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Shawnee State Park

Shawnee State Park

Experience Shawnee State Park – A Unique Getaway!

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Once the hunting grounds for the Native American Shawnee tribes, the rugged landscape of the 1,095-acre Shawnee State Park offers outdoor adventurers an opportunity to explore the back country of southern Ohio’s Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River.
Nestled within the 63,000-acre Shawnee State Forest, the area is often called the “Little Smokies.” When combined with the state forest, the scenic trail system offers a variety of options for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Two lakes provide a variety of boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities.
Overnight features range from the rustic, well-appointed Shawnee State Park Lodge and modern vacation cabins to the wooded family campground.

Download the Naturalist Program Schedule 

In winter, park guests can enjoy sledding near the park office on the lodge road under the proper conditions.

More To Do

  • Miniature golf, located at the camp store, is open to all park visitors
  • Volleyball and basketball courts, and horseshoe pits
  • Playground
  • Tennis courts and shuffleboard at the lodge
  • Geocaches and Earth Caches are located in the park
4404 OH-125, West Portsmouth, OH 45663


Elevation892 feet (272 m)
Area1,095 acres (443 ha)
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