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The fun doesn’t stop once the weather turns colder at Ohio State Parks. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will keep many park campgrounds open during the winter months.
“Spring, summer, fall, winter, our state parks are beautiful in any season,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “The winter months offer a new view, new activities, and another way to unplug and connect with family while warming up around a toasty campfire.”
Visitors can spot winter birds along a snow-covered trail at Burr Oak, enjoy the beauty of a frozen waterfall at Hocking Hills, or try to snag that big catch while ice fishing on Lake Erie. Those are just some of the experiences winter camping can offer. However, while braving the cold, there are several things to keep in mind:
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Winter season dates, rates, and available amenities can vary from state park to state park during the winter camping season. The best way to determine which park best suits your needs go to the winter camping section of ohiodnr.gov. You can book your next adventure by visiting reserveohio.com.