Located in Guernsey County, Ohio, Salt Fork State Park is the largest state park in Ohio and encompasses 17,229 acres of land. If you stay in Salt Fork State Park Hotels, you will be able to enjoy a variety of recreational activities which include swimming, miniature golf, boating, hunting, fishing, picnicking facilities, hiking and snowmobiling.
Best hiking trails in Salt Fork State Park
Salt Fork State Park features plenty of hiking trails that will suit every hiker's imagination. Staying in Salt Fork State Park cabins is the ideal way to enjoy all hiking opportunities the park has to offer.
1. Stone House Loop Trail
This 1.6 mile easy to moderate loop trail features a lake providing fantastic views of the surrounding landscape. The trail leads you to the Stone House which was built in 1840 and the trail can be best utilized from March to November. Dogs are also allowed on the trail, but they need to be kept on a leash.
2. Shadbush Trail
This 2 mile lightly trafficked and moderate loop trail is mainly used for hiking and running. The trail is ideal for all skill levels and provides panoramic views of the lake.
3. Deer Run Trail
This is a 1.7 mile moderate loop trail features a river. The trail is accessible year-round and offers a wide range of activity options.
Best Family Activities in Salt Fork State Park
Consider booking Salt Fork State Park cabins, which offer excellent facilities and provide a perfect way to enjoy the fabulous scenery of the state park.
1. Golf Course
The park includes an 18-hole golf course with a driving range and a practice putting green. The golf course also features a snack bar and pro shop. Tee time reservation is available for booking. A pavilion is also accessible on a first come, first served basis.
Boats with high horsepower are allowed on the 2,952-acre lake. You will also find several boat ramps on the lake. Swimming from boats is available in designated areas only. Two marinas feature comfort stations, 469 rental docks, gasoline fuel stations, concession areas, parking facilities and boat rentals.
Large populations of crappies, bluegills, walleyes, largemouth bass and muskellunge can be found on the lake. Fishing is permitted along the artificial reef of the lake. You need to have a valid state license prior to fishing.
The park features a 2,500-foot inland beach, which is one of the largest beaches in Ohio. Amenities including modern baths with showers, toilets, lockers and a snack bar. Swimming is allowed in selected areas.
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