White Oak Lake State Park
Adjacent to Poison Springs State Forest, White Oak Lake State Park is the venue of the annual French Colonial Days at White Oak Lake State Park. The park lies on the shore of Lower White Oak Lake, 1,700 timber-filled acres for bass, crappie, catfish, and bream fishing. Watchable wildlife and birding opportunities abound here. The park offers regular sightings of great blue heron, egret, osprey, and green heron, and in wintertime, migrating bald eagles.
Park facilities include 45 campsites; a store with supplies and gifts (open throughout the year); standard pavilion; picnic sites; and a playground. The visitor center includes exhibits. Bicycles can be rented here. The park marina offers fishing boat, pedal boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. A boat ramp provides access to the lake.
Choose from the park’s hiking trails or almost 10 miles of mountain bike trails leading through a diversity of natural environments ranging from marshlands to Beech covered ridges. A variety of interpretive programs, including guided hikes, are offered during the summer.