Ohio’s rugged hills are the home of Wolf Run State Park, which is one of the finest and most scenic parcels of land in the American state. The 1046-acre park is located near the town of Caldwell, and offers 220 acres of cool, clean waters and exceptional woodlands as a place to enjoy a quiet retreat.
You’ll be able to enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking, swimming, boating, winter sledding, cross-country skiing and camping. There are 71 electric campsites along with 67 non-electric sites.
Laundry facilities and showers are available along with washrooms, picnic tables, fire rings, and a basketball hoop. Campers can also borrow a variety of playground equipment, games and sporting equipment.
There’s a launching ramp and tie ups for boats and you’ll find the lake filled with a variety of fish such as bluegill, bass, crappie, catfish and trout. You’ll also be able to hunt in specified areas.
There are miles of hiking trails to enjoy and swimmers and sunbathers will appreciate the 200-foot beach. Scuba diving is also popular.
There are several local attractions in the area including a navy memorial, Salt Fork State Park, Blue Rock State Park, Seneca Lake, the Guernsey County Historical Society Museum, and the Cambridge City Park.
The park itself sits in southeastern Ohio’s Appalachian Plateau and glaciers have carved out valleys and some fascinating rugged terrain and forests that are ideal for exploring.
There are many species of trees and interesting wildlife such as gray squirrels, deer, raccoons, weasels, skunks, black rat snakes, bats, box turtles, ruffed grouse, great horned owls and wild turkeys.
The land for Wolf Run State Park was acquired back in 1963 and the lake and dam were completed a few years later as a part of a local watershed project. The region officially opened as a state park in 1968 and the name actually came from the area’s first settlers, the Wolf family.