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Tar Hollow State Park

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

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Rugged Trail & One of "50 Best Hikes in Ohio"

Majestic trees greet you at the entrance to Tar Hollow State Park. They are tall, I mean really tall. Taller than any stand of trees I’ve experienced in Ohio (see pics). I am... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually stay at Old Mans Cave but could not get a reservation for this past weekend. Tar Hollow was close enough to enjoy the area. Paid 8bucks extra for a reservation. Got to the park and checked in. Went to our site and someone already had their camp set up. They were told to go find a spot then... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here to fish, but ended up renting a small paddle boat for an hour and walking the trail around the small lake. Tar hollow is a gorgeous spot that offers camping, fishing, putt putt and more, but seems to be more of a commercial campground than a state park.

Thank Shandy C
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Majestic trees greet you at the entrance to Tar Hollow State Park. They are tall, I mean really tall. Taller than any stand of trees I’ve experienced in Ohio (see pics). I am here to hike the northern half of the 18-mile figure eight Tar Hollow trail that is included in the guide book "50 Hikes in Ohio" by Ralph... More 

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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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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 

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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 

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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 

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