Review of the park - see other review for lodging.
The setting is absolutely beautiful and the lake and mountains are spectacular. We hiked the Bear Cave Trail, a moderate trail to spectacular views. The hike itself is ok. There isn't much to see, but it was quiet and we enjoyed it. In the spring with the rhododendrons blooming, it would be a beautiful hike! Take the loop for a quieter route as most families with young kids, who tend to be a bit more boisterous, apparently take the short trail there and then return on the same trail.
Unless you bring a boat, a canoe or a kayak, or are willing to rent some pricey ones from the on-site supplier, there is not a lot to do at this State Park. There are two short hiking trails and limited foot access to the lake. It is a boater's paradise for sure. Be aware that unlike some smaller lakes in the area, boats with motors are permitted on this lake. It makes for a less-quiet setting but definitely fun for the boaters! Rental prices can be found thru the link at the park website but an example is $20 per hour for a 2-person kayak. $250 for pontoon boat for 4 hours.
Ranger station is open 9-5. Small bundle of firewood, which refused to burn because it was very wet was $5.50.
Again, the views are amazing! Lake is blue and beautiful. Make it a stop-in visit unless you have a boat or just want a few days of quiet and relaxing, which is sometimes needed.
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