Ohio Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Ohio? View Ohio parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Alum Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Columbus take I-71 north to the Polaris Exit. Exit to the right on Polaris Parkway, heading east. Turn left on Worthington Road. Then turn left on Africa Road. You will be able to see the dam at Lewis Center and Africa Roads. Turn left onto Lewis Center Road

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Eastern Kenai Peninsula

Atwood Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Atwood Lake is approximately 10 miles east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 93 which is Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east until you cross Atwood Dam. Phone (330) 343-5611 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking

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Beach City Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Dover, Ohio, take I-77 north to the Strasburg, Ohio Exit. At the Exit, turn left. This road turns into State Route 21 going north. On State Route 21, turn left onto State Route 250 west. Approximately one mile from the intersection of State Route 250 and State Route

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Bolivar Dam, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Bolivar Dam is approximately 1 mile east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 93, which is the Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east roughly 1/2 mile and make a left on Tuscarawas County Road 103. Go approximately 100 yards, take a left onto Glenpark

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Burr Oak Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Athens, 2 miles north on US 33 then approximately 18 miles on OH 13. Phone (740) 767-3527 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | Burr Oak Lake Website Within an hour’s drive of the caves and

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Caesar Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located just east of Waynesville, on OH 73: approximately 30 miles north of Cincinnati, OH. Phone (513) 897-1050 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations

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Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located outside Springfield city limits, just off OH 4. Phone (937) 325-2411 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds | CJ BROWN

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Clendening Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Approximately 10 miles southeast of Uhrichsville, Ohio. At Uhrichsville, take State Route 800 south to 1/4 mile east of Tippecanoe, Ohio. Turn onto County Road 69, approximately 1/2 mile down the road is the entrance to Clendening Dam. Phone (740) 658-3743 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT

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David Berger National Memorial, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The David Berger National Memorial is located on the grounds of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. Phone (330) 657-2752 Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | David Berger National Memorial Official Website | David Berger National Memorial Map

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Deer Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From I-71 take Exit 84, then Route 56 East. Then take State Route 207 South, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center. From US 23 take US 22 West, then take State Route 207 North, follow signs to Dam and Visitor Center. Phone (740) 869-2243 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING,

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Delaware Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Delaware Dam is located about 4 miles north of the city of Delaware, Ohio. From Delaware, take US 23 north to the dam and Project Office. Phone (740) 363-4011 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT

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Dillon Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Dillon Lake is approximately 6 miles northwest of Zanesville, Ohio and twenty miles east of Newark, Ohio. Access to the lake is provided by State Route 146 via State Routes 16 and 586 from the north and US 40 and I-70 from the south. Phone (740) 454-2225 Activities BIKING,

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Dover Dam, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions At I-77, take Exit 93, which is the Bolivar/Zoar – State Route 212 Exit. Take State Route 212 east to State Route 800. Take State Route 800 south to the dam. Phone (330) 343-5725 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s)

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Leesville Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From New Philadelphia, Ohio, 15 miles east on State Route 39, then 4 miles southeast on State Route 212. Phone (740) 269-2131 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | Leesville Lake Photo Album | Our Lands &

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Mohawk Dam, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Mohawk Dam is approximately 15 miles west of Coshocton, Ohio and 25 miles east of Mount Vernon, Ohio. Access to the dam is via State Route 36 (which connects Mount Vernon and Coshocton), then State Route 715 which travels directly across the crest of the dam. Phone (740) 824-4343

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Mohicanville Dam, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Mohicanville Dam is located on Ashland County Road 175, 14 miles south of Ashland and 10 miles north of Loudonville. Phone (419) 368-4712 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | Mohicanville Dam Website The lake has no

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Mosquito Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Cortland, 2 miles west on OH 305. Phone (330) 637-1961 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio

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National Aviation Heritage Area, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The National Aviation Heritage Area has multiple sites located throughout eight counties in the Dayton, Ohio and western Ohio area. Please be sure to visit a specific National Aviation Heritage Area website for directions and/or maps to each location. Phone (937) 225-7705 Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio

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Ohio River – Belleville Pools, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Marietta, OH, Take State Rt. 7 south to State Route 124 at Little Hocking, follow St. Rt. 124 to Reedsville, OH. Phone (740) 378-6110 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio

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Ohio River – Hannibal Pool, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located off OH 7 at Hannibal, OH. Phone (614) 483-2305 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | Ohio River – Hannibal Pool Website This modern structure replaces three old wicket-type dams which served river traffic for over

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Ohio River – Willow Island Pool, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The locks are located across the river from Willow Island, WV approximately 9 miles from Marietta, OH, on State Route 7 North. Phone (740) 374-8710 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas |

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Paint Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Paint Creek Lake is located on Paint Creek, which originates 30 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. From Columbus take Route 23 south to Chillicothe. From Chillicothe take Route 50 west for 20 miles to Rapid Forge Road, turn right for 2.1 miles, entrance will be located on the left.

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Senecaville Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Senecaville Lake is approximately 6 miles east of I-77. At I-77, take Exit 37 which is the Senecaville, Ohio/Senecaville Lake State Route 313 Exit. Take State Route 313 east to State Route 574. Turn right/south on State Route 574 until you cross Senecaville Lake Dam. Phone (740) 685-5585 Activities

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Tappan Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located between Cadiz and Uhrichsville, Ohio on U.S. Route 250. From Uhrichsville, 6 miles east on U.S. Route 250. Phone (740) 269-2681 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Ohio Recreation Areas | Tappan Lake Website At the Corps Tappan Lake

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Wayne National Forest, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds | LAKE VESUVIUS RECREATION AREA | LEITH RUN | IRON RIDGE – LAKE VESUVIUS | OAK HILL – LAKE VESUVIUS Hiking Trails

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West Fork of Mill Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located in Cincinnati, from I-275 take the Winton Road exit, then south to the park. Phone (513) 851-0611 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio

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William H. Harsha Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located southeast of Batavia just south of OH 32, approximately 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, OH. Phone (513) 797-6081 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Campground Reservations Ohio Campgrounds Hiking Trails Ohio Hiking

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Wills Creek Lake, Ohio Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Coshocton, Ohio, take State Route 16 West to State Route 83 South. On State Route 83 South go approximately 4.5 miles and turn right onto County Road 429 (stay to the left at all intersections). Turn left at County Road 497, which goes across Wills Creek Dam. The

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