The campground at Boyd Lake State Park is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. It is a popular choice for bird lovers as over 200 species of resident and migratory birds can be found in the area. Depending on the season, you may be able to spot great blue herons, great-horned owls, eagles, hawks, egrets, and white pelicans, just to name a few.
A variety of other animals call the area home ranging from raccoons to muskrat, cottontail rabbits to ground squirrels. Coyotes also move through the area, so it’s important to remain vigilant during your stay.
Boyd Lake State Park offers a wealth of recreational opportunities. The area has two boat ramps, allowing you to easily move your way onto the water. Jet skis are also welcome, for those who are a bit more daring with their water-based transportation. You can also enjoy swimming areas, allowing you to cool off during the hot, summer months.
Those who enjoy fishing would likely be elated to stay at the campground, as a variety of fish can be caught at various points in the year. Bass, bluegill, catfish, carp, trout, and yellow perch all call the area home, so there is significant potential to land a great catch.
Waterfowl hunting is also allowed in the area during the hunting season. Hunters may stay in designated “red zones,” which aren’t near the campsite, and a permit is required. Even if you don’t hunt, it is important to be aware of hunting season for your own safety.
The campsites themselves are well-appointed. Every site has electric hookups, a grill, and a picnic table. Bathrooms with shower facilities are also available, as well as a playground and horseshoe pits. Whether you can have a campfire depends on the conditions, as burn bans can restrict the activity. Pooches are invited to camp with you, so long as you keep them on a 6-foot leash and take care of their wellbeing throughout your stay. Make sure to bring poop bags and clean up after your furry friend!
In the winter, some of the park can get icy, so be mindful of the temperature and terrain if you stay during cooler months.