On-Site Adventures Await
Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center offers a wide array of services, activities and recreational facilities to enhance your stay. Whether you’re here on business or for pleasure, our staff always strives to provide an exceptional guest experience, with warm, personalized service, anticipating all of our guests’ needs.
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Open Daily 7 am - 10 pm
Salt Fork Lodge features a large heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Locker rooms are provided and are located on the first level of the lodge. Select cabins have private hot tubs. Pool Towels are provided at the front desk.
Open Seasonally for registered lodge and hotel guests.
Salt Fork Lodge features a large heated outdoor swimming pool and small children's pool. Locker rooms are provided and are located on the first level of the lodge. Select cabins have private hot tubs. Pool Towels are provided at the front desk.
Re-energize in the fitness center.
- Free Weights
- Yoga Mat
- Cable Machines
The fitness center is open with limited capacities and proper physical distancing should be in practice.
HOURS: 24/7 with room key
Get Ready to Play!
- Classic Arcade Style Games
- Instant Win Games
- Racing Games
- Pool Table
- Ping-Pong Table
- Air Hockey Table
A game card can be purchased in the game room from the kiosk; credit card and cash are accepted to load your game card.
Disconnect from the day to day and connect with each other! Visit the front desk to check-out the complimentary games and DVDs during your stay.
Scheduled Children's Activities and Naturalist Programs are hosted in this space. The Activity room also houses the in-house turtles, snakes and salamanders.
Be sure to take advantage of our basketball hoops, sand beach volleyball, and shuffleboard courts during your stay—and kids of all ages will want to check out our playground equipment. We'll supply the equipment so you can focus on the fun!
Spend more time in the sun and enjoying the back lawn with giant jenga, jumbo checkers, cornhole and more!
It is always a good idea to relax by a fire after a long day of adventuring and fun! Reserve a private campfire ring in advance by adding the BONFIRE & SMORES add on package or by calling the front desk directly at 740-435-9000.
Activities in the Park
Hiking is one of our most popular activities, and with 14 hiking trails (including a portion of Ohio's famous Buckeye Trail), you'll find something new at every turn. Learn more about the hiking trails at Salt Fork.
Bigfoot is rumored to be living within the boundaries of Salt Fork State Park. Spend the day (or night!) searching for this elusive creature. Pick up a sightings map at the Front Desk, grab supplies from the Gift Shop or sign up for a guided night hike (based on availability) and start your own search!
In 1837, the Irish and Scottish ancestors of Benjamin Kennedy purchased an 80-acre tract of land in Guernsey County and commissioned the construction of a large two-story house from native sandstone quarried nearby. Don Kennedy, great-grandson of the builder, occupied it until 1966. The State of Ohio purchased the Kennedy property and surrounding lands to create Salt Fork State Park. Today, the house is nestled in the woods, overlooking the lake. The Kennedy Stone House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Location: Road 4, Salt Fork State Park
Perched high atop the rugged terrain of rural southeast Ohio, the scenic lodge golf course at Salt Fork State Park is a destination worth taking the clubs to. With its rolling fairways and expansive greens, the 18-hole championship course will challenge even the most experienced golfer.
Cruise Salt Fork Lake and explore the largest state park via the waterways. Drift past the Stonehouse for a unique view of this piece of history, search for the bald cypress trees or have a blast tubing on the unlimited horsepower lake. Reserve a pontoon boat, kayak or fishing boat for your upcoming stay. If you are bringing your own boat, contact our marina about day use docks.
Make Salt Fork Lodge your destination for the perfect fishing trip! Salt Fork Lake is known for its generous population of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Please be sure to arrive with a valid Ohio fishing license if you would like to fish. Rent a fishing boat from one of the Salt Fork Marina and explore Salt Fork State Park via the waterways! Save on your next trip with a valid fishing or hunting license, find out more!
Burr Oak State Park is a great place to hunt for gray and fox squirrels, grouse, rabbit, deer, and wild turkey. With 12,000 acres of public hunting on the state park and more public areas in Guernsey County, you're sure to find that big buck. Make your reservations now, and let us do the cooking! Save on your next trip with a valid fishing or hunting license, find out more!
Enjoy a day at our parks 2,550 foot public swimming beach, one of the largest inland beaches in Ohio. Swimming is permitted in daylight hours only.
Located near the campground, this is a great activity for the kids. Purchase a bag of gems and stones from the campground store and then take it to the water sluice to sift and find your gems.
The nature center boasts an array of animal displays, both live and mounted. Hours vary, call the camp office for additional information 740-432-1508.
Salt Fork State Park has a 12 station walk through range. Archery supplies not provided.
The park's one-acre dog park is located south of the main beach. It offers direct lake access for dogs to play and swim off-leash. There is a picnic table within the area and room for guests to bring their own chairs.
Salt Fork is in the fun in the winter too!
There are many great sledding hills located nearby the lodge. Equipment for this activity are not offered
Once the snow starts to fall, explore the state park in a new way! The snow mobile trails start at the lodge meander throughout the wooded forest and along the road. seven inches of snow must be present. Equipment rentals are not offered.
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