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“Yahoo, go to love Ohio!”

Salt Fork State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 20,000 acres of Ohio's largest state park include a 3,000-acre lake and a 2,500-foot beach.
cleveland, ohio
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Yahoo, go to love Ohio!”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Great park with varied ecosystems, lots of hills and lakeshore, rugged trails, good facilities. We will definitely return.

Visited August 2014
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Wellington, Ohio
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“Horribly Boring Park”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

There is no bike trails AT ALL! None! Unless you like swimming in a private beach covered in goose poop, or a public beach that looks like an abandoned murder mystery, there isn't much else to do. We left a night early and have been waiting for our refund. That was 4 months ago! Not a good experience at all. Nothing good to say about this park.

Visited May 2014
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Matthews, NC
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great retreat”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

WE recently had a family reunion at Salt Fork State Park in Ohio. The park was beautiful and so quiet. Our very nice room had a small balcony which overlooked the lake. In the mornings the
deer were right out there playing for us to enjoy. The service was fantastic. We had rented the Morgan room that was very clean and nicely set up. On Friday we had a pizza party and the gal who set it up was so helpful and friendly. On Saturday we needed some extra tables and ice.
The staff provided it quickly and told us to let them know if anything else was needed. The Pool (outside) was fabulous. We didn't get much hiking down because of time limitations but hope to go back.

Visited August 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A boater's and hiker's paradise”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Salt Fork is one of the premier of Ohio's many great state parks. The lake has two unlimited horsepower zones for tubers, skiers, boaters and pwc enthusiasts. It also has miles of fisherman friendly no wake zones. There is a nice, clean beach for day users as well as another for campers. Although we have never stayed at the campground, in passing through it appears quite nice. There are miles of hiking trails. The lodge is one of the best park lodges in Ohio, offering activities and dining. The cottages, however, are quite pricey for what they offer. We frequent many if the Ohio state parks, but Salt Fork may be our favorite. And like all if Ohio's state parks, it's free!

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Saint Cloud, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Largest State Park in Ohio, no doubt”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I have a summer home near the park. This park has everything, something for everyone. I am an adventurist, so I hike the bridle trails regularly. If you combine the designated hiking trails, the Buckeye trail and the bridle trails, you could be hike for a long, long time. The bridle trails are loops, but there are no maps per se - just marked trails (blazers) in 6 or so areas. Each trail is roughly 9-12 miles each. Hiking trails are abundant and often intersect the bridle trails. Some are loops and some are spurs -beware and get a map. I often hear of weekend hikers getting lost, then it gets dark. Canoe and kayaking is great, avoid busy summer weekends as it can get very busy on the lake. There are cabins, pools, lodging, boat rentals, 18-hole golf course, primitive camp ground, archery target course, historical landmarks, rock formations and caves, several beaches, miniature golf, boat ramps, lodge/resort style restaurant, gift shop and so much more. Obey the speed limit or you may be fined on the spot. Litter bugs and tree carvers...stay home. Also, some drugies may be hanging out in the evening at the main beach, far side...report suspicious activity. I seen heroin tools on the ground.

Visited August 2014
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