At a glance...
28615 Visitor Center Road
Year Acquired: 1983
Activities: boating, camping, fishing, hiking, marina, picnicking, swimming
Situated on the banks of Long Branch Lake, Long Branch State Park is an ideal recreation destination for water enthusiasts as well as nature lovers. Visitors can take advantage of all the recreation options the lake has to offer, or hike through a restored prairie.
Access to Long Branch Lake is provided via three boat ramps, catering to visitors wanting to boat, water ski or find a quiet cove for fishing. The park's marina offers covered boat slips, boat rentals and a store. The lake has an excellent reputation for bass fishing, but anglers can also cast their lines for catfish and crappie. An accessible fishing dock is available. A sand swimming beach provides a terrific place for fun and sun.
Eighty-three campsites, ranging from basic to electric, are located in a wooded area bordering the native prairie and near the lake. Nine secluded walk-in campsites are nestled near the lake's shore. Campground facilities include modern restrooms with hot showers.
Picnic sites, scattered under trees and along the lake, offer a quiet site for lunch and a scenic view. Two group shelters can be reserved by contacting the park office. Near one of the shelters is a one-mile trail that leads to the lake where benches await, providing a great spot to sit and watch the day go by.