Whether your plan includes a round of horse shoes, golf (or both!), and maybe a bit of swimming or boating, some hiking, fishing and hunting, or simply some relaxation, it can all be found within minutes of your cabin door!
A golf driving range is located just outside the state park entrance. A miniature golf course is offered at the beach, near the park's nature center. The 18-hole golf course includes a golf shop, snack bar, driving range and putting green. Tee times are recommended, and a pavilion is available by reservation for outings. More information concerning Salt Fork State Park golf actvities can be found here. Basketball courts are located at the beach and near the park office.
The state park also supports over 20 miles of bridal trails for public use. Inside the park, there is a horseman's campground to host both horse and rider. There are several private stables, located outside the park, which offer guide services (for a fee) through the park's numerous and beautiful trails. For information on the horseman's camp, please contact the Salt Fork State Park main office at 740.439.3521. For private stables located outside the park, please see the information provided on this page.
Boats with unlimited horsepower are permitted on the lake. Combined speed/ski zones are marked by buoys. There are numerous boat launching ramps at the lake. Boaters may camp on their boats in no-wake zones within fifty yards of shore. Swimming from boats is permitted in designated areas only.
Salt Fork State Park is host to two marinas (with a total of 469 rental docks), each with comfort stations, gasoline fuel stations, parking facilities and concession areas. Sugar Tree Marina and Salt Fork Marina are both located conveniently inside the park. Sugar Tree Marina offers boat and dock rentals - including kayaks, canoes, pontoons and bass boats - all available for rent by the hour, the day or the week. call 740.439.5833.
Sizable populations of largemouth bass, crappies, bluegills, walleyes and muskellunge are present at Salt Fork Lake. Fishing is particularly good in the many embayment areas and along the artificial reef on the lake's north branch.
Hunting is permitted on designated areas. Check-in with park or wildlife officers for delineation of these areas. Cottontail rabbit, gray and fox squirrels, deer, grouse, quail, woodchuck, raccoon, mink, muskrat, beaver, wild turkey and waterfowl are abundant. For additional information an ODNR office is located near the main park entrance, visit the official State of Ohio ODNR web site or call 740.489.5021.
Playgrounds can be found at the campground and beach.
The 2,500-foot beach is one of the largest inland beaches in the state of Ohio. The modern bathhouse provides showers, lockers, toilets and a snack bar. Nearby, are indoor and outdoor swimming pools (small fee is required).
Approximately 14 miles of trails have been created for both exercise and the enjoyment of the abundant plant and animal wild life in the region. Wheelchair accessible, hard-topped trails ensure hiking opportunities for all state park guests.
Rocky Fork Stables
74411 Rocky Fork Road
Kimbolton, Ohio 43749
Drafty Acres Riding Stable
66345 Wintergreen Road
Old Washington, Ohio 43755