Burr Oak State Park

Hunterdon, Ohio

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Burr Oak is a pretty big park at just shy of 2,600 acres. It seems as if the folks who run it have tried to squeeze every possible outdoor activity there is into it. There’s a 664- acre lake where you can boat—renting one, if need be—without having to worry about others racing by you, given a 10-horsepower limit. The skinny, twisting nature of the lake lends itself to exploring coves and crannies anyway. There are seven trails, ranging from an easy half-mile trail in the campground to a challenging 3.4 miler. There is a bridge trail and even a 7-mile Wildcat Hollow Backpacking Trail, with a couple of shelter sites with water spaced out along the way. It’s a neat trail for breaking into backpacking. You can hike, without having to go too far, and experience this kind of camping, perhaps as one overnight piece of a weeklong stay. You can also hunt, swim, picnic, and play games. It’s truly a one-stop shop of a park.

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"Burr Oak is a pretty big park at just shy of 2,600 acres. It seems as if the folks who run it have tried to squeeze every possible outdoor activity there is into it. There’s a 664- acre lake where you can boat—renting one, if need be—without having to worry about others racing by you, given a 10-horsepower limit. The skinny, twisting nature of the lake lends itself to exploring coves and crannies anyway. There are seven trails, ranging from an easy half-mile trail in the campground to a challenging 3.4 miler. There is a bridge trail and even a 7-mile Wildcat Hollow Backpacking Trail, with a couple of shelter sites with water spaced out along the way. It’s a neat trail for breaking into backpacking. You can hike, without having to go too far, and experience this kind of camping, perhaps as one overnight piece of a weeklong stay. You can also hunt, swim, picnic, and play games. It’s truly a one-stop shop of a park."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Hunterdon
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly

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Jun 2018