Burr Oak State Park

10220 Burr Oak Lodge Road
Glouster, OH 45732


Tucked into the forested hills of Southeastern CanoeingOhio, Burr Oak is one of the Ohio State Parks' resort lodging facilities. The park features a lodge, cottages and camping. Nearby is Wayne National Forest and Sunday Creek Wildlife area. 



Park Office: 740-767-3570

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  • 60 guest rooms
  • 5 meeting rooms
  • Dining room, full-service lounge and gift shop
  • Facilities for lodge and cottage guests include a swimming beach, tennis courts, playground equipment, boat launch ramp and an indoor swimming pool (for registered lodge and cottage guests only)
  • Pets are permitted in 2 rooms.


  • 30 family cottages with air conditioning and cable tv situated near the lodge in the wooded hills overlooking the lake
  • Each cottage sleeps six people, has a bath with a shower, living room, complete kitchen, dining area and screened porch
  • Linens, towels and cooking and eating utensils are furnished
  • All amenities at the lodge are available to cottage guests
  • Pets are permitted in 6 cottages.


  • 17 NEW electric sites
  • 78 non-electric sites
  • Showers, flush toilets and a dump station
  • 13 sites are offered at Dock #2 and 8 primitive sites at Dock #3
  • Pets (limit of 2) are permitted on designated sites
  • Horseshoe court, and playground equipment
  • Camp office loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers

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  • 2 Camper Cabins are available from late spring through early fall


  • 664-acre Burr Oak Lake allows boating as follows:
    • Boats with motors of 10 HP or less are permitted to operate as usual
    • Boats with motors exceeding a horsepower rating of 10 HP are permitted to operate at idle speed or at a speed that does not create a wake
    • Watercraft utilizing a motor designated as a jet drive motor are not permitted
  • 4 launch ramps provide access to the lake
  • Docks 1 and 4 are Carry in Carry Out areas • No trash cans are available • Please bring trash bags with you
  • Boat rentals, fuel and seasonal dock rentals are offered at the marina


  • The lake is well known for its catches of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish
  • A valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 500-foot public swimming beach offers enjoyment for swimmers and sunbathers
  • Bathhouse, showers, and changing booths
  • Volleyball courts
  • The beach is a Carry In Carry Out area • No trash cans are provided • Please bring trash bags with you


  • Trails

    7 Hiking Trails:

    • Lakeview - 3.5 Miles - Moderate/Difficult
    • Ravine - 1.5 Miles - Easy/Moderate
    • Chipmunk - 0.40 Miles - Easy
    • Red Fox - 0.7 Miles - Easy
    • Buckeye Loop - 3 Miles - Moderate
    • Campground Trail - 1 Mile - Easy
    • Tanager Trail - 1/2 Mile - Moderate

    3 Bridle Trails:

    • Bridle/Backpacking - 7 Miles - Moderate
    • Red Trail - 7.5 Miles - Moderate
    • Blue Trail - 3.9 Miles - Moderate 

    The Backpack Trail winds around the lake shore and offers primitive campsites and drinking water at several locations along the route. Portion of the 18-mile backpack trail mesh with the  Buckeye Trail. Parking and the trailhead are located at the park office. Camping is available in the family campground. Registration and payment of the regular camping fee are required.


  • Picnic areas are located in scenic areas of the park and offer tables and grills
  • One picnic shelter with electrical outlets is reservable.

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Ice fishing


  • Hunting is permitted in designated areas of the park and in the adjacent Wayne National Forest and wildlife areas
  • A valid Ohio hunting license is is required -



Nearby Attractions:

  • Wildcat Hollow Backpack Trail, located on Morgan County Road 58, is also operated by the U.S. Forest Service and can be accessed by the park's backpack trail to extend the route
  • Sunday Creek Wildlife Area, consisting of fifteen separate areas, borders the park
  • Two other state wildlife areas are located nearby--Trimble, six miles west and Wolf Creek, six miles east
  • Strouds Run State Park, on U.S. 50 east of Athens, provides facilities for fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking and boating
  • State Route 78 between Glouster and McConnelsville earns its nickname "Rim of the World" as one of the most scenic drives in the state