West Branch State Park

sp WEST BRANCH BEACHAdmission to West Branch State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) On State Route 5, east of Ravenna, Ohio
  • Phone: 330-296-3239
  • Web: Click here

West Branch State Park’s large lake with its many forks and coves is extremely popular with fishermen, boaters and swimmers. The park’s meadows and woodlots provide an excellent backdrop for camping, hiking and horseback riding. The park’s 700-foot sand beach includes a showerhouse, change booth and snack bar. A boat swimming area is located in Silver Creek Bay, southwest of the beach. The newly renovated family campground offers 29 full service sites, 155 sites with 50-amp electric hook-ups, and 14 non-electric sites. The campground also features heated showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities and a trailer dump station. Some lakeside sites offer boating access. A group camp is available for organizations of up to 50 people. More than twelve miles of hiking trails provide access to the natural world. A portion of the state’s Buckeye Trail passes through the park and is linked to the campground by a two-mile spur trail. The park offers extensive snowmobile trails when conditions permit. Trail starts at the west boat ramp. Mountain biking is permitted on trails in the snowmobile area. After leaving the parking area and riding up to cable line road there are 6 loops (some connected, some not) that provide approximately 8 miles of single and double-track. Twenty miles of bridle trails traverse woodlands and meadows. Riders must provide their own horses. A horse camp is open by permit only.