State Park Reviews

These are our reviews, information and advice regarding State Parks themselves vs campground specific reviews.  On top of campground reviews, we thought it would be helpful to readers for us to publish our reviews of the parks themselves with recommended itineraries.  These will be very simple and to the point to help you decide how to spend your time at the park whether camping or just visiting.  Some parks will have suggested 3 day itineraries while others will only have 1 day itineraries.  It all depends on the size of the park and the activities available.  I’ll also list additional activities to do if you have more time.

This is a list of State Parks and State Recreational Areas that we have visited.  Some of these may disappear from the list if I don’t think we spent enough time to give our advice for your visit.  They will stay on the list until I get to that page though.

Starting February 2016…  Expect to see a handful of new reviews published and linked to each month, but in no specific order.


Petit Jean State Park – Morrilton

Village Creek State Park – Wynne


Chatfield State Park – Littleton


Cloudland Canyon State Park – Rising Fawn


Johnson Saulk State Park – Kewanee

Jubilee College State Park – Brimfield

Morrison Rockwood State Park – Morrison

Shabbona Lake State Park – Shabbona

Siloam Springs State Park – Clayton Township

Starved Rock State Park – Oglesby

Weldon Springs State Park – Clinton

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park – Goodfield


Lake Anita State Park – Anita

Clear Lake State Park – Clear Lake


Clinton State Park – Lawrence


Big Bone Lick State Park – Union


Bay City State Recreation Area – Bay City

Brighton Recreation Area – Brighton

Fort Custer State Park – Augusta

McLain State Park – Hancock

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area – Waterford Township

Proud Lake State Park – Commerce Township

Seven Lakes State Park – Holly

South Higgins Lake State Park – Roscommon

Straits State Park – St. Ignace

Warren Dunes State Park – Sawyer

Wilderness State Park – Carp Lake

Wilson State Park – Harrison


Buffalo River State Park – Glendon

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park – Little Falls

Cuyuna Country Recreation Area – Ironton

Judge C.R. Magney State Park – Grand Marais

Nerstrand State Park – Nerstrand

Wild River State Park – Taylor’s Falls


Lake Wappapello State Park – Williamsville

Roaring River State Park – Cassville

North Dakota

CCC Campground – Watford City

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park – Mandan


Van Buren State Park – Van Buren

South Dakota

Angostura Recreation Area – Hot Springs


Norris Dam State Park – Rocky Top


Caddo Lake State Park – Karnack

Dinosaur Valley State Park – Glen Rose

Pedernales Falls State Park – Johnson City


Dead Horse Point State Park – Moab


Brule River State Forest – Brule

Mirror Lake State Park – Baraboo


Lake Superior Provincial Park – Rabbit Blanket Campground – Wawa

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park – Thunder Bay