Fairview-Riverside State Park/Otis House
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|Facility:||Fairview-Riverside State Park/Otis House|
|Description:||Scattered throughout the park beneath a canopy of huge oak trees, you will find numerous picnic tables, as well as a group pavilion, a playground, and comfort stations. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the river or venture out into the water for lively outdoor recreation.
The cool, crystal-clear waters of the Tchefuncte River yield bass, bluegill, white perch, and bream near the park area, and channel catfish, speckled trout and redfish where the river meets the lake. Freshwater fishing from the river bank or a boat offers unmatched delights for even the most casual fisherman. Crabbing in the lake and the river is also popular.
When you enter the park, you will notice a large home facing the water. This is Otis House, originally built in the 1880s as the family home for sawmill owner William Theodore Jay. It was later purchased and renovated in the 1930s by Frank Otis, serving as his summer home until his death in 1962.
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|Address 1:||119 Fairview Drive|
|V I S I T I N G I N F O|
|Hours:||Park hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. All park sites close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and days preceding holidays.
The Otis House Museum is open for tours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
|Admission:||Park Entrance Fees: $1 per person; Free for Seniors (62 and older) and children age 3 and under.
Museum admission is $2 per adult. Children (3 and under) and seniors (62 and over) are admitted free. Call 985-792-4652 for group tour information.
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