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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278
McArthur, Ohio 45651
Phone: 740-596-3030
Overview
Lake Hope State Park is truly a nature lover's dream. In the forest-draped hills, the observant visitor can discover the abundant natural resources of this wild and scenic park.

A natural paradise, 2983-acre Lake Hope State Park lies entirely within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest in the Big Sandy run. It is a rugged, heavily forested region traversed by steep gorges and narrow ridges.

Location Map

Calendar of Events
Bluebird Box Monitoring - Lake Hope
Wed Jul 18

3:00 pm.

Help the naturalist check for cavity nesters around the Nature Center.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope
Thu Jul 19

9:00 - 11:00 am

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope
Fri Jul 20

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Moth Hours - Lake Hope
Sat Jul 21

10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Learn the importance of these late-night fliers then investigate what moths live at Lake Hope at a couple of light traps near the nature center. Bring a flashlight

and camera.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Archery - Lake Hope
Sat Jul 21

5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be

provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope
Thu Jul 26

8:30 pm

Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the moon. Meet at the shelter house just past the beach house.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Kayak - Lake Hope
Thu Jul 26

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Archery - Lake Hope
Sat Jul 28

9:00 - 11:00 am.

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrows. All equipment will be

provided. Meet the naturalist below the Lake Hope dam. Equipment provided.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Archery - Lake Hope
Sat Aug 4

5:00 pm.

Learn how to shoot a bow. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist at the archery range past the beach house.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Nature on Display - Lake Hope
Sun Aug 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Check out the naturalists collection of things found in the park. Test yourself by identifying them all. At the dining lodge.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Bluebird Box Monitoring - Lake Hope
Wed Aug 8

3:00 pm.

Help the naturalist check for cavity nesters around the Nature Center.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Dog Day of Summer - Lake Hope
Wed Aug 8

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come celebrate your canine companion with activities on the beach. Local vendors and demonstrations, even adoptable dogs will be available. Off leash is permitted in the beach area only. Pets must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and friendly with people and other dogs.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope
Fri Aug 10

5:00 pm

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Stand Up Paddleboard - Lake Hope
Sat Aug 11

9:00 am

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Pups on SUPS - Lake Hope
Sun Aug 12

12:00 - 2:00 pm

Free. Equipment provided. Ages 12+. Bring water and prepare to get wet. Meet at the Boat Ramp on OH-278. Introductory Courses. first come first served. Meant to get you familiar with the parts, safety concerns, and paddling techniques of a kayak or SUP.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Archery - Lake Hope
Fri Aug 31

5:00 pm.

Learn how to shoot a bow. All equipment will be provided. Meet the naturalist at the archery range past the beach house.

Nature Center Hours:

Thursday 1-4pm

Saturdays 1-4pm

Sundays 1-4pm

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-3030

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Website: www.stateparks.com/lake_hope_state_park_in_ohio.html
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