Hempstead Lake State Park is a multi use facility. Included are 20 tennis courts, children's playgrounds, bridle trails for horse back riding, biking and hiking trails, shaded picnic areas and a historic hand carved wooden carousel. There is a picnic pavilion available for large parties. For fresh water fishing the state requires a license to angle for trout, large mouth bass as well as many others can be found at Hempstead Lake and McDonald and South Ponds. Dog Friendly field 3.