Top 5 Ohio State Parks

With more than 200,000 acres of state forests, there are many beautiful places to go camping in Ohio. If you’re in need of a wonderful weekend getaway, check out these awesome places in the Buckeye State.



Ohio is full of amazing places to go camping. From the Appalachian Plateaus in the southeast, the shores of Lake Erie in the North, and the more than 200,000 acres of state forests, there are many beautiful places to go camping in Ohio. If you’re in need of a wonderful weekend getaway, check out these awesome places to go camping here in the Buckeye State.


"Note that due to COVID-19, all state park campgrounds in Ohio are only available by reservation."

Hocking Hills State Park

Towering cliffs, waterfalls, and deep gorges are all found in Hocking Hills State Park. Actually encompassing six distinctly different natural areas, Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio offers such great diversity and such incredible outdoor options, that the Hocking Hills State Park area will call you back again and again. With each visit, you will enjoy a new experience at this magnificent Ohio State Park, including Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Lake Logan, Old Man’s Cave & Rock House.





Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek's large reservoir and gently rolling span of fields and woodlands provide a hub of recreational activity just minutes from Ohio's capital city. Quiet coves nestled among shale cliffs await the solitary fisherman in the park's northern reaches while sun seekers mingle with thousands on Ohio's largest inland beach.





Salt Fork State Park

Salt Fork State Park is the largest state park in Ohio, encompassing 17,229 acres of land and 2,952 acres of water. The grounds include the Kennedy Stone House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.





Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope State Park is situated at the heart of Ohio’s Hanging Rock iron region in Vinton County. The landscape reflects the rich history of much of southeastern Ohio with its gentle streams and lush forestry. There are hiking trails, backpacking trails, and a 23-mile singletrack bike trail that was chosen as one of Ohio’s top mountain biking trails!





Shawnee State Park

Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 60,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Shawnee State Forest and Shawnee State Park encompass a part of the former hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians. The region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname, "The Little Smokies."




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