The Best Hiking Trails at Burr Oak State Park
A great range of trails for views, wildlife spotting, and the beauty that comes with changing seasons awaits at Burr Oak State Park. There are seven clearly marked hiking trails, and three bridle trails near the lake and through other areas of the park.
1. Backpack Trail
Bring your camping gear and head to the lake for the longest of the state park's hiking trails. This 18-mile route winds around the lake, and there are camping spots and drinking water along the route.
2. Chipmunk Trail
A great option for beginners visiting Burr Oak State Park, this easy 0.40-mile hike runs near the lodge area.
3. Bridle/Backpacking Trail
A fun multi-use route for hikers and equestrians visiting Burr Oak State Park, this trail traces seven miles on the opposite side of the lake from the group campground.
4. Red Fox Trail
A popular, easy hike, this 0.7-mile trail is perfect for wildlife spotting.
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The Best Family Activities at Burr Oak State Park
Year round fun is guaranteed at Burr Oak State Park, where the whole family can enjoy a range of recreation and craft activities. With hiking, swimming, and adventure golf just some of the activities on offer, you can look forward to getting active and exploring.
There's more on offer than meets the eye at the beach. Whether you're a day visitor or you're staying at one of the cabins by Burr Oak State Park, there's plenty to do, including sunbathing, swimming, and volleyball.
2. Winter sports
The fun doesn't stop in the winter months. If you're visiting Burr Oak State Park and the conditions are right, you can try ice skating, ice fishing, or sledding.
3. Kids' activities
Check the events calendar on the state park website for the latest events, which could include making a nature journal or learning about reptiles.
4. Disc golf
This version of golf like no other involves flying discs rather than a ball. Pick up some equipment locally before you park the car, or check into one the Burr Oak State Park cabins or campsites, and tackle the exciting 18-hole course.
5. Picnic area
Explore the hiking trails, take a swim, and then stop for lunch at one of the picnic areas. Offering great views, ample table space, and grills, they are the ideal place to relax and watch the kids at play. A shelter with electric outlets is also available to reserve.