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Parks & Trails Currently Open

All parks and trails in Hocking Hills are open as of July 2nd, 2020.

Cabins and Overnight Accomodations

All privately owned and state owned cabins are open. Search cabin availability here: Hocking Hills Availability Search


All campgrounds in Hocking Hills are open as of July 2nd, 2020.
If you're looking for campgrounds available in Hocking Hills, you can find that list here:

Food and Drink

All local restaurants, breweries, and wineries are open for dine in and carry out.


Do I need to wear a mask while hiking?
Masks are suggested if you are in close quarters to other hikers but are not required.

Is it necessary to Social Distance?
Yes, Social Distancing is preferred, please be respectful of the distance between you and other hikers while passing on the trail.

If I cannot make it to the end of the trail, can I turn around and hike back?
Yes, you can hike back to the beginning of the trail if you find you are unable to complete the trail.

Is there anyone to help with the new trail directions?
Yes, The State Park Naturalists will be on hand for directing trail traffic.

Is the Hocking Hills State Park Campground Store open?
Only the Camp Store drive through window is open. Firewood and Ice can be purchased through the drive-up window.

Are there trail maps available, how will I know which way to go?
No, there are no trail maps available yet. However, there are directional trail signs along each path.

When will John Glen Astronomy park re-open?
The John Glenn Astronomy Park will open on July 2. There will not be any programing this summer. You are welcome to bring your own equipment for star gazing but sharing your telescopes is strongly ill-advised. It is requested that masks are worn, and social distancing is observed.

Is the trail head for Whispering Cave in the same place?
No, to access the trail for Whispering Cave you must park at Old Man's Cave and hike the Old Man's Cave trail that connects to Whispering Cave. This will be a 5-mile hike.

Is the HHSP Disc Golf course available?
No, the disc golf course will not open during the construction of the new lodge.

When will the Archery area open?
The archery area will re-open on July 2.

What trails can I bring my pet?
Pets on a leash are allowed on all the Hocking Hills State Park trails. However, pets are not permitted at Conkle's Hollow State Nature Preserve and Rockbridge State Nature Preserve.

Helpful Tips

  1. 1. Grocery shop before you get to The Hocking Hills region. This will help ensure our local retailers are able to keep up with their supply.

  2. 2. If you do need to go into any local businesses, including the grocery store, we ask that you are mindful of the current CDC guidelines and Governor DeWine's recommendations in regards to face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing.

  3. 3. If you or someone in your group is feeling ill or under the weather we would ask you to please adhere to the governor’s request and stay home & isolate. The Hocking Hills will be here for your adventures when you are feeling better!

While The Hocking Hills is a tourism destination we all love, it is also a very small community of wonderful local residents. Please help us keep everyone safe by adhering to the recommendations in regards to face coverings, social distancing, and hand washing. We are looking forward to having you experience all that The Hocking Hills has to offer in a safe and thoughtful manner!

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Hocking Hills State Park
20160 State Route 664 South
Logan, Ohio 43138
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