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Lake Talquin State Park

 Activities at Lake Talquin State Park

Birding

Birding

Visitors are likely to spot bald eagles and ospreys soaring high above the trees.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Bring your canoe or kayak to explore the roughly 10,000-acre lake.

Fishing

Fishing

There is a small dock that provides excellent access to freshwater fishing with common species such as largemouth bass, striped bass, speckled perch, bream and catfish.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Enjoy the 1.2 mile nature trail that winds gently through the upland forest, offering a closer look at the steephead ravine system.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Lake Talquin State Park is an excellent location for private parties, family reunions, weddings and receptions. The picnic pavilion, with a view of the lake in the background, seats approximately 100 people. To the side of the pavilion, under a separate roof, are two barbecue " pits" -- made of brick and raised for convenience and ease during cooking. Normal operating hours are from 8:00am - sundown. However, we are pleased to make this facility available for your after-hours occasions. Reservations may be made two weeks in advance of date needed, and is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of this facility, we suggest you call for a reservation as soon as possible. Please contact the park office at (850) 922-6007 to reserve this facility.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Deer, squirrel, and wild turkey are seen frequently in the park.