State Parks in Ohio (74)

A.W. Marion State Park
Circleville, OH
This rural park offers rolling woodlands and the quiet waters of Hargus Lake. Once part of the state's prairie peninsula, the park's 310 acres showcase a variety of native landscapes and wildlife. A g
Adams Lake State Park
West Union, OH
Located in Ohio's Bluegrass region — one of the state's most scenic and interesting areas — Adams Lake State Park has much to offer the nature enthusiast. Remnant prairies and a quiet lake can be enjo
Alum Creek State Park
Lewis Center, OH
Located near Ohio's capital city, Alum Creek State Park is a popular boating and camping destination. Visitors can spend the day jet skiing across thousands of acres of water or find a quiet cove to f
Barkcamp State Park
Belmont, OH
The sandstone hills of the Appalachian Plateau envelope this region of Ohio. Barkcamp State Park is one of the few places where visitors can glimpse what Ohio's forests looked like prior to settlement
Beaver Creek State Park
East Liverpool, OH
Located in Northeast Ohio, Beaver Creek State Park’s wilderness and rugged landscape offers visitors a true outdoor adventure. In addition to 2,722 acres of forested lands, the park features access to
Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock, OH
Rugged hills and rich green forests provide the backdrop to Blue Rock State Park in southeast Ohio. Escape to nature's solitude, and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of this scenic 322-acre state par
Buck Creek State Park
Springfield, OH
Surrounded by rich agricultural lands, this region was home to both Native Americans and early pioneers. Buck Creek State Park features a large reservoir for unlimited horsepower boating. An accessibl
Buckeye Lake State Park
Millersport, OH
Ohio's oldest state park remains a beloved day-use destination. Buckeye Lake first served as a feeder lake for Ohio's canal system during the early 1800s. After the canal era, the new parklands began
Burr Oak State Park
Glouster, OH
As one of Ohio's resort parks, Burr Oak State Park blends modern convenience with Ohio's wilderness spirit. Miles of forested ridges and hollows can be found here. The park offers a rustic full-servic
Caesar Creek State Park
Waynesville, OH
A large sprawling lake, sunny meadows, and a wooded ravine await visitors at Caesar Creek. Boaters will find all the amenities for a great day on the water, including a marina, several launch ramps, a
Catawba Island State Park
Port Clinton, OH
One of five Lake Erie Islands parks, Catawba Island serves as a getaway to Ohio's Great Lake. This day-use park features four boat ramps and a cobblestone beach area for launching kayaks and canoes. T
Cowan Lake State Park
Wilmington, OH
Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful lake setting complete with scenic inlets and wooded shoreline. Swimming, fishing, sailing, and kayaking are popular here. Trails wind through mature woodlands.
Deer Creek State Park
Mt Sterling, OH
A true vacation destination, Deer Creek offers a balance of modern and rustic facilities to satisfy every visitor. Set amidst rich farming country, the park’s well-appointed resort, marina, large camp
Delaware State Park
Delaware, OH
Create a memorable outdoor adventure surrounded by woodlands, meadows, and the sparkling waters of Delaware State Park’s 1,300-acre reservoir. Boaters will find all they need for a great day on the la
Dillon State Park
Nashport, OH
Located in east central Ohio the wooded hills and scenic valleys surrounding Dillon State Park offer a picturesque setting for outdoor adventure. Whether boating the quiet coves and inlets of the lake
East Fork State Park
Bethel, OH
Located in southwest Ohio, the 4,870-acre East Fork State Park is one of the largest state parks in Ohio. The park offers diverse recreational and natural history opportunities only 25 miles from Cinc
East Harbor State Park
Lakeside Marblehead, OH
East Harbor is situated on a peninsula stretching into the waters of Lake Erie. The park also lies on the fringe of Ohio’s prairie marsh zone. These wetlands are remnants of the Great Black Swamp, whi
Findley State Park
Wellington, OH
Located in northeast Ohio, the 838-acre Findley State Park was once a state forest and is heavily wooded with stately pines and various hardwoods. Popular with hikers, the park’s trail system includes
Forked Run State Park
Reedsville, OH
Forested hills, a picturesque lake, and the Ohio River characterize 791-acre Forked Run State Park. Located in the heart of Appalachia, colorful history, scenic vistas, and abundant wildlife give the
Geneva State Park
Geneva, OH
Located on Ohio's northeastern shoreline, Geneva State Park's 698 acres reflect the character and charisma of Lake Erie. The shimmering expanse of the lake lures vacationers who enjoy fishing and boat
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
St Marys, OH
Originally constructed as a feeder reservoir for the Miami & Erie Canal, Grand Lake St. Marys was the world's largest reservoir when built. Today, Grand Lake St. Marys State Park offers 52 miles of sh
Great Seal State Park
Chillicothe, OH
Challenging trails throughout Great Seal State Park transport visitors to scenic vistas of distant ridgetops and the Scioto Valley below. These very hills are depicted on the Great Seal of Ohio, from
Guilford Lake State Park
Lisbon, OH
Originally constructed as a canal feeder in the 1830s, Guilford Lake offers visitors serene lake views, first-rate fishing, and numerous picnic areas to gather with friends and family. Launch ramps, d
Harrison Lake State Park
Fayette, OH
Located in the midst of gently rolling hills in northwest Ohio, the 142-acre Harrison Lake State Park offers wooded splendor in an agricultural region. Harrison Lake is a popular spot for swimming, fi
Headlands Beach State Park
Mentor, OH
The trademark of Headlands Beach State Park is its massive 35-acre Lake Erie beach. Besides providing exceptional sunbathing and swimming opportunities, Headlands Beach also offers unique beach glass
Hocking Hills State Park
Logan, OH
Located in southeastern Ohio, Hocking Hills State Park has received national and international acclaim as a top park to visit. Stunning in every season, the park features towering cliffs, waterfalls,
Hueston Woods State Park
College Corner, OH
The limestone and shale bedrock of the Hueston Woods region provides evidence of the ancient shallow sea that once covered Ohio. Fossilized remnants of ancient marine animals are so abundant that the
Independence Dam State Park
Defiance, OH
Independence Dam State Park is located along the banks of the beautiful Maumee State Scenic River, which is ideal for boating, fishing, or paddling. Remnants of Ohio's canal era is evident along 7 mil
Indian Lake State Park
Lakeview, OH
What began as a shallow feeder lake for the Miami & Erie Canal in the 19th century, later turned into a popular resort park after the canal era ended in Ohio. Today, Indian Lake offers a variety of on
Jackson Lake State Park
Oak Hill, OH
Although relatively small, 106-acre Jackson Lake State Park boasts some of the most scenic country in Ohio. The park's serene lake is a focal point for excellent fishing and provides the ideal setting
Jefferson Lake State Park
Richmond, OH
The sandstone hills of the area are part of the Appalachian Highlands. Nestled within oak and hickory wooded hills, the tranquil Jefferson Lake State Park offers visitors miles of rugged, multi-use t
John Bryan State Park
Yellow Springs, OH
One of the most scenic state parks in western Ohio, the 752-acre John Bryan State Park contains a remarkable limestone gorge cut by the Little Miami River.
Kelleys Island State Park
Kelleys Island, OH
The 677-acre Kelleys Island State Park is located on the northern shores of Kelleys Island, known as Lake Erie’s Emerald Isle. Renowned for its unique geological, ecological and archaeological feature
Kiser Lake State Park
Conover, OH
Kiser Lake State Park is a favorite for folks who prefer to spend the day with a fishing pole or paddle in their hands. Several boat ramps are located along the lake’s 5 miles of shoreline. The park’s
Lake Alma State Park
Wellston, OH
In the midst of some of Ohio's most rugged, scenic territory of Jackson and Vinton counties lies 292-acre Lake Alma State Park. A quiet 60-acre lake and a gentle creek meandering through a wooded vall
Lake Hope State Park
McArthur, OH
Lake Hope State Park offers a truly relaxing, yet rustic getaway from the high speed of modern life. The entire park lies within the Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. The park's hea
Lake Logan State Park
Logan, OH
Located within the rolling Appalachian foothills of southeastern Hocking Valley, Lake Logan State Park is secluded and offers a 400-acre lake for boating as well as prime hiking, fishing, and hunting
Lake Loramie State Park
Minster, OH
A throwback to Ohio's canal era, Lake Loramie was originally constructed in 1824 as a reservoir for the Miami & Erie Canal. The lake and surrounding lands became Lake Loramie State Park in 1949. Boati
Lake Milton State Park
Lake Milton, OH
Nearly 1,700 acres of some of the best recreational waters in Ohio can be found at Lake Milton State Park in northeast Ohio. Boating, swimming and fishing are popular at this day-use park. Its scenic
Lake White State Park
Waverly, OH
Located in the Appalachian foothills near the Scioto River, the cultural history of the region dates back to the early moundbuilders. The rugged region surrounding Lake White State Park offers all the
Little Miami State Park
Waynesville, OH
The Little Miami State and National Scenic River offers bikers and paddlers a trip into one of Ohio's most beautiful and historic areas. Visitors can traverse the 50-mile linear park by water, on the
Madison Lake State Park
London, OH
Lying within the vast Darby Plains of Ohio, Madison Lake State Park provides a peaceful day-use getaway for visitors of all ages. When the region was first settled, the grassy meadows were assumed to
Malabar Farm State Park
Lucas, OH
Located in Pleasant Valley of Richland County, Malabar Farm is representative of the diversity of the glaciated Appalachian Plateau region and was the dream of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Louis
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park
Lakeside Marblehead, OH
The Marblehead Lighthouse is one of Lake Erie's best known and most-photographed landmarks. It is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes. Open seasonally, visitors can climb
Mary Jane Thurston State Park
McClure, OH
Situated along the historic Maumee River, 105-acre Mary Jane Thurston State Park offers a variety of day-use and overnight activities. The Maumee is not only scenic, it also provides some of the best
Maumee Bay State Park
Oregon, OH
Maumee Bay State Park's landscape is a unique environment created by the convergence of the land and Lake Erie. A resort lodge, cabins and golf course are nestled among scenic meadows, wet woods, and
Middle Bass Island State Park
Middle Bass, OH
In the 1850s, the Lake Erie islands were purchased for grape production, giving them their nickname, "wine islands." Since the early 20th century the Lonz Winery was a familiar landmark at Middle Bass
Mohican State Park
Loudonville, OH
Thousands of wooded acres greet visitors to the Mohican region. Mohican State Park's wild landscape offers truly stunning views from both land and water. Clear Fork Gorge, Lyon's Falls, and the Mohica
Mosquito Lake State Park
Cortland, OH
Located in north eastern Ohio, Mosquito Lake is one of the largest lakes in Ohio with over 7,000 acres of surface area. The surrounding parkland covers 2,483 acres of mature woodlands and expansive ma
Mt. Gilead State Park
Mt Gilead, OH
Located between Columbus and Mansfield, Mt. Gilead State Park provides the charm of a small, secluded park, while offering many of the amenities found at larger parks. Mt. Gilead's wildflowers, wildli
Muskingum River State Park
Zanesville, OH
The Muskingum River Parkway State Park has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized as the Muskingum River Navigation Historic District. In its day, the system of lock
Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park
Garrettsville, OH
With its rugged cliffs, waterfalls, and natural landscape, Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park provides a thrilling experience for visitors of all ages. The park's spectacular rock formations are among t
North Bass Island State Park
Isle St George, OH
A primitive getaway for Lake Erie islands enthusiasts, the secluded and undeveloped North Bass Island is only accessible by private boat, charter, or aircraft. In spring and fall, North Bass provides
Oak Point State Park
Put-In-Bay, OH
Permanently Closed; Located on South Bass Island, Oak Point State Park is Ohio's smallest state park. At just 1.5 acres and close to Put-In-Bay, it offers amenities for boaters, anglers, and lake wat
Paint Creek State Park
Bainbridge, OH
Located amid the breathtaking scenery of the Paint Creek Valley in southwest Ohio, the 5,652-acre Paint Creek State Park features a 1,148-acre lake with fine fishing, boating and swimming opportunitie
Pike Lake State Park
Bainbridge, OH
Most of Ohio's state park lakes are manmade; the 13-acre lake at Pike Lake State Park is no different. It was dug by hand by the Ohio Civilian Conservation Corp of the 1930s. In addition to paddling a
Portage Lakes State Park
Akron, OH
The 411-acre Portage Lakes State Park offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational experiences. Boating options include sailing, jet skiing, and water skiing. Swimming and fishing are popular on
Punderson State Park
Newbury, OH
Located in northeast Ohio, 741-acre Punderson State Park with its 150-acre natural lake, resort manor house, family cabins, golf course and scenic campground, provides many recreational opportunities
Pymatuning State Park
Jamestown, OH
In a setting that highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area, Pymatuning is one of the finest walleye and muskellunge lakes in the country, and offers
Quail Hollow State Park
Hartville, OH
Quail Hollow State Park is a 701-acre landscape of rolling meadows, marshes, and pine and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room historic manor. Scenic woodland trails, gardens and the house offer a va
Rocky Fork State Park
Hillsboro, OH
Rocky Fork State Park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts in southwest Ohio. Unlimited horsepower boating allows for excellent skiing on the 2,080-acre lake which also provides catches of bass, musk
Salt Fork State Park
Lore City, OH
Located in eastern Ohio, Salt Fork State Park encompasses a stunning landscape featuring forested hills, open meadows, and misty valleys decorated with winding streams. With thousands and thousands of
Scioto Trail State Park
Chillicothe, OH
Nestled within the beautiful 9,000-acre Scioto Trail State Forest in Ross County, Scioto Trail State Park’s 218 acres are a wooded refuge. Just south of Chillicothe, the ridgetops and winding forest r
Shawnee State Park
West Portsmouth, OH
Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, 1,095-acre Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 63,000-acre Shawnee State Forest.
South Bass Island State Park
Put-In-Bay, OH
South Bass Island State Park is located near Put-In-Bay and offers stunning sunrise and sunset views of Lake Erie. The park offers a picnic area with playground for day-time use and a large campground
Stonelick State Park
Pleasant Plain, OH
Tucked away in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio, Stonelick State Park's 1,058 acres offer a quiet retreat for visitors. The still waters of the lake and tranquil woodlands provide the perfect setti
Strouds Run State Park
Athens, OH
Located outside of the city of Athens and within easy driving distance of Ohio University, Strouds Run State Park surrounds Dow Lake and draws a mix of trail and lake users. Miles of hiking, mountain
Sycamore State Park
Dayton, OH
An oasis of wooded splendor in the midst of expansive farmland. Sycamore State Park is the perfect retreat for groups of all sizes. Several group camp areas provide unique overnight options. Daytime a
Tar Hollow State Park
Laurelville, OH
Twisting park and forest roads pass through deep ravines and dense woodlands. Scattered shortleaf and pitch pines growing on the ridges were once a source of pine tar for early settlers, hence the nam
Tinkers Creek State Park
Streetsboro, OH
The 355-acre Tinkers Creek Area is managed by Summit Metroparks as part of Liberty Park. A variety of habitats, including swamp and marshland, make Tinkers Creek a wonderful place for viewing wildlife
Van Buren State Park
Van Buren, OH
Originally inhabited by the Shawnee, the area surrounding Van Buren State Park is rich in woods and agricultural lands. The park's 296 acres offer a calm, peaceful retreat with camping, fishing, hikin
West Branch State Park
Ravenna, OH
In pioneer times, the beech-maple forest belt in Ohio was extensive and stretched from Mansfield to Pittsburgh. The West Branch area contains numerous bogs filled with buttonbush, alder, skunk cabbage
Wingfoot Lake State Park
Mogadore, OH
Wingfoot Lake State Park provides visitors with a delightful day spent outdoors. Groves of tall trees, expanses of grass, and a picturesque lake create a relaxing backdrop to paddling, fishing, or min
Wolf Run State Park
Caldwell, OH
Located in southeast Ohio's Noble County, the area was rich in mineral resources. Wolf Run State Park offers more than 1,000 acres of scenic, peaceful woodlands and cool, clean waters for a quiet retr