Mary Jane Thurston State Park

State: Ohio

Address 1: 1466 State Route 65

City: McClure

Zip: 43534

Phone: 419-832-7662

Open: Open all year

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 35

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Situated along the historic Maumee River, Mary Jane Thurston State Park offers a variety of day-use and overnight activities. The Maumee is not only scenic, but also provides some of the best stream fishing in Ohio. Boaters have access to the river while history buffs may explore the remnants of the old canal.

31 non-electric sites • 15 sites are designated for walk-in tent camping
4 non-electric premium sites
Picnic tables and fire rings are provided at each site
Latrines and restrooms are located nearby
A dump station is located near the park office
Pet camping is permitted at all sites
Additional walk-in sites are available in the North Turkeyfoot Area • Permits can be obtained at the park office
Campers can enjoy summer nature programs at the ampitheater
Horseshoe pits also provide recreation for campers
Games and sporting equipment are available to registered campers at the camp office
Playground equipment is available in the campground

Getaway Rentals
2 Camper Cabins located in the campground are available to rent from May 1 – October 31
Each unit sleeps 4 people
Features include ceiling fan, refrigerator, microwave, charcoal grill, and fire ring
Linens, dishes and cooking utensils are not provided
Daily housekeeping service is not available

Launch ramp provides access to the Maumee River
Information on dock rental can be obtained at the park office

The Maumee River’s northern pike, walleye, white bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bullhead, sheepshead and crappie offer good sport
Children can enjoy fishing in the pond near the marina
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

3 picnic areas with picnic tables, grills, restrooms and water are located along the river shore
An enclosed day-use lodge was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1936
This heated building is wheelchair accessible and can be reserved year-round for reunions and meetings for a nominal fee • Contact the park office for details

6 hiking trails
A one-mile portion of the Buckeye Trail passes through the park following the side cut canal

At North Turkeyfoot, the Maumee River provides excellent waterfowl hunting
A valid Ohio hunting license is required
Contact the park office for a more detailed explanation of the open and closed areas

Winter Recreation
Ice skating
Ice fishing
Cross country skiing
All activities are weather and conditions permitting

More to Do
Playground equipment is offered in day-use areas of the park