Hocking 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).

See our post: Overview of Hiking Trails in the Hocking Hills

Boch Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • 7211 Bremen Road Logan, Ohio 43138
  • Park size: 570 acres
  • Total trail length: 4 miles
  • TrekOhio posts about Boch Hollow
Clear Creek (Metro Park)
  • 185 Clear Creek Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149
  • Trail map
  • Trail descriptions
  • Park size: 5,260 acres
  • Total trail length: 14 miles
  • Dog friendly (Selected trails)
  • Fishing (check the official site to see if there are any restrictions)
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms
  • Includes 4,769 acre Clear Creek (Allen F. Beck) State Nature Preserve
  • Location on Google Maps
  • TrekOhio posts about Clear Creek
Conkle’s Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • 24858 Big Pine Rd., Rockbridge, OH 43149
  • GPS coordinates: N39.452556,W82.571431
  • Location: Approximately 12 miles south of Logan on State Rte 664, 1 mile north on State Rte 374, and .25 mile east on Big Pine Rd to the signed entrance
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 87 acres
  • Total trail length: 3.5 miles
  • At least some parts are handicap accessible
  • Restrooms (Latrines)
  • TrekOhio posts about Conkle’s Hollow
Crane Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 1,112 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Crane Hollow, Inc (NGO) for information
  • Location on Google Maps
Hocking Hills (State Park)
Hocking Hills Rappelling Area (Rappelling / Rock Climbing)
Hocking SF (State Forest)
Kessler Swamp (State Nature Preserve)
  • 28749 Hideaway Hills Rd., Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155
  • GPS coordinates: N39.641083, W82.475967
  • Location: From Lancaster, travel US 33 East for about 4.4 miles. Turn left at Horn’s Mill Road exit and follow for about 6 miles to the parking area on the right side of the road. (Horn’s Mill Road turns into Hide–Away–Hills Road at Hocking County line)
  • Park size: 20 acres
  • No restrooms are provided.
  • TrekOhio posts about Kessler Swamp
Lake Logan (State Park)
  • 30443 Lake Logan Road, Logan, OH 43138
  • Park size: Lake: 400 acres Park: 318 acres
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles + 1.25 milee Buckeye Trail
  • Dog friendly (But 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.
  • Good site for bird watching
  • Restrooms
  • Boating, swimming (527 ft beach)
  • Park Map for Lake Logan
Little Rocky Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 259 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Rock Stalls (Private Preserve)
  • Location: From US–33 take the exit for OH–664 north. Turn left onto Logan Horns Mill Road. The road comes to a three–way fork — take the right most fork — Rock Stull Road and proceed 0.4 miles. You’ll see a small sign and an entrance to a small gravel parking lot on your right.
  • Total trail length: 1.5 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Owned & operated by Camp Akita. Hiking trail leads to box canyon with waterfalls.
  • Private preserve open to public 9 AM — 5 PM, please be a courteous guest.
  • Camp Akita makes use of site on summer mornings
  • TrekOhio posts about Rock Stalls
Rockbridge (State Nature Preserve)
  • 11475 Dalton Rd, Rockbridge, OH 43149
  • GPS coordinates: N39.566367, W82.499333
  • Location: From the village of Rockbridge, travel southeast on US Route 33 for 1.7 miles and turn left onto Dalton Rd. Continue on Dalton Rd for .75 mile, first travelling southeast and parallel to Route 33, and then head north to the parking lot on the left side of the road at the entrance sign
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 202 acres
  • Total trail length: 2.75 miles
  • TrekOhio posts about Rockbridge
Saltpetre Cave (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 14 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Sheick Hollow (State Nature Preserve)
  • Park size: 151 acres
  • Permit required
  • Contact Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources for a PERMIT and preserve information
Tar Hollow (State Forest)
  • Location: Adjacent to Tar Hollow State Park
  • Trail map
  • Park size: 16,354 acres
  • Total trail length: 22 miles
  • Dog friendly
  • Bridle trails
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Camp sites
  • Restrooms (Latrines)
  • Horse camps, morel mushroom hunting
  • Bridle Trail Map
Wallace H O’Dowd Wildlife Area (State Wildlife Area)
  • Location: See above link for driving directions and maps.
  • Park size: 6,696 acres
  • Permit required
  • Hunting when in season with license. Please visit park web site for details.
  • Wildlife Area Map for Wallace H O’Dowd Wildlife Area
Wayne NF – Athens Unit (National Forest)

Last Update: 05/31/2014 10:13

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