State Park

Pikes Peak State Park

Size: 
960 acres

Location

Pikes Peak State Park
32264 Pikes Peak Road
McGregor, IA 52157
United States
42° 59' 41.3088" N, 91° 9' 57.8088" W

Pikes Peak State Park is located in northeastern Iowa along the Upper Mississippi River at the confluence with the Wisconsin River. A 500-foot bluff overlooks the river and provides scenic views. The park is named for Zebulon Pike, who also has Pikes Peak in Colorado named for him.

Smith Rock State Park

Size: 
651 acres

Location

Smith Rock State Park
9241 Wallenberg Road
Terrebonne, OR 97760
United States
Phone: (541) 548-7501
44° 21' 36.4428" N, 121° 8' 19.8276" W

Smith Rock State Park is located in central Oregon on the high desert plateau. Within the park, the Crooked River winds through large rock spires formed by volcanic activity. The rock cliffs are internationally known for rock climbing and there are hundreds of climbing routes within the park.

Kent Falls State Park

Size: 
295 acres

Location

Kent Falls State Park
462 Kent Cornwall Road
Kent, CT 06757
United States
Phone: (860) 927-3238
41° 46' 36.2424" N, 73° 25' 4.9728" W

Kent Falls State Park is located in the northeastern part of Kent, Connecticut. The park is located in the Litchfield Hills, which is part of the southern Berkshire Mountains.

The focal point of the park is the series of waterfalls on a a tributary of the Housatonic River called Falls Brook that drop 250 feet in under a quarter mile. The largest cascade drops 70 feet into a reflecting pool. The falls are especially dramatic in the early spring after the snow melts and after a heavy rain.

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.

Roxborough State Park

Size: 
3339 acres

Location

Roxborough State Park
4751 Roxborough Drive
Littleton, CO 80125
United States
Phone: (303) 973-3959
39° 25' 44.5908" N, 105° 4' 6.7548" W

Roxborough State Park is a Colorado state park located in Douglas County 25 miles south of Denver. The park is known for its red sandstone rock formations and is recognized as a National Natural Landmark.

The park has 14 miles of trails for hiking that range in difficulty. Due to its ecological systems and unique geological features, pets, horses and mountain bikes are prohibited within the park. Roxborough State Park is a day use park and does not offer overnight camping.

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.

Fort Washington State Park

Size: 
493 acres

Location

Fort Washington State Park
500 South Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
United States
Phone: (215) 591-5250
40° 7' 27.138" N, 75° 13' 2.856" W

Fort Washington State Park is located in Springfield and Whitemarsh Townships, Pennsylvania and is about 17 miles from the city of Philadelphia. The park is named for a temporary fort constructed by General George Washington's troops in the autumn of 1777. While the fort no longer exists at the site, a museum has been established within the park in the historic Clifton House.