It was a gorgeous day!!!!! The temperature was about 85-89 and no clouds. We decided we had to just get out of town, but where do we go? Well, if you read our blog you know we will figure out a place. We wanted to do something or go somewhere that wouldn’t cost any money. So, we thought why not head out to a park with some water and a packed lunch. Salt Fork has been on our list of places to go for a while, so that’s where we went.

Salt Fork State Park is huge!!!! It’s the largest state park in Ohio at 17,229 acres. It is located in Guernsey County. The park has many activities such as an 18-hole golf course, campground, two marinas, fishing, dog park, hunting (in designated areas), trails for hiking and snowmobiling, equestrian use, miniature golf, nature center, and an archery range, but that’s not all. They have a 2500 foot public swimming beach with a concession stand, and showerhouse.

Along with all this comes a lodge. The lodge boasts a large outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool, game room, gift shop, dining room, cocktail lounge, fitness center, jacuzzi, sand volleyball, basketball, shuffleboard, and children’s activities.

Of course, the lodge offers guest rooms. We have not stayed here, but would like to someday. We found the lodge and all areas to be very clean and inviting. We made our way through the campgrounds just looking around when we came upon a small marina and beach area. It was marked for campers only, but we stayed. It was a quiet, small beach (that was very clean) with tan colored sand few people and a couple picnic tables in the grass area. The water was beautiful as the sun made it sparkle. We sat at one of the picnic tables in the grass under a huge shade tree and ate our packed lunch as a small breeze blew our way. We watched a few kids play in the water as boats went by. After lunch we took our beach chairs to the edge of the water where we put our toes in the cool water and day dreamed. What an awesome area!!!!!

We both give Salt Fork thumbs up!!!! With so many things to do there is something everyone can enjoy. We will definitely go back!

Make memories not excuses!