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Hocking State Forest
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HOCKING STATE FOREST
HOCKING STATE FOREST
19275 OH-374
Rockbridge, Ohio   43149-9749
(lat:39.4557 lon:-82.5777)

Phone: (740) 385-4402
Hocking State Forest is managed under the multiple-use concept with special empahsis on maintaining or creating a forest cover that will enhance woodland recreation. The area is also managed for timber and wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of good forest management, natural beauty, tree seed for forest nurseries and protection of soils and watershed.

Timber products obtained from harvest, stand improvement and thinning operations include saw logs, veneer logs, pulpwood, firewood, fence and guard posts and poles. Proceeds from state timber sales are split among the state of Ohio and county and township governments where the timber originated.

During the spring and fall fire season months --March, April, May, October and November-- the main objective of the division is to prevent, detect and suppress wildfires that occur on state and private land within Hocking County and parts of Vinton and Fairfield counties.

The many gas wells and transmission lines that you see are a result of the development of a natural gas storage field underlying the forest area.

Ninety-nine acres of forest land have been set aside for rock climbing and rappelling. The area is located on Big Pine Road, one mile east of Conkle's Hollow. A parking area is within easy walking distance of the rock and cliff face. There you will find excellent terrain for this growing sport. Be sure to use quality equipment and climb with experienced people.

One of the special attractions of Hocking State Forest is the natural vegetation. Plant species commonly found farther north mix with typically southern species to provide an unusual variety of native plant life and associated wildlife.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres9,267
Day-UseHiking Trail, miles9
 Rappelling/Rock Climbingyes
 Bridle Trails, miles40
CampingHorsemen Campsitesyes
Nearby Accommodations
TK Cabins - New Plymouth, OH
Cottages and Cabins
Cozy two bedroom cabin with large front porch on five acres overlooking a 3/4 acre fully stocked pond. Located in southern Hocking County just minutes from Hocking Hills caves, Nelsonville, Logan and Laurelville.
12.3 miles from park*
Our Life Lodge - New Plymouth, OH
Cottages and Cabins
5 Bedroom, Newly Furnished, Hot Tub. Located on 330 private acres. Wayne National and Zaleski State Forest Both within one mile of property. Over 20 miles of established horse, atv, hiking trails on property.
10.9 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
A lakeside retreat in the beautiful Hocking Hills on scenic Lake Logan. Full kitchen, Hot Tub, Satellite HD TV, sitting room, breakfast nook, and electric AC/Heat.
8.1 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
Great for a private relaxing get away. Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation with that special someone, or the best cook-out for family and friends Haven Inn The Hills is the answer for you.
3 miles from park*




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Hocking Hills KOA
29150 Pattor Rd
Logan, OH
740-3854295
Top O' The Caves
2265 Lancaster Thornville Road
South Bloomingville, OH
740-385-6566
Hocking Hills Campground
26633 Main Street
Rockbridge, OH
740-385-4449
Hocking River RV Park
31251 Chieftain Drive
Hocking Hills, OH
740-385-8685
Campbell Cove Camping
30775 Lake Logan Road
Logan, OH
740-385-2994
Palmerosa Horse Camp
19217 Keifel Rd.
Laurelville, OH
740-385-3799
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Area Resources
Tourism
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
4.2 miles from park*

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