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Strouds Run State Park

Strouds Run State Park is located in Athens County, little more than an hour's drive south of Columbus. The scenic forested hills & valleys are home to a diverse array of wildlife. Go hiking on 15.5 miles of nature trails, or horseback riding on 8.5 miles of bridle trails (bring your own horse). More than 18 miles of mountain biking trails wind through the woods. Lakeside picnic areas provide picnic tables & cooking grates, along with 3 reservable shelters. 
161-acre Dow Lake offers a sand swimming beach. Scuba diving with proper equipment is permitted. Enjoy laid-back boating with a 10 hp limit. Boat rental and tie-up slips are available. Fishing for trout, bass, crappie & channel catfish can be enjoyed from the shore or the lake. Hunting is permitted in designated areas. A valid Ohio fishing &/or hunting license is required.

The campground offers 80 scenic non-electric campsites, along with camper cabins for rent. Campground facilities include picnic tables & fire rings at each site, with latrines & waste drains throughout the campground. For camping rates and reservations call 740-594-2628Fees are $18/night (weekends) for non-electric sites. Call 1-866-OHIO-PARKS for reservations.
Address

Strouds Run State Park
11661 State Park Road

Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 767-3570
Reservations: (740) 594-2628

Hours

Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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

Special Hours:

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

FREE

Parking

FREE

Partner Itineraries

  • Family Fun in Athens
    by Partner Author

    Show your family what fun REALLY means! Enjoy delectable eats, inspiring tours and activities, exciting haunts and so much more! Make your memories in Athens County!

    Day One:

    9:00 am       Breakfast at Village Bakery
    10:00 am     Kayaking at Strouds Run State Park
    11:30 am     Lunch at Brenen's Deli and Cafe
    1:00 pm       Take a ride on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
    3:30 pm       Horse Back Riding at Smoke Rise Ranch
    6:00 pm       Dinner at Casa Nueva
    7:30 pm       Final Friday's on the Square
    10:00 pm     Swimming at Hotel

    Day Two:

    9:00 am      Breakfast at Hotel
    10:00 am    Hiking at the Ridges
    11:00 am    Putt Putt at the Ridges
    12:00 pm    Lunch at O'Betty's Red Hot
    1:00 pm      Athens County Historical Society and Museum
    2:00 pm      Athens Community Center (swimming, volleyball, basketball...)
    5:30 pm      Dinner at Abrio's Brick Oven
    7:30 pm      Southern Ohio Copperheads Baseball Game

    For help planning your trip, call the ACCVB at 800-878-9767! Or visit AthensOhio.Com

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