The Hocking Hills is filled with endless natural beauty and outdoor activities. Between hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and so much more, you’ll never be bored here. After you’ve had a fun-filled Ohio adventure, cool off at one of the top places for Hocking Hills swimming. There’s no better way to end a summer day! Don’t forget to access your free copy of our Vacation Guide before your trip. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to plan an unforgettable Hocking Hills getaway.
The 4 Best Spots for Hocking Hills Swimming
1. Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park offers visitors countless things to do. Spend the morning hiking, biking, fishing, or boating, and finish off the day by cooling off on the swimming beach. The scenic area is complete with a beach house, concession stand, and sun deck. Take a dip in the lake’s calm waters and feel instantly refreshed!
2. Logan State Park
Lake Logan State Park is home to one of the area’s best fishing lakes, but it’s also a great place for swimming in the Hocking Hills. The swimming beach is located on the north side of the lake, and it is a beautiful place to cool off while enjoying the park’s lovely views.
Restrooms are available, but there is no concession stand, so be sure to bring a brown bag lunch from Kindred Spirits to the park.
3. Tar Hollow State Park
Take a trip to Tar Hollow State Park and spend the afternoon swimming in Pine Lake. The 500-foot unguarded beach does not allow pets, but swimming is permitted in marked areas. There are no public facilities at Pine Lake, so plan to pick up a brown bag lunch before your trip.
4. Lake Alma State Park
Lake Alma State Park, just half an hour south of the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, has two swimming beaches that are open to the public. The beaches are on the north side of the lake and swimming is permitted here during daylight hours only. A concession stand, parking, and bathrooms are provided. While pets are not allowed in the bathing beach area, there is a separate dog swim area for furry friends to cool off as well.
End Your Adventure at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
A day of Hocking Hills swimming is the perfect activity for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or a weekend trip with friends. There’s no better place to stay in the area than at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls. The Hocking Hills State Park surrounds our gorgeous property on three sides, so there is always plenty to do. Stay in one of our stunning guest rooms, cottages, yurts, cabins, or lodges, and enjoy complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning. Don’t wait; start planning the trip of a lifetime today!