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The place to chill, bbq, and boating.

The beach is the place to be when the kids wants a sandbox. We have had picnics and barbeques here... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Noor R
Athens, Ohio
Nice park

Very nice lake perfect for kayaks or sup. Good trails to hike on. Nice area that’s not far from... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
West Virginia
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11661 State Park Rd, Athens, OH 45701-9781
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

good for the family, dog friendly. Easy access and great picnic place. Not far from town so you don't even have to pack a lunch

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

At Strouds Run you can swim, hike, boat, picnic, camp, and more. We often take our kayaks out and spent the day on the water.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 7 June 2018

There aren't too many swimming options in the Athens area; if the pool is closed and you don't want to go out to Lake Snowden, Strouds Run will do the bill. It's not much, but there are halfway decent walking trails nearby.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank idlewanderlust
Reviewed 30 May 2018

The beach is the place to be when the kids wants a sandbox. We have had picnics and barbeques here in the summer. When it gets really cold in the winter, head out to the lake and walk on its frozen water.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Noor R
Reviewed 31 December 2017

A nice place to hike. The campground is good. The lake can be off-putting after a hot spell in the summer.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank UPLaker
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Very nice lake perfect for kayaks or sup. Good trails to hike on. Nice area that’s not far from town.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WVAngler
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Minutes from Ohio University. Beautiful park with boat rentals. I have reserved boats as well as visited the park intending to walk the trails but also rented a boat.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank marie b
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The park is lovely and offers various activities from hiking and canoeing to swimming. For a short time, it was ideal to enjoy a bit of nature for a few hours.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This hidden gem provides the locals an easy access to nature that is within 10 minutes from town. The trails are well mark and the lake is excellent for water recreation. This a no motor lake. The campsites are non electrical and under used. No...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Kimberly J
Reviewed 2 September 2017

lol chiggers nummed on us like thanksgiving dinner but the swimming area was nice didn't seem to disgusting

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Nikki R
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Earl S
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Response from Melissa A | Reviewed this property |
no shower house
17 June 2017|
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Response from Katherine H | Reviewed this property |
yes, a section of the beach is marked off for pets and your dog can swim in the water there