Social Gatherings

Picnic Areas – The beach at Kent Lake is surrounded by acres of grassy picnic area. A modern toilet building with changing courts, vending machines, playground, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits and grills are located throughout the picnic area. A ball field is close by.

At the Spring Mill Pond area, a modern toilet building, vending machines, sand volleyball courts and grills are available.

The Meadow Picnic Area is the site of the only Balloon Port in the state park system. Balloons usually take off in the early morning or late evening, depending on the wind and weather.

Picnic Shelters– Island Lake has seven shelters available for rent. Hickory, Bluebird, Dodge and Liberty shelters are priced at $90, and include: modern restrooms, electricity, hand pumps, volley ball courts and horse shoe pits.

The other three, Sycamore, River bend and Meadows shelters are priced at $60. Their amenities include: hand pumps, vault toilets, volley ball courts, and horse shoe pits.
Please bring your own volleyball and horseshoes.
The shelters can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting

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