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Lake Alma has an interesting history, and a lot has happened to make it into the state park that it is today. Back in 1903, the site was constructed to form a private amusement park. However, today the park consists of a quiet lake and gently meandering stream through a wooded valley. It lies in the unglaciated hill area of Ohio, which forms part of the Appalachian Highlands, with nearby towns including Jackson, Wellston, and McArthur.

You could spend hours hiking and picnicking in Lake Alma State Park, with four miles of scenic hiking trails taking you through the woodland and lake. If you rent an RV in Jackson County in the winter months, many of the trails transform into cross country skiing and sledding trails, and the park can be seen in an entirely different light. There are a number of picnic tables scattered throughout the site and nature programs so you can learn more about flora and fauna of the area.

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Two large, public beaches are located on the northern shore of the lake. This area is popular with those that enjoy relaxing with family and friends and maybe even going for a swim if the weather is warm enough. There are a number of amenities here, such as toilets and changing booths that allow for a comfortable day relaxing on the sand before heading back to an RV rental.

The lake is popular for many recreational activities, including fishing and boating. A range of watercraft use the lake but need to have either no motor or an electronic motor. This can be a great way to see the park from a different perspective and enjoy some time bobbing around on the water, exploring hidden coves. If you have a valid Ohio fishing license, you're also welcome to fish on the lake, where you'll have a chance of catching bass, bluegill, crappie, and channel catfish, which is a big draw for many people who get a rental motorhome at Lake Alma State Park.

Explore the wonder of nature when motorhome camping with a short hike. There are three main hiking trails at the park, which in total covers three miles. The hikes are easy and very accessible, so it is a good activity for families even if you have young children. You may even spot some of the local wildlife along the way.

Camping at Lake Alma State Park

There are 60 campsites located directly in the state park RV campgrounds, all of which are suitable for both tents or trailers. The wooded surroundings provide plenty of shade, and each site comes with electricity hookups. There are fire rings and picnic tables throughout the site, as well as toilet facilities and a dump station. Plus, pets are allowed on certain sites, so you won't have to leave your furry friend behind on your camping trip.

Logan KOA is one of the nearest campgrounds outside of Lake Alma State Park, ideal when you rent a camper near Lake Alma State Park, and will give you a great, resort-like camping experience. The park is home to a huge range of family-friendly attractions, from panning for gold to testing your driving skills on the RC track, a stay here will certainly be a lot of fun. Facilities include 50 amp hookups, free WiFi, and spacious campsites.

Exploring the Area

One of the most family-friendly attractions around is the Legoland Discovery Center. Everyone loves Lego, and at the center, you can enjoy a huge range of Lego of fun activities through different themes zones. Try your luck on the Kingdom Quest adventure, where you and your team have to use lasers to fight off enemies. The 4D cinema offers an incredible thrill, and heading to the Miniland will allow you to see the whole of the city of Columbus in miniature, built out of individual Lego bricks. Plus, since this attraction is inside, you can pay it a visit no matter the weather.

The Kennedy Museum of Art is the place to go to get your culture fix. The museum is homes to an array of collections, which included a renowned contemporary print collection and important southwest native American textiles and jewelry. Although there are some permanent exhibits housed in the museum, there is also a range of rotating displays from some incredible artists, meaning no matter how many times you visit, there will likely be something new to see.

Adena Mansion and Gardens Historic Site is a lovely place to add to your motorhome camping vacation itinerary. It was the 2000-acre estate of Thomas Worthington, which was completed in 1807. Today it has been restored to look as it would have when the family lived there, including many of the furnishings. The house sits on 300 acres of land, which contains five outbuildings and a formal garden, which visitors are welcome to stroll through. For more information, the visitor's center and the museum will give you a good insight into life at the time.

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