Boating

Farny State Park

Size: 
3951 acres

Location

Farny State Park
Split Rock Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
United States
Phone: (973) 962-7031
40° 58' 4.6092" N, 74° 27' 53.6868" W

Farny State Park is located in Morris County, New Jersey. The park is somewhat difficult to find and the access road is very rough.

The park is adjacent to the Split Rock Reservoir and provides great paddle boating. There are miles of hiking trails within the park, however the terrain can be difficult for smaller and less advanced family members.

Wawayanda State Park

Size: 
16679 acres

Location

Wawayanda State Park
885 Warwick Turnpike
Hewitt, NJ 07421
United States
Phone: (973) 853-4462
41° 12' 32.2308" N, 74° 23' 8.3688" W

Wawayanda State Park is located within Sussex and Passaic Counties, New Jersey. Wawayanda Mountain is a prominent feature of the park and offers scenic views of the area.

Lake Wawayanda is located to the East of the mountain and provides great paddle boating. The lake and nearby Wawayanda Creek offer fishing for Largemouth Bass, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, LandLocked Salmon and Yellow Perch.

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.

Niobrara State Park

Size: 
1640 acres

Location

Niobrara State Park
89261 522 Avenue
Niobrara, NE 68760
United States
Phone: (402) 857-3373
42° 44' 59.928" N, 98° 4' 2.064" W

Niobrara State Park is located at the confluence of the Niobrara River and Missouri River in Nebraska. The park is a popular destination for families and offers a range of outdoor recreation.

With two rivers, water is a central attraction of the park and there are three boat access areas on the Missouri River. Fishing is very popular in the park.

Huntington Beach State Park

Size: 
2500 acres

Location

Huntington Beach State Park
16148 Ocean Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
United States
Phone: (843) 237-4440
33° 29' 47.5872" N, 79° 5' 9.6756" W

Huntington Beach State Park is located near Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The park was the legacy of Anna Hyatt and Archer Huntington and their Moorish-style winter home called Atalaya stands as a National Historic Landmark.