Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an admission charge for visiting the Hocking hills parks?
No, all of the state parks in Ohio are free; as is Clear Creek Metro park and the Wayne National Forest.
Are dogs allowed in the parks?
Yes, pets are allowed in State Parks on leashes. However, pets are not allowed in State Nature Preserve, which includes Conkle's Hollow and Rockbridge Nature Preserves. Pets are allowed on access ways at Clear Creek Metro Park, but they are not allowed on the nature trails.
What hours are the parks open?
Parks close at dark. For special night hike opportunities, check out Hocking Hills State Park's naturalist program schedule, which in summer months sometimes include night hikes.
Are there rooms for overnight rental at Old Man's Cave Lodge?
No, but there are a variety of cabins, cottages and lodges near the parks.
Which areas allow access via wheelchair?
Two of the park areas, Ash Cave and Conkle's Hollow, have portions of their trails that are handicapped accessible.