We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Road, Laurelville, OH 43135
Improve this listing
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Write a Review

8 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, OH
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We found two smaller hikes (less than 4 miles), but most of them, like the North and South Logan Trails are more then 10 miles each. It seems like a beautiful area, but we only had a few hours for this visit. The Homestead trail really across from the Ranger Station. Just pass the trash heaps and you will find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blanchester, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to the state park because we were staying at the horse camp nearby. The camp store was well stocked. The employees were helpful. The showers at the state park are nice and the pit toilets were clean. They have a game room, rental bikes, paddle boats and lots of hiking. The picnic pavilions look like they would be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

a small lake nestled in wooded hills, full of blue gils and other fun sport fish. The employees at the camp store are first rate, the paddle boat and canoe rentals are inexpensive. The camp grounds are fairly well shaded and well kept. Just a wonderful place to spend the day or a weekend. The only downside is the toilet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Laurelville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great place to take kids and go camping either primitive or RV. Quiet and pretty, I try to go at least once a year.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for an easy, fun primitive hiking adventure this is your place. Being an inexperienced hiker and looking to gain backpacking experience, we chose here. We camped in a tent, which was peaceful. There is an 18 mile loop which was perfect to do over a weekend. It was the middle of July so hot and not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

If I could rate this park more than a 5, I would in a heartbeat. I've camped here 3 times and greatly appreciate how untouched and off the beaten path the park is. They offer overnight camping at their 7 picnic shelters, but the secluded picnic shelters (Dogwood, Pine Point, Sheeps Pasture, Lookout) are best because they offer the most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This park has a small camping area. Small but clean lake area. Lots of trails and roads. We liked the fire tower. Located far away from everything. Excellent place for a quiet get away.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

This park is phenomenal for hiking. The hills are good and steep. The trails are long. A true Appalachian foothill experience. What a treasure we have here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Tar Hollow State Park also viewed


Been to Tar Hollow State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tar Hollow State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?