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Welcome to “The Buckeye State”! Ohio has 75 state parks and over 3.2 million acres of beautiful parkland. Check out the caves and waterfalls of Hocking Hills State Park. Explore scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Or, relax on the beaches of Put-in-Bay Island. Are you looking for a day trip? Consider visiting one of Ohio’s many historic sites and amusement parks. Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-see for music fans.

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Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills State Park is a state park in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio, United States. In some areas the park adjoins the Hocking State Forest. Within the park are over 25 miles (40 km) of hiking trails, rock formations, waterfalls, and recess caves. The trails are open from dawn to dusk, all year round, including holidays.The park contains seven separate hiking areas: Ash...

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Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is a 1,110-acre (450 ha) public recreation area located on the south shore of Pleasant Hill Lake, five miles (8.0 km) south of Loudonville in Ashland County, Ohio, United States. The state park is located along Ohio SR 3 and Ohio SR 97 and is surrounded by the 4,525-acre (1,831 ha) Mohican-Memorial State Forest. The Clear Fork of the Mohican River flows through the park carvi...

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Kelleys Island State Park

Kelleys Island is both a village in Erie County, Ohio, and the island which it fully occupies in Lake Erie. The island has a total area of 4.41 square miles (11.42 km2) and was formed by glacial action on limestone and dolomite. As of the 2020 census it has a year-round population of under 300 and is primarily a vacation destination with a large seasonal influx of visitors and workers.

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West Branch State Park

West Branch State Park is a public recreation area located east of Ravenna, Ohio, on the west branch of the Mahoning River. The park encompasses more than 5,000 acres (2,000 ha) of land and 2,650 acres (1,070 ha) of water mainly in Charlestown, Edinburg, and Paris townships, with additional land in neighboring Palmyra, Ravenna, and Rootstown townships. Activities include boating, fishing, and s...

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East Harbor State Park

East Harbor State Park is a public recreation area located eight miles (13 km) northwest of Sandusky, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie. The state park includes beach, campground, marina, and wetland wildlife preserve areas. The park offers swimming, boating and fishing, ten miles (16 km) of multi-use trails, picnicking, hunting, and disc golf.

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Alum Creek State Park

Alum Creek State Park is a 4,630-acre (1,870 ha) Ohio state park in Delaware County, Ohio, in the United States. Alum Creek Lake was constructed from 1970 to 1974 as part of the Flood Control Act of 1962. Alum Creek Dam was constructed on Alum Creek, a tributary of Big Walnut Creek, which drains into the Scioto River. Alum Creek Reservoir holds 3,387 acres (1,371 ha) of water and is open to fis...

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Geneva State Park

Geneva State Park is a 698-acre (282 ha) public recreation area located on the shore of Lake Erie in Geneva, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. Park activities include hiking, camping, fishing, boating, canoeing and swimming, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing. The state park offers access to Lake Erie's central basin through a six-lane boat ramp and marina. Overnight accom...

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