Burr Oak State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Located in southeast Ohio, Burr Oak State Park boasts some of the finest sights of the scenic wooded hills, valley farms, forested ridges, and beauty of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The 664-acre park offers 550 square feet of sandy beach where you can build sandcastles or bask in the Ohio sun. While camping here, you can enjoy boating and fishing in Burr Oak Lake or take advantage of city life in the nearby towns of Athens, Zanesville, and Lancaster, Ohio. The weather in the area is fairly warm between April and October. 

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Weather
Spring 32-73 F
Summer 61–84 F
Fall 26–65 F
Winter 20–52 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Burr Oak State Park

Burr Oak State Park is a great place for people who love hiking scenic trails, water activities, and camping. However, you can enjoy your road trip and your camping experience even more in an RV. If you don't have one of your own, you can find the perfect rental on RVshare

Burr Oak State Park Campground

The Burr Oak State Park campground has 123 camping sites, and 17 of these offer electric hookups while the rest are primitive. The pad length in the sites can fit trailers between 25 and 60 feet long; be sure to check the length of the pad when reserving your campsite. You can reserve a site online or by phone, depending on the availability, up to a year in advance. The primitive sites have a campfire grill, so you can prepare your meals outdoors. You can also use your generator if you get one of these sites without an electric hookup. You can bring your pet, but keep it on a leash and under supervision at all times. Showers and modern restrooms are available. There are also water spigots and an RV dump site. Most of the campsites are within walking distance of the horseshoe court, playground, and lake. You can hire games and sporting equipment from the park office. Nightly rates start at $22.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes, but only on 17 sites
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, water spigots, campfire grill

Burr Oak Cove Campground

Located less than 15 minutes from Burr Oak State Park, the Burr Oak Cove Campground is a small, wooded campground. It has only 19 camping units, so it's a good idea to try and arrive early. If you're looking for solitude some of the campsites offer seclusion. The sites, which open on April 15, offer picnic tables, modern toilets, clean drinking water, and parking. However, the campsites can only fit trailers up to 25 feet long. While camping in Burr Oak Cove Campground, you can fish the Burr Oak Reservoir. You can also hike the Lake View Trail, which takes you to Burr Oak Lake. You can bring your pets as long as you keep them on a leash. Nightly rates start at $10.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: No
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, water stations, toilets, and parking

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What to Do at
Burr Oak State Park

Inside Burr Oak State Park

Burr Oak State Park is great for fishing as long as you have an Ohio fishing license and you remember to bring your fishing gear. Crappie and sunfish are common most times of the year, and catfish and carp are catchable during the hot summer months in July and August. Disc golfing and hiking are also common activities most times of the year. The hiking trails are 25 miles long and cover almost all the scenic parts of the park. If you visit in the colder months, you can hunt, ride a horse, or explore the wilderness of the park. 

Outside Burr Oak State Park

Outside the park, you can enjoy shopping, visiting entertainment joints, visiting historic sites, and exploring the wilderness in the area. You can take a stroll in the Sunday Creek Wildlife Area or take in the scenic views along the Ohio Scenic Byway. The museums, cinema and historic theaters and shops in nearby towns give you a chance to experience city life. While there, you can taste the local cuisine. 

Restaurants

Cutler’s Restaurant

Cutler’s Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menus. On the menu, you'll see classic American meals such as classic eggs benedict, bobcat burger, and avocado toast, among others.

Type: American

Location: 331 Richland Ave Athens, OH 45701

Restaurant Salaam

Restaurant Salaam offers cuisines from different parts of the world. Some of the known favorites include chicken tagine with honey, butternut squash, mushroom, winter crunch salad, and palak hara chana.

Type: Mediterranean

Location: 21 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701

Avalanche Pizza

Avalanche Pizza offers pizzas with up to five toppings. The pizzeria attracts hundreds of locals and travelers every week with their three-pizza deal. In addition to pizza, the restaurant offers pies, calzones, sandwiches, succulent salads, cheese bread, and desserts.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 329 E State St, Athens, OH 45701

Jackie O's Brewpub

While you can order most of the popular American dishes, Jackie O's Brewpub is more about craft beers. The family-owned brewery has been in business for more than 14 years, and they have a range of craft beers that they're proud to offer customers.

Type: American, Brewery

Location: 24 West Union Street, Athens, OH 45701

Casa Nueva

Casa Nueva offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, starters, desserts, and beverages. Their main meals include Casa Classics, salsas, soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches.

Type: Mexican

Location: 4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701

Shopping

Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel sells jewelry, accessories, ornaments, and many other types of gifts. They also have a section for toys, soaps, apparel, and bath bombs.

Location: 25 S Court St Athens, OH 45701

Artifacts Gallery

Artifacts Gallery offers women’s clothing, home décor, and jewelry. It's a great place to turn to when you need unique gifts for women. There is also a range of other classic items for you to choose from.

Location: 2 W State St Athens, OH 45701

Import House

Import House has a large collection of shoes and home décor. They also stock incense, candles, clothes, and jewelry. In addition, you can get just about any shoe you’d like from this store, including dressier choices, sandals, boots, and skate shoes.

Location: 68 N Court St Athens, OH 45701

Sightseeing

Strouds Run State Park

Located a few miles outside Athens, Strouds Run State Park occupies 2,606 acres of hardwood forest land. It's a great place for hiking, sightseeing, picnicking, and fishing. Dow Lake provides all the fun water activities you need, and there's no charge to enter the park.

Location: 11661 State Park Road, Athens 45701

Heritage Quilt Barn Trail

The Heritage Quilt Barn Trail offers an exciting road trip experience. This trail passes through New Bedford, the Roscoe Village and ends at the Clary Gardens, Coshocton. The 22-mile trail presents dozens of historic barns. Hikers can enjoy the beauty of the Amish country and indulge in the local pie in one of the eateries.

Location: 317 Mulberry St. Coshocton OH 43812

Boss Bison Ranch

Occupying 178 acres of land, the Boss Bison Ranch boasts one of the largest populations of bison in North America. You can take a free tour of the ranch and interact with the animals as you explore the wilderness in which they live.

Location: 45701 Unionvale Rd, Cadiz, OH 43907

Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

Hocking Hills is for those who love adventure. It features scenic nature trails that allow you to glide over treetops on one of the 10 zip-lines. 

Location: 10714 Jackson St, Rockbridge, OH 43149

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How to Get to
Burr Oak State Park

Burr Oak State Park is located off OH-78 near Glouster. From Columbus, drive south on S 3rd St and head toward E State St. Drive to E Broad St via S 4th St all the way to Cleveland Ave. Turn right and merge onto I-71 S. Take Exit 107, drive on I-70 E., take Exit 132, head to OH-13 S and continue to Burr Oak Road, where you'll find the park. 

Entering Burr Oak State Park

The state of Ohio does not charge an admission or parking fee for entering a park. The park is open year-round. 

Per vehicle : $0

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