Park of the Week: Huntington State Park
Explore Huntington State Park
Cinnamon-colored buttes provide a backdrop for this quiet desert oasis. Popular with locals, this warm-water reservoir is ideal for waterskiing, fishing and camping. New this summer, park staff installed five slacklines to those wanting a different sort of activity. A slackline is webbing that is tensioned between two anchor points and used like a tightrope. There are multiple courses including a 15- foot line with a step stool and hand line for balance and several lines up to 65- feet long.
Huntington State Park Manager Jonathan Hunt’s Must-Do List:
1. Walk or jog around the lake. This 3.1-mile non-motorized path circles around the lake providing beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and San Rafael Swell. A variety of birds build nests in the fields around the lake making it a perfect spot for birdwatchers.
2. Take a dip. Huntington is a special place to swim due to our clean warm water. Because we are fed with canal water we are able to regulate water quality. If it’s muddy dirty water we don’t put it into the lake. We wait for the cleanest and best water. Huntington is also fairly shallow water son we can really warm up in the summer. As of June 1st we have already surpassed 65 degree temperatures and should quickly climb into the low 70 degree range.
3. Rent a paddle board or kids kayak. We have 18 non motorized watercraft that we rent out topark visitors. Our sandy beaches make for a perfect spot to let the kids play and to launch and paddle around. Our watercraft are new and we rent them for a reasonable price of 5 and 10 dollars for a multi hour rental.
4. Participate in the San Rafael classic triathlon. Our yearly triathlon will be held on July 17th. To register visit www.sanrafaelclassic.com.
5. Use the beautiful campground as a base camp for the nearby San rafael swell. Our large camp spots will fit your rvs and toy haulers and we are a close proximity to the wedge overlook, buckhorn draw and the Cleveland Lloyd dinosaur quarry.