Memorial Day may have passed, but this is just the start of our summer season. Everyone seems to become more active during the summer months, and one of summer’s greatest pastimes is swimming. Fortunately, almost all of our state parks have a swimming option. Some offer lake swimming while others offer pools. Pocahontas State Park has a mini waterpark complete with water slides.
Remember whenever you decide to go swimming to wear sun block. As we have heard more and more during recent times, too much sun is really bad for you. Sun block will allow you to be outside to your hearts content without getting those dreaded sunburns. If you do get a sunburn, there are multiple products that help sooth your skin and prevent peeling (most contain aloe).It is also good to wear sunglasses when you are outside on a bright day, as your eyes can become damaged from the sun. Another summer tip is to make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Our bodies loose more water during the summer and it is quite easy to become dehydrated.
So visit a state park and swim to your hearts content. When you feel the need to do something else, we have plenty of other options. Our parks have over 500 miles of hiking trails. You can go fishing or take your camera around for some good photo opportunities. Have a birthday party or cookout in the works? Why not take a look at our picnic shelters? They are the perfect base of operation for a daytime park visit.