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Lake Hope State Park Campground

Dining Lodge Hours (8/25/21): Lake Hope Dining Lodge will be open 11am-8pm on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6) but otherwise is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Hours are 11am-8pm Wed-Sat and 10am-2pm Sundays.


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, 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 Cabins: All have heat; most have air-conditioning. Lake Hope has some that sleep 5 and some that sleep 8 people. All Standard Cabins have a screened porch, fully-equipped kitchen, furnished living room, and bathroom with shower. Linens (bed, bath and kitchen), dishes and cookware are provided. Some have a fireplace, some allow pets. Check details when making reservations.

There are two types of "legacy" cabins at Lake Hope -- "Iron Furnace" and "Wildlife" cabins. They can accommodate between 5 and 8 people. 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. Some cabins allow pets. 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 a stone woodburning fireplace inside and a patio, charcoal grill and fire pit outside. Reservations may be made online or by calling (866) 644-6727. 


Laurel Lodge
8 bedrooms – sleeping 24 guests – all linens provided
            4 bedrooms – 1 queen bed
            4 bedrooms – 1 queen bed and 2 twin
Large commercial kitchen with cooking and eating utensils provided
Large living room/Dining room with woodburning fireplace and tv
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.

Other Camping Options

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


Call: 911

Phone Number

(740) 596-4020