Admission to Van Buren State Park is free.
- Open daily dawn to dusk
- Location: (Map It) Just south of State Route 613, just eats of Van Buren, Ohio
- Phone: 419-832-7662
- Web: click here
Van Buren State Park offers a quiet retreat with fishing and picnicking opportunities. The woodlands are a small but valued refuge in the rich agricultural land of northwestern Ohio. Van Buren offers a multi-use campground at the east end of the park with 38 non-electric campsites for general camping as well as horseman’s camping. Good fishing is available at Van Buren Lake. Catches of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bullhead, bluegill, and carp await the skilled angler. Hiking trails circle the lake. Hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers are welcome on 6 miles of multiple-use trails traversing steep ravines and gentler terrain in scenic woodlands. Volleyball courts and horseshoe pits are available for use at the picnic areas. The park’s nature center is located near the family campground.