Itasca Named One Of Top 8 ‘water Parks’ In America

Itasca State Park has been named one of the eight top state parks in America by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s “Take Me Fishing” campaign. The foundation this summer launched a Facebook poll inviting people to nominate the top state “water parks” in the country for boating and fishing.

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In a news release, the foundation said 24 pre-determined state parks were put to the test, and after eight weeks of voting, fans made their choices. Besides Itasca, other state parks on the list were:

Lake Murray State Park, Oklahoma.

Blue Spring State Park, Florida.

El Dorado State Park, Kansas.

Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania.

Cave Lake State Park, Nevada.

Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee.

Wellington State Park, New Hampshire.

“Families are looking for unique, affordable trips,” Frank Peterson, the foundation’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “The Nature’s Waterpark Showdown winners are just a few examples of enjoyable fishing and boating hotspots right in your own backyard that you can visit with your family.”

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