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1 quick facts Stonelick State Park

  • Currently 4.81/5
4.8/5 (32 votes)
Pleasant Plain, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Tucked away in the rolling highlands of southwest Ohio, Stonelick State Park offer a quiet retreat for visitors. The still waters of the lake and stately woodlands provide the setting for a host of ou ...
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2 quick facts South Fork Canyon Recreation Management Area

  • Currently 4.79/5
4.8/5 (38 votes)
Elko, Nevada 89803
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Paddling, Skiing
Located northwest of South Fork State Recreation Area, South Fork Canyon offers access to the South Fork River. Float the river in tubes, kayaks or canoes. Along the river you will have the opportunit ...
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3 quick facts Targhee National Forest

  • Currently 4.63/5
4.6/5 (71 votes)
St. Anthony, Idaho 83445
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Skiing
Located in eastern Idaho and western Wyoming, lies the Targhee National Forest. The Forest is situated next to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Directions ---------- Visit our locat ...
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4 quick facts Loyalhanna Lake

  • Currently 4.63/5
4.6/5 (32 votes)
Saltsburg, Pennsylvania 15681
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir are at the heart of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation complexes in the northeastern United States. Visitors to the project will discover topogr ...
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5 quick facts Lake Milton State Park

  • Currently 4.50/5
4.5/5 (2 votes)
Lake Milton, Ohio 44429
Filed Under: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Lake Milton's reservoir offers the best in water-related recreation. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular. The scenic shoreline provides a habitat for waterfowls and shorebirds for visitors to en ...
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6 quick facts Susquehanna State Park

  • Currently 4.50/5
4.5/5 (2 votes)
Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located along the Susquehanna River valley with its heavy forest cover and massive rock outcroppings, Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as hist ...
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7 quick facts Tionesta Lake

  • Currently 4.39/5
4.4/5 (100 votes)
Tionesta, Pennsylvania 16353
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Winding its way through the rugged hills of northwestern Pennsylvania, Tionesta Lake offers a unique setting for a diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities. For those looking for a memorable o ...
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8 quick facts John Bryan State Park

  • Currently 4.33/5
4.3/5 (45 votes)
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
John Bryan is the most scenic state park in western Ohio. The park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River which is designated as a state and national scenic river. A porti ...
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9 quick facts Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument

  • Currently 4.33/5
4.3/5 (18 votes)
Porterville, California 93257
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located at the southern end of the Sierra Nevada in central California, is the Sequoia National Forest. The Forest comprises about 1.1 million acres. It takes its name from the giant sequoia, the w ...
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10 quick facts Ocean Lake

  • Currently 4.33/5
4.3/5 (6 votes)
Mills, Wyoming 82644
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Ocean Lake is a feature of the PSMBP Riverton Unit. Fishing year-round with Wyoming State license. The reservoir is famous for its crappie and ling fishing. Fish species include trout, walleye, perc ...
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11 quick facts Wolf Run State Park

  • Currently 4.27/5
4.3/5 (15 votes)
Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The rugged hills of southeastern Ohio provide the setting for Wolf Run State Park. The scenic woodlands and cool, clean waters of the park offer visitors a quiet retreat in this remote area of the sta ...
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12 quick facts Salt Fork State Park

  • Currently 4.27/5
4.3/5 (15 votes)
Lore City, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The landscape of rural Guernsey County appears as a patchwork of forested hills, open meadows and misty valleys threaded by numerous streams. At the heart of this region is Salt Fork State Park, encom ...
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13 quick facts Echo Reservoir

  • Currently 4.26/5
4.3/5 (62 votes)
Coalville, Utah 84017
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Paddling, Skiing
Recreation at Echo Dam and reservoir, Weber River Project, is managed by Echo Resort under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. Echo Resort can be reached at (435) 336-2247, (435) 336-9894, or ( ...
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14 quick facts Lake Logan State Park

  • Currently 4.26/5
4.3/5 (31 votes)
Logan, Ohio
Filed Under: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use ...
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15 quick facts James Peak

  • Currently 4.25/5
4.3/5 (28 votes)
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
0.00 mi, Filed Under: Climbing, Hiking, Skiing
13,294 foot "James Peak," is named in honor of Dr. Edwin James, an early explorer, historian, and botanist who was a member of the famous Stephen H. Long expedition to Colorado in 1820. The area's ele ...
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16 quick facts Bonneville Lock And Dam

  • Currently 4.25/5
4.3/5 (16 votes)
Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014
Filed Under: Cultural, Fishing, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, Bonneville Lock and Dam spans the Columbia and links the two states. The U.S. Army Corp ...
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17 quick facts Mississippi River Pools 11-22 (10 L&D)

  • Currently 4.24/5
4.2/5 (63 votes)
Pleasant Valley, Iowa 52767
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
23 developed recreation sites along 314 miles of the Mississippi River between Petosi, WI and Saverton, MO. There are several campgrounds and numerous day use sites. The more popular sites are Grant ...
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18 quick facts Brainard Lake Road

  • Currently 4.24/5
4.2/5 (55 votes)
Ward, Colorado 80481
2.20 mi, Filed Under: Skiing, Snowshoeing
Distance is based on one-way travel. This is the easiest route to Brainard Lake, and the only route between the Red Rock Parking Area to Brainard Lake where dogs are allowed on the trail. It is often ...
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19 quick facts Ft. Wilkins Historic State Park - Lake Superior

  • Currently 4.21/5
4.2/5 (42 votes)
East Copper Harbor, Michigan 49978
Filed Under: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
FORT WILKINS STATE PARK Fort Wilkins State Park, in the northern Keweenaw Penninsula, offers camping and day use facilities and features a restored army military outpost and lighthouse mus ...
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20 quick facts Fontenelle Reservoir

  • Currently 4.21/5
4.2/5 (42 votes)
Provo, Utah 84606
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Fontenelle Dam, Powerplant, and Reservoir, Seedskadee Project, are located on the Green River 24 miles southeast of La Barge, Wyoming. The reservoir has a surface area of 8,000 acres. The lake is 20 ...
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21 quick facts Zunino - Jiggs Reservoir Recreation Management Area

  • Currently 4.20/5
4.2/5 (211 votes)
Elko, Nevada 89803
Filed Under: Camping, Hunting, Skiing
Immediately east of the splendid Ruby Mountains, along the Hastings Cutoff of the California National Historic Trail, this reservoir remains accessible during winter months due to its close proximity ...
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22 quick facts Strawberry Reservoir

  • Currently 4.19/5
4.2/5 (47 votes)
Heber City, Utah 84032
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Strawberry Dam is on the Strawberry River about 29 miles southeast of Provo, Utah. Strawberry Reservoir is the primary storage facility for the Bonneville Unit, Cental Utah Project.Recreation manageme ...
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23 quick facts Punderson State Park

  • Currently 4.19/5
4.2/5 (16 votes)
Newbury, Ohio 44065
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Punderson State Park with its natural lake, resort manor house, family cottages, golf course and scenic campground, provides myriad recreational opportunities for visitors. Punderson is also Ohio's pr ...
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24 quick facts Wenatchee National Forest

  • Currently 4.18/5
4.2/5 (33 votes)
Wenatchee, Washington 98801
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Skiing
*Something for everyone* may be the best way to describe what the 2.2 million acre Wenatchee National Forest has to offer its visitors. The Wenatchee Forest covers an area approximately 40 miles wid ...
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25 quick facts Mitchell State Park

  • Currently 4.16/5
4.2/5 (61 votes)
Cadillac, Michigan 49601
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
WM MITCHELL STATE PARK William Mitchell State Park is a popular camping, fishing and boating destination. The 245-acre park is situated between Lake Mitchell and Lake Cadillac and provides ...
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26 quick facts Muskallonge Lake State Park - Lake Superior

  • Currently 4.13/5
4.1/5 (8 votes)
Newberry, Michigan 49868
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
MUSKALLONGE LAKE STATE PARK Muskallonge Lake State Park is located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior and Musk ...
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27 quick facts Beaverhead-deerlodge National Forest

  • Currently 4.10/5
4.1/5 (61 votes)
Dillon, Montana 59725
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Skiing
Located in Southwest Montana, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is the largest of the national forests in Montana. The forest offers breath-taking scenery for a wide variety of recreation purs ...
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28 quick facts Pine Creek Ski Area

  • Currently 4.07/5
4.1/5 (150 votes)
Kemmerer, Wyoming 82941
Filed Under: Skiing
This ski area offers skiers a 1200' vertical rise from the Star Valley floor. There is a chairlift and a tow rope. Instructional programs and rentals are available during the winter. This mountain is ...
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29 quick facts Jackson Lake State Park

  • Currently 4.06/5
4.1/5 (53 votes)
McArthur, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Paddling, Skiing
Although relatively small, Jackson Lake State Park boasts acres of some of the most scenic country in Ohio. The park's serene lake is a focal point for excellent fishing and provides the ideal setting ...
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30 quick facts Bald Mountain Recreation Area

  • Currently 4.03/5
4.0/5 (37 votes)
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Bald Mountain Recreation Area consists of 4,637 rolling acres. The picturesque park area has some of the steepest hills and most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan. Camping is limited to rustic ...
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31 quick facts Lake Berryessa

  • Currently 4.01/5
4.0/5 (342 votes)
Napa, California 94558
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summe ...
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32 quick facts Fremont National Forest

  • Currently 4.01/5
4.0/5 (296 votes)
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in "Oregon's Outback", is the Fremont National Forest. Expansive views, dramatic cliffs and solitude are what you'll find. The Forest provides the self reliant recreationist the op ...
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33 quick facts Icelandic State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (52 votes)
Cavalier, North Dakota 58220
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
Situated on the north shore of Lake Renwick, camping, boating, swimming and fishing for northern pike and other game fish are popular activities. Within the park are the Pioneer Heritage Center and re ...
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34 quick facts Tar Hollow State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (5 votes)
Laurelville, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Twisting park and forest roads pass through deep ravines and dense woodlands. Scattered shortleaf and pitch pines growing on the ridges were once a source of pine tar for early settlers, hence the nam ...
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35 quick facts Franklin Falls Dam

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (5 votes)
Franklin, New Hampshire 03235
Filed Under: Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The 15-mile stretch of the Pemigewasset River which flows through the reservoir lands is popular for fishing. Reservoir area is managed by the State for fish and wildlife. Scenic Profile Falls attra ...
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36 quick facts Greenbrier State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (3 votes)
Boonsboro, Maryland 21713
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes near the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiki ...
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37 quick facts White Pine Trail State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Reed City, Michigan 49677
Filed Under: Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing
WHITE PINE TRAIL STATE PARK Introduction The newest state park in the system, this trail is 92 miles long. An 88-mile section is open from Cadillac to Belmont. The trail surface is natural ...
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38 quick facts Hoeft State Park - Lake Huron

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Rogers City, Michigan 49779
Filed Under: Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing
PH HOEFT STATE PARK Hoeft State Parkis a heavily wooded 300-acre park with a mile of sandy, Lake Huron shoreline. The moderating effect of Lake Huron causes temperatures to be less extreme ...
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39 quick facts Independence Dam State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Fayette, Ohio 43521
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
Independence Dam State Park is situated along the banks of the beautiful Maumee River. The river is ideal for boating, fishing or a scenic canoe trip. The park offers the perfect setting for a picnic ...
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40 quick facts Iditarod National Historic Trail Recreation Management Area

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Anchorage, Alaska 99507
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Hunting, Skiing
The Iditarod National Historic Trail is a network of 2,037 miles of trails once used by ancient Alaska Natives and early 20th- century prospectors. The vegetation varies from coastal Sitka spruce to t ...
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41 quick facts Pike Lake State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Bainbridge, Ohio 45612
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Pike Lake State Park is located in the midst of the scenic wooded hills of southern Ohio. The small lake and surrounding state forest contribute to the park's rustic charm. Map ---------- http ...
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42 quick facts Portage Lakes State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Akron, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The many waters of Portage Lakes State Park offer visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular. The wetlands of the park attract waterfowl and shor ...
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43 quick facts Wayne National Forest

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in southern Ohio, lies the Wayne National Forest encompassing over 160,000 acres. You can get there in no more than a day's drive from such metropolitan areas as Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisvi ...
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44 quick facts Rockport Reservoir

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Peoa, Utah 84061
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
Rockport Reservoir, Weber Basin Project, was formed by the construction of Wanship Dam on the Weber River. Recreation management at Rockport Reservoir is performed by the Utah Division of Parks and ...
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45 quick facts Scofield Reservoir

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Price, Utah 84501
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Scofield Dam, Scofield Project, is on the Price River, a tributary of the Green River, about 22 miles northwest of Price, Utah. Recreation management at Scofield Reservoir is performed by the Utah D ...
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46 quick facts Starvation Reservoir

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Duchesne, Utah 84021
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
Starvation Dam and reservoir, Central Utah Project, Bonneville Unit, on the Strawberry River is filled by surplus winter and spring flows from the Duchesne and Strawberry Rivers.Recreation management ...
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47 quick facts Rockport State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (2 votes)
Peoa, Utah 84061
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing
Rockport Reservoir features first-rate, year-round fishing, waterskiing, swimming, sailboarding and sailboating. It is 45 miles east of Salt Lake City near Wanship on State Route 32. Eight campgrounds ...
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48 quick facts Sleepy Hollow State Park

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Laingsburg, Michigan 48848
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
SLEEPY HOLLOW STATE PARK Sleepy Hollow State Park, located in Clinton County, contains more than 2,600 acres and is situated on Price Road off from US-27 near St. Johns, Ovid and Laingsbur ...
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49 quick facts Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Eagle, Alaska 99738
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located along the Canadian border in central Alaska, the preserve protects 115 miles of the 1,800-mile Yukon River and the entire Charley River basin. Numerous rustic cabins and historic sites are rem ...
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50 quick facts Inyo National Forest

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Bishop, California 93514
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing
Located along the eastern edge of California and the Sierra Nevada, lies the Inyo National Forest. Extending 165 miles along the California/Nevada border between Los Angeles and Reno, the Inyo Nationa ...
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51 quick facts Prosser Creek Reservoir

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Truckee, California 96161
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Prosser Creek Dam and Reservoir, completed in 1962, are located on Prosser Creek about 1.5 miles above the confluence of Prosser Creek and the Truckee River. The dam and reservoir are features of the ...
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52 quick facts Blue Marsh Lake

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Leesport, Pennsylvania 19533
Filed Under: Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Blue Marsh Lake is a Philadelphia District project designed to provide flood control, water supply and enhanced water quality. It offers extensive recreational opportunities and attracts over a a mil ...
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53 quick facts Knightville Dam

  • Currently 4.00/5
4.0/5 (1 vote)
Huntington, Massachusetts 01050
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The river and tributary streams offer excellent trout fishing and are surrounded by prime upland game habitat. Whitewater canoeing on the Westfield River occurs in the spring. A picnic area is next t ...
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54 quick facts Hartwick Pines State Park

  • Currently 3.97/5
4.0/5 (64 votes)
Grayling, Michigan 49738
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing
HARTWICK PINES STATE PARK With an area of 9,672 acres, Hartwick Pines is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula. The park's rolling hills, which are built of ancient glacial deposit ...
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55 quick facts Townshend Lake

  • Currently 3.95/5
3.9/5 (93 votes)
Townshend, Vermont 05353
Filed Under: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
A 95-acre lake provides an attractive setting for the day-use area with swimming, picnicking, hiking and boating (10 horse power limit). A historic covered bridge is located downstream. Directions ...
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56 quick facts Lake Minatare State Recreation Area

  • Currently 3.94/5
3.9/5 (162 votes)
Minatare, Nebraska 69356
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Horseback, Paddling, Skiing
Lake Minatare is a feature of the North Platte Project. Managed as a State recreation area by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Lake Minatare, with a surface area of 2,158 acres and about 12 mi ...
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57 quick facts Lincoln National Forest

  • Currently 3.93/5
3.9/5 (76 votes)
Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Skiing
Located in south-central New Mexico, lies the Lincoln National Forest, birthplace of Smokey Bear, the living symbol of forest fire prevention. The Forest covers over 1.1 million acres stretching north ...
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58 quick facts Missouri National Recreational River

  • Currently 3.92/5
3.9/5 (168 votes)
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
There was a time there was just the river. Then people came. People and the river have been connected ever since. And now it's your turn. Missouri National Recreational River offers natural beaut ...
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59 quick facts Red Fleet Reservoir

  • Currently 3.92/5
3.9/5 (219 votes)
Vernal, Utah 84078
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Red Fleet Dam, a feature of the Jensen Unit, Central Utah Project, is on Big Brush Creek about 10 miles northeast of Vernal, Utah. Recreation management at Red Fleet Resevoir is performed by the Utah ...
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60 quick facts Yuba Lake State Park

  • Currently 3.92/5
3.9/5 (204 votes)
Levan, Utah 84639
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Skiing
Warm water and sandy beaches lure visitors to Yuba from April through November for boating, swimming, waterskiing, picnicking and year-round fishing. Fishing is for walleye and yellow perch. Yuba Stat ...
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61 quick facts Nez Perce National Forest

  • Currently 3.92/5
3.9/5 (48 votes)
Grangeville, Idaho 83530
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in north central Idaho between Oregon and Montana, lies the Nez Perce National Forest. Of the Forest's 2.2 million-acres, nearly one half of the land is classified wilderness. Four wild and s ...
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62 quick facts Wilson Reservoir Recreation Management Area

  • Currently 3.91/5
3.9/5 (32 votes)
Elko, Nevada 89803
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Rolling sagebrush surrounds this scenic area that lies near the base of the majestic Bull Run Mountains. The reservoir is apopular year-round fishery for rainbow and German brown trout. Large mouth ba ...
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63 quick facts Sierra National Forest

  • Currently 3.91/5
3.9/5 (117 votes)
Clovis, California 93611
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The Sierra National Forest lies east of Fresno in central California, and west of the Sierra Nevada Crest between Yosemite and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park. The Forest varies from brushy front ...
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64 quick facts Joe Wright - Cameron Pass Area

  • Currently 3.90/5
3.9/5 (70 votes)
Walden, Colorado 80480
1.60 mi, Filed Under: Skiing, Snowshoeing
Park at the Joe Wright Reservoir parking lot, cross Colorado Highway 14 and walk downhill 200 yards to the sign which is at the start. Follow the blue diamonds for an easy double loop or figure eight ...
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65 quick facts Malabar Farm State Park

  • Currently 3.90/5
3.9/5 (10 votes)
Lucas, Ohio 44843
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Skiing
Malabar Farm in Pleasant Valley was the dream of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis Bromfield. Today, visitors can see the house and farm existing just as they did in Bromfield's time. The outbu ...
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66 quick facts Youghiogheny River Lake

  • Currently 3.89/5
3.9/5 (57 votes)
Confluence, Pennsylvania 15424
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
In the heart of the Laurel Highlands and spanning the Mason-Dixon line between Pennsylvania and Maryland lies Youghiogheny River Lake. A popular location for recreation, Youghiogheny River Lake attra ...
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67 quick facts Boise National Forest

  • Currently 3.89/5
3.9/5 (93 votes)
Boise, Idaho 83709
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
We have 70 campgrounds and picnic areas including some sites that are wheelchair accessible. Over 1,300 miles of trails are maintained. Visitors can hike and ride horseback on Selected trails are ope ...
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68 quick facts Utah Lake State Park

  • Currently 3.89/5
3.9/5 (119 votes)
Provo, Utah 84601
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Skiing
At Utah Lake you can fish year-round for channel catfish, walleye, white bass, black bass and several different species of panfish in Utah's largest fresh water lake. The state park provides major acc ...
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69 quick facts Homestead National Monument of America

  • Currently 3.89/5
3.9/5 (294 votes)
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
Filed Under: Hiking, Skiing
The cry was FREE LAND!! The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the most significant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the United States. By granting 160 acres of free land to claimants, ...
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70 quick facts Fresno Reservoir

  • Currently 3.88/5
3.9/5 (49 votes)
Billings, Montana 59107
Filed Under: Fishing, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The Fresno Dam, Milk River Project, is located on the Milk River 14 west of Havre, Montana. This reservoir, with 7,388 surface acres and 65 miles of shoreline, offers good fishing opportunity for wall ...
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71 quick facts Huntington North Reservoir

  • Currently 3.88/5
3.9/5 (408 votes)
Huntington, Utah 84528
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Paddling, Skiing
Huntington North Reservoir, a feature of the Emery County Project, was created by the Huntington North Dam and the East and West Dikes. Recreation management at Huntington North Reservoir is perform ...
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72 quick facts Pinckney Recreation Area

  • Currently 3.88/5
3.9/5 (56 votes)
Pinckney, Michigan 48169
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
PINCKNEY RECREATION AREA Pinckney Recreation Area provides over 11,000 acres with a wide variety of activities for the park visitor in its three major use areas: Silver Lake Day Use area, ...
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73 quick facts Rogue River National Forest

  • Currently 3.87/5
3.9/5 (61 votes)
Medford, Oregon 97501
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Surrounding much of the Rogue Valley in southwestern Oregon, the 630,000-acre Rogue River National Forest provides a rich diversity of scenery and recreational opportunities. The Forest, which include ...
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74 quick facts Deer Creek State Park

  • Currently 3.85/5
3.9/5 (40 votes)
Mt Sterling, Ohio 43143
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in the heart of Ohio's agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio's vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This resort park feat ...
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75 quick facts Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

  • Currently 3.84/5
3.8/5 (251 votes)
Port Alsworth, Alaska 99653
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representative of many regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmit Mountai ...
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76 quick facts Alvin R Bush - Kettle Creek

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3.8/5 (190 votes)
Renovo, Pennsylvania 17764
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Surrounded by high mountains in a wild, scenic area, Kettle Creek State Park provides the recreational facilities at this project. Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in ...
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77 quick facts Wilderness State Park - Lake Michigan

  • Currently 3.83/5
3.8/5 (48 votes)
Carp Lake, Michigan 49718
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
WILDERNESS STATE PARK Wilderness State Park offers visitors a variety of year-round recreational activities within its 8,000 acres. Wilderness areas and a beautiful shoreline provide great ...
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78 quick facts Lake Hope State Park

  • Currently 3.81/5
3.8/5 (64 votes)
McArthur, Ohio
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing
Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges. ...
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79 quick facts Alpine Triangle

  • Currently 3.81/5
3.8/5 (84 votes)
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The Bureau of Land Management cares for 600,000 acres of public land in the upper Gunnison River basin in southwest Colorado. Collaborating with a number of public and private partners, we guide the p ...
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80 quick facts Wilson Lake

  • Currently 3.80/5
3.8/5 (55 votes)
Sylvan, Kansas 67481
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Wilson Lake is set amongst the Smoky Hills, which is a rolling landscape of hills, buttes and hazy valleys. Also known as Post Rock Country, the area contains thousands of miles of stone fenceposts an ...
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81 quick facts Waldrop Trail - Brainard Lake Area

  • Currently 3.80/5
3.8/5 (55 votes)
Ward, Colorado 80481
2.90 mi, Filed Under: Skiing, Snowshoeing
Distance is based on one-way travel. The Waldrop Trail is a little more difficult than the CMC Trail, with more hilly sections and side hills. The Waldrop Trail drops to the right (north) 50 yards wes ...
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82 quick facts Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

  • Currently 3.78/5
3.8/5 (197 votes)
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
To go directly to the Blackstone River Valley website click the IN DEPTH button. The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a special type of national park. It is a region of nearl ...
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83 quick facts Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area

  • Currently 3.75/5
3.8/5 (61 votes)
Hines, Oregon 97738
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Rising 9,700 feet above sea level, Steens Mountain is the highest peak in the northern Great Basin desert. The East Rim Overlook provides a stunning view of this rugged country. The 66-mile Steens Mou ...
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84 quick facts Chugach National Forest

  • Currently 3.75/5
3.8/5 (32 votes)
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Filed Under: Camping, Cultural, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The mountains and waters of the Kenai Peninsula, the islands and glaciers of Prince William Sound, and the wetlands and birds of the Copper River Delta make this forest a prime destination for adventu ...
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85 quick facts Herrington Manor State Park

  • Currently 3.75/5
3.8/5 (4 votes)
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Filed Under: Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Paddling, Skiing
Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park's development began in the 1930's with the aid of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A 53-acre lake was formed by dammi ...
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86 quick facts Petoskey State Park "on Lake Michigan"

  • Currently 3.75/5
3.7/5 (63 votes)
Petoskey, Michigan 49712
Filed Under: Camping, Hiking, Skiing
PETOSKEY STATE PARK Petoskey State Park, located on the north end of Little Traverse Bay, is situated on 304 scenic acres and offers a beautiful sandy beach on the bay. The park has two se ...
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87 quick facts Shawnee State Park

  • Currently 3.74/5
3.7/5 (31 votes)
Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 63,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians, the regio ...
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88 quick facts Trinity Lake

  • Currently 3.74/5
3.7/5 (31 votes)
Weaverville, California 96093
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Recreation at Trinity Lake (Clair Engle Lake) is managed by the U. S. Forest Service under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, Northern California Area Office, Redding, California. The reservoir ...
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89 quick facts Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

  • Currently 3.73/5
3.7/5 (344 votes)
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284
Filed Under: Camping, Climbing, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Here the beautiful Stehekin Valley, with a portion of fjordlike Lake Chelan, adjoins North Cascades National Park. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area (62,000 acres, 24,800 hectares) rests in a glaci ...
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90 quick facts Birch Hill Dam

  • Currently 3.73/5
3.7/5 (33 votes)
Royalston, Massachusetts 01331
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The Lake Denison Recreation Area, on an 82-acre natural lake, offers campground, swim beach, and picnic area. Reservoir lands are managed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for hunting, fishing, an ...
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91 quick facts Boysen Reservoir

  • Currently 3.73/5
3.7/5 (95 votes)
Shoshoni, Wyoming 82649
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Boysen Dam, Reservoir, and Powerplant, features of the Boysen Unit, Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, are on the Wind River about 20 miles upstream from Thermopolis, Wyoming. Fishing open year-round ...
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92 quick facts Rifle River Recreation Area

  • Currently 3.73/5
3.7/5 (62 votes)
Lupton, Michigan 48635
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
RIFLE RIVER Rifle River Recreation Area is a wilderness located within the AuSable State Forest and provides a variety of recreational opportunities. This area was formerly a private hunti ...
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93 quick facts Algonac State Park

  • Currently 3.73/5
3.7/5 (102 votes)
Algonac, Michigan 48001
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Skiing
Algonac State Park contains approximately 1,500 acres and has a half-mile of St. Clair River frontage. Home to rare habitats, the lake plain prairies and oak savannas provide places to view prairie pl ...
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94 quick facts Effigy Mounds National Monument

  • Currently 3.71/5
3.7/5 (7 votes)
Harpers Ferry, Iowa 52146
Filed Under: Hiking, Skiing
Prehistoric mounds are common from the plains of the Midwest to the Atlantic seaboard, but only in this general area was there a culture that regularly constructed mounds in the shape of mammals, bird ...
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95 quick facts Rivers Project (Riverlands) - Lower Mississippi River

  • Currently 3.70/5
3.7/5 (74 votes)
West Alton, Missouri 63386
Filed Under: Cultural, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
The Rivers Project is responsible for the operation and maintenance of five dams and seven locks, 300 miles of dikes and revetment and 110,000 acres of public lands and waters for the authorized purpo ...
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96 quick facts Saint Mary's Glacier

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (72 votes)
Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452
0.00 mi, Filed Under: Camping, Hiking, Skiing
Even though it is more like a giant snowfield than a glacier, it does have snow on it year round. In the late spring and early summer it is a good spot to come and escape the heat. If you come during ...
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97 quick facts Santa Rosa Dam And Lake

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (62 votes)
Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
Impounds the Pecos River approximately 121 mi E of Albuquerque. Follow direction signs through city of Santa Rosa to the lake. The visitor center contains an interesting display on project area.Ten ...
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98 quick facts Duck Lake State Park

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (75 votes)
North Muskegon, Michigan 49445
Filed Under: Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
DUCK LAKE STATE PARK Introduction Duck Lake State Park is a 728 acre day use park, located in Muskegon County. Featuring a towering sand dune, the park stretches from the northern shore of ...
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99 quick facts Brimley State Park - Lake Superior

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (29 votes)
Brimley, Michigan 49715
Filed Under: Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
BRIMLEY STATE PARK Introduction Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. One of the oldest state parks in the Upp ...
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100 quick facts Harrison Lake State Park

  • Currently 3.69/5
3.7/5 (32 votes)
Fayette, Ohio 43521
Filed Under: Camping, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Hunting, Paddling, Skiing
In the midst of endless field of corn and soybeans stands Harrison Lake State Park--a green island of scenic woodlands in a rich agricultural region. Harrison Lake is popular for swimming, fishing, ca ...
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