Hueston Woods State Park


3.80 out of 5
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Campground Description

The outdoor enthusiast will find diverse opportunities at Hueston Woods State Park. Whether boating on Acton Lake, hiking through the 200-acre old growth forest or relaxing in the resort lodge, visitors will enjoy the finest of recreational facilities in southwest Ohio at this scenic park.
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Posted by: TrailAPI on March 9, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    Camping, lodge, cottages, cabins, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, swimming, boating, golf, fishing, disc golf, hunting, sledding, cross country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, ice boating, paintball, volleyball, archery, playground, nature center

    Campground Amenities

    Boat Launch, Cabins, Dump Station, Flush Toilet, Hookup - Electric, Laundry, Pets OK, Showers, Wi-Fi

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    Camping Fees

    $20-$30 per night

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    Q: can you drink alcohol here -Guest

    A: I'm not sure, but you can call them at (513) 523-6347.

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    Reviews of Hueston Woods State Park

    Reviewed by RKopras on June 23, 2011

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    My fiancee and I spent a night on 6/12/11. We chose to tent camp on a site with electric. The spot we had was huge! You could fit 3 four-man tents on it easily. We were very happy with our stay and will be back to visit. The quiet times are called quiet times for a reason and I for one was very happy to see the rangers enforcing it in our area without having to be told of the noise.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 27, 2010

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    I have also been going to Hueston my whole life. Back in the day, my extended family would rent out half the cabins and spend a week there. But my friends and I have also gone camping here every year since high school. We originally started in the electric sites, but they were crowded and we would often get told by the park troopers to be quiet. We didn't have music or anything, just laughing too loud. So they do enforce after hours, more so in the electric sites. Patrol in non electric is usually only one cop car driving through at sun down (easy to spot so you can hide your alcohol/beer)!

    So after 2 years, we starting going to the non-electric, where there are very few tents/people. But yes, outhouses only there. Bring your own TP- as it is usually hard to get off the roll.

    The public beach is awesome and free. There are showers there that you can use for free, but they are freezing cold. But you will want to rinse off, as "sand"/gravel gets everywhere... (It's a man made lake people, what do you expect). There are also canoes and what not to rent.

    The trails do kinda suck, but Hueston is great for creeking.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 22, 2010

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    I must agree with the previous posters opinions about the primitive campsites. We stayed in the electric, and compared to the primitive looked like a third world campground. I know it's supposed to be primitive, but high grass, potholed roads and no shower priveleges?
    This state park was extremely disappointing. No beach access from campground was my biggest complaint. Campground did not enforce the quiet policy, shower houses need updating, trail heads in campground not marked... The only saving grace was the golfcourse was nice. I should have saved my gas money and camped at Indian Lake State Park, which is 3 miles from my home. We will not be back.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 14, 2010

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    We just got back from camping in the park. While the park is beautiful, the staff is snippy and unhelpful. We were not given a map of the park, and we missed the (unmarked) 200 acre old-growth forest altogether. I have been camping my whole life, and I am over 50, but have never seen a campground with quite so many nitpicky rules. It was also expensive! $18 for a non electric site featuring the old school nasty, smelly pit latrines of my childhood. We opted to pay the $2 extra to drive to the showers. There are flush toilets there, but weirdly, they have curtains for doors that are so close, they touch your knees when you sit. There was an additional fee to reserve a site. While pets are allowed in every site, they are not allowed on the trails! Why not? Since you are not allowed to leave dogs unattended, we were unable to hike. Finally, the trash seen by another reviewer is very real. In the part of the campground we stayed in, there were probably 100 sites. Only 4-6 parties were there 3 were playing different kinds of music, all at the same time. Look at the map, and ponder what it might be like if all 400 campsites were full. I would not want to be there.
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    Reviewed by Guest on May 8, 2010

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    I've been comming to Hueston Woods my entire life... and they have never let me down! There are trails to hike that lead to a hidden giant pond that is beautiful when full of rain water and even more intriguing when it's empty and you can find snakes and crawl dads! And aside from the play ground and volleyball and excelleng Halloween exhibits, Oxford, Ohio is only minutes away... We always spend at least one afternoon there exploring stores and getting ice cream. There is a Walmart nearby also. I love Hueston Woods!
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