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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
Highs and Lows Hike - Lake Hope
Sat May 19

10:00 am.

Test yourself on a moderately strenuous 3-mile hike featuring ridgelines and valleys. Elevation change of nearly 300 feet. Bring water.

Meet at Oak Point on Cabin Ridge Road.

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Archery - Lake Hope
Sun May 20

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Learn how to shoot a bow and arrow or perfect your skills.

Meet at the Archery Range across the road from the shelter house.

Equipment provided.

Nature Center Hours:

Saturdays, 1-4pm

Sundays, 9am-12pm

Special Hours:

Friday May 25, 2-5pm

Sunday, May 27, 1-7pm

Monday May 28, 10am-4pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest,
Friday Fishing - Lake Hope
Fri May 25

6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Join the naturalist for an evening of free fishing fun. Poles and bait are provided. Ages 16+ must present a valid fishing license.

Meet at the Lake Hope dam.

Lake Hope Nature Center Hours:

Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Sundays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours:

Friday, May 25, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27, 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday May 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Gone Creekin - Lake Hope
Sat May 26

10:00 am.

Discover what lives in the waters between Lake Hope and Raccoon Creek.

Meet at Lake Hope Dam. Prepare to get wet!

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Early Bird Hungry Hummers - Lake Hope
Sun May 27

1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Hand-feed hummingbirds at the nature center. We are

trying this much earlier in the year than usual to see how it goes.

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Full Moon Hike - Lake Hope
Sun May 27

8:00 pm.

Enjoy a 3-mile hike illuminated by the light of the beautiful moon.

Meet at the Shelter House.

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Scavenger Hunt - Lake Hope
Sun May 27

10:00 am.

You may start any time during open hours, but must be completed before 4:00 pm to qualify for a prize. Pick one up at the Nature Center.

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Wildlife,
Annual Spring Craft Show - Lake Hope
Sun May 27

10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

Come to the Lake Hope Lodge to pick last minute gifts for Mom from local craft vendors. Enjoy a meal at the lodge before you leave.

Lake Hope Nature Center is open

Saturdays from 1:00-4:00 pm

Sundays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Special Hours in May are:

Friday, May 25th from 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 27th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm

Monday, May 28th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: Free Event

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

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