Picture this: enjoying a perfect day of fishing a warm-water lake for crappie, catfish and large and smallmouth bass with magnificent black volcanic buttes on all sides. Not into fishing? How about wake boarding, sailing or windsurfing? If you prefer on-shore activities, try the 13 miles of hiking, biking or running trails. In spring, fiddlenecks, California poppies, baby blue eyes and lupine wildflowers create a colorful mosaic on the rolling hillsides. Just 16 miles from Corning, this convenient park is lovely from any vantage point. The Buckhorn Recreation Area offers campsites, facilities and two playgrounds. Further south, the Orlando Buttes Recreation Area has camping and an 18-hole disc golf course. Both are open year-round.