Attractions

Our cabins are within easy access to various activities that everyone is bound to find something they love! For a full list of events at Ohio State parks, please visit here and enjoy!

Boating

Bringing your own boat or want to rent one for the day? Our cabins are only a 5 minute drive to Dock 1 and the Burr Oak Marina, where the lake spans 664 acres of water and scenery. In accordance with Burr Oak State Park :

  • Boats with motors of 10 HP or less are permitted to operate as usual
  • Boats with motors exceeding 10 HP need to keep at an idle speed or at a speed that that doesn’t create a wake.
  • Watercraft utilizing a motor designated as a jet drive motor are not permitted
  • Jet drive boats are not permitted
  • Boat rentals, fuel and seasonal dock rentals are offered at the marina.
  • Four launch ramps provide access to the lake
  • Ohio Boating Laws

For more information please visit the Ohio State Parks & Watercraft website

Fishing

Burr Oak Lake is known for it’s catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.

For more information on fishing please visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website

Hunting

Hunting is permitted in designated areas of the park and in the adjacent Wayne National Forest and wildlife areas. A valid Ohio hunting license is required. There a couple options in the area that are within 30-45 minutes away from our cabins:

For more information on hunting please visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website

Hiking/Trails

Located around the area are 7 hiking trails each with unique views of scenery and different difficulties. Whichever trail you choose, please be sure to stay on the trails, which are clearly marked for your safety. For a map of each trail, visit here:

  • Lakeview – 3.5 Miles – Moderate/Difficult
  • Ravine – 1.5 Miles – Easy/Moderate
  • Chipmunk – 0.40 Miles – Easy
  • Red Fox – 0.7 Miles – Easy
  • Buckeye Loop – 3 Miles – Moderate
  • Campground Trail – 1 Mile – Easy
  • Tanager Trail – 1/2 Mile – Moderate

3 Bridle Trails:

  • Bridle/Backpacking – 7 Miles – Moderate
  • Red Trail – 7.5 Miles – Moderate
  • Blue Trail – 3.9 Miles – Moderate

The Backpack Trail winds around the lake shore and offers primitive campsites and drinking water at several locations along the route. Portion of the 18-mile backpack trail mesh with the  Buckeye Trail. Parking and the trail-head are located on the lodge/state park office entrance road. Camping is available in the family campground, at Dock #2 and at Dock #8. Registration and payment of the regular camping fee are required, visit here for more information.

For more information please visit the ODNR Division of Wildlife website.

Swimming & Picnicking

A 500-foot public swimming beach offers enjoyment for swimmers and sunbathers. Restrooms and outdoor showers are available. The beach also offers sand volleyball courts. Swimming is permitted in designated areas. Please exercise caution while swimming at the beach. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches. The beach is carry in/carry out and no trash cans are provided – please bring your own trash bags. Be sure to check for water quality advisories.

Picnic areas are located in scenic areas of the park and offer tables and grills:

  • One shelter house with electrical outlets may be reserved online or by calling (866) 644-6727.
  • One shelter house managed by US Army Corps of Engineers is located near the dam.
  • An 18-hole disc golf course is found at the park. Equipment rental is not available and no fee is charged to play.