East Fork State Park - Bethel, OH - Ohio State Parks

 
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Welcome to East Fork State Park
One of Ohio's largest state parks, 4,870-acre East Fork offers a great diversity of recreational opportunities and natural history only 25 miles from Cincinnati. The park's terrain includes both rugged hills and open meadows, setting the stage for a wonderful getaway.

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Amenities

Within Facility
Camping
376 electric sites
23 full-hookup sites
Amenities include showers, flush toilets, drinking water, and boat ramp
Pets are permitted in all areas
Equestrian camp with 17 electric sites

Reserve a Picnic Shelter
The Turkey Ridge picnic shelter is reservable online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

Boating
2,160-acre William H. Harsha Lake within the park allows unlimited horsepower boating. Six launch ramps provide access to the lake. A life jacket loaner board is found at the carry-in boat ramp.

Fishing
The lake offers quality fishing with excellent catches of largemouth and smallmouth bass, and crappie and fair catches of bluegill. Muskellunge were first stocked in the lake in 2008 and should now be providing good angling. For the sport fisherman, East Fork is stocked with hybrid striper. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

Hunting
Hunting is permitted in designated areas only. Hunting blinds accessible to persons with mobility-impairments can be found at the park. Handicap hunting access is located on N. Campbell Rd and Tunnel Mill Rd. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.

Picnicking
8 Picnic areas with tables, grills and drinking water are located around the park. Two picnic shelters are available. The Turkey Ridge shelter is reservable online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

Swimming
A 1,200-foot swimming beach features change booths with showers, restrooms and a vending area.

Trails
East Fork offers approximately 46 miles of backcountry trail as well as the 16-mile Backpack Trail and 32-mile Perimeter Trail. Parking and the trailhead are located at the south access parking lot near the park entrance. Access and parking on the north side of the Perimeter Trail are available at the campground visitor parking lot. Backcountry camping is free and available by permit only at four designated areas along the Backpacking and Perimeter trails. Adironack shelters are available at camping areas 1 and 2.

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Location

Address
3294 Elklick Rd
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Latitude
39.00
Longitude
-84.14
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