State Parks

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Ross County is the only location in Ohio where you can find 5 State Parks and a National Park all in one county! Our State Parks are excellent for the outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, boating and hunting! There are trails for everyone in our State Parks, whether you’re looking for gently rolling hills to more steep inclines for experienced hikers and bikers.

 

GREAT SEAL STATE PARK

4908 Marietta Road
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-887-4818
parks.ohiodnr.gov/greatseal

PAINT CREEK STATE PARK

280 Taylor Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612
740-493-2212
parks.ohiodnr.gov/paintcreek

PIKE LAKE STATE PARK

1847 Pike Lake Road
Bainbridge, OH 45612
740-493-2212
www.pikelakestatepark.com

Several of the State Parks offer beach areas that are designated for swimming and boating. Ross County’s State Parks & State Forests offer designated areas for hunters to hunt. Many hunters come for a more challenging hunt in the rolling hills of southern Ohio. To learn more about obtaining an Ohio Hunting License visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources online.

 

SCIOTO TRAIL STATE PARK

144 Lake Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-887-4818
www.bright.net/~thollow

TAR HOLLOW STATE PARK

16396 Tar Hollow Rd.
Laurelville, OH 43135
740-887-4818
parks.ohiodnr.gov/tarhollow

HOPEWELL CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK

16062 St. Rt. 104
Chillicothe, Ohio
740-774-1126
www.NPS.gov/hocu