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Anglers and boating enthusiasts will want to spend a few days camping in an RV at Lake Hope State Park near McArthur. Lake Hope State Park is a tranquil, 2,900-acre tract located within Zaleski State Forest. Hop into your RV and head out to explore the 120-acre Lake Hope. If you don't have an RV, you can book an RV in Vinton County and spend time exploring the great outdoors of the Buckeye State.

There are several small towns near Lake Hope State Park. Athens is only a 30-minute drive away and offers good restaurants and shopping facilities to stock up on supplies for your rental RV. During your Lake Hope State Park camping trip, take some time to drive north to Logan and visit some of the sites nearby, such as Ash Cave.

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Getting Outdoors

Spending time out on the lake is a wonderful way to relax and spend a glorious weekend. Lake Hope offers easy access to a boat ramp, but only boats with electric motors are permitted. The park also offers boat and equipment rentals, including pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and stand-up paddleboards.

Many people camp in an RV at Lake Hope State Park so they can partake in fishing and hunting. Anglers of all skill levels can cast their lines in hopes of snagging largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and even crappie. All anglers must have a valid state fishing license. While hunting is not permitted in Lake Hope State Park, it's allowed in Zaleski State Forest. Hunters will enjoy camping at Lake Hope State Park so they're close to Zaleski for early morning hunting.

Lake Hope State Park has seven hiking trails for a total of over ten miles of trails. If you're looking for a challenge, an additional 29-mile backpack trail meanders through Zaleski State Forest. Hikers planning to tackle the trails in Zaleski State Forest must register with the park office. Trails in Lake Hope State Park vary in difficulty from moderate to difficult. There are also eight biking trails that wind through the park for over 25 miles of mountain biking terrain. Drop by the park office for a trail guide before setting out.

Camping at Lake Hope State Park

State park RV campgrounds are a great way to step away from reality and enjoy nature for a time. Lake Hope State Park has more than 45 electric sites as well as 141 primitive sites. Potable water is available within walking distance of the campsites. Amenities include centrally located shower houses, restrooms, and laundry facilities. Not planning to camp in a motorhome? Lake Hope also offers cabins and a rustic lodge.

If you'd rather camp near Lake Hope State Park, try the Logan/Hocking Hills KOA located in Logan. This KOA boasts both deluxe and standard hookups for RVs with pull-through campsites. A dump station is available for guests. Visitors can also stop by the camp store and rock shop to pick up essentials and souvenirs.

The Hocking River RV Park is also in Logan and is within walking distance to the Canoe Livery and only two miles from Lake Logan. All campsites at this RV park are in a straight row right along the Hocking River. Each campsite has 30-amp electric. Potable water is available at each end of the RV park, and guests have access to a centrally located shower house.

Exploring the Area

Ready to call time on your Lake Hope State Park camping adventure? Head over to Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County. This park features over 25 miles of hiking trails with waterfalls and recess caves. Unique rock formations make excellent backdrops for amazing photos. Guided night hikes are available at Hocking Hills State Park.

Next, take a hike through the Moonville Tunnel in McArthur. This tunnel used to be part of the Marietta Cincinnati Railroad in the mid-1800s. The rail line has fallen into disrepair, so hikers are advised to be careful since some of the trestles have fallen, creating sharp drop-offs along the trails.

Ash Cave in Logan is a gigantic all-natural cavern that has a waterfall behind it and is surrounded by woodlands with hiking trails that wind throughout. Ash Cave is located in the southernmost part of Hocking Hills. This cave is one of the largest recess caves within the state, measuring 700 feet long and about 100 feet deep. A tributary of the East Fork of Queer Creek pools below the cave. Piles of ash found in the cave from early settlers gave the cave its name.

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