Burr Oak State Park

Admission to Burr Oak State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) On State Route 78, just north of Glouster, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-767-3570
  • Web: click here

Burr Oak State Park, located in southeast Ohio, is quiet and remote and has a rustic country charm in its scenery of wooded hills and valley farms. As one of Ohio’s resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of overnight accommodations with its lodge, cottages, and campground. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio. Burr Oak Lodge, overlooking the lake from the east, offers sixty guest rooms, five meeting rooms, a dining room, a full-service lounge, and a gift shop. Facilities for lodge and cottage guests include a swimming beach, tennis courts, and an indoor swimming pool. There are 30 family cottages with air conditioning and cable TV situated near the lodge in the wooded hills overlooking the lake. Each cottage sleeps six and has a bath, with shower, living room, complete kitchen, dining area, and screened porch. Linens, towels, and cooking and eating utensils are furnished. There are 100 non-electric campsites to accommodate campers in the campground. Thirteen primitive sites are offered at Dock #2 and eight primitive sites at Dock #3. A public swimming beach offers enjoyment for swimmers and sunbathers. A bathhouse, showers, changing booths, and a snack bar are provided. Twenty-eight miles of hiking trails, including a portion of the Buckeye Trail, take hikers to scenic vistas and unique rock outcroppings. Backpackers will find the Burr Oak Backpack Trail challenging and enjoyable. This eighteen-mile loop trail winds around the lakeshore and offers primitive campsites and water at several locations along the route.

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