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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Phone: 740-596-3030
Lake Hope State Park is truly a nature lover's dream. In the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

A natural paradise, 2983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the Big Sandy run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.

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Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited - ROAR Day
Sat Oct 28

10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Celebrate the Appalachia s - enjoy regional crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, food, and music.

ROAR Day will feature a wide variety of local crafters demonstrating their skills of Appalachian culture and heritage. Guests can expect to see pottery being turned, wool spun into soft yearn, and artistic drawings on slate.

Visitors also can enjoy the sound of local musicians as they play tunes from long ago. Vendors will set up throughout the park, including the old one-room Hope School House, shelter house in the main area, as well as at the beautiful new Lake Hope Dining Lodge.

The parks nature center will be hosting events for the younger crowd. Kids are encouraged to participate in a nature-themed costume contest, decorate pumpkins or join the fun of jumping into a pile of straw to find hidden treasures.

Cost: Free

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-5253

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film, Historical,
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