Boating

Thousand Hills State Park

Size: 
3215 acres

Location

Thousand Hills State Park
20431 State Highway 157
Kirksville, MO 63501
United States
Phone: (660) 665-6995
40° 12' 3.9924" N, 92° 38' 39.714" W

Thousand Hills State Park is located in Adair County, Missouri in the northern part of the state. Major features of the park are the 703-acre Forrest Lake and Native American petroglyphs that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park

Size: 
46000 acres

Location

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
12301 Burnt Store Road
Punta Gorda, FL 33955
United States
Phone: (941) 575-5861
26° 52' 7.554" N, 82° 1' 26.22" W

Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park protects 70 miles of shoreline around Charlotte Harbor in southwest Florida. Most of the preserve is comprised of marshes, mangrove forests, scrubland and upland forest.

Kayaking or canoeing is a great way to explore Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park. Hiking is another popular activity for families and there are several miles of trails. Families are urged to bring plenty of water and insect repellant.

Lovers Key State Park

Size: 
712 acres

Location

Lovers Key State Park
8700 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
United States
Phone: (239) 463-4588
26° 24' 12.5244" N, 81° 52' 32.0808" W

Lovers Key State Park is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The park is comprised of four barrier islands, including its namesake. The islands were once accessible only by boat, but now a series of bridges make them accessible by land.

A two mile beach on Lovers Key is a popular destination for swimming. The waters surrounding the islands are popular for canoeing and kayaking. Boats can be rented at the park's concession building. There is also great fishing for tarpon, trout and redfish.

Oconee State Park

Size: 
1165 acres

Location

Oconee State Park
624 State Park Road
Mountain Rest, SC 29664
United States
Phone: (864) 638-5353
34° 52' 6.8016" N, 83° 6' 19.6848" W

Oconee State Park is located in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of South Carolina. The park was developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s and many of the original buildings remain in use within the park. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Bear Brook State Park

Size: 
10000 acres

Location

Bear Brook State Park
157 Deerfield Road
Allenstown, NH 03275
United States
Phone: (603) 485-9874
43° 9' 15.3324" N, 71° 21' 58.4928" W

Bear Brook State Park is located in southeast New Hampshire in Allenstown. It is the largest developed state park in the state. Many of the buildings were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jericho Mountain State Park

Size: 
7430 acres

Location

Jericho Mountain State Park
Jericho Lake Road
Berlin, NH 03570
United States
Phone: (603) 271-3254
44° 29' 56.634" N, 71° 14' 46.32" W

Jericho Mountain State Park is located in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. A major feature of the park is Jericho Lake, a flood control reservoir that controls the water flow of the Dead River.

The park was created in 2005 and is still being developed. The park is currently for day use and there are plans to develop a campground with up to 200 campsites.

Lake Murray State Park

Size: 
12500 acres

Location

Lake Murray State Park
Route 77S
Ardmore, OK 73401
United States
Phone: (580) 223-4044
34° 3' 59.3676" N, 97° 6' 1.728" W

Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma's largest state park and is located in the south central portion of the state. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) constructed the park and employed nearly 17,000 men.

Lake Murray provides a wide range of water recreation. Boating is a popular activity and families can rent canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, jet skis, sailboats and ski boats.

Cave Lake State Park

Size: 
4160 acres

Location

Cave Lake State Park
State Route 486
Ely, NV 89315
United States
Phone: (775) 296-1505
39° 11' 7.9044" N, 114° 42' 38.9628" W

Cave Lake State Park is located in White Pine County, Nevada adjacent to Humboldt National Forest. The park features a 32-acre reservoir that provides an array of water recreation.

Fishing is permitted on the reservoir 24 hours a day with a proper license. Rainbow trout and brown trout are among the fish that can be caught. Motorized boats are permitted on the reservoir, but may not exceed 5 miles per hour.

Echo Canyon State Park

Size: 
1080 acres

Location

Echo Canyon State Park
Echo Dam Road
Pioche, NV 89043
United States
Phone: (775) 962-5103
37° 54' 38.7252" N, 114° 16' 10.0524" W

Echo Canyon State Park is a state park in eastern Nevada, located at the head of Dry Valley. The rock outcrops within the park are the result of volcanic activity millions of years ago. The park features the 65 acre Echo Canyon Reservoir and beautiful scenery.

The reservoir provides families with a range of water recreation. A boat launch is located on the north shore of the reservoir. There is great fishing for rainbow trout, largemouth bass and crappie.

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area

Size: 
6500 acres

Location

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area
2802 Brushy Creek Road
Lehigh, IA 50557
United States
Phone: (515) 543-8298
42° 22' 6.6108" N, 93° 58' 17.6304" W

Brushy Creek State Recreation Area is located in central Iowa within Webster County and is one of the state's largest public recreation lands. A major feature of the park is the 690 acre lake, which provides boating, fishing and swimming. Smallmouth bass and panfish are among the prized catches for anglers.