The park has three main hiking trails, with a few smaller trails leading to the park’s more secluded parts. The hikes range in length and difficulty, from easy to strenuous. To hike all the trails in the park, you may want to spend a few nights at one of the hotels by Whitewater State Park.
This one-mile trail is the park’s shortest and easiest. It’s relatively flat and guides hikers along the scenic middle branch of the Whitewater River.
This two-mile hike is the most popular trail in the park for a good reason. The trail provides a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside before descending to a small creek popular with fisherman. The valley at the bottom of the trail has some of the best wildflowers in the park.
This fairly strenuous 3.15-mile trail has hundreds of steps and gets very steep in sections. At points, you’ll be walking along narrow edges next to sheer cliffs. Needless to say, you’ll need to be fit for this trail, and it’s not recommended for young children.
Whitewater State Park is filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, with swimming, fishing, hiking, and skiing. Take in some cross-country skiing and spend a few nights at rustic, winterized Whitewater State Park cabins.
The park has a large, sandy swimming beach, making it an ideal summer getaway.
During winter, families can enjoy snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the park. There are several routes suitable for novice skiers.
Here, you can collect free kits that will ensure the whole family has fun during your stay. Choose from fishing, birding, GPS, and kids’ discovery kits. The center has a discovery center with plenty of interactive displays.
The park is a fisherman's paradise where kids can have fun learning to fish for brown, rainbow, and brook trout.
In the summer months, the park runs an extensive ranger program that includes guided walks and paddling tours, campfire stories, and star gazing. There is a special program for kids interested in conservation and the animals in the park.