Tar Hollow State Park
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Things To Do


  • Sunny and shady sites to suit every camper.
  • 71 electric sites
  • 11 non-electric sites
  • 12 walk-in sites 
  • 5 primitive sites along the backpack trail. 
  • Campground equipped with showers, laundry facilities, pit latrines and a dump station. 
  • Beach is close by.
  • General Store offers camping supplies, souvenirs and snacks.
  • Pet camping is permitted on all sites.
  • Camping is permitted at seven picnic shelters by reservation.


  • Boating with electric motors only permitted on the 15-acre Pine Lake.

  • The lake is perfect for canoes and rowboats. 

  • Launch ramp located near the beach.

Fishing and Hunting

  • Bluegill and other panfish provide good sport for the fisherman on Pine Lake.
  • Excellent hunting opportunities exist for squirrel, deer, grouse and turkey in the adjacent state forest.
  • A valid Ohio hunting and fishing license is required.


  • 4 Picnic areas offer excellent scenery and a peaceful setting.
  • 8 shelter houses can be reserved through the park office, by calling Tar Hollow State Park at (740) 887-4818. Reservations begin the first Monday in November for the next calendar year.


  • Ross Hollow Hiking Trail- 4.9 Miles (yellow blazes), located near the camp, provides foot access to the hills of Tar Hollow.
  • The 21-mile Logan Boy Scout Trail (red blazes) traverses the park and forest.
  • A section of Ohio's Buckeye Trail (blue blazes) also passes through the area.
  • Bridle trails (white blazes) and a horse camp are located on the forest land.
  • A backpack camp is located at the fire tower.
  • The 2-mile Pine Run mountain bike trail begins at the general store.

More To Do

  • A playground and basketball court are located near the campgrounds.
  • The seasonal General Store offers an 18 hole miniature golf course, bike and boat rentals, as well as a game room, which features a ping pong table, air hockey and fooseball.
  • Registered campers may borrow game and sporting equipment from the General Store. 
  • Swimming is available at Pine Lake, which is within walking distance of the campgrounds. Parents are responsible for their children on the unguarded beach.

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