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Lake Hope State Park Campground

Dam Rehabilitation begins June 1st: The Lake Hope dam/lower parking lot/picnic area will be closed to visitors to allow for needed repairs. All other recreational areas will remain open and lake will be at normal water level throughout the summer.


Lake Hope offers primarily non-electric sites in a scenic, shady wooded area.  Pets are permitted.

  • 46 electric sites
  • 143 non-electric sites
  • Two camper cabins offer some furnishings.
  • Heated showerhouses, flush toilets, pit latrines, waste disposal, and laundry facilities
  • Picnic tables and fire rings

Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.


Lake Hope State Park offers the widest variety of cabin options of any Ohio State Park. All cabins are smoke-free. There is no daily housekeeping.

Standard "Wildlife" Cabins: Each sleeps five and have heat and air-conditioning. All Standard Cabins have a screened porch, fully-equipped kitchen, furnished living room with cable TV, and bathroom with shower. Linens (bed, bath and kitchen), dishes and cookware are provided. A select few (#60-66) are pet-friendly. Pets are not permitted in or around the cabins that are not pet-friendly. Check details when making reservations.

There are two types of "legacy" cabins at Lake Hope -- "Iron Furnace" and "Forest" cabins. They can accommodate between 4- 8 guests. All legacy cabins have a fully-equipped kitchen, furnished living room, and bathroom with shower. Linens (bed, bath, and kitchen), dishes, and cookware are provided. All have heat, air-conditioning, wood-burning fireplaces, and cable TV. A select few (#15-21) are pet-friendly. Pets are not permitted in or around the cabins that are not pet-friendly. Check details when making reservations.

Cabins are located on two different areas of the lake; one group is on the peninsula where the restaurant is located; the others are across the lake. Check details when you make your reservations.

Cabin reservations may be made up to one year in advance. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking; the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Laurel Lodge

Laurel Lodge is great for reunions and other large gatherings as this fully-furnished rustic lodge can accommodate up to 24 guests. Amenities include 8 bedrooms (4 offer 1 queen bed each and 4 offer 1 queen bed and 2 twins each), 5 bathrooms, main living area with TV and dining area, and a commercial kitchen with all basic cooking equipment supplied. All linens provided. Other features include

  • stone woodburning fireplace inside
  • Large patio out front of the Lodge with picnic tables and large charcoal grill
  • Fire ring with octagonal frame and 5 bench swings surrounding the fire pit.

Reservations may be made online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

Other Camping Options

Backpacking campsites are available for backpackers and an equestrian camp is available for bridle trail users in surrounding Zaleski State Forest.


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Phone Number

(740) 596-4020