East Fork State Park encompasses a total area of 4,870 acres of land and is one of Ohio’s largest state parks located in Clermont County, Ohio. The park is situated about 30 miles east of Cincinnati, in the southwest area of the state. One of the key interests at the East Fork State Park is the "Old Bethel Church" that dates as far back as 1867 and still has some of the original construction material, including wooden pegs and hand forged nails. The church was built with logs in the early 1800s.
The topography of the land where the park sits is quite diverse and includes abandoned farmlands, rocky cascades, dry-forested hills, marshy grasslands, swamp forests, thickly grown floodplains, and open meadows. Wildlife in the park includes Canada geese, song sparrow, deer, fence lizard, eastern plains garter snake, raccoon, barn swallow, eastern meadowlark, and the red fox.
Besides appreciating the natural splendor and historic interest at East Fork State Park, other activities that you can enjoy at the park include swimming, fishing, hiking, ice fishing, hunting, camping, sledding, boating, ice skating, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Amenities to facilitate activities at the park include picnic areas, picnic shelters, cabins, horseman's camp, flush toilets, showers, campsites with electricity, bike rentals, bike trails, miniature golf, hiking trails, boat ramps, game courts, playground, bridle trails, and swimming beach.
If you have a dog, you can bring them along at no extra cost. That said, you will need to follow standard Ohio State Park rules that include the following. Dogs are not allowed to access areas that are not designated as being pet-friendly. Dogs must always be on a leash no longer than six feet long and if you choose to camp at the park, you are only allowed to bring a maximum of two pets/dogs per campsite.