Forest Lake State Park, one of the ten original state parks, was created in 1935. The park spans 397 acres and its 200-foot sandy beach lies on the shore of Forest Lake. Popular activities in the park include swimming, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing, and boating. Notice: Canoe, kayak, and other car top boat users can access Forest Lake through the park only by carrying watercraft a few hundred feet from the parking area. There is no boat ramp within the park, one is available on Newell Lane off Forest Lake Road.