Wildlife Viewing

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.

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.

Dead Horse Point State Park

Size: 
5362 acres

Location

Dead Horse Point State Park
1165 US Highway 313
Moab, UT 84532
United States
Phone: (435) 259-2614
38° 35' 45.7044" N, 109° 34' 15.8448" W

Dead Horse Point State Park is located in Utah on a plateau overlooking the Colorado River. The park sits atop 2000-foot cliffs and offers stunning views of the surrounding canyons. The location was once used as a corral and a legend states that when it was abandoned, the horses stayed in the opened corral until their deaths.

Potrero County Park

Size: 
115 acres

Location

Potrero County Park
24800 Potrero Park Drive
Potrero, CA 91963
United States
Phone: (619) 478-5212
32° 36' 54.7668" N, 116° 36' 48.0564" W

Potrero County Park is located in San Diego County, California and is about 45 miles east of the city of San Diego. The park is known for it meadows, rocky hillsides and shady oak trees.

There are trails within the park for family hiking and nature viewing. Among the raptors that can be seen in the park are Cooper's Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles.

White Mountain National Forest

Size: 
784505 acres

Location

White Mountain National Forest
71 White Mountain Drive
Campton, NH 03223
United States
Phone: (603) 536-6100
43° 48' 46.35" N, 71° 40' 16.6476" W

White Mountain National Forest is located primarily within the state of New Hampshire and a small portion is located within the state of Maine. The forest is comprised of three discontinuous areas and contains six designated Federal Wilderness Areas. 100 miles of the famous Appalachian Tail pass through the forest.