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Tar Hollow State Forest
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TAR HOLLOW STATE FOREST
TAR HOLLOW STATE FOREST
Laurelville, Ohio   43135
(lat:39.3549 lon:-82.7671)

Phone: (740) 663-2538
Tar Hollow State Forest originated from the Ross-Hocking Land Utilization project of the 1930s. The purpose of the program was to locate families to more productive land, thereby enabling them to better sustain a living. Following termination of the project, the land was leased to the Division of Forestry, and finally transferred to the State in 1958. Tar Hollow is Ohio's third largest state forest, containing 16,120 acres. A wealth of recreational activities are available at Tar Hollow State Forest. A 48-site primitive horse camp is located at the south end of the forest on Poe Run Road. Latrines are provided at the camp, but electricity and drinking water are not available. Radiating from the horse camp are 33 miles of bridle trails. All bridle trails re south of the fire tower. A 22-mile network of hiking trails is located in the northern half of the forest. Seventeen miles of paved forest roads and 14 miles of gravel forest roads provide a great opportunity for a scenic drive and allow good access to all areas of the forest.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
GeneralLand, acres16,120
Day-UseHuntingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles22
 Bridle Trails, miles33
CampingHorsemen Campsites, #48
Nearby Accommodations
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.
13.4 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.
19.9 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
Rustic beauty in a peaceful, clean atmosphere is the secret to this Family Retreat. The serene splendor of Mother Nature is your reward for visiting Walnut Creek. We offer cabin rentals for those who want the convenience with less effort.
10.2 miles from park*




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Forest Haven
2344 Walnut Creek Rd
Chillicothe, OH
740-774-1203
Sun Valley Campground
10105 C.R. 550, Box 27
Chillicothe, OH
740-775-3490
Top O' The Caves
2265 Lancaster Thornville Road
South Bloomingville, OH
740-385-6566
Palmerosa Horse Camp
19217 Keifel Rd.
Laurelville, OH
740-385-3799
Area Fishing Related Businesses
D & K Bait & Tackle Dealers
288 W Hydell Rd
Chillicothe, OH
(740) 772-1836
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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.
21.4 miles from park*
Booking.com
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
11.9 miles from park*

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