This day use state park is inviting to the warm water game fisherman. The lake offers bass, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, catfish, yellow perch and sunfish. Trout also inhabit the lake and are stocked in the fall for the ice fishing season.
Non-powered boats and registered electric powered boats are permitted on the 96-acre lake. A boat launching area, 155 seasonal boat-mooring spaces and a seasonal boat rental concession are provided. During the summer season, the boat launch area is open 24 hours a day for the convenience of fishermen.
A guarded beach is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, unless posted otherwise. A food and refreshment concession is located nearby.
Over 250 picnic tables are available for year-round use. Modern bathrooms are available April through October, portable toilets are used during cold weather.
Eighty-two percent of the park is open to hunting, trapping and the training of dogs is permitted during designated seasons. A special regulations area allowing only bow and arrow and flintlock muzzleloader, is located near the park entrance.
Special winter season activities in the park include ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding. It is recommended that you telephone the park to determine ice and snow conditions before coming.
Wheelchair accessible picnic tables and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. Restrooms that can accommodate wheelchairs are located throughout the day-use area. Several boat-mooring spaces located near the parking area are held for those requiring ease of access.
Locust Lake State Park is located 6 miles upstream from Tuscarora. The park was developed as a family tent and trailer campground and has 282 campsites. Additional camper facilities include modern restrooms, swimming beach, boat rental, camp store, bicycle trail, hiking trails, fishing, playgrounds and nature programs.