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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Phone: 740-596-3030
Overview
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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Calendar of Events
Gobble, Gobble at Lake Hope
Sat Nov 18

2:00 - 3:00 pm

It is Turkey Time at the nature center. Learn all about the life of a turkey including how they use their creatively named body parts.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Birdseed Basics at Lake Hope
Sun Nov 19

10:00 - 11:00 am

We will help you use the right foods to keep your backyard birds healthy and happy all winter long. Learn how to attract specific species and make your own take-home bird feeder. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Wildcat Cave Hike - Lake Hope
Wed Nov 22

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Join us for a .75-mile hike to see one of Lake Hopes hidden gems, a large recess cave. Discover the geological process at work. Meet the naturalist at Grouse Point. Wear study shoes and dress in layers.

Recreation programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during any program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educators.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Oh, Deer... at Lake Hope
Fri Nov 24

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Join us to catch a glimpse of a white-tailed deer on a 2-mile walk. Learn about their natural history and ways to attract them in for a closer look. Meet at the Hope Furnace.

Recreation programs and activities can be inherently dangerous. Participants accept and acknowledge that any injury or property damage that occurs during any program or activity is not the responsibility of ODNR or its naturalist educators.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Built By Beaver
Fri Dec 1

5:00 - 6:00 pm.

Some industrious little fur-bearers have been - busy beavers - along one of our trails. check out a dam and lodge up close and maybe even hear that slap of their tail. Prepare for muddy conditions. The walk is less than .5 miles. Meet at the Beach House to caravan to the location.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Christmas at Lake Hope
Sat Dec 16

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join Santa for cookies, hot chocolate, and even a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.stateparks.com/lake_hope_state_park_in_ohio.html
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