Firewood is offered for sale at most Ohio State Parks or otherwise available from local private vendors near each park. You are not allowed to cut or collect firewood in state parks. The Ohio Division of State Parks and Watercraft also strongly discourages bringing your own firewood to prevent the spread of invasive species.
Many of Ohio’s state parks and natural preserves offer nature centers that provide close-up experiences with the natural world.
Storybook trails blend the fun of outdoor exploration with reading. Operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, trails are located in all types of parks, including Ohio State Parks.
Picnic areas can be found at all Ohio State Parks.
Many Ohio State Parks offer options for swimming.
Alcohol is prohibited in public areas in every state park, except facilities where alcohol is served (e.g., certain state park lodges, resorts, and golf courses).
Please review the state hunting and trapping regulations for information about hunting on state-owned lands.
ATVs and APVs are not allowed in Ohio State Parks, but may be allowed in certain state and national forests.
All state park campgrounds allow pets and many state park cabins and lodge rooms are pet-friendly. Review conditions and limitations from the Ohio Division of State Parks and Watercraft.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers facilities that allow visitors of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors. See their list of accessible activities and facilities.
You can purchase Ohio State Parks Gift Cards and Gift Certificates online, at most parks and lodges, and by phone. They can be used for campsites, cabins, lodge rooms, golfing, rentals, store purchases, and more at participating locations.
Reservations are required to stay in an Ohio State Park, including lodges and cabins. Please refer to the Ohio State Parks reservation policy for reservation and payment options.
Learn about winter activities available from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Please review information about hours of operation from the Ohio Division of State Parks and Watercraft.