Hocking Hills State Park is located at:
Emergency: Dial 9-1-1
Park Office Phone: 740-385-6842
Cottage Office Phone: 740-385-6841
Located right next to Old Man's Cave, this popular campground features direct access to the Hocking Hills area's trails.
Primitive hike-in only campsites for hikers are available by reservation and includes pit latrines.
The park also offers tent-only organized youth group camping, which is available for reservation. Call for group size limitations. The park provides pit latrines.
Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling 866-644-6727.
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.
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
All 5 picnic areas are Carry In Carry Out areas. No trash cans are available. Please bring trash bags with you.
There are over 25 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 on the hiking trails. All park visitors must remain on the marked trails at all times. Hocking Hills State Park trails are one-way loop trails.
An archery range with 5 static targets and 22 3-D targets is open from daylight until dark year-round
The Hocking Hills State Park Dining Lodge was demolished by fire in December of 2016. Work began on a new lodge in 2020 for Hocking Hills State Park,including 81 overnight rooms, a full-service restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and event space. Until then, for those who enjoyed the dining lodge at Hocking Hills State Park, you can find the same distinct dining character at Lake Hope State Park just a half-hour away. Lake Hope State Park, 27331 Ohio 278, McArthur, OH 45651
Details of the new lodge expected at the park.
There are seven major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park - All are one-way trail systems.
Ash Cave, Old Man's Cave, Rock House, Conkle's Hollow, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, and Whispering Cave Trail. These park areas offer a unique experience for those who walk its paths no matter what season (the park is open year-round from dawn to dusk)—located on the southern edge of Hocking County.