East Fork State Park

Admission to East Fork State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) On State Route 125, just northwest of Bethel, Ohio
  • Phone: 513-734-4323
  • Web: click here

East Fork State Park:  One of Ohio’s largest state parks, East Fork offers a great diversity of recreational opportunities and natural history only 25 miles from Cincinnati. The park’s terrain includes both rugged hills and open meadows, setting the stage for a wonderful getaway. A 1,200-foot swimming beach features change boots with showers, restrooms, and a vending area. East Fork has one of the largest camping areas in the state with 399 sites, all of which have electrical hookups. Seven full-service sites also have sewer and water hookups. The campground offers showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a camper’s beach, and a boat ramp. Spacious Cedar Cabins with all the amenities of a fully-equipped RV are available for daily or weekly rental. Four camper cabins may also be rented spring through fall. For the hiker and backpacker, the Backpack Trail traverses approximately 10 miles of scenic park areas, offering a 20-mile round trip. In addition, the 32-mile Steven Newman Worldwalker Perimeter Trail circles the park and is available for hikers, backpackers, and horsemen. Four primitive campsites are located along these trails. Permits for their use are available through the park office. For those less adventuresome, shorter trails are easily accessible. A 5-mile mountain bike trail begins just west of the park entrance on S.R. 125. Those who enjoy water sports will find East Fork Lake very accommodating. There are 2,160 acres of water and unlimited horsepower boating with access available at six launch ramps.

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