What Are the Best Ohio State Parks?

Ohio is home to more than 80 state parks, so it’s no surprise than many travelers come to this area to explore its natural beauty. From forested wonderlands to expansive lakes, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventure in the Buckeye State. Read about four of our favorite Ohio state parks below!  

When you’re ready to start planning your outdoor adventure, request our Hocking Hills State Park Guide. This free resource is filled with park and trail maps, interesting facts, and everything else you need to plan a visit to our favorite nearby state park! 

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Top 4 Ohio State Parks 

1. Hocking Hills State Park 

Hocking Hills State Park is by far our favorite Ohio state parksThis recreation area spans nearly 2,500 acres and boasts more than 25 miles of scenic Hocking Hills hiking trailsOnce inside the park, you can explore recess caves, rock formations, and even chase some waterfalls! Be sure to use our Hocking Hills State Park Guide to help you plan your visit!  

2. Tar Hollow State Park 

There are so many fun things to do at Tar Hollow State Park. This Ohio state park is about a 45-minute drive from our town, so it’s the perfect destination for a day trip in the Hocking Hills! Here, you can hike, fish, boat, kayak, canoe, and more. We love to visit in the summer to lounge around on the expansive beach. It’s the perfect place to spend a day on the water! 

3. Lake Hope State Park 

Lake Hope State Park is a great place to experience something new. This park offers endless opportunities for boating, hiking, biking, and fishing. However, you can also interact with wildlife at this Ohio state park! During the summer, you can feed the hummingbirds at Lake Hope State Park. Simply swing by the Nature Center for everything you need to hand-feed these fluttering friends 

4. Lake Logan State Park 

Want to spend a day on the water? Head to Lake Logan State Park! This recreation area is a short drive from the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, so it’s a great place to explore the shore near our property. Here, you can experience some of the best fishing this area has to offer, head out on a boat from one of the boat ramps, or simply swim near the shore 

Stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls 

View of chairs on the lawn at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls.

Our property is surrounded on three sides by Hocking Hills State Park. It’s easy to explore all the outdoor adventure this Ohio state park has to offer when you stay at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! We offer a variety of lodging options just a stone’s throw away from this exciting destination including cabinsPacific-style yurtscottages, geodomes, and Hocking Hills lodges. We also offer an on-site spa and restaurant, which are the perfect places to relax after a day spent outdoors.  

Check our availability to start planning your Ohio adventure!