Originally a riverboat stop, Pickwick got its name from Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers. The Pickwick Dam was built as part of Roosevelt’s New Deal and the land that was home to the construction crews later became Pickwick Landing State Park. Today, the park encompasses over 1,500 acres of land while Pickwick Lake includes over 43,00 acres of water. Enjoy a stay at the Pickwick Inn or one the on-site cabins and enjoy a meal at the in-house restaurant, The Captain’s Galley, with free shuttle rides to the park’s marina. Pickwick provides excellent outdoor opportunities including great year-round fishing, swimming beaches, campsites, hiking trails, and a beautiful golf course.