Salt Fork State Park


Campground Type
State Park

14755 Cadiz Road
Lore City, Ohio 43755


Salt Fork State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 212
Number of Sites with Electric: 192
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 20

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.

Salt Fork Lodge, scenically overlooking the lake, has 148 guest rooms.
Lodge features include a dining room, coffee shop, snack bar, gift shop, lounge and lobby areas, indoor game area and meeting rooms accommodating up to 450 people.
Lodge and cottage guests can enjoy indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, the tennis, volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard courts, 400-foot swimming beach, as well as boat launching and docking facilities.

37 two-bedroom vacation cottages in hillside and lakeside locations offer fully furnished living and dining areas, kitchen equipped with cooking and eating utensils, bath with shower, and screened porch.
17 chalet cottages also feature gas log fireplaces and hot tubs.
All cottages are available year-round.
Pets are permitted in select cottages, call 800-282-7275 for details.

Campground has 192 sites with electricity
Each site has a 50-amp electric hookup
20 full-service campsites offer sewer and water hookups as well
Heated shower houses, flush toilets, dump station, a separate beach, boat launching and docking facilities for campers
18 sites are wheelchair accessible
Group camp and horsemen's camp are available
Pets are permitted on designated sites

18-hole golf course
Golf pro shop
Snack bar
Driving range
Practice putting green
Tee time reservations are recommended and can be made online, or by calling 740-432-7185
Pavilion is available by reservation for outings

Sizable populations of largemouth bass, crappies, bluegills, walleyes and muskellunge are present
Fishing is particularly good in the many embayment areas, and along the artificial reef on the north branch of the lake
An ODNR Division of Wildlife office is located near the main park entrance
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

2,500-foot beach is one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio
Modern bathhouse provides showers, lockers, toilets and a snack bar
Check for water quality advisories

14 hiking trails
Snowmobile • 19 Miles • Moderate
Bridle • 12 Miles • Moderate

9 picnic areas with tables and grills available in scenic locations around the lake
Wheelchair accessible picnic area with hard surfaced paths and accessible latrines, parking and tables is located off Park Road 1
2 shelters can be reserved online or by calling

Boats with unlimited horsepower are permitted on the lake
Combined speed/ski zones are marked by buoys
There are 10 boat launching ramps on the lake
Boaters may camp on their boats in no-wake zones within fifty yards of shore
Swimming from boats is permitted in designated areas only

2 marinas include 469 rental docks, comfort stations, gasoline fuel stations, parking facilities, concession areas and a variety of rental boats

Hunting is permitted on designated areas
Check-in with park or wildlife officers for delineation of these areas
Cottontail rabbit, gray and fox squirrels, deer, grouse, quail, woodchuck, raccoon, mink, muskrat, beaver, wild turkey and waterfowl are abundant
An ODNR Division of Wildlife office is located near the main park entrance
Valid Ohio hunting license is required

More To Do
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 located in the campground and at the beach

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