North Dakota: Little Missouri State Park
With over 30 miles of trails that go through the Badlands, this park is an oasis for hikers. It’s also one of the state’s horse parks, meaning there are 81 corrals that riders can use when exploring the park while horseback riding.
But look out into the horizon! Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, golden eagles, cooper’s hawks, mountain bluebirds, prairie falcons, and turkey vultures.
Ohio: Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills has many activities besides its natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy archery, fishing, disc golf, and hiking through caves, waterfalls, and under shaded gorges.
Oklahoma: Lake Murray State Park
Lake Murray is the centerpiece of this park, not surprisingly. But what might be unexpected are the beautiful beaches, campgrounds, hiking trails, and golf course that’s found within.