Malabar Farm State Park

4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, Ohio 44843

GPS: N 40° 38' 42.79", W 82° 23' 0.19"

Park Office:
Reservations for Camping and the Pugh Cabin:

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Malibar FarmMalabar Farm Restaurant
3645 Pleasant Valley Road
Perrysville, Ohio 44864

Visitors to Malabar Farm can get a glimpse of country living in this working farm complete with chickens, goats and cattle. Inspired by a Pulitzer prize winning author, Louis Bromfield, the farm displays Ohio's tradition of early American farm life.

Guided Tours

  • Malabar Farm reflects the agricultural tradition of Ohio while focusing on Louis Bromfield's life and philosophies.
  • Tours of the mansion are offered year-round
  • Wagon tours of the farm are offered May through October
  • There is a fee for house and wagon tours
  • Contact the park for hours and fees:419-892-2784


  • 15 non-electric sites 
  • Fire rings, picnic tables, drinking water and latrines are offered
  • Pets are permitted on all sites
  • Equestrian camping is available


  • 3 hiking trails
    • Doris Duke Woods Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
    • Jungle Brook Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
    • Butternut Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
  • Bridle Trail • 11 Miles • Easy • Hiking is also permitted

Pugh Cabin  

  • Pugh Cabin is a day-use facility for groups up to 50 people
  • This building can be rented for meetings and group functions from 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 866-644-6727


  • A picnic area with tables, grills, drinking water and latrines is available


  • Good catches of bluegill and catfish can be caught from the farm ponds at Malabar
  • A wheelchair-accessible dock is provided at the Big House Pond
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • No swimming area is offered


  • Hunting is not permitted

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Cross-country skiing

More To Do

  • Nature programs are offered at the Visitor Center year-round



Nearby Attractions:

  • Malabar Farm Restaurant, located within the park, is a restored "stagecoach" inn built in 1820.
  • Malabar Farm Market -  Fresh produce is for sale Memorial Day weekend through October, and guided tours of the garden are available • Call 419-938-5000
  • Nearby are Mohican State Park, Mohican Memorial State Forest, and Pleasant Hill Lake
  • Other attractions in Richland County include Kingwood Gardens, Renaissance Theatre. 
  • Malabar Farm's Youth Hostel, administered by the Hostel International Organization, is a traditional 19-bed hostel, offering simple dormitory-style accommodations •
  • Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve, north off State Route 13, is a mixture of mature beech-maple forest and swamp forest • Spring wildflowers are abundant • Visitation is during daylight hours only
  • For information on area attractions, visit