Several Ohio state parks offering cottage specials


COLUMBUS – There are plenty of reasons for outdoor enthusiasts to visit an Ohio state park cottage this fall and winter, starting with the “Nature Lovers Special” that provides bonus nights with two-night stays in selected parks.

Visitors planning a special winter break can look for savings at these state park cottages:

Buck Creek State Park in Clark County, Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County and Pike Lake State Park in Pike County offer weekday specials, four nights for the price of two, Sunday through Thursday, from Jan. 1 until April 30.

In addition, all three offer one free night (either Thursday or Sunday) with Friday and Saturday night stays during the same period.

Pymatuning State Park in Ashtabula County is currently offering both the weekday and weekend specials through Feb. 28.

Cowan Lake State Park in Clinton County is offering the weekday special until April 30, as well as additional price breaks for single or multiple-night stays in family cottages on any day of the week from Dec. 1 through March 15.

Dillon State Park in Muskingum County and Lake Hope State Park in Vinton County are offering four nights for the price of two, Sunday through Thursday, from Jan. 1 until March 31.

Mohican State Park in Ashland County is offering that same weekday special until April 30.

Fully furnished. Each fully furnished Ohio State Parks cottage has two bedrooms and provides sleeping space for a family of six. Each has a fully equipped kitchen with microwave; bathroom with a shower; and a living room with television and sleep sofa. Dishes, cookware, utensils and linens are provided.

Most locations also offer gas-log fireplaces and cable television hookups.

For additional pricing information on state park cottages, or to make a cottage reservation, call toll-free 1-800-AT-A-PARK. Personal computer users can also check the ODNR Web site for information at and link to the state parks and resorts page.


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