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Southwest Ohio Region
Fort Hill State Memorial
FORT HILL STATE MEMORIAL
FORT HILL STATE MEMORIAL
Fort Hill State Memorial is a nature preserve containing one of the best preserved Indian hilltop enclosures in North America. The Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) constructed the 1 1/2 mile long earthwork hilltop enclosure as well as at least two ceremonial buildings and probably a village in the Brush creek Valley.

Lying at the western edge of the Allegheny Plateau, immediately south of the glacial boundary, this hilly area contains an impressive diversity of bedrock, soils, flora, and fauna. There are 11 miles of hiking trails at the 1,200 acre preserve as well as a picnic area. The museum reopened in the fall of 2000 after an extensive renovation. New exhibits include a variety of hands-on and interactive, multimedia displays depicting the geology, flora and fauna of Fort Hill..
Nearby Accommodations
Rocky Fork Lakeview Farm - Hillsboro, OHCottages and Cabins
Private retreat surrounded by 35 acres of farmland with a beautiful view of Rocky Fork Lake, near Hillsboro, Ohio. Whether youre seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic get-away, a scrapbooking weekend, a boating week, or simply want to experience nature at its best, youll find what youre looking for.
5.2 miles from park*
Rocky Fork Lake Cottages - Hillsboro, OHCottages and Cabins
Lake Front but not lake view. This cottage is situated on 3 Acres, mostly wooded. Rocky Fork Lake is a 2,000 acre quiet and secluded lake. Because of the heavy concentration of trees the lake is a secluded paradise hidden in the woods.
6.6 miles from park*


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
December 9 I have so many memories here
my family and I have visited here for over 50 years. We were NEVER those that threw garbage down or defaced the natural state of the area. We will NEVER stop coming here so get over it, we will continue to wander OFF trail ECT. We know where everything is in the area. It is beautiful and heaven on earth, The recent change will not cause us to change our ways in the region.
November 10 Great Family Hiking by Happy Hikers
I took my four kids for the day and we had a great time. We loved the rustic trails and scenary. I have recommended the hiking trails to friends and family.
October 21 Had a wonderful experience. by Satisfied visitor
Stopped to visit after seeing the serpent mounds. Enjoyed Fort Hill much more. It is wonderful that it is in a natural state and not comercialized. The climb up was well worth the effort. Enjoyed the plant life. I hope modern man can keep hands off for future generations to enjoy.
July 10 Sadly it appears this park has been lost by Disheartened Park Visitor
What a lovely location for a park, especially one with so much history. That is what I thought before we actually visited the park. I took my daughter and some friends to this park to hike, and we could barely see the hiking trails let alone the historical enclosures. It was clear that this park has not gotten the right attention for a long time. We passed several trail signs that were laying on the ground. At certain points the views on the gorge trail were blocked completely by overgrowth. It is real shame in this day and age that we cannot count on a state park to provide a safe, enjoyable outing for our families.


Area Campgrounds

Shady Trails Family Campground
11145 North Shore Dr.
Hillsboro, OH
937-393-5618


L. B. Camping
2483 Greenbriar Rd.
Bainbridge, OH
740-493-4614


Long's Retreat Family Resort
50 Bell Hollow Road
Latham, OH
937-588-3725


Area Cabins and Lodges
North Bay Cottages
11083 N Shore Dr
Hillsboro, OH
(937) 393-2849


Tu-Lakes Motel
7420 N Beach Rd
Hillsboro, OH
(937) 393-1917


Lazy H Cabin Rentals
14889 Old 50
Bainbridge, OH
(937) 365-1961


Holiday Cottages
6837 Mccoppin Mill Rd
Hillsboro, OH
(937) 365-1331


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Rose's Vacation Cabin - Glouster, OHCottages and Cabins
Burr Oak State Park - Located in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio. Rose's Vacation Cabin Rental is a special place to make your Honeymoon, Anniversary, or Family Getaway a relaxing experience.
Web Site: rosesvacationcabinrental.com
79 miles from park*
Area Resources
Hocking Hills Internet Guide - hockinghills.com - ROCKBRIDGE, OHTourism
Offical Guide to Southeastern Ohio's Scenic Wonderland, the Hocking Hills. The 9 State Parks and State Forests. How to get there, things to do, interesting local merchants, what to see, places to stay. Reserve your cabin or campsite online
Web Site: hockinghills.com
49.8 miles from park*
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