This was my second visit to the park. Some things have changed:) The park was very busy over the holiday weekend. The movies were a highlight and the Friends of Hueston Woods had some tasty snacks you could purchase.
We opted not to swim at the beach but it is quite lovely. It wasn't over run with Geese. You have a sandy area, grassy area, volley ball area, and playground. It is one of the better beaches for Ohio State Parks in the southern part of the state. We bought a day pass to the pool at the lodge. This was a wonderful evening swimming late into the evening past sun set.
In 2020, some of the campsites are being improved (see sign below). We camped on the RV side in our tent. This area is more populated and the bathrooms are better. It is more "groomed" the grass and landscape. If you go to the primitive campsite side the grass is mowed but it has a more rustic feel to that side of the camp ground.
The red covered bridge that is near by you can either drive to or walk to from the primitive side of the camp ground. The bridge is still beautiful but be prepared that folks have taken to writing on the bridge. Some of it is chalk or mud but it doesn't follow LNT. Not a fan of names or other tidbits on the bridge.
The nature center here does a great program as we were able to look at various birds of prey. This was a highlight.
We thought about renting kayaks but didn't want to wait. They don't do specific time slots so it is a wait around approach. We had better things to do than wait around. We went out on the trails. Some of the trails were better marked and others were not clearly marked. We were able to figure it out but it was a bit tricky.
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I camp here occasionally, but through the years, some of the foliage is starting to die out. But there is a lot of wildlife in the area.
During the best weather, the evenings can be a little noisy with many of the motorists (bikes and cars) on the nearby roads to the north.
Toilet facilities aren’t terrible but they do leave a lot to be desired in the primitive camping and hiking areas.
With the latest budget cuts, Hueston Woods isn’t affected as much, but then again, you can’t cut what you never had.
I wish I had more time to explore everything, but I’ll definitely be back. The cabins/cottages are very nice. Worth the $$. The RV and campground are like any others, a little bit nicer than most but very crowded and right next to each other.
This camp ground is pretty standard for Ohio State Parks. It does have a cool new sleeping option. Yurts! We enjoyed our time in the yurt. They also have trails that are easy to tackle and well marked at this park.
We were able to easily have the kids in one bed and we were in another bed. The small fridge and microwave made it easy to pull a meal together. The fan kept us cool.
Water is a short walk away and so are restrooms. You have to bring in local fire wood for your camp fires.
I was blessed to grow up down the road from Hueston Woods, frequently camping, hiking, fishing, etc. Beautiful park, great campgrounds, numerous trails, large nature center, and awesome beach for dogs.
It has lake activities, hiking, biking, fishing. Camping can be in tens or various cabins or even in the lodge. Lodge has a restaurant- food was good. There was also a pool within the lodge. They have some planned activities and hikes for those interested!
Family friendly, many of the lots are wooded with plenty of natural shade. Clean restrooms, accessible water and friendly staff. Brenda is awesome and all of the staff care about your stay. No pool on site but there is a lake close by and many other activities to choose from. Lots of fun!
From walk in camping to painball hueston woods has it all. Lots of trails and creeks, biking, boating, play grounds, swimming, food, store, movie nights mini golf and more! They even have an animal preserve.
the campground is seriously in need of some tlc and they have gotten rid of the deer exhibit and replaced it with a dog park which is sad because my family spent a few hours each trip just petting and feeding the deer before. also the nature center isn’t what it used to be. bathrooms are always nasty. it’s sad because this used to be our go to campground.
II went to Hueston Woods State Park with my family. It was lovely they have a beach you can camp out or rent a cabin. They also have a hotel somewhere on the property you may also rent boats. If I were to stay I would definitely use a lodge or campout. If you are visiting Hueston Woods I suggest a a couple days and make it a big event it will be worth the while it is an amazing part with a lot to do.