Family Camping in Hocking Hills State Park

Explore the beautiful cliff gorges and caves at Hocking Hills

Summer weekends are dwindling down which means fall camping is around the corner. Cooler daytime temps and chilly mornings are perfect for a coffee around the campfire. It’s not too late to plan one last camping trip before back to school!

Hocking Hills

Families visit Hocking Hills for its unique rock formations and caves. Within the state park, over 25 miles of trails takes visitors down into cliff gorges and high above waterfalls. In the state of Ohio, it’s one of the most scenic natural terrains.
Hocking Hike


Campbell Cove, Logan KOA and Hocking Hills State Park are known for their nicely maintained campgrounds with extra amenities.

Campbell Cove: located on Lake Logan with 60 campsites, Campbell Cove offers a swimming hole and beach, playground, jump pad, arcade, kayak rentals and a super nice camp store.
Campbell Cove
Logan KOA: etched into a hillside, the KOA is a peaceful campground with full hook up, electric/water, rustic and cabin sites. The KOA offers gem mining, a heated pool, entertainment room, wifi and camp store that delivers pizza and firewood right to your site.
Hocking Hills State Park: steps away from the very popular Old Man’s Cave trail, the Hocking Hills SP campground has traditional electric/full hook up sites as well as Hike-In camping. The park’s Hike-In sites have no road access and campers must hike in 1/2 mile to their site. Great for the intermediate camping family!
Hocking Hills State Park Camp


Checking out the local eateries is a must when in Hocking Hills. Whether you’re looking for a delicious chimichanga from La Cascada or a high quality buffet at the Olde Dutch Restaurant, options are plentiful and diverse! Your typical pizza fare is also plentiful, for those easy nights where you just need a quick bite to eat. Other well known diners include Chelle’s 33, Hungry Buffalo, Millstone BBQ and JimBo’s Burgers. Don’t worry, the kids will be happy with several fast food options as well.

Family Hiking

The Hocking Hills State Park has went through a major transformation over the past couple of years. A brand new visitor center (complete with interactive exhibits) greets families at the short-cut of the Old Man’s Cave trail. This entrance is a hidden gem because many folks don’t realize they can skip the first half of the trail. Highly recommended for families with younger children who still want the full experience of gorgeous rock shelters and caves. For those families with older kids, 4-5 hours can be spent perusing the many cave trails like Conkle’s Hollow, Ash Cave, Devil’s Bathtub, Rockhouse and many more.
Old Mans Cave
Hocking Cave Steps
Hocking Bridge
Hocking Waterfall


When not enjoying the natural beauty of the hills, family-fun can be found at Adventure Golf, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, Ultimate Zipline Adventures, NevilleBillie Adventure Park Ropes Course, Hungry Buffalo Axe Throwing and Muddy Boots Petting Zoo. The Rockbridge strip is a must for families who love a good antique find. Spring Street Antique Mall is quite impressive and large with very fair prices and cool finds. While you’re there, mom and dad can try a latte flight (yes, you read that right!) from Oasis Coffee Shop while the kids play putt-putt.
Oasis Coffee Shop
Oasis Putt Putt
Hocking Art Steps

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