Ohio State Parks

Ohio
Anytime
2 guests

Planning your Ohio State Parks Vacation

The state parks in Ohio are natural playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts, from the shores of Lake Erie in the north to the wooded foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the south. The diverse geography of Ohio offers plenty of year-round activities, from disc golf, canoeing, wilderness hiking and snowmobiling to paddle boarding, bird watching and cross-country skiing.

State Parks in Ohio: Top Accommodations

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Stewart, Rome Township, Ohio
from $104
VRBO
4.8
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Logan, Falls Township, Ohio
from $127
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Blue Creek, Jefferson Township, Ohio
from $62
VRBO
4.8
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Dellroy, Monroe Township, Ohio
from $65
VRBO
4.9
View deal
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Stone Creek, Jefferson Township, Ohio
from $115
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Portage Lakes, Coventry Township, Ohio
from $115
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Laurelville, Perry Township, Ohio
from $119
VRBO
4.9
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Laurelville, Perry Township, Ohio
from $108
VRBO
4.8
View deal
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Archbold, German Township, Ohio
from $55
VRBO
5.0
View deal

Best Ohio State Parks for Families

Ohio's state parks offer a variety of recreational choices to outdoor enthusiasts and families alike!

  • 1. Hocking Hills State Park

    Located in Hocking County, Ohio, this State park provides an array of recreational opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. Towering cliffs, deep hemlock-shaded gorges, and breathtaking waterfalls lure visitors and serve as the backdrop to exciting activities and facilities. The park offers great outdoor recreation options such as boating, canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking and rock climbing.

  • 2. Pymatuning State Park

    Nestled in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Pymatuning State Park covers 3512 acres. The state park invites nature lovers to enjoy a tranquil lakeside vacation experience. In addition to being the location of some of the most impressive lakes in the country, the park also offers excellent swimming, boating, and camping opportunities.

  • 3. Salt Fork State Park

    Situated in Guernsey County, Salt Fork State Park is Ohio's largest state park, encompassing 17,229 acres of land and 2,952 acres of water. The park features a swimming beach, two marinas, an 18-hole golf course and boat launching ramps. Salt Fork offers recreational activities to suit every taste such as fishing, hunting, picnicking, snowmobiling, hiking, swimming, equestrian and miniature golf.

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in Ohio

House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Rockbridge, Good Hope Township, Ohio
from $174
VRBO
4.9
View deal
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio
from $64
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ashtabula County, Ohio
from $125
VRBO
3.6
View deal

Best Ohio State Parks for Hiking

From novice to challenging trails, hiking in Ohio State Parks offer a perfect way to explore the natural beauty of the state.

  • 1. Mohican State Park

    Located in the heart of Amish Country, Mohican State Park encompasses 1,110-acres and offers numerous opportunities for visitors to enjoy one of the most unique natural settings in Ohio. The striking hemlock forest, Clear Fork Gorge and Mohican River provide a wilderness experience while the cabins and the resort's lodge offer a variety of accommodation. The park features recreational opportunities including hiking, boating, camping, mountain biking, picnicking and fishing. There are 13 miles of hiking trails in the park and another 32 miles of hiking trails in the adjoining state forest.

  • 2. Deer Creek State Park

    Nestled in the heart of agricultural Ohio, this 2,337-acre park offers a modern lodge, campground, cottages, golf course, boating, hiking trails and a beach for nature enthusiasts. Seven miles of hiking trails in the park take you through scattered woodlands and a fitness trail provides an opportunity for exercise in a natural setting.

  • 3. Geneva State Park

    Situated on the north-eastern shoreline of Lake Erie, this 698-acre state park showcases the charisma and character of Lake Erie. Geneva State Park offers the visitor freshwater marshland, beautiful mature woods and a natural beach. Swimmers enjoy the gorgeous sand beach while outdoor enthusiasts immerse themselves in the freshwater wetlands associated with the lake. The park is home to three miles of multi-use trails used by hikers, hunters and cross-country skiers.

Recommended Accommodations for State Parks in Ohio

Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio
from $77
VRBO
4.8
View deal
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio
from $158
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Coshocton, Tuscarawas Township, Ohio
from $92
VRBO
4.8
View deal

Best Ohio State Parks for Adventure Sports

Ohio state parks are natural playgrounds for exciting outdoor adventurers amid breathtaking natural settings.

  • 1. Punderson State Park

    Located in Newbury, Ohio, this 741-acre state park contains a beautiful 150-acre lake, family cottages, a resort manor house, a scenic campground and a golf course. The park offers facilities for hiking, swimming, fishing, golf, and camping. Punderson is also known for its winter adventure sports such as snowmobiling, sledding, and cross-country skiing. 14 miles of trails take the visitors to some of the most scenic areas of the park.

  • 2. Hueston Woods State Park

    Located in the Preble and Butler counties of Ohio, Hueston Woods State Park encompasses nearly 3,000 acres which include a 625-acre man-made lake. Whether hiking through the 200-acre forest, unwinding in the resort lodge or boating on Acton Lake, you will be able to enjoy the best of recreational facilities in this scenic park. The park offers 12 miles of trails, a 27-hole golf course, and 255 family campsites.

  • 3. Maumee Bay State Park

    This State Park is one of the most naturally diverse parks in the state, with beautiful wetlands, lush marshes, and scenic meadows. Encompassing 1,336-acres, the park also offers cottages and resort lodges for visitors and gateway rentals and camping are other options. The state park contains numerous trails for adventure activities including designated trails for mountain biking, backpacking, all-terrain vehicles, and snowmobiles.

Top Offers for State Parks in Ohio

House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Senecaville, Wayne Township, Ohio
from $188
VRBO
5.0
View deal
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Kelleys Island, Erie County, Ohio
from $98
VRBO
4.4
View deal
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
from $138
VRBO
4.9
View deal

The Weather in Ohio

32°
16°
34°
16°
48°
30°
63°
41°
75°
54°
79°
61°
81°
63°
81°
61°
77°
55°
63°
45°
50°
32°
43°
30°
Jan.
Feb.
Mar.
Apr.
May
June
July
Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
- Rainy days

Average Nightly Rental Prices in Ohio

Vacation Rental Price Information in Ohio

Vacation Rental Availability in Ohio

Rental Availability Information in Ohio

Other Popular Destinations for State Parks