Rugged hills and rich green forests provide the backdrop to Blue Rock State Park. Escape to nature's solitude, and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of this scenic 322 acre state park.
97 non-electric sites
Pet camping is permitted on designated sites
Latrines, picnic tables, water, dump station and fire rings are provided
Showers are available to campers at the beach bathhouse
Group camp is available by reservation for organized groups only • Accommodates up to 120 people
Primitive camp area is also available • 20 site walk-in "tents only" area is off Cutler Lake Road
Register for campsites at the camp store, where snack foods, camp supplies, sundries, souvenirs, ice and firewood can be purchased in season
3 Rent-A-Camp units consisting of a tent, sheltered picnic table, cooler, cookstove and other equipment can be rented during the summer months
3 camper cabins are also available with campstove, lantern and cooler provided
Boats with electric motors only, rowboats and canoes can be used on Cutler Lake
1 launch ramp provides access to the 15-acre lake
Bass, Trout, Catfish and Bluegill provide sport for the fisherman in Cutler Lake
A valid Ohio fishing license is required
7 hiking trails
Beechnut • 0.3 Miles • Easy
Hollow Rock Trail • 0.8 Miles • Easy
Ground Cedar Trail • 0.45 Miles • Moderate
Vista Trail • 1/2 Mile • Moderate
Turtle Trail • 0.2 Miles • Moderate
Ruffed Grouse Trail • 0.6 Miles • Moderate
Deer Trail- Hiking • 0.2 Miles • Difficult
Additional hiking trails are in the adjacent state forest
26 miles of bridle trails wind through the Blue Rock State Forest
No overnight facilities are available
You must provide your own horse, rental horses are not available
A land navigation course where visitors can practice map and compass skills is located between the Hollow Rock and Ruffed Grouse trails • The design and course markings were a local Eagle Scout project
10 Picnic areas with tables and grills are located throughout the park.
3 shelter houses are available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727
The Northwest shelterhouse has a very picturesque covered bridge, ideal for outdoor weddings
250-foot public beach is located on the north end of the lake
Swimming is permitted during daylight hours only
Change booths, lockers, restrooms and snacks are available
Check for water quality advisories
Hunting, though not permitted in the park, is permitted in season in the surrounding state forest
A valid Ohio hunting license is required
More To Do
The campground offers volleyball and basketball courts, a horseshoe pit and a playground
Surrounding the park, the 4,573 acre Blue Rock State Forest offers hiking, trail riding and hunting opportunities.
The Muskingum River is nearby offering fishing, boating and the opportunity to view several nineteenth century locks and dams located off State Route 60 on the Muskingum River Parkway. These are the only full system of hand-operated locks still in use in the United States.
Historic Zanesville lies north of the park on State Route 60. The famous "Y" bridge, spanning both the Muskingum and Licking rivers is in the center of town.
The Lorena steamboat is available for cruises on the river at Zanesville during summer months.
The National Road-Zane Grey Museum in Zanesville traces the development of the country's first highway and features belongings of the famous native-born novelist Zane Grey.
The International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals ("The Wilds") is located only 10 miles away.
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