Shawnee State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Located in a part of the state sometimes called “The Little Smokies” because of its wooded hills and deep valleys, Shawnee State Park is surrounded by the largest state forest on Ohio. It has a lot to offer. For starters, its two lakes, Roosevelt and Turkey Creek, may be small, totaling just 68 acres, but they are lovely to paddle or cruise around in a rowboat. Both get stocked with trout in addition to holding bass and bluegills, so the fishing’s pretty good. If you want to explore in a bigger craft, that’s possible, too. The park operates a marina on the banks of the Ohio River. There’s also an 18-hole golf course on site. If you want to wander the woods, there’s a lot of hiking available, especially once you factor in the trails that also cross onto state forest land. The Shawnee Backpack Trail leads to some of Ohio’s greatest wilderness areas, and they’re worth seeing even if you do it as a day trip."