Malabar Farm State Park
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2019


I found Malabar Farm in Lucas, OH on my way home from Mom’s house. Never heard of it before and I have been this way for over 20 years now. Louis Bromfield was a conservationist and among many other things (including winning a Pulitzer) he was in the forefront of organic and self-sustaining gardening. This place is amazing! ( and would be an excellent home schoolers camping trip!) Not your typical going hiking kinda campground (there are trails but they are not “major”) you come here to step away from city life and tour a working farm. Ohio countryside at its best. Primitive camping with a gravel parking pad and water, fire ring, picnic table and hitching post. No reservations, this is a first come campground. There’s also a small rentable cabin open year round. Definitely worth a visit and very family oriented events. ( your teenager will roll their eyes at you but probably secretly enjoy the visit)

  • The main visitors Center
  • Pay for your site here
  • Not much shade
  • Pick a spot, set up and get to the farm
  • That’s all as far as amenities
  • Bridle paths adjacent to campground
  • Picturesque and takes you back
  • Signage
  • Highly interested cattle
  • The main farm building
  • Ye old smoke house
  • The main farm building
  • Info on the place and home tours
  • The big house and some awesome architecture/ landscaping
  • The lay of the land
  • Very quiet and scenic hikes
  • Be careful on the road
  • The overlook is awesome when you can see it