From fishing to mountain biking to camping, there are a wide variety of fun father-son trip destinations across the country. Here are Tripping.com’s seven best father-son trips to take in the United States.
1. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is one of the top outdoor destinations in the country. Hike up the Mist Trail to see popular park sites such as the Vernal Fall and the Half Dome. You can go up to the Half Dome if you are visiting between late May and October. You can go down the Half Dome Cables if you aren’t too scared of heights. Another top destination within Yosemite is the Glacier Point, which is one of the highest points in the park and has some of the best views. You can take a car or a Yosemite Tours bus to Glacier Point if you don’t want to hike all the way up.
2. Flathead Lake, Montana
If you’re looking to go on a father-son fishing trip, Flathead Lake in Montana is a great option. At 28 miles long, Flathead Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake to the west of the Mississippi. Rent a boat and go fishing for yellow perch and trout. Apart from fishing, Flathead Lake is also a great place to go swimming, sailing, and kayaking. You can also hike and explore around the islands in the lake, which are home to over a hundred different species of birds.
3. Lake Lanier Area Campgrounds, Georgia
For a weekend camping trip, visit the Lake Lanier Area Campgrounds in Georgia. Most of the 19 campgrounds are open all year. The campgrounds also have a variety of outdoor activities that you can do, such as mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking.
4. Lake Greenwood, South Carolina
Lake Greenwood is in Greenwood, South Carolina and has 212 miles of shoreline. Lake Greenwood has lots of picnic tables and hiking trails. You can also go swimming, fishing, and boating in the lake. If you want to spend more time here, camping is also allowed in the Lake Greenwood State Park.
5. Brazos Bend State Park, Texas
Brazos Bend State Park is a great destination for a father-son trip. The park is over 5,000 acres and is even home to some alligators! There are several campsites and screened shelters. Brazos Bend State Park also has seven lakes for fishing. Additionally, there a multitude of trails for biking, running, and hiking.
6. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park is located two hours outside of Denver and is one of the most popular national parks in the country. You certainly won’t get bored in this park, since it is 265,873 acres with 450 miles of streams and 150 lakes.
7. Fort Peck, Montana
If you’re looking to go on a fishing trip, check out Fort Peck, Montana. The lake is 134 miles long and has a variety of fish, including paddlefish, Chinook salmon, and walleye. The CMR National Wildlife Refuge surrounds the water and is a great place to camp, bird watch, and go hunting. You can also camp at Fort Peck.
This article was written by Colleen Regan.
March 01, 2021