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Salt Fork State Park

Cambridge, OH
740-439-2751, 800-282-7275
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Description: The 20,000 acres of Ohio's largest state park include a 3,000-acre lake and a 2,500-foot beach.
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Allen Park, Michigan
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99 reviews 99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is the biggest state park I've ever been to. There are so many different and exciting things to do. We played golf here and let me tell you.....grab on and hold on for the ride of your life, hills, mountains, valleys, ravines, sand, deep grass....too much fun!!

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Strongsville, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great views, beautiful lakes & easy walking trails (they are paved) made for a beautiful strolls for this over 60 couple. Some paths are wheelchair navigable.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Salt fork is the largest state park in Ohio. The woodlands, meadows and reservoir are gorgeous and offer something for everyone: boating, boat rentals, fishing, swimming, picnicking, bicycling, walking and jogging. There are hiking and bridle trails, caves and rock formations, historical landmarks, an 18 hole golf course, miniature golf, archery target course, furnished vacation cottages, a full service lodge... More

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Columbus, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have yet to find a lake anywhere in the state of Ohio that has clear water. The water at Salt Fork, like every other lake we’ve seen has brown, murky water and a very slimy, muddy bottom, except at the beach areas, which have a sandy bottom. The lake is shallow, probably 15’ or so at its deepest. The... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here for our anniversary. Park was absolutely beautiful and weather was wonderful, but cabins were 1950s style with dark paneling in every room. TONS of stairs to go up and come down, since the hillside cabins are up in the air. You think you won't mind, but by the second day you Will mind. Very uncomfortable couch and chairs.... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was our first visit to Salt Fork and we will definitely be back! We hiked Morgan's Knob and the Shadbush trail. The bridle trail areas we saw were pretty muddy and we didn't try those at this time. I really enjoyed the different terrain and the views of the lakes near the trails. We did see a sign in... More

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Johnstown, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stopped on our way home to Denver from Pittsburgh. It was a Sunday and there seemed like there was hardly anyone there (which is a good thing). Just took a right on a random road. Found a good spot to pull off with a picnic table in a clearing. Decided to take a walk on one of the trails leading... More

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cleveland, ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

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Wellington, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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.... More

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Matthews, NC
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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... More

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