If you and your family are looking for an inexpensive vacation filled with water activities, natural beauty, and peaceful tranquility, then consider a road trip to one of these fabulous State Parks. Each of these southern beauties has something spectacular to offer you and your family.
1. Lake Scott State Park and Wildlife Area: Kansas
Located near Scott City, Kansas, this State Park and Wildlife Area offers a diverse spot for you and your family to enjoy a day out. Visitors come here to enjoy the prairie land, vast canyons and 1100-acres of lush green that fills the park. Just inside the cayon is the Scott State Fishing Lake, a number of natural springs and beautiful rocky bluffs. The park has 55 utility camping sites, some of which include water and electrical hookups, and offers daily canoe and paddle boat rentals for the entire family to enjoy.
2. Knob Noster State Park: Missouri
Knob Noster State Park is known to be a tranquil location of open spaces surrounded by oak woodlands and patches of beautiful prairie land. It is the perfect spot to spend a summer or autumn afternoon fishing, mountain biking, hiking through their many trials or exploring on horseback. If you and your family enjoy camping then reserve one of the many campsites available at the park. There are a wide variety of options available, from basic and family campsites to special-use spots for organized groups.
3. Hanging Rock State Park: North Carolina
In the early 1930s, Hanging Rock State Park was created as a Civilian Conservation Corps project. Since that time it has been recognized as one of the best traditional outdoor sites in the state. With 73 individual camping sites, a stocked lake for swimming, canoeing, and fishing, more than 20 miles of hiking trails and picturesque streams and waterfalls, this site has a lot to offer. For those who enjoy the location and seek to have an extended stay, there are a number of vacation cabins available for long-term rental.
4. Hunting Island State Park: South Carolina
Known locally as South Carolina’s most popular state park, this beautiful location brings in more than a million visitors each year. With five miles of pristine beaches, acres of marsh and forest, a beautiful saltwater lagoon, and an ocean inlet, it is no wonder so many come to take in the natural beauty of this spot each year. The park is home to over 200 campsites with water, electrical hookups and shower and restroom facilities on site.