Fishing

Petit Jean State Park

Size: 
3471 acres

Location

Petit Jean State Park
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road
Morrilton, AR 72110
United States
Phone: (501) 727-5441
35° 9' 23.3676" N, 92° 45' 30.888" W

Petit Jean State Park is the first state park in Arkansas.

Loantaka Brook Reservation

Size: 
744 acres

Location

Loantaka Brook Reservation
223 Loantaka Way
Green Village, NJ 07935
United States
Phone: (973) 326-7600
40° 45' 12.456" N, 74° 26' 34.35" W

Loantaka Brook Reservation is a county park within the Morris County Park System in New Jersey. A major feature of the park is its namesake brook which winds among the paths. Loantaka Brook Reservation features 744 acres with over 8 miles of trails for hiking, biking, jogging, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.

The Reservation comprises four main sections, which include Helen Hartley Jenkins Woods section, the Kitchell Road section, the Seaton Hackney Stables and the South Street section.

2014 Outdoor Sporting Expos

By Justin Powell

Nature-loving families of all skill levels should be sure to check out an outdoor sporting expos this year. Families who are inexperienced outdoor expos to be a great learning resource, while even families who are experienced in the outdoors can find new products, learn new skills and or just get inspired.

Outbound Family has gathered an ever-expanding list of outdoor expos for 2014. No matter your family's interest, you can find a outdoor sporting expo near you. Learn a new skill, find a great new product and then enjoy time together outdoors!

Bald Point State Park

Size: 
4800 acres

Location

Bald Point State Park
146 Box Cut Road
Alligator Point, FL 32346
United States
Phone: (850) 349-9146
29° 55' 4.9548" N, 84° 20' 41.2368" W

Bald Point State Park is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Franklin County. The park is located on Alligator Point, where Apalachee Bay meets Ochlockonee Bay. There is a range of terrain, including pine stands, oak forest and coastal marshes, that supports rich biodiversity.

The park is home to more than 360 plant species and 230 species of animals, including bobcat and bald eagles.

NJDEP’s Free 2013 Wild Outdoor Expo Being Held September 14th and 15th

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey families can learn more about the outdoors at the fourth annual New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo, the Department of Environmental Protection-sponsored celebration of the state's natural resources and outdoor heritage. The Expo will be held rain or shine from 10am to 5pm the weekend of Sept. 14 and 15 at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township.

Malibu Creek State Park

Size: 
7000 acres

Location

Malibu Creek State Park
1925 Las Virgenes Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
United States
Phone: (818) 880-0367
34° 6' 6.678" N, 118° 42' 41.022" W

Malibu Creek State Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California. The land was formerly owned by 20th Century Fox Studios and was used to film a number of movies and television shows, including Love Me Tender, Planet of the Apes, Daniel Boone and M*A*S*H. Prior to being owned by 20th Century Fox, the land was the Crags Country Club which offered wealthy members hunting, fishing, tennis and other recreation. The land was acquired by the state in 1974 to be converted into a park, however filming has continued on the land.

Ocala National Forest

Size: 
430447 acres

Location

Ocala National Forest
3199 NE CR 315
Silver Springs, FL 34488
United States
Phone: (352) 625-2520
29° 13' 7.032" N, 82° 0' 54.6948" W

Ocala National Forest is located in central Florida north of Orlando. It is the southernmost national forest in the continental United States and the second largest in Florida. It was established in 1908 and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. Ocala protects the largest contiguous sand pine forest in the world and has over 600 lakes, rivers and springs.

Blue Knob State Park

Size: 
6128 acres

Location

Blue Knob State Park
124 Park Road
Imler, PA 16655
United States
Phone: (814) 276-3576
40° 17' 20.9724" N, 78° 35' 22.3188" W

Located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Blue Knob State Park provides a scenic destination within 25 miles of Altoona, Bedford and Johnstown. The park is named for Blue Knob, the second-highest peak within Pennsylvania. The park's elevation is higher than the surrounding area and snowfalls average 12 feet annually.

Hartshorne Woods Park

Size: 
787 acres

Location

Hartshorne Woods Park
300 Navesink Avenue
Locust, NJ 07716
United States
Phone: (732) 872-0336
40° 24' 13.9464" N, 74° 0' 53.4492" W

Hartshorne Woods Park is located in northern Monmouth County, New Jersey in the Bayshore Region. It is bordered by the Navesink River to the south and the Upper Shrewsbury River to the north. The park is divided into three sections known as the Rocky Point Section, the Monmouth Hills Section and The Buttermilk Valley Section. Several old military bunkers are located within the park and there is a beach with fishing pier.

2013 Outdoor Sporting Expos

By Justin Powell

Outdoor sporting expos are great for nature-loving families of all skill levels. Families just starting out in the outdoors will find outdoor expos to be a great learning resource. Even families who are experienced in the outdoors can find new products, skills and get inspired at an outdoor expo.

Outbound Family has gathered an ever-expanding list of outdoor expos for 2013. No matter your family's interest, you can find a outdoor sporting expo near you. Learn a new skill, find a great new product and then enjoy time together outdoors!