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Tar Hollow State Park © Gene Shirk
Tar Hollow State Park © Gene Shirk
Tar Hollow State Park © Gene Shirk
Cardinal © stateparks.com
Cardinal
Small Boy Fishing © stateparks.com
Gone fishin.
Picnic Table © stateparks.com
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
Oh Yell © stateparks.com
Campfire and Hotdogs © stateparks.com
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Afternoon Hike © stateparks.com
Spring Hike © stateparks.com
TAR HOLLOW STATE PARK ACTIVITIES
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres604
 Water, acres15
 Nearby State Forest, acres16,046
 Nearby Wildlife Area, acres1,361
Day-UseFishingyes
 Huntingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles24
 Backpack Trail, miles21
 Picnickingyes
 Picnic Shelters, #8
 Swimming Beach, feet500
 Mountain Bike Trails, miles3
 Bridle Trails, miles25
 Nature Centeryes
BoatingBoating Limits4
CampingPrimitive, #23
 Electric Sites, #71
 Pets Permittedyes
 Dumpstationyes
 Showersyes
 Group Camp, capacity100
 Walk-In Campsites, #17
Birding
Birdwatchers can enjoy a variety of bird species within this 604-acre park located in Ohio. The area is home to numerous woodland birds, including warblers and thrushes during the spring migration season. In addition, visitors may spot raptors such as hawks or owls throughout the year due to its dense forest habitat. There are several trails available for hiking that provide excellent opportunities for spotting these creatures in their natural environment.
Bicycling
Biking enthusiasts should note that there are no designated biking trails within this park.

However, the 21-mile fire tower loop road is open to cyclists.

It's important for bikers to be aware of hikers and horseback riders on shared paths.

Cyclists must adhere strictly to safety rules due to steep terrains and sudden turns in some areas.

Riders need proper gear as conditions can change rapidly; helmets, lights, reflectors are essential for safe cycling here.

Remember: off-road or mountain biking isn't permitted due its potential impact on wildlife habitats.

The lack of bike rental facilities means visitors will have bring their own bicycles with them.
Trails
Ross Hollow Hiking Trail, located near the camp, provides foot access to the hills of Tar Hollow. The 21-mile Logan Boy Scout Trail (red blazes) traverses the park and forest. A section of Ohio's Buckeye Trail (blue blazes) also passes through the area. Bridle trails and a horse camp are located on the forest land. A backpack camp is located at the fire tower.
Boating
Boating with electric motors only is permitted on the 15-acre Pine Lake. The lake is perfect for canoes and rowboats. A launch ramp is located near the beach.
Fishing
Bluegill and other panfish provide good sport for the fisherman on Pine Lake. Excellent hunting opportunities exist for squirrel, deer, grouse and turkey in the adjacent state forest. A valid Ohio hunting and fishing license is required.
Swimming
Tar Hollow State Park offers a variety of swimming options for visitors to enjoy. The park features a 15-acre lake, known as Tar Hollow Lake, which provides a great spot for swimming. The lake has a designated swimming area where visitors can cool off and take a dip in the refreshing waters.

Additionally, the park offers a beach area along the lakeshore, complete with sand and picnic tables, making it a perfect spot for families to relax and enjoy a day at the beach. The beach area also provides restroom facilities, making it convenient for visitors.

For those who prefer swimming in a pool, Tar Hollow State Park has a public swimming pool as well. The pool is located near the park office and is open to the public during the summer months. It is a great option for those looking for a more controlled swimming environment.

Swimming at Tar Hollow State Park is a popular activity during the summer season. Whether you prefer swimming in a lake or a pool, Tar Hollow State Park has options for everyone to enjoy. So, take a break from hiking or camping and cool off with a refreshing swim at Tar Hollow State Park.
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TAR HOLLOW STATE PARK

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