State Park

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.

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.

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Size: 
3485 acres

Location

Cloudland Canyon State Park
122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd
Rising Fawn, GA 30738
United States
Phone: (706) 657-4050
34° 49' 51.402" N, 85° 28' 55.3152" W

Cloudland Canyon State Park is located in Northern Georgia and is one of the largest and most scenic parks within the state. The park contains a deep gorge called the Sitton Gulch which is formed by the Sitton Gulch Creek. The gorge is more than 1000 feet deep and the park's highest elevation is 1980 feet.

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.

Fort Mountain State Park

Size: 
3712 acres

Location

Fort Mountain State Park
181 Fort Mountain Park Road
Chatsworth, GA 30705
United States
Phone: (706) 422-1932
34° 44' 4.0416" N, 84° 44' 51.1116" W

Fort Mountain State Park is located in northern Georgia. Within the park is a 17-acre mountain lake and a tower constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). A 855-foot long wall at the top of mountain is believed to have been created by Native Americans.

The lake provides fishing and paddle boating. Canoes and pedal boats can be rented. Families can swim in the lake in season.

Three Rivers State Park

Size: 
686 acres

Location

Three Rivers State Park
7908 Three Rivers Road
Sneads, FL 32460
United States
Phone: (850) 482-9006
30° 44' 21.5268" N, 84° 56' 8.1708" W

Three Rivers State Park is located in Northern Florida near the Georgia border. Within the park, the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers meet to form Lake Seminole above Jim Woodruff Dam. Below the dam, the Apalachicola River flows into the Apalachicola Bay.