Ohio State Parks

Enjoy State Parks of Ohio

Did you know that the great state of Ohio offers over 70 parks for residents and visitors? Did you know that Ohio is blessed with over 40,000 miles of rivers and streams, or that forests cover nearly one–fourth of the state? What does that mean for you? It means outdoor adventure and fun! It means camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and biking to your heart’s content. It means being able to find a State or National Park everywhere you turn, which means protected land and environments, historical landmarks, nature trails, protection for animals, and sanctioned camping facilities within National Park grounds.

Metroparks Cleveland

Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks is a sprawling public park system. Every year, tens of thousands of people enjoy the Cleveland Metroparks system. A legacy of great Clevelander, Jeptha Wade, the parks…

Geneva State Park

Northeast Ohio’s Geneva State Park

Boating, Camping, Beach Fun on Lake Erie An introduction to Geneva State Park in Northeast Ohio on Lake Erie, a great place for water fun. Geneva State Park is located…

Ohio Maumee Bay State Park

Ohio’s Maumee Bay State Park

Beaches and a Great Resort on Lake Erie near Toledo An introduction to Maumee Bay State Park, just outside of Toledo, Ohio. On Lake Erie, the park has beaches, a…

Hocking Hills State Park Ohio

Explore Ohio’s Hocking Hills State Park

Hiking among cliffs & caves Southeast Ohio An introduction to Hocking Hills State Park in Southeast Ohio, a great place for hiking and sightseeing. Less than an hour’s drive from…

Alum Creek State Park Ohio

Ohio’s Alum Creek State Park

Hiking, Boating, Fishing & Beach Fun near Columbus An introduction to Alum Creek State Park, near Columbus Ohio. Alum Creek State Park is a perfect example of man and nature…

Salt Fork State Park

Ohio’s Salt Fork State Park

Guide to Ohio’s Salt Fork State Park A Weekend Getaway Trip for Water fun and Hiking in the Buckeye State. A guide to activities at Salt Fork State Park, one of…

Scioto Trail State Park

Ohio’s Scioto Trail State Park

Scioto Trail State Park – Hiking Trails, Camping, and Beautiful Lake Scioto Trail State Park is an overlooked gem in Ohio’s state park system. Located south of Chillicothe, the park…

Mohican State Park Resort

Mohican State Park Resort – Loudenville OH

Midwest Hiking & Canoe Vacation Wonderland Mohican State Park surrounds the Clear Fork Gorge, a breathtaking Canadian ecosystem left in Ohio after the last ice age. The park is Ohio’s…

Malabar Farm State Park

Ohio’s Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park Louis Bromfield’s Escape from pre-WW2 Europe is a Gift to his State Fearing for his family’s safety in 1930s Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Bromfield returns…

Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair in Columbus

Ohio State Fair Guide A guide to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus featuring food and entertainment for the children and adults. The Ohio State Fair is one of the…

Do you need any more excuse than that to enjoy state of Ohio parks?

How about limitless opportunities for boating and swimming in park lakes, streams, or rivers and hiking along famous trails like the Buckeye Trail or the North Country National Scenic Trail? How about wild animal spotting, bird watching, and wilderness survival camps and adventure?

Whether you want to learn about the butterflies found in the state of Ohio or enjoy a wilderness photography vacation, state of Ohio parks located through every region offers ample opportunities for natives and visitors. Want to learn about animal migration habits or habitats of native Ohio wildlife? You can find workshops and lectures as well as outdoor adventure excursions for your Boy Scout or Girl Scout troops organized and sanctioned by the National Forest Service. Learn to observe nature – check out the species that live in water or walk on land in preserves and protected areas found throughout the state.

Want to know about the healing properties of native Ohio flora and fauna?

Check out a park guide and you’re likely to find a resource offered by the State or National park service that can show you the way. Want to learn how you can contribute to park protection agencies in your state? A parks guide will tell you how. Park guides also offer information for outdoor enthusiasts on where they can go four-wheeling, fishing, or camping within a state and national parks, as well as where campfires are allowed and where they are not.

Park resources provide information about boating, marinas, launching sites, and rules and regulations. They also offer locations for camping sites, hiking trails, park and service fees, and what type of animals or plant life to watch out for. So if you want to find pheasants or bears, a park guide will offer tips on where to go and how to get there. With so many state and national parks scattered throughout Ohio, a state of Ohio state parks guide is the one resource that residents and visitors need to find their way around.