Camping

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.

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.

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.

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.