Lake parks can be inexpensive ways to entertain guests at parties, hold your wedding reception and entertain friends. Lake parks, such as Winona, Minnesota have plenty to do though in March and April, the lake lodge is closed. Visitors to their Lake Lodge Center during other times of the year can enjoy hot cocoa and wireless Internet, snowshoe rentals, broomball, ice skating, board games, and warm fires in the winter. Guests can enjoy table tennis, liberty boats, kayaking, canoeing, and bicycles in the summertime.

There are plenty of activities to entertain friends or your wedding party. Guests under 18 must have a guardian sign a waiver and guests under 16 must accompanied by an adult. Guests should also get a membership before heading out in the water. A single membership lasts a year and there are no restrictive days. The best part is children, under age 4, can join for free. Parents are asked to register their children with the lodge staff.

Entertain guests cheaply on a $5 a day pass!

Did you know that state parks, such as Cooper State Lake Park, in Cooper, Texas allows guests room to roam? They can bring their own horse for a trail ride on the Buggy Whip 10.5 mile trail that crosses 600 miles of forest, hillsides, and gulches. There are challenges for an experienced equestrian and guests can spend the day or camp in one of the equestrian campsites that may be accessed near the trail.

Guests can do some geocaching and enjoy waterskiing in this Texas State Park. Rent a pavilion and wedding guests can have a picnic of fresh, fried fish. Did you know you do not need a state license if you fish on the lake shore of a Texas state park? Guests can bring their swimsuit and swim in water during the summer months or hike some of the trails around the lake. In any case, Cooper State Lake Park is a cheap way for party guests – wedding or not – to have fun!

Leave Fido room for to have fun, too!

Pets are not excluded from having fun at some state parks. For example, Silver Lake on Staten Island has plenty of pet-friendly areas for guests to bring their dogs. Boasting 209 acres. There is plenty of room for party guests to run around the lake. Do you and your guests want to engage in a friendly game of basketball or baseball near Silver Lake?

Silver Lake offers sports lovers, of all ages, choices. There are basketball courts, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, football fields, golf courses, and tennis courts. Wedding guests can engage in a one-on-on tennis match or band together in a flag football game. In any case, there is plenty to do at state parks in Texas, New York, Minnesota, and in states across the United States!

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