Burr Oak State Park

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Burr Oak State Park

Ohio

(740) 767-3797

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Overview

Located in southeast Ohio, quiet and remote Burr Oak State Park has a rustic country charm in its 2,593-acre scenery of wooded hills and valley farms. As one of Ohio's resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of overnight accommodations with its lodge, cottages and campground. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio. Miles of forested ridges and hollows comprise these foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The woodlands support a variety of wildlife including white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, box turtles and the elusive wild turkey. The lake's shore is inhabited by the industrious beaver and various waterfowl species. The forest is comprised of numerous hardwoods but is dominated by stately oaks and hickories. In autumn, the forest displays spectacular fall colors as leaves turn to deep reds, brilliant yellows and burnt oranges. Woodland wildflowers are equally as impressive in the spring when violets, Dutchman's breeches, trillium, rare orchids, bloodroot and hepatica are in bloom.

Map of Burr Oak (OH)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.551122, -82.031125

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Activities

  • Boating

    The 664-acre Burr Oak Lake allows boating as follows: boats with motors of 10 HP or less are permitted to operate as usual, boats with motors exceeding a horsepower rating of 10HP are permitted to operate at idle speed or at a speed that does not create a wake, and watercrafts utlizing a motor designated as a jet drive motor are not permitted. There are four launch ramps. Boat rentals, fuel and seasonal dock rentals are offered at the marina.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Visitors can tour the oak-hickory forests surrounding Burr Oak Lake along SR 13, SR 78, CR 15, and other nearby roads.

  • Camping

    This park has 17 electric sites, 78 non-electric sites, showers, flush toilets, and a dump station. Pets (limit of 2) are permitted on designated sites. A horseshoe court and playground equipment are available. Two camper cabins are available to rent from late spring through early fall.

  • Fishing

    The lake is well known for its catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

  • Hiking

    This park has seven hiking trails, three bridle trails, and a backpacking trail with camping stations.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted in designated areas of the park and in the adjacent Wayne National Forest and wildlife areas. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are located in scenic areas of the park and offer tables and grills. One picnic shelter with electrical outlets is reservable online or by calling 866-644-6727.

  • Water Sports

    This park offers a 500-foot public swimming beach with bathhouse, showers, changing booths, and volleyball courts. The beach is a Carry In Carry Out area. No trash cans are provided. Please bring trash bags with you.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter sports include sledding, ice skating, and ice fishing.

Seasonality/Weather

This park is open year-round. Renting camper cabins is only available from late spring through early fall.

Park Partners

Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center

Perched atop a hill overlooking Burr Oak Lake, Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center blends beautifully into the surrounding forest setting. Accommodations include a 60-room lodge with a variety of guestrooms and 30 cottages scattered throughout the adjacent hillsides. All cottages are located within one mile of the lodge, offering air-conditioning, screened-in porches, fully furnished kitchens, televisions and four to six beds.

Within the lodge you will find the Cardinal Dining Room, the Wren Lounge, a Fred Harvey Gift Shop, an indoor pool, a beautiful A-frame ceiling and glass-enclosed lobby with lovely lake views, wood-burning fireplace, large screen TV and 6 meeting rooms that accommodate up to 250 people.

With its "getting away from it all" feeling, Burr Oak is the logical choice for retreats and conferences of all kinds. In fact, the lodge's architectural design makes it a perfect location for weddings and receptions, many of which are held at the lodge year-round. Tour groups are also welcome. There is ample parking for buses.

Whether you are planning a getaway for your family, that special wedding day, family reunion or simply in need of a business conference away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center provides the perfect atmosphere.

(740) 767-2112

Directions

Driving

This site is located at 10220 Burr Oak, Lodge Road, Glouster, OH 45732.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(740) 767-3797

Campground reservations

(866) 644-6727

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