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10 Ohio Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving

Rikki Teeters

Spending time with family and friends makes Thanksgiving such a special event. This year, we challenge you to spend some of your time together outdoors. Enjoy the natural world around you and be Thankful that we live in such a beautiful place. Here is our list of 10 Ohio State Parks to Explore This Thanksgiving!

10. Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

Photo by @amjophotography at Scioto Trails State Park in Chillicothe, Ohio 

9. Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Photo by @sarahonthecoast at Stonelick State Park in Pleasant Plain, Ohio

8. Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

Photo by @drdeath1313 at Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, Ohio

7. Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

Photo by @anna.cameron7 at Indian Lake State Park in Lakeview, Ohio

6. Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

Photo by @tensaicl8 at Tinkers Creek State Park in Aurora, Ohio

5. Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

Photo by @chelseeteleha at Beaver Creek State Park in East Liverpool, Ohio

4. Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

Photo by @ohiostateparklodges at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, Ohio

3. Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

Photo by @run.with.the.wind at Alum Creek State Park in Lewis Center, Ohio

2. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @thebestchrisbest at Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth, Ohio

1. Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Photo by @marimaloney at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

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20 Best Camping Spots in Ohio

Rikki Teeters

Summer is finally here and that means it's prime time to explore Ohio! Camping is one of our favorite local summer activities. We were lucky enough to grow up near some of Ohio's best campgrounds and parks! Here is our list of Ohio's 20 Best Camping Spots!

20. Kelleys Island State Park - Kelleys Island, Ohio

Photo by @lex_rohrs on Instagram

Photo by @lex_rohrs on Instagram

 

19. John Bryan State Park - Yellow Springs, Ohio

Photo by  mitchellcisney  on Instagram

Photo by mitchellcisney on Instagram

 

18. Barkcamp State Park - Belmont, Ohio

Photo by @wv_ranger on Instagram

Photo by @wv_ranger on Instagram

 

17. Grand Lake St. Marys - St. Marys, Ohio

Photo by  thetennantnextdoor  on Instagram

Photo by thetennantnextdoor on Instagram

 

16. Great Seal State Park - Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by @jeffsack on Instagram

Photo by @jeffsack on Instagram

 

15. HUESTON WOODS STATE PARK - COLLEGE CORNER, OHIO

Photo by @rootspickeron Instagram

Photo by @rootspickeron Instagram

 

14. Alum Creek State Park - Delaware, Ohio

Photo by Megan Rae on Instagram

Photo by Megan Rae on Instagram

 

13. A.W. Marion State Park - Circleville, Ohio

Photo by @jessielyn.jl12on Instagram

Photo by @jessielyn.jl12on Instagram

 

12. Lake Alma State Park - Wellston, Ohio

Photo by @itspunkybish on Instagram

Photo by @itspunkybish on Instagram

 

11. Mary Jane Thurston State Park - McClure, Ohio

Photo by @ liv___photo  on Instagram

Photo by @liv___photo on Instagram

 

10. West Branch State Park - Ravenna, Ohio

Photo by  kimleephelps  on Instagram

Photo by kimleephelps on Instagram

 

9. Lake Hope State Park - McArthur, Ohio

Lake Hope State Park

Photo by _lanye on Instagram

 

8. Deer Creek State Park - Mt. Sterling, Ohio

Photo by @camronlens on Instagram

Photo by @camronlens on Instagram

 

7. Shawnee State Park - Portsmouth, Ohio

Photo by @wildwaterdoveon Instagram

Photo by @wildwaterdoveon Instagram

 

6. Geneva State Park - Geneva, Ohio

Photo by olivemagdalene  on Instagram

Photo byolivemagdalene on Instagram

 

5. Scioto Trail State Park - Chillicothe, Ohio

Photo by kyyee_   on Instagram

Photo by kyyee_ on Instagram

4. Mohican State Park - Loudonville, Ohio

Photo by @wellsville101 on Instagram

Photo by @wellsville101 on Instagram

3. Hocking Hills State Park - Logan, Ohio

Photo by @@cherry_jane13 on Instagram

Photo by @@cherry_jane13 on Instagram

 

2. Cuyahoga Valley National Park - Peninsula, Ohio

Photo by @juancarlastic on Instagram

Photo by @juancarlastic on Instagram

 

1. South Bass Island, Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Photo by  karousel17  on Instagram

Photo by karousel17 on Instagram

Where are your favorite camping spots in Ohio? Send us your Ohio camping photos using hashtag #OhioExplored! Follow us on Instagram @OhioExplored to Explore Ohio with us every day!