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East Fork State Park

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Address: 3294 Elklick Rd, Bethel, OH 45106-9327
Phone Number: 8666446727
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Beach in Cincinnati !!

This artificial beach is 40 minutes away from cincinnati. We went on a saturday. Enjoyed swimming and grilled and had lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Santhiya Sampat... S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This artificial beach is 40 minutes away from cincinnati. We went on a saturday. Enjoyed swimming and grilled and had lunch.

Thank Santhiya Sampat... S
Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The campground itself is nice, but shower houses could definitely use some improvements & updates. Loop C shower house had 2 showers, the handicap1& 1other small one. The handicap only had scalding HOT water w/NO WAY to adjust temp as handle was broken off. The smaller 1had cooler water but was also hard to manage. Tried other Loops& had similar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weekend camping trip with friends. Overall, nice park with good size campsites. Dump station is prone to backups so be sure to either leave early on Sundays or plan for extra time.

Thank Steve B
Amelia, Ohio
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155 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large park close to downtown. The loop backpacking trail circles the lake. The park is great for day hikes or camping. There are very good mountain bike trails. The creeks are fantastic for fossil hunting.

Thank dayhiker3458
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday was our first time ever at East Fork Lake. We didn't get to stay that long because a huge storm system blew in. The bathrooms were clean, the shelter kept us dry from the rain and the beach was nice. Due to the algae, showers in the bath house would've been nice though.

Thank Sandi C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 100 degrees in the shade this last weekend but we still enjoyed our stay at East Fork. We are in love with this park. The campgrounds are beautiful... kept very clean and are shaded with tons of large trees. Minimal bugs bothering us! I was a bit confused about the water quality of the lake, having read warnings... More 

Thank cincinnatis
louisville, ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of their two Cedar Cabins. Campgrounds were well kept and plentiful. Lots of RV using the space. Staff we interacted with were helpful. Cabin itself could use a deep cleaning and maintenance, but it had everything it stated it would. AC worked well as did all appliances. The lot for the cabin seem larger then many... More 

1 Thank jkassovic
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had booked reservations online several weeks in advance. When we arrived we were told that there was a new section in C loop with full hookups but no one would be able to go in until Friday morning. From Weds to Thurs several campers starting coming in and setting up camp. We stopped in the office on Thursday afternoon... More 

Thank Missy L
Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

It has a great swimming and fishing area.It is very clean and roomy.The sites are spaced far apart.There is a convenience store a few miles away.

1 Thank Venessa E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Things to do include Fishing, Rc plane flying, hiking, boating, paddling, biking, back packing, swimming.

Thank Logan S

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