A large recreational complex is located at this State Park that is located on the beautiful 150-acre Lake Lowndes. A game ... More
Lake Lowndes State Park
A large recreational complex is located at this State Park that is located on the beautiful 150-acre Lake Lowndes. A game room, indoor tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, three lighted softball fields, and six outdoor tennis courts are on site. Camping is available and four cabins are also on site.
Lake Lowndes state park is overall a very nice place to go. I've been to this park approximately 30 times over the past two years as it is nice and close to where I live. There is a well-stocked facility there for various events (family reunions or meetings) and the sport fields are top-notch.
The hiking loop around the lake is a very well layed out trail for hiking. It could be a pretty good single track for mountain biking, but do not believe the information on the internet. There are signs posted which prevent the honest people from biking on the trail. There is also a good, but short network of horse trails available. But, I've noticed from my trips down the trails that there is a lot of trash that people leave out there which detracts from all of our wilderness experience.
The lake is very nice to look at and use for watersports, but there is no beach and you are not technically allowed to swim anywhere on the shore. You can ski and use PWCs in the designated zones however.
Overall, I like this park for it's close location and available amenities. However, if you're looking for a good place to take a large family with varied interests for a long weekend, I may consider looking elsewhere.