Shawnee State Park

State: Ohio

Address 1: 4404 State Route 125

City: Portsmouth

Zip: 45663

Phone: 740-858-6652

Open: Open all year

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 164

Electric: 107

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Located in the Appalachian foothills near the banks of the Ohio River, Shawnee State Park is nestled in the 63,000-acre Shawnee State Forest. Once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians, the region is one of the most picturesque in the state, featuring erosion-carved valleys and wooded hills. The rugged beauty of the area has earned it the nickname “The Little Smokies.”

Breathtaking view of the surrounding hill country
50 guest rooms
Elegant dining room
Meeting rooms
Indoor and outdoor pools
Game room
Tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts

25 two-bedroom family cottages
Sleep up to 6
Bath with a shower
Living room
Double-wide rollaway bed
Complete kitchen, microwave, telephone, dining area, screened porch and charcoal grill
2 premium cottages also offer Jacuzzis
Lodge facilities are available to cottage guests
Pets are permitted in select cottages, call 800-282-7275 for details

107 sites suitable for tents or trailers
Features electric hookups, waste disposal, heated shower houses, flush toilets and laundry facilities
Pet camping is available throughout the campground
Boat rental
Games and sporting equipment to loan to registered campers
A group camp that can accommodate up to 45 people is available by reservation
57-site equestrian campground with latrines is available near Bear Lake on state forest land

Getaway Rentals
2 camper cabins are available
Each sleeps up to 5 people on two sets of bunk beds and one adult full bed
Outfitted with outdoor picnic table, campfire ring, charcoal grill, porch light, porch swing and covered porch
Unit contains inside electric service, lights, heater/AC unit, smoke/carbon detectors, bed frames with mattresses, table with chairs, mini-refrigerator, microwave and fire extinguisher
No linens or cooking supplies are provided
No pets or smoking are permitted inside the cabin unit
Water fountains, shower houses and a laundry facility are available nearby in the campground area
It is recommended that you bring bed linens or sleeping bags, pillows, towels, cooking utensils, dinnerware, cooler, containers for water and a clock/radio

Roosevelt and Turkey Creek lakes offer boating with electric motors only
Launch ramps are provided for access to the lakes
Rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rental at the camp store
Marina facility offers access to the Ohio River

2 well-stocked lakes provide good catches of largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie and trout
A trout derby is held annually at Turkey Creek Lake
Valid Ohio fishing license is required for anyone over 16 years of age
Fishing licenses may be obtained at local retailers

6 hiking trails
2 bridle trails
60-mile Shawnee backpack trail operated by the Division of Forestry takes hikers to some of the best wilderness areas in Ohio
Additional 75 miles of bridle trails are located within Shawnee State Forest
Portion of the Buckeye Trail goes through the state forest

Public beaches are situated on Roosevelt Lake and Turkey Creek Lake
Check for water quality advisories

18-hole championship golf course and pro-shop are located near the marina on the Ohio River, within a short drive of the main park area

5 picnic areas with tables and grills are located in many secluded and scenic areas of the park
2 accessible picnic shelters are available at Lake Roosevelt, and both may be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727

More To Do
Miniature golf, located at the camp store and open to all park visitors
Volleyball and basketball courts
Horseshoe pits and playground equipment
Tennis courts and shuffleboard can be found at the lodge