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Events & Experiences!

EXPERIENCE our Park and Communities!

Does your family like to stay busy with fun activities during vacation? We want to help you to have EXPERIENCES while you're here; making memories, soaking in the beautiful sites, absorbing the local culture.

Below we will list activities and planned events that are taking place at the lodge and in the park, as well as links to area partners for fun activities located in our surrounding communities!


Lodge Events

The Midwest Comedy Tour

Friday, July 31st | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join us for an evening packed with entertainment. The show is complete with four comedians in this 1.5 hour show.

Tickets are $20 per person and include all applicable taxes and fees.



Heart & Pine

Friday, July 31st | 9:00 pm


Enjoy the sounds of Heart & Pine, an Americana/folk based trio from Ohio. This trio returns to the lodge after The Midwest Comedy Show.

No Cover Charge



The Midwest Comedy Tour

Saturday, August 1st | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Come join us for an evening packed with entertainment. The show is complete with four comedians in this 1.5 hour show.

Tickets are $20 per person and include all applicable taxes and fees.


Naturalist Programs & State Park Events

Naturalist Programs

>>ODNR has suspended all naturalist programs at this time<<

Join our park naturalist for guided hikes, meet and watch live animals, try out a kayak or canoe, and much more! Check out the Nature Programs link below to see what may be offered during your stay!.

Naturalist: John Hickenbottom. 740-630-6105



All Lodge & Park programs and Nature Center hours are subject to change. Programs and events are weather dependent unless otherwise noted. Notify the Lodge or Naturalist (depending on activity) if special accommodations are needed for your participation. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, no exceptions.


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