The most well-known of the six parks that make up the Hocking Hills area is Old Man’s Cave State Park. It was named after the hermit Richard Rowe who made it his home before the Civil War. Old Man’s Cave is the largest of all the parks in the Hocking Hills.
Old Man’s Cave boasts of several popular areas: The Upper and Lower Falls are beautiful every season of the year. Old Man’s Cave has many features to accommodate visitors to the area including a lodge with public swimming pool. The picture above is of the Upper Falls.
The geological formations of the Devil’s Bathtub and the Sphinx Head are a few of the more popular sights to see in
the park. The Upper and Lower Falls are very beautiful.
The Lodge has a restaurant that is open year around. There are also 40 gas-heated and air conditioned family cottages to rent. Each has two bedrooms (one with twin beds and the other with a double bed).
All cottages feature a bath with shower, living room with gas-burning fireplace, complete kitchen, dining area and screened porch.
Call cabin reservations at 1-866-644-6727 and the park office at 740-385-6841. Their address is 19852 Ste. Rte. 664, Logan, OH 43138.
The Hocking Hills Campground features a total of 172 sites of which 159 are electric and three camping cabins. At the campground, guests can enjoy a swimming pool and showers, seasonal Saturday night movies, a Halloween campout and easy access to Rose Lake. If you have never been camping before, they have camper cabins that are equipped with all the basic camping needs.
Got a pet? There are 93 camps sites set aside for camping with your pet. Limit of two pets! While dogs are prohibited at nature preserves, they are welcome in the State Park areas, but must be kept on a leash and on the trail.
Old Man’s Cave State Park is located on State Route 664, 11 miles from Logan, Ohio.
Directions to Old Man’s Cave State Park
From Cleveland, Ohio:
Take I-71 South to Columbus. Take 270 East toward Wheeling, WV to U.S. 33 East (Lancaster Exit) Travel East to Logan, Exit on 664 South.
From Columbus, Ohio:
Take U.S. 33 East through Lancaster to Logan, Ohio and exit onto State Route 664 South.
From Cincinnati, Ohio:
Take I-71 North towards Columbus. Watch for and take State Route 56 East through Mt. Sterling. Continue on State Route 56 East through Circleville and Laurelville to South Bloomingville, Ohio. In South Bloomingville take State Route 664 North approximately 4 miles.
From Toledo, Ohio:
Take I –75 South to Findlay, get on State Route 23 to Columbus. Take me-270 East towards Wheeling to U.S. 33 East (Lancaster Exit). Travel East to Logan, Exit 664 South.
From Logan, Ohio:
Take 664 South approximately 11 miles to park area.
[Excerpt from, “The Best Kept Secret of the Hocking Hills,” available at Amazon.com]
Copyright Terri Baker 2015