Holts Landing's 203 acres contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bayshore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests. The property that is now Holts Landing State Park has a long recorded history as a small family farm. The Holt family maintained a farm with a bayshore boat landing on the site until 1957 when the property was sold to the state highway department. Then, in 1965, the first parcel of land was transferred to the State Park Commission, forming Holts Landing State Park.
Over the years, picnicking has become one of the more popular activities at the park. Picnic tables and grills are located under shade trees throughout the park, and large grassy lawns overlooking the bay invite visitors to spread out a picnic blanket. A picnic pavilion with a built-in barbeque grill can be reserved for family reunions, corporate parties, and other group events.