Bigfoot Adventures in Southeast Ohio

Catching a glimpse of the elusive creature named “Bigfoot” is a thrill many have reported seeing in Cambridge, Ohio.

Named one of the Top 10 “Squatchiest” Places in the country by USATODAY, Salt Fork State Park offers a plethora of Bigfoot adventures for avid enthusiasts or weekend thrill seekers.

Bigfoot has been rumored to live in Ohio since the mid-1770s. Over 36 sightings have been reported in the park since the middle 1980s. As a result, Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center and Salt Fork State Park host several events to celebrate the legend of Bigfoot.

Make plans to attend the following events in 2023: 

The Ohio Bigfoot Conference (May 6, 2023) features top-rated speakers from across the Bigfoot community who share their experiences and knowledge on the subject of Sasquatch. From television personalities, academies, local and national investigators, and other prominent figures, the conference has something for everyone. The weekend also features many free events, including the largest vendor fair of Bigfoot merchandise, advanced hike, Bigfoot Festival, and family hike. It is a great weekend full of fun and informative events for the whole family to enjoy. Visit 

Monthly Bigfoot Night Hikes allow enthusiasts to hike the park trails after dark in search of the legendary Bigfoot. Hikes typically take place once a month during the summer and autumn seasons. For more information, visit or call the park lodge at 740-439-3521.

Run or walk the new Bigfoot races at Salt Fork State Park. The Summer Sasquatch 50K, 20 & 10-mile trail races will take place on June 10 & 11, 2023. These races will challenge you with a 10.4-mile loop course over rolling hills. Hikers are welcome in the 10 Miler – the generous cutoff time allows you to enjoy a supported hike at your own pace. Hikers are welcome in the 10-mile race. Click here for more information.

Can’t make it to the summer Sasquatch races? Join in the fun this winter on Dec. 9 &10, 2023, for the Bigfoot 50K, 20 & 10-mile trail races. Have your family tag along for an awesome Ohio staycation! Salt Fork Lodge offers great rooms at reasonable prices. Call 740-439-2751 and request the Bigfoot race discount when making your reservation. Click here to learn more.

Did You Know?

  • Morgan’s Knob is where much of one of the episodes of “Finding Bigfoot” and “Monsters & Mysteries in America” was filmed?
  • Bigfoot Ridge, the park’s primitive campground, was where Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb filmed an episode of their “Today Show with Kathy and Hoda?”
  • USA TODAY ranked the park one of the Top 10 “Squatchiest” Places in the country? 

Keep your eyes peeled for the “furry foot” while enjoying all the amenities of Salt Fork State Park. Tag the local Visitors & Convention Bureau on social media using #CambridgeOhio to share your adventures!

For more information, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email, or visit

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