Wolf Run State Park is located in Caldwell, a village along the West Fork of Duck Creek, which is in Noble County, the county seat of the state of Ohio. The park encompasses a total area of 1,338 acres of picturesque woodland and 220 acres of cool fresh water within a quiet and remote part of the state. To get to the main entrance to the park, just travel to 16170 Wolf Run Road. The park can be found just off State Route 821 at Belle Valley.
The land where the park sits attracted early settlers into the area for the abundance of natural resources including building stone, petroleum, salt, coal, and iron ore. One of the earliest settlers to the land was the Wolf Family after whom the park is named. Wolf Run State Park was established and opened to the public in 1968 after land acquisition began in 1963 and after the construction of the West Fork Duck Creek Watershed Project.
The terrain where the park sits has drastically changed since the early settlers made their way into the land. Original forests were cut down but were later thankfully regrown and now cover about 70% of the region. The forested area is now a habitat for several plant and animal species.
Besides enjoying the natural splendor at the park, some of the other activities that you could enjoy include fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, swimming, sledding, and boating. The park has several facilities that allow for a great time at the park and these include hiking trails, several campsites, picnic areas, showers, picnic shelters, boat ramps, youth group camp, and a swimming beach.
You can also bring your dog to the park at no cost at all. If you bring your pooch to the park, you should be aware of the standard park rules that include keeping your dog on a leash no longer than six feet long and making sure that your dog does not wander into park buildings and areas of the park that are not designated as pet-friendly areas.