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Information about outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, golfing, and more.

From fun in the sun to hiking through Ohio’s caverns. Come explore hiking trails within 74 State Parks, zipline through the wilderness, discover historic bridges throughout the state and find more ways to make lasting memories.

Common Questions

View more answers to questions about Ohio State Parks and hunting and fishing.

  • How can I get current road conditions?
  • How can I get current road conditions?

    The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) offers a variety of resources to help plan your Ohio getaway:

  • How do I check algae advisories?
  • How do I check algae advisories?

    Check BeachGuard for harmful algae and other advisories.

  • How do I know when it is safe to swim at the beach?
  • How do I know when it is safe to swim at the beach?

    When the bacteria levels at a monitored beach are abnormally high, the beach operator erects warning signs to alert you to the potentially hazardous conditions. If you don’t see the warning signs, it’s probably safe to go into the water.

    To check for alerts before you get to the beach, use the Ohio Department of Health's BeachGuard.

  • How do I know which fish are safe to eat?
  • How do I know which fish are safe to eat?
  • How many Ohio State Parks are there?
  • How many Ohio State Parks are there?

    Ohio has 75 state parks, 21 state forests, and 136 state nature preserves.

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the source for the most up-to-date state parks, forests, wildlife areas, natural areas, hunting and camping information such as locations, upcoming events, weather conditions and safety alert communications.

  • I’d like to share my photos of Ohio attractions or events, whom should I contact?
  • I’d like to share my photos of Ohio attractions or events, whom should I contact?

    The easiest way to share your photos with Ohio.org is on social media using the hashtag #OhioFindItHere. You can also send Ohio.org photos via FacebookTwitter or Instagram, or feel free to contact their Social Media Coordinator Paola Santiago at (614) 466-3149 or Paola.Santiago@development.ohio.gov.

  • What is 1-800-BUCKEYE?
  • What is 1-800-BUCKEYE?

    Ohio's toll-free travel hotline is a great way for potential visitors to learn about all Ohio has to offer. Travel counselors have direct access to the Ohio.org Listing & Events Database and are able to answer many questions while on the line with callers.

    In addition, callers can order Ohio Tourism publications, including the Ohio Travel Guide and Ohio Calendar of Events, with one simple call.

  • What is the best way to introduce my child to fishing?
  • What is the best way to introduce my child to fishing?

    Target areas with a high likelihood of success. Catching a few fish on the first few outings will peak children's interest and make them look forward to the next trip. View Taking Kids Fishing for more tips.

  • What time is it in Ohio?
  • What time is it in Ohio?

    Ohio is in the Eastern Time zone. Local time changes when Daylight Saving Time begins and ends.

  • What's the weather like in Ohio?
  • What's the weather like in Ohio?

    Check out the average monthly temperatures, precipitation and more for specific Ohio cities from Weather.gov.

  • Where can I find a list of top Ohio attractions?
  • Where can I find a list of top Ohio attractions?

    Check out Ohio.org's Things To Do, it’s filled with thousands of listings for great attractions and Ohio destinations. 

    Each listing includes information such as hours of operation and admission prices, as well as ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.

  • Where can I find a list of upcoming fairs, festivals and events in Ohio?
  • Where can I find a list of upcoming fairs, festivals and events in Ohio?

    Check out Ohio.org's full calendar of events or search for events by clicking the button below. Our database of events includes information such as hours of operation and admission prices, as well as ideas for that perfect weekend getaway or family vacation.

  • Where can I find hunting and fishing regulations?
  • Where can I find hunting and fishing regulations?

    You can view hunting and trapping regulations and fishing regulations on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife's website.

  • Where can I find water trails for kayaking and canoeing?
  • Where can I find water trails for kayaking and canoeing?

    For information on the great rivers, creeks, and lakes perfect for paddling and boating in Ohio, see the Department of Natural Resources' water trails website

    You can also visit Ohio.org's outdoor activities for more info on rentals and boating attractions.

  • Where can I use a wheelchair at Ohio State Parks?
  • Where can I use a wheelchair at Ohio State Parks?

    The state park resort lodges, along with newer state park facilities and older facilities that have been renovated, offer a variety of accessible features. In several state parks, various outdoor recreation facilities, such as fishing piers, launch ramps, trails, picnic sites and campsites are accessible. For information on accessible facilities, please contact the park of interest or see general information on accessible facilities.

  • Why should I visit Ohio?
  • Why should I visit Ohio?

    Ohio is filled with an incredible variety of things to see and do throughout the year. Visit our dynamic cities and charming towns, our breweries and wineries. Experience our unique flavors, festivals, amusement parks and zoos. Delight in our vibrant arts and living history. View our seasonal guides or find opportunities for family fun.

    To learn more, order the free 2018 Ohio Official Travel Guide and Calendar of Events, view them online (Travel Guide, Calendar) or download the app (iOS,Android).