Hocking Hills State Park Information

Hocking Hills State Park is located at:

Park Office Phone: 740-385-6842

Cottage Office Phone: 740-385-6841

Dining Lodge Phone: (740) 380 -0400


Reserve a Shelterhouse

Five shelterhouses are available for reservation, one at each of Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rock House, Cedar Falls, and Cantwell Cliffs. Reserve online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

Camping [map]

109 electric sites, with 20-, 30- or 50-amp electric

47 full hookup sites

13 non-electric sites

Each site has a paved pad and can accommodate up to a 50' unit

Heated showers

Flush toilets

Laundry facility

Dump station

Campground store

Swimming pool for registered campers


Volleyball court and horse shoe pit

Tent-only organized youth group camping. Thirteen sites are available by reservation only. Call for group size limitations. [map]

Primitive hike-in only camp sites for hiker who have hiked into the area. Pit latrines are provided. Reservation needed. [map]

Cabins [map]

The Hocking Hills cabins were recently updated. These modernized cabins provide year round comfort and include wide-screen TV, gas-burning fireplace, cooking utensils, towels, bed linens and blankets. The cabins open out onto a screened porch, where guests can lounge in custom-built Adirondack chairs made from native lumber by the Division of Forestry.

40 gas-heated, air-conditioned, family housekeeping cabins sleep up to six persons

Each cabin has two bedrooms

Living room

Bath with a shower

Gas-burning fireplace

Complete kitchen including microwave and cooking utensils

Dining area

Screened porch

Camper Cabins

3 Camper Cabins equipped with cots and bench beds, a cooler, stove and camp light

Available May through October




An archery range with 5 static targets and 22 3-D targets is open from daylight until dark year-round.

Dining Lodge

The Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge was demolished by fire December of 2016. There were no injuries and plans are being assessed on rebuilding. For those who enjoyed the dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park, you can find the same distinct character of dining at Lake Hope State Park just a half hour away.

Lake Hope State Park, 27331 Ohio 278, McArthur, OH 45651


Fishing is allowed at the 17-acre Rose Lake. Access is off of State Route 374 via a 1/2-mile hiking trail. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

Ohio fishing laws and information


Hunting is allowed in designated areas of the park and is allowed at the adjacent Hocking State Forest.

Download the hunting map [pdf]

Ohio hunting laws and information


Five picnic areas with tables, grills, latrines and drinking water are located at each of the recess caves. Five reservable shelters are available:

Old Man's Cave

Ash Cave

Rock House

Cedar Falls

Cantwell Cliffs  

Picnic shelters can be  reserved online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

All 5 picnic areas are Carry In Carry Out areas. No trash cans are available. Please bring trash bags with you.


A Swimming pool outside the dining lodge is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is open to the general public for a small daily fee.


There are miles of hiking trails located throughout the park and adjacent state forest. These trails are beautiful as well as potentially dangerous: caution and common sense are necessary. Young children should be closely supervised while in on the hiking trails. All park visitors must remain on the marked trails at all times.

Nine hiking trails traverse the park:

Ash Cave Gorge - 1/4  Mile - Easy - Handicap Accessible

Ash Cave Rim - 1/2 Mile - Moderate

Cedar Falls - 1/2 Mile - Moderate

Old Man's Cave - 1 Mile - Moderate

Conkles Hollow - 1 Mile - Easy - Handicap Accessible

Conkles Hollow Rim - 2.5 Miles - Moderate

Rock House - 1/2 Mile - Moderate

Cantwell Cliffs - 1 Mile - Difficult

Buckeye Trail - 6 Miles - Moderate

Two mountain bike trails are also available:

Purple Trail Loop - 2 Miles - Moderate

Orange Trail Loop - 2 miles - Difficult

Portions of the Buckeye Trail go through the park and surrounding state forest. A bridle trail also winds through the adjacent forest.

Download the Hiking Trail Map [pdf 493Kb]

Download the Old Man's Cave Trail Map [pdf 938Kb]

Download the Mountain Biking Trail Map [pdf 163Kb]

Winter Recreation

Under the proper conditions, park visitors can enjoy ice fishing.

More to Do

Special events and nature programs are offered year round

Visitor center at Old Man's cave features interesting displays and a gift shop

Rock climbing/rappelling area is available in the adjacent 9,238 acre  Hocking State Forest.