Admission to Salt Fork State Park is free.
- Open daily dawn to dusk
- Location: (Map It) On U.S. Route 22, just northeast of Cambridge, Ohio
- Phone: 740-439-3521
- Web: click here
Salt Fork State Park: The landscape of rural Guernsey County appears as a patchwork of forested hills, open meadows, and misty valleys threaded by numerous streams. At the heart of this region is Salt Fork State Park, encompassing the woodlands and fields flanking Salt Fork Reservoir. As Ohio’s largest state park, Salt Fork boasts recreational facilities to suit nearly every taste. The Salt Fork Lodge, overlooking the lake, features 148 guest rooms, a dining room, coffee shop, snack bar, gift shop, lounge and lobby areas, indoor game area, and meeting facilities for up to 450 people. Guests can also enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, tennis, volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard courts, a 400-foot swimming beach, as well as boat launching and docking facilities. Thirty-seven two-bedroom cottages offer fully furnished living and dining areas, a kitchen equipped with cooking and eating utensils, a bath with shower, and screened porch. Seventeen chalet cottages also feature gas log fireplaces and hot tubs. All cottages are available year-round. The modern campground has 192 sites with electricity. Each site has a 50-amp electric hookup. Twenty full-service campsites offer sewer and water hookups as well. Other features include heated shower houses, flush toilets, a dump station, a separate beach, boat launching, and docking facilities for campers. Eighteen sites are wheelchair accessible. A miniature golf course is offered at the beach, near the park’s nature center. Basketball courts are located at the beach and near the park office. Playgrounds are offered at the campground and at the beach.