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Tar Hollow State Park

16396 Tar Hollow Rd, Laurelville, OH 43135-9210
+1 740-887-4818
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Not impressed

I can see how this state park appeals to families- there is putt putt, a cute general store, an... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Megan M
Columbus, Ohio
Backpackers: This is rated Hard, Real Hard

I've done the north and south trails of Shawnee (40+ miles), north and south trails of Zaleski... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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“paddle boats” (3 reviews)
“all ages” (2 reviews)
“north loop” (2 reviews)
16396 Tar Hollow Rd, Laurelville, OH 43135-9210
+1 740-887-4818
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

I can see how this state park appeals to families- there is putt putt, a cute general store, an outdoor movie screen, a small beach and paddle boats. But if you don't have kids, I'd find a better place to camp. The campground sites are...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I've done the north and south trails of Shawnee (40+ miles), north and south trails of Zaleski, Wayne National Forest, Tar Hollow north trail, and others. Tar Hollow is very hard, not because the elevations are worse than Shawnee (rated hard), but because you cannot...More

Thank M C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Very disappointed with the hiking trails. Not only were they not clearly marked, but they also were in horrible condition. It honesty looked like they haven't been used in quite some time. The overgrowth along the trails made it very difficult and in some places...More

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Thank Shana A
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had come to Tar Hollow once a long time ago, and I couldn't remember why we never went back. "Latrines". "Latrines " is why we never went back. As if the smell wasn't bad enough, the bugs were even worse. And I douse myself...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 17 May 2017

went there to look at the camping spots, appears to be spread out and really nice looking spots. the lake looked nice and the beach and playground looked good.

Thank greg b
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Every year our family has a weekend camp. The park is perfect for all ages to come together for good food, fellowship, playing in the creeks, taking out paddle boats, playing horseshoes and relaxing by the camp fire.

1  Thank bevh3553
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We intended to go to Hocking Hills State Park and got lost. So we ended up at Tar Hollow. On a late October day it could not have been more beautiful. We took a leisurely walk along the lake which provided ample opportunity four photos...More

1  Thank buck5715
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hiked the north loop day 1 and south loop day 2 while staying in the backpack camp. I love the beauty of Tar Hills and this was a great weekend to see the early autumn leaves. The only thing I did not enjoy was the...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Love Tar Hollow. Only an hour from Columbus and makes us feel like we're back in WV were we are from with out the long drive. Fishing in the small lake is just so so. The trails are great. Not well maintained gravel trails. These...More

Thank Seth C
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I'm a 26 year old male who enjoys nature, and just wanted to camp and hike for a long weekend. So I made a reservation and drove my Honda Accord down and my cooler and some beef jerkey and some smokes and embarked and the...More

1  Thank Nick Z
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Lori K
4 July 2017|
Response from greg b | Reviewed this property |
from what I remember, I noticed a couple of places around the boat dock and around the beach/ playground area that appeared to be close to the water.
Shane A
25 May 2017|
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Response from bevh3553 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Lake is perfect for canoeing. You can find more information on their website.
Jim S
31 October 2016|
Response from Nick Z |