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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Phone: 740-596-3030
Overview
Lake Hope State Park is truly a nature lover's dream. In the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

A natural paradise, 2983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the Big Sandy run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.

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Calendar of Events
What's All The Buzz...
Thu Jun 1

3:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating world of honey bees life cycles, job classes, and why pollinators are important to humans. Meet at the Nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Nature On Display
Sun Jun 4

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Meet at the Lake Hope Dining Lodge.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Full Moon Hike
Fri Jun 9

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Join the naturalist for a 3-mile hike along the edge of the lake in search of the full moon and other night time creatures. Meet at the Lake Hope shelter House just past the Boat House. This is an Explore Ohio initiative.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Gone Creekin
Sat Jun 10

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Prepare to get wet. Some nets provided. Meet at the Lake Hope dam.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Leaf Litter Critters
Sat Jun 10

10:00 - 11:00 am

Take a micro hike to look for creatures living among the leaves such as spiders, pill bugs, and perhaps even a toad. Meet at the nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Archery for Beginners
Sun Jun 11

1:30 - 3:00 pm

All equipment is provided. Meet at the Lake Hope dam.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
What's All The Buzz...
Fri Jun 16

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating world of honey bees life cycles, job classes, and why pollinators are important to humans. Meet at the Nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Paw Patrol
Fri Jun 23

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Pets must be up to date on all hots, friendly, and be on a leash. Do not forget the clean up bags. Meet the naturalist at eh Hope School House.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Intro to SUP
Sat Jun 24

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

During this 4-hour course participants will learn the parts of a stand up paddle board, basic strokes, and safety factors when paddling. Prepare to get wet and bring water to drink. Ages 12 and up. All equipment is provided. Limited space available so sign up in person at the park office in the dining lodge.

Cost: Free/Advanced Registration

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
SUP Quickstart
Sun Jun 25

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Basic stand up paddle board skills required.

Prepare to get wet and bring water to drink. Ages 12 and up. All equipment is provided. Limited space available so sign up in person at the park office in the dinging lodge.

Cost: Free/Advanced Registration

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
What's All The Buzz...
Wed Jun 28

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Learn about the fascinating world of honey bees life cycles, job classes, and why pollinators are important to humans. Meet at the Nature center.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
SUP Quickstart
Fri Jun 30

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Basic stand up paddle board skills required.

Prepare to get wet and bring water to drink. Ages 12 and up. All equipment is provided. Limited space available so sign up in person at the park office in the dinging lodge.

Cost: Free/Advanced Registration

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Website: www.stateparks.com/lake_hope_state_park_in_ohio.html
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