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Lake Hope State Park

27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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We vacation at Lake Hope every Summer. The beauty and tranquility of this area is amazing. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Willoughby, Ohio
Beautiful Country

Lake hope is small, but the countryside is beautiful and filled with interesting hiking trails... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“nature center” (14 reviews)
“hiking trails” (10 reviews)
27331 State Route 278, McArthur, OH 45651-8220
+1 740-596-4938
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We vacation at Lake Hope every Summer. The beauty and tranquility of this area is amazing. If you are looking to get away from it all and you love nature this is the place to go! The history in this area is wonderful and there...More

Thank mrslljp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lake hope is small, but the countryside is beautiful and filled with interesting hiking trails. The lake is fairly close to Athens and OU

1  Thank Mortgageman9000
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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

2  Thank johnsC1927DK
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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

1  Thank Marcie L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

1  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

3  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 16 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 30 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
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21 July 2017|
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Response from Mortgageman9000 | Reviewed this property |
If you like swimming in lakes, this one is ok
19 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.
22 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