Roy Lake State Park is known for its excellent fishing, but you don't have to be an angler to enjoy all this park has to offer. Visitors will find sandy beaches, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps and a variety of trails to keep them busy. Plan to enjoy all the park offers by camping overnight. You can save time using the online reservation system to book a campsite or cabin.
Two campgrounds at Roy Lake State Park provide electrical and basic sites, modern comfort stations with showers and flush toilets and dump station. Snuggle into a charming camping cabin that sleeps four in a set of bunk beds and double bed. Savor a meal outdoors cooked on the grill and served at the picnic table. Fishermen will find the facilities they need: boat ramp, fishing dock, fishing pole checkout and fish-cleaning station. The privately operated Roy Lake Resort provides concessionaire services to the park through modern cabins and lodge-style accommodations, cafe, bait, convenience store and boat rentals.
The earliest known inhabitants of Roy Lake were members of the Woodland Culture, who built large burial mounds. Artifacts dating between 900 and 1300 A.D. have been found near the park. The Roy (or Roi) family is credited with building the area's first white settlement. Local American Indians called the crops planted along the lakeshore the "Roy Planting" and the name persisted.