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Address: 16396 Tar Hollow Road, Laurelville, OH 43135
Phone Number: 740-887-4818
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Back to Nature

While other nearby State Parks book up faster due to destination attractions, the park accommodations were quite adequate and less crowded. During the week in AUG., we were alone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Campground is a little overcrowded, they let people park tons of cars on one site. Toilets are abysmal, bring your own! The family attractions and gift shop are nice though. The trails are the best part. They are very nice and some even lead to a fire tower you can climb, you just can't get into the top section. Would... More 

1 Thank joe g
Mineral City, Ohio
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This park had a lot to do. The hiking trails were nice and they had many. This park offered boat rental, bike rental, nature programs for children, and a beach .A nice park for tents, we were in a motorhome and getting level on wet grass wasn't easy. The campsites are very close, you are basically within arms length away... More 

1 Thank aundreamin
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While other nearby State Parks book up faster due to destination attractions, the park accommodations were quite adequate and less crowded. During the week in AUG., we were alone in our section of the park. on Friday it filled up and Saturday was full. Showers were good but no flush toilets in the park, so Back to Nature. Speaking of... More 

1 Thank pete6179
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Tar Hollow SP offers some long, rugged trails. There are two main loops to the Logan Trail which form a figure 8 pattern. Both loops are about 10+ miles and are moderate to difficult. A good weekend hike would be to start on one loop, camp in the middle near the fire tower, then hike the 2nd loop the next... More 

Thank 37Geese
Amanda, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were introduced to this park in the seventies through 4H camp. Over the years we continued to visit here regularly. The trails have been kept up quite nicely. All our kids totally enjoy each visit back. There seems to be something new to see or do on these awesome trails. Our family truly likes that most of the trails... More 

1 Thank stacicooperhoffmann
Columbus, OH
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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 

1 Thank Anne_from_Ohio
Blanchester, Ohio
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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 

3 Thank Nancy45107
Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank Bruce S
Laurelville, Ohio
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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.

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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 

1 Thank ehemmel2

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