Hueston Woods State Park

Admission to Hueston Woods State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk 
  • Location: (Map It) Just west of State Route 732, north of Oxford, Ohio 
  • Phone:513-523-6347 
  • Web: click here

Hueston Woods State Park, located in Butler and Preble counties, is nearly 3,000 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and – unique to this region – fossil hunting. The park surrounds Acton Lake, with campsites, cabins, and a resort lodge to entice the overnight visitor. Within the park is Hueston Woods State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark – 200 acres of old-growth forest, with stately beech and sugar maple trees, an abundance of ferns, and wildflowers. The park offers over 40 miles of trails for your outdoor pleasure. The American Discovery Trail also passes through the park. The park has an 18-hole, 7,005-yard, par 72 golf course, as well as driving ranges that are open from March until November. On the grounds at Hueston Woods are a full paintball field and target range. You may bring your own equipment, and rent or buy it here. On tranquil Acton Lake, boating is restricted to 10-hp motors, with convenient launch ramps and public docks. The best fishing includes largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, and bluegill. A fishing pier on the west shore is wheelchair accessible. The 1,500-foot swimming beach with the concession stand and bathhouse is open to the public. Other facilities include a volleyball court, horseshoes, miniature golf, playground, and basketball court. At the Nature Center, you can attend various nature programs. Of course, a park is also a great place for a picnic at nine areas complete with tables and grills.