Tar Hollow State Forest is managed to provide timber,
wildlife habitat, forestry research and demonstrations of
good forest management. During the spring and fall forest
fire seasons, the prevention, detection and suppression of
wildfires within the protection area becomes a major
- Nearby state parks include
Great Seal (just north of Chillicothe),
Scioto Trail (south of Chillicothe) and
Hocking Hills (near Logan). These areas provide a
variety of recreational opportunities.
Conkles Hollow, a state nature preserve, is found within
the Hocking Hills' region.
Ross Lake, a wildlife area operated by the ODNR Division
of Wildlife, offers good fishing opportunities.
Mound City Group National Monument, three miles north of
Chillicothe, includes 23 prehistoric Indian burial mounds, a
museum and a visitor center.
Adena State Memorial, the restored home of Thomas
Worthington is one of The Ohio Historical Society's premier
sites. It includes Worthington's newly-restored 1807 mansion
and a 13,000 square foot Museum/Visitor Center.
Tecumseh, an outdoor historical drama, is presented
during the summer in the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater
just north of Chillicothe. The drama depicts the life of the
Shawnee Chief Tecumseh.
Ross County Historical Society in Chillicothe highlights
the region's history. The Capital Room records Chillicothe's
early years as Ohio's first capital.
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