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Scioto Trail State Park

144 Lake Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601-9478
+1 740-663-2125
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small,mostly quiet park with 2 lakes and several hiking trails

The fishing is good,there are boat and bike rentals, a miniature golf course,several covered picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ernest C
Pleasant park in secluded setting

Scioto Trail State Park has two small lakes and the park is actually divided into two sections... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Bruce F
Morrow, Ohio
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Take a quiet trail into the thickness of oaks and hickories. The Scioto Trail State Park in the Appalachian foothills makes for a pleasant hike.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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144 Lake Rd, Chillicothe, OH 45601-9478
+1 740-663-2125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fishing is good,there are boat and bike rentals, a miniature golf course,several covered picnic areas,2 rental cabins ,2 small playgrounds ( one in the camping area.) Although weekends, especially on holidays, the campground can be full, it is mostly a quiet family friendly park....More

Thank Ernest C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Scioto Trail State Park has two small lakes and the park is actually divided into two sections - each surrounding one fo the lakes. There are informal hiking trails around Caldwell Lake that make for a short, scenic stroll. Longer hiking trails available. We stopped...More

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Actually, Scioto Trail is quite near the beaten path. The well signed turn into the park on highway 372 is located on US highway 23 maybe eight miles south of Chillicothe where the highway leaves the river to climb directly up and over the Appalachian...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A truly scenic place here in southern Ohio, a gem we are very proud of, and very well maintain, A great place to spend a day or even a dinner in the park.

Thank buckeyemike60
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A lovely park with abundant trails and bridle paths, two lakes, picnic areas, and camping sites. The facilities are well maintained as are the trails.Hundreds of hilly acres in which to commune with nature

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It's a beautiful place... Lots of space for picnicking and hiking.. Clean and pleasant atmosphere.. My family has been going here for 40 years...

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I've hiked the trails in this park for many years and have never grown tired of it. The park consists of several hundred hilly acres that are laced with many hiking and bridal trails. There are two lakes and multiple camping sites , most of...More

Thank Rick h
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very nice state park that offers a lot. There are two lakes, one which has a sand beach. Trailer and tent camping, including hike-in. Picnic tables. Trails. Small amphitheater. Lots of woods.

Thank NatureChaser
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Almost nobody there in Nov. 2016 on Tues-Wed that I was there. Beautiful leaves falling. Trails here are very wide, so you probably don't need long pants. Adjacent state forest has long trails. Even in the park have very steep sections. Toilets are pit type,...More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I love taking walks here, so peaceful and lovely place to be to get away! If you want to enjoy a view come here, so lovely!

1  Thank Andrew S
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22 October 2016|
Response from Anteeks2u | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they have nothing in them. They do have a microwave, however.