Cliffside Lake Recreation Area, Highlands

(4.2/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • This recreation area has many miles of trails, ranging from easy to more difficult. A beautiful lake, with trout fishing as well as picnic areas are available. 
  • We stayed for five days at the Van Hook Campground attached to Cliffside. We stayed at sight 7 right across from the host in a tent only site. It was a WONDERFUL experience! We have a 3 year old son w...  more »
  • Trails are overgrown. Lots of roots showing in the trails and easy to trip. The lake is very low due to repairs being done to the dam. Not much fun.