Abilene State Park offers several diverse outdoor recreation opportunities. From RV-compatible campsites with water and electric hookups to tent camping sites, screened shelters and even yurts (large canvas tents with furniture and flooring), Abilene State Park has lots of overnight camping options. There are trails for hiking and nature study, as well as a large swimming pool and pavilion built by the CCC decades ago, which still provides visitors with great summertime swimming and a separate wading pool for children. Abilene State Park is also ideal for picnicking and fishing in Buffalo Wallow Pond and Lake Abilene—the newest section of the park—as well as biking on park roads. The park also features a playground, a group dining facility and a game area with a sand volleyball pit, horseshoe pit, basketball goal, and large open area for activities like baseball, soccer, football and kite flying.