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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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Fun canoeing and rejuvenating camping

We camped at one of the campsites. It was beautiful where we stayed. Be prepared however for... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Columbus, Ohio
Came back with the whole family

We vacationed here in the cottages years ago when the girls were little (before the old lodge... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Worthington, Ohio
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“nature center” (16 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We camped at one of the campsites. It was beautiful where we stayed. Be prepared however for sleeping on a slant because the campgrounds are on the side of the Hocking Hills. We hiked the trails around the lake and the trails are amazing! The...More

1  Thank BZTraveling
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We vacationed here in the cottages years ago when the girls were little (before the old lodge burned down). We came back this last weekend to hike - on the trails around the lake for 9 miles for 3 of us, while my husband and...More

1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Lake Hope is a fairly small state park but it seems bigger. Most facilities are on a ridge that the lake curves around but they are not all on one road. The campground and nature center with its animal displays and small gift shop are...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had eight cabins rented and it over all was a rainy weekend therefore limiting our outdoor activities. The cabins are roomy but in need of quality control when it comes to maintenance and over all deep cleaning. The general items like bedding and towels,...More

Thank potters65
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

I cannot speak for the campground itself. I was not able to spend the night here. My husband and I decided to stop here on our way home to Pennsylvania from Tennessee. After an 8.5 hour drive we were ready to relax. To start, the...More

Thank sarah W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of trails, nature center and boats for rent. Cabins and camp spots for rent. Don't miss the Moonville tunnel.

1  Thank DrSandyD
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We vacation at Lake Hope every Summer. The beauty and tranquility of this area is amazing. If you are looking to get away from it all and you love nature this is the place to go! The history in this area is wonderful and there...More

Thank mrslljp
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Lake hope is small, but the countryside is beautiful and filled with interesting hiking trails. The lake is fairly close to Athens and OU

1  Thank Mortgageman9000
Reviewed 19 June 2017

What a great place to stay in southern Ohio! Things to leave behind: cell phone (bad service anyway), impatience, diet, worries. This was our first trip to this state park and it was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the furnace cabins, which have recently...More

4  Thank johnsC1927DK
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The lodge is very nice. We didn't eat there but many people were. I did have some work to do so we walked down to the lower outside level and BAM! What a view of the lake. There was a table there and I set...More

1  Thank Marcie L
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21 July 2017|
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Response from mrslljp | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Very clean and shallow enough for little ones to have fun too!
19 May 2017|
Response from Colleen G | Reviewed this property |
The campground is not very level, and last time I was at campground there was no plumbing.
22 August 2016|
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Response from Kelly K | Reviewed this property |
We did have issues with bugs. Not sure what kind they were, they bite and left little red marks. Bites were gone the next day. We had mosquitos as well. You always will have bugs when you camp, but I did feel that there were... More