A beautiful, 980-acre park, Fall River State Park offers a large variety of topography and wildlife. From grasslands to heavily forested hills, floodplains to prairies, you’ll find it all when you start traversing the six hiking trails. Beyond the hiking, canoeing is popular in the 2,450-acre reservoir, and birders often travel here for birdwatching and photography. In fact, a large plot of land adjacent to the state park is set aside as a protected wildlife area for an array of birds, including dove, quail, turkey, waterfowl, and prairie chickens.
Fall River State Park’s mid-size camping area includes 90 campsites, with 45 with electric and water utilities and another 45 as primitive-only. Three modern cabins are also available. From the campground, you can easily access seven miles of hiking and biking trails surrounding the lake. An additional pond is on-site, but it’s only open to those 15 and under. Many of the campsites offer lake views.
Amenities include a boat launch, comfort stations, boat dock, horseshoe pits, information kiosk, parking, playground, showers, a theater, primitive toilets, volleyball court, and drinking water.
Fires are only allowed within each site’s fire ring, as well as in fireplaces and cooking grills. Pets must always be restrained in some way, whether kept inside your RV or tent, in a cage, on a leash, or on a tethered chain. Leashes and chains must be no more than 10 feet in length. Dogs are not allowed on swimming beaches or in the swimming areas, nor in public buildings and structures. As you would on any pet outing, bring along the necessary supplies to clean up after your pet and diligently do so throughout your stay. Do not allow your pet to approach other campers unless invited.
Hunting is allowed in some areas of the park. These areas are noted via signage.