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East Fork State Park

Address: 3294 Elklick Road, Bethel, OH
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Ranked #2 of 2 Attractions in Bethel
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overall, very nice park with many amenities etc. This place definitely had 5 star potential.... BUT.... We stayed in loop G on Labor Day weekend in the 280's. The park has a 1 vehicle per site rule, yet this is not even remotely enforced and the entire loop looked like a car lot. Not only were folks parking on grass... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I will admit, I was not excited to come here base on previous reviews and the fact that the lake was filled with algae so we couldn't swim. What else was there to do with 4 kids under age 10? We had a great time. Our lot was right next to the playground, and was easy to back our trailer... More 

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Chicago suburbs
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We camped here for 3 nights. The campground has a lot of sites but was rather empty while we were there. Every campsite has an asphalt driveway. Our site was nice with some trees along the edges. The bathrooms were typical for a campground - not overly clean but not filthy. Bring your bikes. It is easy to ride the... More 

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Sayler Park, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Shame on Ohio. This used to be a awesome beach with nice facilities. No more. Get's worse yearly.. Not keeping it maintained and lack of consistency of snack bar is making this beach a place you prefer not to visit. Tough it used to be beautiful.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Have been fishing in the waters since 2009. Have been tubing in it since 2011. Deep waters, plus 90 feet in some places. Have been tubing and knee boarding many times without problems. A lot of boats in a small area compared to Larger lakes such as Norris or Cumberland. Water is usually unclear, but clean for the most part.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Super clean and friendly place. Safe for kids to bicycle . Beach area is run down and neglected. They don't offer boat rental. The only thing you can do is play putt putt but it's in direct sunlight, there is shade nowhere there or at the kid's park.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
96 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Very nice lake for boating, fishing or swimming. Pretty large and nice scenery abound. They have a beach there as well for the more laid back or littler ones to enjoy.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Clean bathrooms, private sites. I wish we had had more time to explore, but we'll head back that way someday, and will be sure to stop by.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

I never could understand why people would complain about going to A state Park campground. I think this place rocks. My friends and I make a pilgrimage to this place at least once a year. We stay up late and drink a few beers and listen to music and all is good. We are college educated and know how to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went camping August 2013 and had a good time. The sites were decent sizes, the bathrooms were very clean for a campground, and the beach was close by. Streets are paced which is nice for riding bikes, and there was some other stuff to do as well.

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