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Water, trails, camping, boat rental

The renting a boat and paddling on the lake is great. Their are trailf for hiking and biking too... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2019
Vienna, West Virginia
The place to chill, bbq, and boating.

The beach is the place to be when the kids wants a sandbox. We have had picnics and barbeques here... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Noor R
Athens, Ohio
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11661 State Park Rd, Athens, OH 45701-9781
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I USED to love Strouds! When I was a teenager, it was so awesome! But it has really gone down hill, I didn't even stay the last time I was there. The shelter houses and fields they were in weren't mowed, the play ground equipment...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank janedoeClosetoHome
Reviewed March 20, 2019

The renting a boat and paddling on the lake is great. Their are trailf for hiking and biking too. Primitive camping is also available. Check lake conditions before swimming.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank michellebZ7451OP
Reviewed October 2, 2018

good for the family, dog friendly. Easy access and great picnic place. Not far from town so you don't even have to pack a lunch

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

At Strouds Run you can swim, hike, boat, picnic, camp, and more. We often take our kayaks out and spent the day on the water.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed June 7, 2018

There aren't too many swimming options in the Athens area; if the pool is closed and you don't want to go out to Lake Snowden, Strouds Run will do the bill. It's not much, but there are halfway decent walking trails nearby.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank idlewanderlust
Reviewed May 29, 2018

The beach is the place to be when the kids wants a sandbox. We have had picnics and barbeques here in the summer. When it gets really cold in the winter, head out to the lake and walk on its frozen water.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Noor R
Reviewed December 30, 2017

A nice place to hike. The campground is good. The lake can be off-putting after a hot spell in the summer.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank UPLaker
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Very nice lake perfect for kayaks or sup. Good trails to hike on. Nice area that’s not far from town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WVAngler
Reviewed November 8, 2017

Minutes from Ohio University. Beautiful park with boat rentals. I have reserved boats as well as visited the park intending to walk the trails but also rented a boat.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank marie b
Reviewed September 10, 2017

The park is lovely and offers various activities from hiking and canoeing to swimming. For a short time, it was ideal to enjoy a bit of nature for a few hours.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diane D
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June 27, 2019|
Response from Wvslp |
No- all is free- unless you want to camp or rent a boat
Earl S
August 31, 2017|
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Response from Melissa A | Reviewed this property |
no shower house
June 17, 2017|
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Response from Patty O | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but there were no staff there, so if you wanted your dog to swim no one would stop you.