing access to the water. There is also great fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish and trout.

Hunting Island State Park

Size: 
5000 acres

Location

Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island Parkway
St. Helena, SC 29920
United States
Phone: (843) 838-2011
32° 21' 38.2464" N, 80° 27' 9.8316" W

Hunting Island State Park is South Carolina's most popular state park and is a great destination for family outdoor adventures. Located in the park is Hunting Island Lighthouse, which was built in the 1875 and was actively used until 1933. In the 1930's, the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the island into a state park.

Cleburne State Park

Size: 
500 acres

Location

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033
United States
Phone: (817) 645-4215
32° 16' 34.05" N, 97° 31' 39.9216" W

Cleburne State Park is located in Johnson County, Texas and is named for the nearby town of Cleburne. A central feature of the park is the 116-acre spring-fed Cedar Lake and the 3-mile scenic roadway surrounding it. The park was created in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Indian Cave State Park

Size: 
3052 acres

Location

Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Road
Shubert, NE 68437
United States
Phone: (402) 883-2575
40° 15' 45.5832" N, 95° 34' 18.426" W

Indian Cave State Park is located in Southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River. The park is named for a large sandstone cavity whose walls are etched with petroglyphs.

The Missouri River provides plenty of recreation opportunities for families. Boating is popular and a boat ramp provides river access. Fishing is available on the shoreline of the river and via boat.