Boating

Caesar Creek State Park

Size: 
7941 acres

Location

Caesar Creek State Park
8570 East State Route 73
Waynesville, OH 45068
United States
Phone: (937) 488-4595
39° 30' 31.0392" N, 84° 1' 29.5536" W

Caesar Creek State Park is located in Southwestern Ohio. A central feature of the park is Caesar Creek Lake, which was formed when the Army Corps of Engineers erected a dam on Caesar Creek for flood control.

Caesar Creek Lake provides extensive water recreation. Four boat ramps provide water access and there is an unlimited horsepower designation for power boats. There is great fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and crappie.

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Size: 
5656 acres

Location

Kittatinny Valley State Park
4 Lake Aeroflex Road
Newton, NJ 07860
United States
Phone: (973) 786-6445
41° 0' 38.5092" N, 74° 44' 10.8672" W

Kittatinny Valley State Park is located near Andover, New Jersey and is known for its glacial lakes and limestone outcroppings amongst the Kittatinny Mountains. The area is also known as the Great Valley and outside of the park is largely agricultural land. The park itself has varied terrain, including fields, lakes, swamps and mountains.

Blue Hills Reservation

Size: 
7000 acres

Location

Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside Street
Milton, MA 02186
United States
Phone: (617) 698-1802
42° 12' 47.2284" N, 71° 5' 39.0696" W

Blue Hills Reservation is a Massachusetts State Park located Norfolk County. The park is named for the hills that are made of a bluish rock containing Riebeckite and the area contains a variety of terrain, including hills, forests, meadows and marshes. There are 22 hills in the chain and the largest is Great Blue Hill, whose peak is 635 feet above sea level.

West Essex Park

Size: 
1361 acres

Location

West Essex Park
621-B Eagle Rock Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068
United States
Phone: (973) 268-3500
40° 49' 26.868" N, 74° 19' 57.1836" W

West Essex Park is located in the towns of Livingston, Roseland, West Caldwell and Fairfield, New Jersey. It is part of the Essex County Park System and is within the western portion of the county. The Passaic River is a prominent feature and six miles of the river winds along the western border of the park. Pin Oaks and White Oaks are among the trees that stand tall in the park.

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area

Size: 
944 acres

Location

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area
Crater Lake Highway
Prospect, OR 97536
United States
Phone: (541) 560-3334
42° 40' 54.948" N, 122° 36' 56.16" W

Joseph H. Stewart State Recreation Area is located at Lost Creek Reservoir in southern Oregon. The lake was created by damming the Rogue River. It is surrounded by mountains and conifer trees, making for a very scenic location for family outdoor recreation.

The reservoir provides great water recreation for families. There is a boat launch providing access to the water for power boats and paddle boats. There is also fishing for bass and trout and a fish cleaning station near the boat launch.

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.

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.