Standard (Tent/RV)
Cabins
Tent Cabin
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Lake Hope
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
WiFi
RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 50 ft.
Location
Lake Hope is located in Ohio
Latitude
39.3271 N
Longitude
-82.3464 W
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26 Reviews of Lake Hope
Great spot for getting prepared for zaleski and going kayaking

Several campsites are on a slope so this calls for being creative with placement of tent.
Firewood available for purchase on site. Lake Hope lodge provides great warm and dry spot for delicious food.

Several activities available, fishing available anywhere on the lake, kayak rental for $10 and good size lake.

Very clean pit toliets and running water available dispersed throughout the park. Several hiking trails, zaleski is nearby, hocking hills is 30 minutes away. Moonville tunnel and iron furnace in the area.

Great Location, Good Vibes, Slightly Slanted Sites

Stayed over Labor Day Weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the site we got for booking only a week in advance! Would stay again!

- Many sites are quite sloped and slanted, but this cannot be determined by pictures online. With that said, all sites appeared to have a spot for at least 1 tent cleared away and the picnic table and fire ring in a secure location.

- Most sites only had room for one car parked at the site

- Clean pit style restrooms! With running water restrooms dispersed through the campground.

- Lake Hope was a good size for kayaking (and rentals were open and only ~$10 per person per hour for various boating devices).

- Fishing allowed anywhere!

- Cool hiking trails throughout to see caves, The Hope Furnace, and water features!

- Only ~30-40min from all the must see attractions of Hocking Hills and surrounding area!

- Camp Store with wood, ice, etc.

August trip

Campground were well spaced. There Be were a lot of possible camp sites. Showers and restrooms were clean. Hope furnace was a great landmark to visit. There is a beautiful hike around the lake. Be ready for bugs though.

Camper Trip

We took our 24 ft camper out to Lake Hope campgrounds and enjoyed ourselves. Few things to consider, no water hookup but there are water spigots scattered around. Also not sewer but there's a dump station near the front gate. Almost all the camping lots are slanted and short in depth so be aware of that. It took quite a while to get our camper "leveled" but even then it wasn't entirely level. It is a drive to about everything in the park, minus a couple trails depending on your campsite location. Otherwise it's a great place to enjoy, a short drive to Hocking Hills and the small towns around the area are nice.

Camper Trip

We took our 24 ft camper out to Lake Hope campgrounds and enjoyed ourselves. Few things to consider, no water hookup but there are water spigots scattered around. Also not sewer but there's a dump station near the front gate. Almost all the camping lots are slanted and short in depth so be aware of that. It took quite a while to get our camper "leveled" but even then it wasn't entirely level. It is a drive to about everything in the park, minus a couple trails depending on your campsite location. Otherwise it's a great place to enjoy, a short drive to Hocking Hills and the small towns around the area are nice.

Disapointed

Real busy on weekends. We were here in june in a travel trailer. Not many level sites. We had to buy an extension cord 30amp to reach level spot. Bath house was close but closed and 11/2 mile to dirty front one. Dumpsters still overflowing on tues. Staff not real friendly

A beautiful escape but a vehicle is required

We love Lake Hope and have both tent and pop up camper there. The park is beautiful but my only frustration is that you can’t really walk or bike to many things because the way the campground is situated in relation to a lake. We basically have to drive no matter what we want to do which makes our kids lack the independence they want. It is really lovely there, the lodge restaurant is fantastic and the beach is well maintained. We had site 2 with out pop up which is pretty level but doesn’t have as much yard space.

This is a beautiful campground!

Great campground. Very secluded but well taken care of!

Swimming in History

Lake Hope State Park is a cute area nestled in the foothills of Ohio. With Zaleski right next door, there are a ton of cool things to do around the area. There’s a swimming, boating, camping, hiking, backpacking, and a ton of cool historical sites to see. I would recommend getting an Ohio Lizard Map to find some cool secret sites that most don’t get to find in the area.

Our stay

We enjoying kayaking and hiking. A half hour drive to hocking hills, and many other parks. We were able to explore many things in our short weekend stay. Beautiful lily pads covered the lake, it was stunning to kayak through. Although, I wished the sites had more trees.