Hocking Hills Coronavirus Update - What You Need To Know
Hocking Hills State Park to Reopen July 2ndThe Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) plans to reopen most of the currently closed areas of Hocking Hills State Park, including the campground, cabins, and Old Man’s Cave, in time for the July 4th Independence Day holiday weekend. Currently, Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs and several areas of the Hocking Hills State Forest are scheduled to open June 15.
Parks & Trails Currently OpenThe major hiking trails and parks remain closed. Park and trail closures include Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Conkle's Hollow, Hemlock Bridge and Whispering Cave, Old Man's Cave, and Rock House. Some parks and trails do remain open at this time. The list of parks and trails that remain open can be found here: https://community.hockinghills.com/t/list-of-trails-that-remain-open-during-covid-19
Three Parks & Trails Reopening June 15thODNR announced they will reopen Cantwell Cliffs, Rock House, and Airplane Rock on June 15th. Read the update here: Three Hocking Hill's sites to reopen June 15th
Cabins and Overnight AccomodationsAs of May 4th, 2020, privately owned cabins and overnight accomodations in Hocking Hills are open to groups of less than 10. For the safety of all guests, lodging owners are taking extra precautions per Hocking County Health Department and CDC guidelines. Those guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html
CampgroundsOn May 14th, Lt. Governor Husted announced campgrounds may re-open May 21st. This does not mean all campgrounds will open on May 21st, but they are allowed to re-open starting on that date.
The state owned campground and cabin areas will reopen later this summer along with the remainder of the park. ODNR will take new reservations for the campground and cabin areas with an arrival date of July 15 or later. All reservations for arrivals through June 30 will automatically be canceled, and a full refund issued to the original form of payment, if possible. If ODNR is unable to refund to the original form of payment, then an Ohio State Parks e-gift card will be issued to use on a future reservation.
If you're looking for campgrounds available in Hocking Hills, you can find that list here: https://www.hockinghills.com/campgrounds.html
Food and DrinkThere are many local restaurants, breweries, and wineries that remain open for drive thru or carry out. The full list can be found here: COVID-19 Restaurant List
- 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. 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. 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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20160 State Route 664 South
Logan, Ohio 43138
Interest TagsSecluded Retreats, Family Oriented, Special Interest
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