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Ohio State Parks

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Ohio State Parks

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Ohio has approx. 57 State Parks, some provide year around camping, showers, swimming, boat rental, bike rental horse camps, fishing and a variety of other activities. All are open to the public. Some of those are:


    • Beaver Creek State Park
    • Findlay Lake State Park, 25381 State Route 58, Wellington, (440) 647-4490. Camping and cottages.
    • Geneva State Park
    • Guilford Lake State Park
    • Jefferson Lake State Park
    • Malabar Farm State Park, [1] 15 Primitive campsites and over 12 miles of back-country trails.The original Bromfield home is now a 19-bed hostel.
      Malabar Farm State Park
    • Mosquito Lake State Park
    • Portage Lakes State Park
    • Punderson State Park
    • Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road, Akron, (330) 644-2220, camping only
    • Punderson State Park, Newbury, (440) 564-2279. Camping, cottages and lodge.
    • Pymatuning State PArk
    • West Branch State Park, 5708 Esworthy Road, Ravenna, (330) 296-3239. Camping only.


    • East Harbor State Park, [2]. C/O 1169 N. Buck Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, PH:1-866-644-6727 for camping.
    • Grand Lake St. Marys
    • Harrison Lake State Park
    • Kellys Island State Park
    • Lake Erie Islands State Park [3] Catawba Island 419-797-4530 - Kelleys Island 419-746-2546 seasonally - Middle Bass Island 419-285-0311 seasonally - South Bass Island - Oak Point 419-285-2112 seasonally. These five state parks offer island retreats both festive and casual. Fishing, boating and swimming and camping.
    • Lake Loramie State Park
    • Mary Jane Thurston State Park
    • Maumee Bay State Park
    • Middle Bass Island State Park
    • South Bass Island State Park, [4] c/o Catawba Island (headquarters), 4049 E. Moores Dock Road, Port Clinton, PH:(419) 797-4530
    • Van Buren State Park
Ohio Inland Lakes


    • Alum Creek State Park, 3615 S. Old State Road, Delaware, PH:(740)548-4631 or 1-866-644-6727, [5]. For camping and getaway rental reservations.
    • A.W. Marion State Park
    • Delaware State Park, 5202 U.S. 23 North, Delaware, PH:740-369-2761, [6]. 211 electric sites suitable for tents or trailers. Flush toilets, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station. Boat launch, beach, fishing. About 20 miles North of Columbus of SR 23.
    • Indian Lake State Park
    • Mt. Gilead State Park


    • Barcamp State Park
    • Blue Rock State Park
    • Burr Oak State Park
    • Dillon State Park
    • Forked Run State Park
    • Great Seal State Park
    • Hocking Hills State Park, 19852 St. Rt. 664 South Logan, Park Office PH:(740)385-6842, [7]. Cottage, camping, and getaway rental reservations.
    • Jackson Lake State Park
    • Lake Alma State Park
    • Lake Hope State Park
    • Lake White State Park
    • Muskingum River Parkway State Park
    • Pike Lake State Park
    • Salt Fork State Park
    • Scioto Trail State Park
    • Shawnee State Park
    • Stouds Run State Park
    • Tar Hollow State Park, 16396 Tar Hollow Road, Laurelville, PH:740-887-4818, [8]. 71 sites with electrical hookups, 11 non-electric sites, 12 walk-in sites, and 5 primitive sites along a backpack trail. Equipped with showers, laundry facilities, pit latrines and a dump station. The beach is close by. Boating with electric motors only, permitted on the 15-acre Pine Lake. Perfect for canoes and rowboats.
    • Wolf Run State Park


    • Buck Creek State Park
    • Caeser Creek State Park
    • Cowan Lake State Park
    • East Fork State Park
    • Hueston Woods State Park
    • John Bryant State Park
    • Kiser Lake State Park
    • Paint Creek State Park
    • Rocky Fork State Park
    • Stonelick State Park

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