Blue Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Blue Rock State Park occupies 322 acres in Muskingum County, Ohio, which is about 11 miles southeast of Zanesville. It is a part of the 4,579-acre Blue Rock State Forest, so there is plenty of woodland adventure to be had. Inside the park, you can enjoy a host of activities, including swimming, fishing, hiking, sightseeing, boating, picnicking, and ice skating. Outside the park, you can enjoy life in the nearby cities of Zanesville, New Concord, and Dresden, Ohio.
Spring 30-64 F
Summer 59-84 F
Fall 33-63 F
Winter 19-41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock State Park is open all year for people who enjoy nature. The best way to make the most of your vacation is in an RV so that you can bring the comfort you need from home. If you do not have an RV, rent one at RVshare.
Blue Rock State Park Campground
All of the 97 sites in Blue Rock State Park Campground are primitive. You will need to bring your own water, and you are allowed to bring and operate a generator but not between the quiet hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The campground has two loops, both located to the east of Cutler Lake. There is a dump station within a short distance from the sites. You can also access the restrooms and the showers within a short distance from the camping sites. All sites are located centrally in the park so that you can explore the rest of the areas with ease. On the grounds are a playground, picnic areas, and basketball courts. While in the park, you can boat, swim, and fish in Cutler Lake or relax along the 250-foot beach on sunny days. You can bring your pet as long as you keep it on a leash. Nightly rates start at $17.
Water hookup: No
Electrical hookup: No
Sewer hookup: No
Other amenities: Dump station, shower, restrooms
Located in McConnelsville, OH, along the Muskingum River, RiverView Kampground occupies only 35 acres, but it has 53 full hookup sites. It located 4 miles from Blue Rock State Park. The campground borders 1,300 feet of the Muskingum River with a boat ramp and a dock on site. There are beautiful hiking trails through rolling hills where you can get out into nature. You can bring in your pet – there is a puppy playground to keep your buddy entertained. You will have access to a hot shower and restrooms from your site. Nightly rates start at $30.
Water hookup: Yes
Electrical hookup: Yes
Sewer hookup: Yes
Other amenities: Shower, restrooms, puppy playgrounds, basketball courts, fire pits
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What to Do at
Blue Rock State Park
Inside Blue Rock State Park
In the summer, you can enjoy boating on the 15-acre Cutler Lake, swimming along the 250-foot beach, and picnicking in one of the designated areas. There is an on-site archery range with 10-, 20-, 30-, and 40-foot targets that is free and open to the public. There is even an orienteering course so that you can test your outdoor skills. When the cold season arrives, the Blue Rock State Park becomes an ideal place for hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing, and hunting for those who have a hunting license.
Outside Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock State Park is surrounded by natural areas where you can have a lot of fun hiking, biking, and exploring. The Blue Rock State Forest and the Muskingum River offer a lot of opportunities for sightseeing. When you are not out exploring, you can be in the nearby cities of Zanesville, New Concord, and Dresden tasting the local wine and sampling the local food as you shop.
Dairy Queen offers foods, treats, drinks, and cakes. On the menu are salads, sandwiches, cones, Blizzards, shakes, malts, and Treatzza Pizzas among others. It's a deliciously sweet spot to stop!
Type: Dessert, fast food
Location: 288 Main St, Duncan Falls, OH 43734
North Star Pizzeria and Restaurant
North Star Pizzeria and Restaurant makes pizza in different flavors and sizes. The restaurant also offers other types of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Items on the menu include meatballs and spaghetti, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and chicken and noodles.
Type: Pizzeria, American
Location: 8755 S River Rd, Blue Rock, OH 43720
Lock 9 Pizza
You can see the Muskingum River from this restaurant, which makes the experience even better. Lock 9 Pizza offers Italian and American dishes that are sure to satisfy.
Type: Italian, American
Location: 175 Main St, Duncan Falls, OH 43734-9760
Red Lobster Zanesville
Red Lobster Zanesville serves freshly prepared seafood for lunch and dinner. The chain restaurant boasts sustainably sourced seafood served in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. On the menu are classics such as garlic shrimp scampi and jumbo coconut shrimp.
Location: 620 Military Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701-1533
Casa Bella is a specialty boutique that offers clothes, accessories, handbags, jewelry, gifts, and much more. There are new arrivals every week, and it was voted one of the best retailers in Muskingum County in 2016.
Location: 3575 N Maple Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
Sunshine Shoppe & Greenhouses
This is a great place to shop for flowers. It has a large greenhouse where the owners grow a large variety of flowers, and their elegant arrangements are perfect for any occasion.
Location: 802 Putnam Ave, Zanesville, OH 43701
The Patio Shops of Dresden
This shop has a large collection of pottery, baskets, and a host of other hand-made home accessories.
Location: 608 Main St, Dresden, OH 43821
Blue Rock State Forest
Surrounding the Blue Rock State Park, the Blue Rock State Forest occupies 4,579 acres and is 12 miles to the southeast of Zanesville. You can access the forest through State Route 60 or Cutler Lake Road. It is a great place for those who love hiking and enjoying beautiful vistas.
Location: Blue Rock Township, Ohio 43727
Muskingum River Parkway
The Muskingum River Parkway is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Its 10 hand-operated locks and dams are among the greatest engineering accomplishments in America. Its dams extend 112 miles in southeastern Ohio. The Muskingum River Parkway offers scenic views of the Muskingum Valley and attracts visitors who love boating, fishing, and picnicking.
Location: 1390 Ellis Dam Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Wolf Run State Park
Wolf Run State Park occupies 1,046 acres on the Appalachian Plateau of southeastern Ohio. The rugged rolling hills of the area make it an ideal place to enjoy nature. It offers camping sites located along Wolf Run Lake. There are many more attractions in the area that you can explore, including the U.S.S. Shenandoah Memorial, Seneca Lake, and Guernsey County Historical Society Museum.
Location: 16170 Wolf Run Rd, Caldwell, Ohio 43724
Zanesville Museum of Art
The Zanesville Museum of Art has been in operation since 1936. It holds more than 8,000 works of art, some of which date as far back as 5,000 years ago. If you love art, you can visit the museum and enjoy the art or take part in some of the events and activities that the museum holds.
Location: 620 Military Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701-1533
The Alpacas of Spring Acres
The Alpacas of Spring Acres is a farm that breeds Suri alpacas for their fleece. The farm offers a bed and breakfast, and visitors can interact with the alpacas as they enjoy nature around the farm.
Location: 3370 Big B Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701-6961
How to Get to
Blue Rock State Park
It will take you about one hour and 30 minutes to get from Columbus to Blue Rock State Park via I-70 E. Drive along I-70 E, and take Exit 155 to 7th Street toward OH-60 S/OH-146 E. Then, take N 7th Street onto Marietta Street. Drive to Buttermilk Road, and turn onto Cutler Lake Road where you will find the park. The park's address is 7924 Cutler Lake Road, Blue Rock, OH 43720.
Entering Blue Rock State Park
The park is open all year. You can get in the gates between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Blue Rock State Park Per vehicle (1-12 people) : $0.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blue Rock State Park
There are some great opportunities for wildlife observation around Blue Rock State Park. In addition to a variety of colorful butterflies and interesting bird species, you might spot deer, grouse, wild turkeys, and squirrels roaming the park.
Blue Rock State Park Campground is a large space with 97 primitive campsites. These sites accommodate RV camping, but they don't feature water or electrical hookups. However, there is a nearby RV dump station.
You can bring your pets along with you to the park, but you'll have to keep them on leashes of under six feet and attended to at all times. Additionally, it's important that you clean up any messes they make.
The summers are fairly mild at Blue Rock State Park, but the winters can get chilly. Between December and February, it can drop down to 20 degrees with significant snowfall. During summer, the temperatures rarely exceed 80 degrees.
Both summer and winter are fantastic times to visit the park. The summer will be pleasantly warm for boating and swimming, while the winter will be perfect for activities like snowshoeing, sledding, and ice fishing.