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“Beautiful view and Great Lodge!”
Review of Shawnee State Park

Shawnee State Park
Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and Great Lodge!”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Went as an anniversary celebration weekend and we didn't want to leave! The scenery is just so beautiful! We stayed at the Lodge and it was very cozy. We also ate in the restaurant for breakfast and we had a great view of the Lake! At night, we went to the bar and had a few drinks and the bartender was very nice. The whole staff was very accommodating and friendly. We're planning our next trip to happen sooner than later back here!

Visited March 2012
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English first
Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful state park”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Shawnee State Park has glorious outdoor activities as well as a lodge available in the heart of the forest. Things to do include a super golf course, marina, lakes, fishing, dozens of walking/hiking trails and roads to drive, camp grounds, etc. Great for a get-away or family outings.

Visited May 2012
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South Point, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“beautiful”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

went for nieces wedding, nice room for wedding reception, good food for buffet at reception, staff eager to help

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Kids love this place!”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

I went with a school group of 30 kids ages 9 and 10. The kids had a great time with everything they offer. The park has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, lots of hiking trails, a lake for hiking, a small waterfall where the kids can jump in and explore a creek area too. The park also features lots of birds which the kids enjoyed on several bird watching hike.

We stayed in the cabins which were nice. They had a kitchen area, full size refrigerator and plenty of room to store grocery's. The cabin also had a screen enclosed porch to keep the bug from biting. Of course we made smoores a couple nights and the park rangers came and made our camp fire.

Visited May 2012
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“Lodge is poorly managed, full of pests and cabins smell of urine and mildew”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Don't waste your vacation on the lodge. Camp instead but be prepared for cramped camp-sites. The cabins at the ,
Lodge are just too run-down. Several need to be torn down. The lodge offers better accommodations however their restaurant is so slow you have to plan hours in advance. Don't even think of trying to get something to eat outside their specific breakfast, lunch or dinner times... They're simply closed.

Visited July 2011
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