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About East Fork State Park
Access
Drive In, Boat In
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
East Fork State Park is located in Ohio
Latitude
39.05 N
Longitude
-84.105 W
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13 Reviews of East Fork State Park
Excellent campground

I love just pulling into a site and not leveling the RV. Besides that, the park is well kept with plenty of spaces and the bathhouse is clean. Lots of hiking trails including house trails.

Lake-side Camping

Private campsites, nice big lake for swimming, fishing and boating, pets allowed. Perfect for all seasons! Horseback riding available as well!

Excellent state park in southern Ohio

We camped here in late spring. It was still pretty cold and even got a little snow one night. We were pretty much alone in the campground. The sites were huge! No water in our site but we did have electric. The rolling hills in this part of Ohio are beautiful. There is a huge lake that you can access from the camp ground. It was still really cold when we went but my understanding is that the fishing here is excellent. The restrooms looked brand new. There was a lot of downed trees, mostly ash trees. So this made for easy gathering for firewood. The campground staff was really nice and welcoming. This is a huge state park with a variety of accommodations. Overall excellent place.

Huge, Hiking, wildlife

The one factor that really decreased rating for me is that the beach that's within the campground is closed down. So end up driving 25-30 minutes to the other side of the lake that does have a great beach area. My husband complained that there was only 2 bathroom stalls in the campground loop we were at. However the bathrooms were nice with hot water. Overall nice peaceful place with friendly staff and campers. Just need to improve beach on campground. We seen so many deer while we were camping so that was awesome too!

primitive camping

my friend and I went to one of the primitive camping sites (#2). The “campsite” was a few wooden shelters. a fIre ring, a creepy vibe and two toilet seats In an enclosed (with out doors) shelter. We decided to keep on hiking and we found a spot by the lake that was previously camped at. The trails are great with little to no traffic. Definitely, with out a doubt bring bug spray. Besides the spiders and mosquitos we were dealing with ticks left and right!

Overall great state park

Generous sized campsites, a lot of them are wooded which we prefer, with around 400 sites there are plenty to choose from! Bathroom/shower facilities are updated and usually well maintained. There is a large public beach but it's on the other side of the park so you have to drive all the way around to get to it, no short cuts. They have a camp ground beach but it's been closed the last 2 years. Lots of hiking trails, bridal trails and a bike path. Wish list for this park: Boat rental, dog park, dog beach/water access. Overall a beautiful park.

Generous Sites

With over 400 sites, there are many options to choose from. The sites are spacious and private, while also providing a community atmosphere. East Fork’s bathrooms are probably standard for other state parks, though not ebiugh to supply demand with the minimal number of full hook sites. The downside to East Fork is the lack of a clean campsite beach. As a local, I won’t let my kiddos at the beach or the lake during the later summer months.

East Fork’s Halloween Campouts are always a best time for our family.

Huge sites

Great state campground on a beautiful lake.

Great experience

We went the first weekend it was open this year and had a great experience. Stayed Friday-Sunday on a full hookup site against the woods, the road had a loop at the end for easy pull through.

We registered/paid online but the entire weekend there were no staff to be found. Someone came by Friday night when we pulled in to tell us we could check in at the booth at the entrance of the park but all weekend there was no one working. We tried multiple times on Saturday but never found anyone, so we never technically checked in.

Other than that the trip was great! Would recommend this campground.

Great Adventure to be had

Swimming, fishing, geocaching, star gazing…. So much to do here. The various hiking trails around the lake are a pleasant bonus.