Rocky Fork State Park covers a total area of 1,384 acres of land and 2,080 acres of water near Columbus, which is Ohio’s capital city. The exact address of the park is 9800 North Shore Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio 45133. The park derives its name from a stream that meanders through the park. Other natural features at the park include several plant species including wildflowers like jewelweed, Wild Geranium, Queen Anne's Lace, and Yarrow. The habitat at the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife including small mammals, reptiles, and birds.
The main attraction at the park is the lake that is popular for several recreational activities especially fishing, where anglers can try their hand at catching several fish species including walleye, muskellunge, and bass. The parks other natural attractions include dolomite caves, scenic gorges, and a wetland preserve. Bird watchers will also celebrate that there is a trail right by the campgrounds that leads to a bird observation station.
Other recreational activities that are popular at the park include camping, boating, nature programs, swimming, hunting, hiking, and water-skiing. Amenities at the park to facilitate these activities include several marinas, picnic areas, a nature center near the campground, swimming beaches, hiking trails, and boat ramps.
Like most Ohio State parks, you are allowed to bring your dog at no additional cost. That said, it is important to strictly follow all state park rules to avoid any inconvenience to yourself or to others. Some of the rules that dog owners should be aware of include the following. First, your dog must always be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long. Additionally, you must be in control of your dog and prevent the dog from doing into areas that are not designated as pet-friendly areas. If you choose to camp at the park, you should be aware that each campsite has a limit of only two pets/dogs.