On campsites that allow pets, there is a maximum of two pets permitted. Pets must be on leash no longer than 6 feet and attended at all times. The landscape of rural Guernsey County appears as a patchwork of forested hills, open meadows and misty valleys threaded by numerous streams. As Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork boasts 17,acres of recreational facilities to suit nearly every taste.
This massive pine beam and stone lodge captures the atmosphere of the grand park lodges built at the turn of the century. The lush wooded surroundings boast miles of recreational trails, wildlife, and impressive views of the sparkling lake. Salt Fork Lodge offers a variety of comfortable guestrooms, fully furnished two-bedroom cabins and eight meeting rooms for corporate functions. Guests are invited to take advantage of exciting on-site activities or find great outdoor adventures in Salt Fork State Park.
Salt Fork State Park is a public recreation area located six miles 9. Salt Fork was named for a mineral lick along the creek's course. An earthen dam was completed in , with the construction of recreational facilities initiated in Salt Fork Lodge opened in .
The name of the park comes from the Pleistocene megafauna fossils found there. Mammoths are believed to have been drawn to this location by a salt lick deposited around the sulfur springs. The area near the springs was very soft and marshy causing many animals to become stuck with no way to escape.