Guernsey County Parks & Nature Preserves

The following list of parks and preserves includes those managed by federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies (such as the National Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy, various historical societies, etc.).

We have tried to collect information on the activities and facilities available at various parks, but things may change without us knowing about it. So please double-check the information at the official site (click on the park’s name to go there).



Egypt Valley Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 18,011 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Wildlife Area Map for Egypt Valley Wildlife Area
James Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 76 acres
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for James Wildlife Area
ReCreation Land (AEP Public Recreation Area (NGO))
  • Location: Near intersection of I-70 & I-77 near Zanesville & Cambridge. See site for maps
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 60,000 acres
  • Total trail length: ~ 14 miles Buckeye Trail + mountain bike & equine trails
  • Permit required
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Restrooms
  • Buckeye trail, dog training area, picnic area, multiple camp sites, lakes, mountain bike & horse trails, stocked fishing lakes
  • Free permit required – download, print, and sign
  • Camp site addresses
  • Campground Map
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of ReCreation Land
Salt Fork (State Park)
  • 14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755
  • Park size: 17,229 acres
  • Total trail length: 14 miles trails + 19 miles snomobile + 12 miles bridle
  • Bridle trails
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Archery range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • 18–hole golf course. 2,500 foot beach (swimming); 2 marinas with 469 rental docks
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Salt Fork
  • Lodge & Conference Center at Salt Fork
  • Golf Course Map for Salt Fork
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Salt Fork
Salt Fork Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 12,000 acres
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Firearms range
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms (Latrines)
  • Ospreys
  • Wildlife Area Map for Salt Fork Wildlife Area
Senecaville Fish Hatchery (State Fish Hatchery)
  • Location: Take I–77 south off of I–70, then take SR 313 east for about six miles and turn right on Seneca Dam Rd.; the hatchery is on the right about a half mile.
  • Park size: 120 acres
  • Open to public M–F 8 AM – 3 PM
Wolf Run (State Park)
  • 16170 Wolf Run Road, Caldwell, Ohio 43724–9503
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 1,046 acres
  • Total trail length: 5.5 miles
  • Dog friendly (Not on beach)
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Camp sites
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, swimming (200 ft beach)
  • Campground Map
  • Park Map for Wolf Run
  • TrekOhio photos and descriptions of Wolf Run


Last Update: 2016-04-26 20:25:48

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3 thoughts on “Guernsey County Parks & Nature Preserves”

  1. My husband grew up on a nursery / fruit farm in Guernsey County, Ohio. You can see a sliver of Salt Fork Lake from the front of the old homestead he inherited. I’ll try to make a point of visiting the Salt Fork Wildlife Area for birding when next I get the chance. Thanks for a nice site.

    1. Deb Platt says:

      Your welcome, Annie. Thank you for stopping by. I suspect the birding is probably at its peak in the spring.

      1. Yes, things are pretty quiet in the forests now. Best to catch them either coming or going!!! My hummingbirds will be pretty active soon. Really, never a dull moment in the birding world. Will be in Columbus for a family gathering this weekend.

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