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Ohio
Southeast Ohio Region
Tar Hollow State Forest
TAR HOLLOW STATE FOREST
TAR HOLLOW STATE FOREST
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, acres16120
Day-UseHuntingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles22
 Bridle Trails, miles33
CampingHorsemen Campsites, #48
Nearby Accommodations
Walnut Creek Campground Resort - Chillicothe, OHCottages 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.
9.9 miles from park*
Haven Inn the Hills - Logan, OHCottages 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.
13.7 miles from park*


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 22 great to hunt
big deer, just hard to find


Area Campgrounds

Palmerosa Horse Camp
19217 Keifel Rd.
Laurelville, OH
740-385-3799


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


Forest Haven
2344 Walnut Creek Rd
Chillicothe, OH
740-774-1203


Area Fishing Related Businesses
D & K Bait & Tackle Dealers
288 W Hydell Rd
Chillicothe, OH
(740) 772-1836


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Cherry Ridge Retreat - New Plymouth, OHCottages and Cabins
The privacy and beauty of a woodland paradise with the comforts and amenities of the Hocking Hills finest accommodations. Amenities include, Absolute privacy, Gourmet Kitchen, Stone fireplace in family room and master bedroom, Artist-designed furniture, Private Cabana with deluxe hot tub, custom bar and stereo.
Web Site: cherryridgeretreat.com/
20 miles from park*
Hocking Hills Backwoods Retreat - ROCKBRIDGE, OHCottages and Cabins
Close proximity to Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave, both very popular tourist attractions in the Hocking Hills area. Our cabins are perfect if you are looking for a place to enjoy a relaxing getaway in the Hocking Hills Region, with fire pits, hot tubs, outdoor grilling, hiking, picnicking, fishing, and hunting.
Web Site: hockinghillsbackwoodsretreat.com/
15.8 miles from park*
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
41.5 miles from park*
The Grand Bentley Lodge - Rockbridge, OHCottages and Cabins
A spectacular, one-of-a-kind log home in the scenic Hocking Hills. Stunning solid walnut flooring. A grand great room with huge windows and a two-story stone fireplace. A spectacular recreation area with pool table, home theater, and a large hot tub right outside.
Web Site: grandbentleylodge.com
20.7 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
12.2 miles from park*
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Tar Hollow State Forest
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