Lore City, Ohio

Salt Fork State Park

Lore City, Ohio



14755 Cadiz Road
Lore City, Ohio 43755
Phone: (740) 432-1508

Sites: 212
Recent Rate: $24 11/2015

Latitude: 40.1053810717387
Longitude: -81.4980954427414

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

24 Reviews

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mynyel

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the campstore staff members needs a lesson in customer service or needs to get a non-public job. Campground loops are all on a hill that sits a couple hundred feet above a large man-made lake. Woods are rugged with lots of briars, vines and poison ivy. Not many pines or hemlocks. Just typical hardwood forest. Well marked diverse trails. Huge beach. Large dog park. A lot of little private nooks. Deer everywhere. Ticks, too.

'A' loop is open at first but narrows into the trees. 'C' loop is in the trees but stays open year round by a bathroom/shower house that is open year round. 'E' loop is nice and open. 'F' and 'G' loops are very open and large. Most loops close by the end of November or early December except for 'C' loop. This park is huge with miles and miles of trails. I can hear the hwy off in a distance, but the sound is a very low din...barely hear it.

No monthly discounts, at least when I asked. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Watch out for deer ticks. They do transmit Lyme disease.

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fastalker64

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Really mediocre park, in a really HUGE state park that requires you to drive everywhere (fishing, marina, pool, etc...) you want to go. The campground is large and the sites are well-spaced, but poorly maintained. We were at one of the few full hook-up sites, and the lid was broken off of the sewer connection, so that's open the whole time we're there. We camped on a Sunday and Monday (so there weren't many other campers), and staff decided to mow on Monday. Without regard to stirring up all the dust (it's been dry...), they keep mowing right on the sites that were occupied! Really?

I think perhaps they should have mowed less and sprayed for bugs more. On Monday night, the clouds of gnats were so pervasive throughout the park that you couldn't walk through the campground without getting absolutely covered with gnats. Huge clouds of 'em. It was awful.

Then, one evening, I ran to the camp store to get a couple little firestarters. I arrived at 4:55 (they close at 5), and met the attendant on the sidewalk who informed me that she'd already locked the door, so... I'm out of luck. She was literally 2 steps from the front door, with the keys still in her hand, and was closing 5mins early. There are only a few folks in the campground this Monday, so I'm sure she'd been busy all day and was ready to retire...

We had reservations for this park on our return trip for two nights (we thought it'd be nicer), and we forfeited the money to stay someplace else. Not really convenient to the interstate, not surrounded by things to see and do, and not a great park. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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garmp

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $26.00
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Park was nice for our overnight purposes. Restrooms were clean, well used, but clean. Ample space between sites. Attendants were very friendly and helpful with discounts and all. We camped in a SportsMobile van and only required electric. Had no reservations, but did find a couple of nice sites on a Sunday night in July. Wouldn't want to spend a bunch of days here, but great for a night and not far from the interstate. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

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onetwin

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $24.00
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This is one of the better state campgrounds we have stayed in. I just wish is was closer to us, cause we would be camping a lot more. There is all different kind of sites there to pick from. The size of sites are nice, you don't feel packed in. It would be a beautiful place to be at in the fall for the leaves changing. Can't wait to go back. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gumper

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $13.00
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Camping fee posted is for the Golden Buckeye Card (Seniors), 1/2 price. Unlike some other states there is no additional daily use fee at Ohio State Parks. Salt Fork is an "outdoor" park, meaning trails, lake, outdoor stuff. Sites are large and diverse. Camp area "C," has shade and is close to a bath house. It has no playground equipment but other areas do. There are a few full hookups but reservations for those are probably a necessity. The facilities are dated but are clean. The park is 6 miles from I-77 (exit 47), and it is a couple of more miles from the entrance to the campground. Roads are very good and most sites are level or might require a block. Watch for wildlife. There is a lodge with restaurant. There are convenience stores nearby and Cambridge is about 10 miles and has Walmart, supermarkets, chain restaurants, and other. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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eaglessoc

Review Count: 161
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
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Interior roads and site pads paved. Nice green spacing between sites with a fire ring and picnic table. Some sites especially in A, C, and G loops have at least partial shade. Some three way hookup sites are located in loops F and G. Some walk-in sites are located in loops E, F, and G. Sites that are not three way hookup do not have water. There is a central water station near the campground entrance and a central dump station. There is much wildlife in the park, which is huge. Horse and hiking trails are available. Numerous beaches and marinas are available including one each for campground residents. A nice lodge and golf course are in the park. Grounds are kept up well. Nearby Cambridge has shopping and attractions. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

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djarcon

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $30.00
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10++ campground as our families have been camping here since 1972 from tents to motorhomes. All have been great with unforgettable and amazing memories. The campground workers are great with frequent visits from the state park police making rounds. Great hiking trails, clean lake with good swimming. All around a hidden treasure. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

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jojolima

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $13.00
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The park is a LONG distance North of Rt. 22. The sites are very large and still provide privacy. The lawns were mowed and very attractive. The staff was EXCELLENT in processing the registration. Is it the best state park in Ohio? No. It is however, the best in the SE Ohio area. We would use this park again and had a great time. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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buzzards27

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $13.00
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It is a long drive through the park to get to the camp sites. You don't want to have to run into town very often. Very clean and well cared for. We found a nice site with lots of shade that was close to several trails. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

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Speckul8r

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
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This is a big park with lake access. Campsites were, for the most part, in the open, and unshaded. There are some at the edge of the woods which are a lot nicer (G25). Lots of people, many of which had no campground etiquette: i.e. washing dishes at the water station and leaving the garbage from the dishes on the ground. Also walking right through your camp to the point I ran into a guy while walking out the door of our camper. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Ron & Sandy

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
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Very nice clean park. Has roomy sites. Not a whole lot of shade except in the G loop. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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midnightpumpkin

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this park to be a first class facility. The grass was mowed throughout the park, sites are level for the most part and it is the only Ohio State Park we have ever camped in where you could step out the door of your camper onto grass, not mud! I don't know how the park people manage to preserve the grass at the sides of the paved parking pads, but they do it at this park. Our only negative is that the park has only 20 sites which cannot be reserved. We arrived after the office closed, so we had to choose a non-reservable site. Not a problem since the park was only perhaps 5% occupied. We will definitely camp here again. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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simsfmly

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2010 - $25.00
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Good stop over or weekend park. Plenty of activities (hiking, biking, golf, horses, boating) to keep active. No TV reception or Wi-Fi, and come well stocked because the nearest ‘anything’ is at least 15 miles. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Sites were large and level, camp was kept clean. Very few sites (10%) with full hoookups, most all were electric only. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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osubuck94

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2010 - $35.00
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As with most state parks in Ohio, the lots are pretty ample. We stayed in our hybrid travel trailer on a full service lot along a tree line but overlooking the lake. The lake has about 18B branches to it, so there are tons of nice lots. We much prefer roomy lots with maturity and character and despise parking lots of side by side campers with tiny trees. KOA's are not our favorite for lots. Shower houses were clean with hot water and pressure. Had privacy to get un/dressed. The dedicated toilet houses were closer but not quite as nice, but convenient. Not really too many activities in the campground per se, but lots to do around (boating, fishing, hiking, etc.) as its located in a nice state park. All roads and spots we saw are paved. Fire ring and nice picnic table in every spot. We'll camp here again for sure. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Motorhome.

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Paul M. Kitchen

Review Count: 116
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $25.00
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This is the largest Ohio State Park. The recreational opportunities are vast and varied. The campground is large and the sites are very nice. However, the restroom and show house facilities are showing their age. No amount of scrubbing will make them look clean. This park needs to model West Branch and upgrade their campground facilities. We camped at Salt Fork State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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