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Shawnee State Park

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Address: 4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth, OH 45663-9003
Phone Number: 740 858-6652
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shawnee state park lodge

The menu is limited in the restaurant and the staff appears to be somewhat disorganized, but the service is ok and the portions are huge and very good. Although the rooms are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third time we've stayed in the cabins and this time was as great as the last two. The facilities are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with plates, cups, etc. We used the grill and it worked well. Although there were several families close to us, it wasn't noisy at night at all. Bring your own... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shawnee State Park is absolutely gorgeous. It is set in the Shawnee State forest with lots of tent camping spots in among the huge trees. There is pad parking for RV's and trailers too. The bath house and restrooms are clean. WiFi is only available at the lodge which is a short distance from the camping area. A great place... More 

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ohio
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The menu is limited in the restaurant and the staff appears to be somewhat disorganized, but the service is ok and the portions are huge and very good. Although the rooms are somewhat dated, I think it adds to the character . The rooms are very clean, the staff is extremely helpful and polite at check in. I think the... More 

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Huntington, West Virginia, United States
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The park is very clean.The sites are spaced apart for comfort.The office/store is within walking distance of any site and very reasonable.The lake is awesome.It has 2 beaches.they are larger and cleaner than most lakes we have visited.We have posted pics of site 73.So far we like it best for tent camping.It is next to restroom and on an elevated... More 

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Thank Venessa E
Batavia, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We enjoyed our first visit to Shawnee State Park. The campground has great wooded sites, many with secluded areas for tent camping and campfires. Restrooms are scattered throughout the campground; shower houses are roomy and clean. We saw staff cleaning the restrooms and shower houses everyday. Small camp store has many necessities. Park staff are friendly and helpful. A small... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

The drive is beautiful along the highway. There are two lakes where one can swim. The lodge is uniquely decorated with beautiful Indian decor. Beautiful outlook to the hills, the big pool, and one of the lakes. Soft comfortable furniture. A restaurant overlooks the scenery. The best place to stay the night or the week in the Portsmouth area. A... More 

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Thank Linda B
Portsmouth, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

had a great time it was a little crowded but was nice were we were at ,we sat out by the fire at night with some people we met while we were their and just had a fun time cant wait to go again.we had the camper cabin number 1 it is nice and hope to get it again next... More 

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Lucasville, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The park is very easy hiking. A lot of animals to see. Camping is nice. The lodge needs updated. Pool area needs more chairs and more staff. The sauna and hot tub doesn't work. But other than that it's a great ride through the woods!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

To clarify - we did not hike the whole trail. We only hiked the backpacking trail from the parking lot to camp 7 so this review only covers that stretch of the trail. Getting started was a bit confusing. FYI, parking for the backpacking trail is off of Rt 125 next to Turkey Creek Lake. Look for the sign marking... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The lodge grounds and views are beautiful. The rooms at the lodge are in dire need of repair. This is an old lodge and has not been kept in the best condition. Rooms were not as clean as I would like. No stopper in sink, slip strips on tub floor were worn to nothing, sheets were so thin that I... More 

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