Hiking: casual walk to rugged expedition

You might enjoy just getting outside for a leisurely walk; you might prefer rigorous exertion for several miles; you may want something in-between. Whatever it may be, your preference can be found.  Check out the miles of hiking trails using the maps on our Lake Websites. By clicking on the state and then the lake, you can get helpful information before you head to the trails.


See wildflowers while hiking

Wildlife out in the wild….

It is not uncommon to see beautiful wild flowers and wild animals while hiking in the state parks. Please observe the posted regulations. Do not pick the plants or disrupt the foliage. Allow others to enjoy it after you. Absolutely do not feed any animals or approach injured animals. These rules are for your protection and the well-being of the wild life.



Hiking Information on the Website:Hiking trail

  • Find out if trails are ADA accessible, rugged or easy, long or short.
  • See which trails have picnic tables, resting benches, and views of the lake.
  • See if the trail has water spigots or restrooms.
  • Use the hiking maps to find the trail heads and what sites are along the way.

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Helpful Tips:

  • Cooling off while hikingWear sturdy shoes and a brimmed hat.
  • Bring your cell phone and camera.
  • Use insect repellent and sun screen.
  • Dress in layers and carry rain gear if possible.
  • Carry water and snacks with you in case you need them.
  • If hiking with your pet, use a leash, clean up the poop, and be conscious of their temperature. A dip in the lake may be needed.



Hiking is a wonderful outdoor activity. Be prepared so you can have the most enjoyable time possible.