The park is very popular on weekends and holidays when the weather is nice. Sparrow Springs Road Access and Linwood Road Access can both experience wait times of up to 45 minutes for a parking space.
Please understand that if park staff are directing traffic, or if you are turned away from an access area, it means ALL available parking spaces at ALL parking areas are currently full. Park staff can not allow traffic to back into the local roads for safety reasons. This is especially important to understand at the Sparrow Springs Road Access.
Visitors planning on coming to the park on nice weather weekends are encouraged to have a "Plan B" in the event they are turned away due to capacity crowds.
Visitors are also reminded that parking is only allowed in designated, marked spaces within the park. Parking on road shoulders, grass medians, or anywhere not marked as a parking space is not allowed and can result in both a citation and/or towing of the vehicle at the owners expense.
Updated: 2015-01-29 12:55:25
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picnic shelters, community buildings and other facilities at most of our 41 state parks and state
recreation areas. We're able to offer this service in partnership with ReserveAmerica, a leader
in the reservations industry. Reservations may be made online, by calling our toll-free
number or in person by visiting most state park offices/visitor centers during regular hours.
We hope you'll explore and enjoy our 'Naturally Wonderful' state parks.
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