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Salt Fork Wildlife Area

Situated in the hills of southeastern Ohio, the Salt Fork Wildlife Area and the Salt Fork State Park have a steep to rolling terrain that is dissected by numerous small streams.  The largest of these, Salt Fork Creek, has been impounded to create the 2,952-acre Salt Fork Lake.

The area is popular for hunting of gray and fox squirrels, grouse, rabbit, deer, and wild turkey. Waterfowl hunting is good during the fall migration.  Woodcock hunting is increasing in popularity.  Trapping of muskrat and mink is productive along the small streams and raccoon hunting is good throughout the area.

There are many fishing opportunties on the area.

A lodge, cabins, and camping areas are provided in the state park for overnight accommodations.  Picnic facilities are also available.  On the lake, there are marinas and boat ramps.  (Horsepower is unlimited in designated speed zones.)  A large beach and bathhouse are open to the public for swimming during the summer.  Several miles of well-marked nature trails, including a portion of the Buckeye Trail, are available to the hiker and nature lover.  Vehicles are not permitted on these trails.


Salt Fork Wildlife Area

Lore City, Ohio 43755

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 589-9930
Local Number: (740) 489-5240
Local Number: (740) 489-5021
Local Number: (740) 439-3521

Special Hours: Contact the Wildlife District Four Office at (740) 589-9930 or the Salt Fork State Park Manager at (740) 439-3521 for general information. Call (740) 489-5240 for current fishing conditions. Call (740)489-5021 for current hunting conditions.







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