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Shawnee State Park

Shawnee State Park, located in Scioto County near Portsmouth, offers resort facilities nestled in the largest state forest in Ohio, overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. The ruggedness of these hills earned the area the name "Little Smokies."

Golf on the 18-hole public course. Hike 8 miles of scenic hiking trails in the park, or try the 60 mile backpack trail in nearby Shawnee State Forest.  The State forest also offers 75 miles of bridle trails for horseback riding (bring your own horse) & a horse camp. Learn more about the area's amazing biological diversity at the nature center and naturalist programs. Two small lakes offer sand swimming beaches for campers and park visitors. Boating is limited to non-motorized & boats w/electric motors only. A marina on the Ohio River offers launching, docking & fuel for power boating with no hp limit. Access the river off US Rt. 52. Turkey creek lake is stocked with trout for fishing from shore or on the lake. Hunting is permitted in designated areas.

The Lodge features guest rooms, restaurant, meeting rooms, lounge, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, and a game room. Two-bdrm. vacation cottages have kitchens, living/dining areas, porches, bathroom, heat & A/C. The campground offers 101 campsites with electric hookups and 6 non-electric sites. Amenities are hot showers & modern restrooms. Pets permitted on designated sites. Try the Camper Cabins for hassle-free camping.

Camping fees (weekends) range from $19/night to $24/night for non-electric/electric sites. Camper cabins are $45/night. Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations. 

For lodge & cottage reservations call 1-800-282-7275.

Shawnee State Park
4404 State Route 125

West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 858-6652
Fax: (740) 858-6677
Reservations: (866) 644-6727
Reservations: (800) 282-7275


Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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