Fishing

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.

Hunting Island State Park

Size: 
5000 acres

Location

Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island Parkway
St. Helena, SC 29920
United States
Phone: (843) 838-2011
32° 21' 38.2464" N, 80° 27' 9.8316" W

Hunting Island State Park is South Carolina's most popular state park and is a great destination for family outdoor adventures. Located in the park is Hunting Island Lighthouse, which was built in the 1875 and was actively used until 1933. In the 1930's, the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the island into a state park.

Corson's Inlet State Park

Size: 
341 acres

Location

Corson's Inlet
6000 Bay Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
United States
Phone: (609) 861-2404
39° 13' 2.5536" N, 74° 38' 46.5072" W

Corson's Inlet State Park is located on the Atlantic Coast in Ocean City, New Jersey. The park preserves shoreline, dune systems, estuaries and upland areas.

A highlight of the park is the 98-acre Strathmere Natural Area that protects undeveloped beachfront and dunes. The area provides nesting sites for the Least Tern, Black Skimmer and the endangered Piping Plover.

Cleburne State Park

Size: 
500 acres

Location

Cleburne State Park
5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033
United States
Phone: (817) 645-4215
32° 16' 34.05" N, 97° 31' 39.9216" W

Cleburne State Park is located in Johnson County, Texas and is named for the nearby town of Cleburne. A central feature of the park is the 116-acre spring-fed Cedar Lake and the 3-mile scenic roadway surrounding it. The park was created in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Indian Cave State Park

Size: 
3052 acres

Location

Indian Cave State Park
65296 720 Road
Shubert, NE 68437
United States
Phone: (402) 883-2575
40° 15' 45.5832" N, 95° 34' 18.426" W

Indian Cave State Park is located in Southeast Nebraska near the Missouri River. The park is named for a large sandstone cavity whose walls are etched with petroglyphs.

The Missouri River provides plenty of recreation opportunities for families. Boating is popular and a boat ramp provides river access. Fishing is available on the shoreline of the river and via boat.

Fort Harrison State Park

Size: 
1700 acres

Location

Fort Harrison State Park
6002 North Post Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
United States
Phone: (317) 591-0904
39° 52' 2.136" N, 86° 0' 50.6376" W

Fort Harrison State Park is located in Lawrence, Indiana and is 9 miles from downtown Indianapolis. It is located at the former site of Fort Benjamin Harrison, which was opened in 1906. As a result of the end of the Cold War, the fort was decommissioned in 1991 and in 1995 over half of the land was given to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for use as a park.

Little Buffalo State Park

Size: 
923 acres

Location

Little Buffalo State Park
1579 State Park Road
Newport, PA 17074
United States
Phone: (717) 567-9255
40° 26' 55.4604" N, 77° 10' 0.6852" W

Little Buffalo State Park is located in Centre and Juniata Townships, Pennsylvania. It is named after the Little Buffalo Creek, which is a popular family destination offering fishing and other activities.

Holman Lake is another popular attraction that offers fishing for bass, catfish and panfish. There are two boat launches providing boating access to the lake. Canoes and kayaks are available for rental and boats with electric motors are permitted in the lake.

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
111000 acres

Location

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States
Phone: (757) 986-3705
36° 44' 4.7508" N, 76° 12' 58.3128" W

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The 3100-acre Lake Drummond is located within the swamp and is Virginia's largest natural lake. Boating and fishing are popular activities and there is a boat launch in the Feeder Ditch providing access to the lake.