Locust Lake State Park is a popular overnight tourist attraction that offers many modern summertime amenities, providing a beautiful seasonal oasis for guests. Locust Lake State Park is well known for its camping opportunities, with over 280 sites available inside of the 1,772-acre park.
These sites are split into two sections; tent, and trailer. This means that you'll have a place to stay regardless of if you brought a recreational vehicle or just hiked your way in. All campsites here contain a parking pad, picnic table, fire pit, and a flat clearing for your camping setup.
Adjacent to these campgrounds are modern restrooms and washhouses with full, coin-operated shower facilities. Dumping stations for RVs are located at both the north and south sides of the lake. If you're looking to bring along your dog, make sure you keep them on a leash no longer than six feet throughout your stay.
Canines are forbidden from entering any indoor structures on the campgrounds. For visitors looking to do a bit of exploration, Locust Lake State Park offers almost seven miles of trails. These are blazed and color-coded so that guests can know just what level of difficulty they're subjecting themselves to.
Of particular note is the Oak/Hemlock Trail, which follows a subtle woodland stream for over two miles and passes by some unique rock formations. For real adventurers, there's the Oak Loop Trail which is about four miles long and offers some challenging uphill climbs that should only be attempted by prepared individuals.
Canines are welcome to accompany guests on these trails as long as they stay on a leash throughout their journey, and visitors clean up any waste left behind. The 52-acre Locust Lake is a popular coldwater fishery and is regularly stocked throughout the seasons. Species include brook trout, pickerel, and largemouth bass among others. Take a trip to Locust Lake State Park today.