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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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Relax and enjoy.

What a great place to stay in southern Ohio! Things to leave behind: cell phone (bad service... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jackson, Ohio
Beautiful overlook and lodge

The lodge is very nice. We didn't eat there but many people were. I did have some work to do so we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcie L
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27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay in southern Ohio! Things to leave behind: cell phone (bad service anyway), impatience, diet, worries. This was our first trip to this state park and it was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the furnace cabins, which have recently...More

1  Thank johnsC1927DK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is very nice. We didn't eat there but many people were. I did have some work to do so we walked down to the lower outside level and BAM! What a view of the lake. There was a table there and I set...More

Thank Marcie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 18 people in our family group and stayed in the Laurel Lodge. Highlights included an amazing kitchen which had a huge refrigerator, double ovens and burners and griddle. The place sleeps 24 but has only 1 bedroom with a bathroom included. Plenty of...More

Thank BES09
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Rented a 2-bedroom cabin with fireplace on a expedition trip to see if this is a place we'd like to stay when visiting our son at Ohio University. The cabins are exceptionally well priced and many have been completely remodeled with plans to remodel all...More

2  Thank TomGrandy
Reviewed 27 February 2017

First time visit to Lake Hope. Really enjoyed spending the weekend at a cabin. Neat things to see in the area, such as Hope Furnace and Moonville Tunnel. Nice area and the food at the Lodge is fantastic!

1  Thank 86MissyJ
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We have camped here a few times, both in tent and travel trailer. The grounds are nice, the facilities are decent. The area is beautiful. The beach is nice too. It's pretty steep and hilly. Lake Hope State Park Lodge has the best brisket I've...More

1  Thank 432brandyp
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We have been celebrating birthdays each winter in the Iron Furnace cabins for 15+ years, and the remodel looks great! New furniture, beds, bedding, lighting, windows, bathroom flooring, kitchen counters ... too much to mention. These are some of the few State Park cabins with...More

5  Thank Colleen G
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I have been here almost every year since college. They have a variety of cabins and campsites too. Great trails and of course Moonville.

Thank Thom W
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The cabins at Lake hope have been updated and refurbed. Beautiful fireplaces heat and air conditioning and even this grown adult didn't mind sleeping in a bunk bed. It has a flat-screen cable TV but we didn't watch much because we sat relaxed play games...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great place to see historical furnaces, a beautiful lake, hikes, surrounding areas and views! Enjoyed the black type glass; hardened glass coal and photography!

1  Thank Diana M
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Can you please tell me what site you had? I am looking to book a tent site and would like a more level spacious site to accommodate a large tent and dining shelter. This will be my first time at Lake Hope. Thank you.
20 May 2017|
Response from Colleen G | Reviewed this property |
The campground is not very level, and last time I was at campground there was no plumbing.
We are planning to visit during labor day weekend...due to high rush we are getting non electric tent site...we have 8 month old baby so is it okay and safe to stay ..I am more worried about bugs and weather...kindly revert
23 August 2016|
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Response from Kelly K | Reviewed this property |
We did have issues with bugs. Not sure what kind they were, they bite and left little red marks. Bites were gone the next day. We had mosquitos as well. You always will have bugs when you camp, but I did feel that there were... More