Hueston Woods State Park is on 3,000 acres of forest and wildlands in Butler and Preble counties. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, golfing, bird-watching, swimming, and mountain biking opportunities in the park. Winter activities in the park include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and sledding. Four camping areas are located in the park, each catering to a different type of camper.
Camping Area 1
Camping Loop 1 has sites that are non-electric/non-hook-up. There are walk-in only sites at area 1. Pets are allowed but must be leashed in the park. Loop 1 has showers, bathrooms, fresh water spigots, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and fire rings. Check with rangers on rules regarding the use of outside firewood. Firewood is available for sale at the park. There are hiking trails and biking routes accessible from Loop 1. A running trail is available from Loop 1 and a playground is at the loop for children to enjoy.
Camping Loop 2
Loop 2 has a limited amount of electric sites (three); other sites are non-electric. Pets are welcome and there is a dog play area for off-leash fun. Bathrooms, showers, fresh water spigots, a playground, and two trails are accessible out of Loop 2. There are five walk-in only campsites at Loop 2. Walk-in sites are private, have picnic tables and fire rings with grills and can use the fresh water taps in the Loop. The start of the Equisetum Trail is out of Loop 2. Mountain bikers can access the Galleon Trail from the camping area.
Camping Areas 3 and 4
Loops 3 and 4 are primarily RV hook-up sites. Electric and water hook-ups are available. There is no sewer connection, but there is a dump station for RV use. Pets are allowed if leashed, There are hot showers, private toilets, fresh water taps, fire rings and grills, and picnic tables at the campground areas. Playgrounds, trailheads for hikers and mountain bikers, washhouses, basketball courts, and camper cabins and yurts are available at the 3 and 4 Camping Loops.
Hueston Woods State Park has ranger-led nature hikes and a raptor center where rehabilitation is done on wounded or abandoned birds of prey. Visitors can take tours and learn about the raptors of the area.
Fishing is available at the lakes within the park. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road
College Corner, OH 45003
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.