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Explore Ohio’s Incredible Parks With The Ohio State Parks Passport

There’s an exciting way to track your visits to Ohio’s State Parks.

The Ohio State Parks Passport gives visitors an opportunity to chronicle their adventures at Ohio’s parks. At each destination, visitors can have their passports stamped. There are 75 state parks and each passport acts as a sort of guide, offering you highlights and insights into each park you stop by.

The passport acts as a record and a roadmap to your Ohio adventures and it’s especially fun for kids to keep track of their Ohio State Park memories. Each park has its own page and the passport includes a full set of custom state park decal stickers that visitors can use to commemorate each new stop along the way.

The passports are available for $10 and can be purchased online or at any of Ohio’s state park lodges, including Burr Oak, Deer Creek, Geneva, Hueston Woods, Maumee Bay, Mohican, Punderson, Salt Fork, and Shawnee.

There are a lot of incredible parks here in Ohio, so it can be a little daunting to know where to begin. But don’t worry, we’ve got suggestions!

via Blackhand Gorge. Photo via ODNR Facebook

Blackhand Gorge is a stunning nature preserve in Licking County. It’s a short drive from Columbus and you’ll feel utterly transported by the scenery. It’s a place that just feels ancient and a wonderful spot to begin your adventures in Ohio’s great outdoors. You can read more about it here.

Zaleski backpacking trail via Facebook

Zaleski State Forest is a total hidden gem. It has some fantastic hiking trails that offer overnight camping, so you can really immerse yourself in the experience. You can read more about it right here.

Mohican State Park via Facebook

Mohican State Park is located about halfway between Columbus and Cleveland. The park offers incredible scenery, easy-to-hard hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and so much more. It’s a beautiful area with a rich history and it’s easy to spend an entire weekend exploring. You can read more about the park here.

For more information, or to order your Ohio State Parks Passport, you can click here.