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.
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!
That was a great little find, so now what, we thought? We needed a place to stay. That’s when we found a diamond in the rough, Comrie Croft Campground. This place has camping for tents and caravans, a hostel, farmhouse, tea garden, vegetable garden, mountain bike repair shop and store, along with mountain bike trails, and their own store. They have the usual showers and kitchen, freezer, fridge, and microwave. They grow all their own vegetables and never use pesticides. Their eggs come from range free organic fed hens.
All products on their shelves are organic or mostly natural. The best thing, in our option, is their tea garden. What an enchanting place to say the least!. They They have an outside area with several small tables and chairs at each table has a piece of sheep skin big enough to put around your shoulders for the cool mornings, days or evenings.
Each table has a small container of wild fresh flowers and some sort of small table game. The roof is covered with a few different varieties of vine along with tiny white lights. Also hanging from the rafters are different size tea pots, kettles, and cups. Hanging along the edge are a few tea pots hanging in macrame plant hangers and plants have been placed in the tea pots. There are whimsical signs and different decorations.