Shawnee State Park

4404 State Route 125
Portsmouth, Ohio 45663-9003

GPS: N 38° 43' 46.01", W 83° 13' 44.36"

Both rugged and beautiful, Shawnee State Park is located right along the Ohio River. Touted as once being a hunting area for the Shawnee, the park still has rare sightings of black bear and bobcat. It boasts both a lodge and cottage rentals.

Park Office: 740-858-6652
Golf Course: 740-858-6681
Campground: 740-858-4561 (seasonal)
Reservations for Camp Sites, Getaway Rental & Shelters: 866-644-6727

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Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center

4404 State Route 125 B
West Portsmouth, OH 45663

Lodge Front Desk: 740-858-6621
Lodge Front Desk Fax: 740-858-4766
Lodge and Cottage Reservations: 800-282-7275

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Lodge  Reserve Lodge Rooms online

  • View of the surrounding hill country
  • 50 guest rooms
  • Elegant dining room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Game room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis, basketball and shuffleboard courts


  • 25 two-bedroom family cottages
  • Sleep up to 6
  • Bath with a shower
  • Living room
  • Double-wide rollaway bed
  • Complete kitchen, microwave, telephone, dining area, screened porch and charcoal grill
  • 2 premium cottages also offer Jacuzzis
  • Lodge facilities are available to cottage guests
  • Pets are permitted in select cottages, call 800-282-7275 for details


  • 107 campsites suitable for tents or trailers
  • Features electric hookups, waste disposal, heated shower houses, flush toilets and laundry facilities
  • Pet camping is available throughout the campground
  • Boat rental
  • Games and sporting equipment to loan to registered campers
  • A group camp that can accommodate up to 45 people is available by reservation
  • 57-site equestrian campground with latrines is available near Bear Lake on state forest land

Getaway Rentals  

  • 2 camper cabins are available
  • Each sleeps up to 5 people on two sets of bunk beds and one adult full bed
  • Outfitted with outdoor picnic table, campfire ring, charcoal grill, porch light, porch swing and covered porch
  • Unit contains inside electric service, lights, heater/AC unit, smoke/carbon detectors, bed frames with mattresses, table with chairs, mini-refrigerator, microwave and fire extinguisher
  • No linens or cooking supplies are provided
  • No pets or smoking are permitted inside the cabin unit
  • Water fountains, shower houses and a laundry facility are available nearby in the campground area
  • It is recommended that you bring bed linens or sleeping bags, pillows, towels, cooking utensils, dinnerware, cooler, containers for water and a clock/radio


  • Roosevelt and Turkey Creek lakes, totaling 68-acres, offer boating with electric motors only
  • Launch ramps are provided for access to the lakes
  • Rowboats, canoes, kayaks and pedal boats are available for rental at the camp store
  • Marina facility offers access to the Ohio River
    • 75 seasonal docks
    • 8 transient docks
    • 2 jet ski docks


  • 2 well-stocked lakes provide good catches of largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill, crappie and trout
  • A trout derby is held annually at Turkey Creek Lake
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required for anyone over 16 years of age


  • 6 hiking trails
    • Tree Trail • 1/2 Mile • Self-guided, easy, wheelchair accessible
    • Beach Trail • 1/2 Mile • Easy
    • Shawnee Forest Day Trail • 7.2 Miles • Moderate
    • Lampblack Nature Trail • 1 Mile • Moderate
    • Knighton Nature Trail • 2 Miles • Moderate
    • Look-Out Trail • 2 Miles • Moderate
    • Shawnee Backpack North Trail
    • Shawnee Backpack South Trail
  • 2 bridle trails
    • Lampblack Bridle Trail
    • Mackletree Bridle Trail
  • 60-mile Shawnee backpack trail, operated by the Division of Forestry, takes hikers to some of the best wilderness areas in Ohio
  • Additional 75 miles of bridle trails are located within Shawnee State Forest



  • Public beaches are situated on Roosevelt Lake and Turkey Creek Lake


  • 18-hole championship golf course and pro-shop are located near the marina on the Ohio River, within a short drive of the main park area


  • 5 picnic areas with tables and grills are located in many secluded and scenic areas of the park
  • 2 accessible picnic shelters are available at Lake Roosevelt, and both may be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727

Nature Center 

  • Memorial Day through Labor Day open 12 - 3, Tuesday through Saturday
  • This is a "Carry In Carry Out" area • No trash cans are available • Please bring trash bags with you

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Ice fishing

More To Do

  • Miniature golf, located at the camp store and open to all park visitors
  • Volleyball and basketball courts
  • Horseshoe pits and playground equipment
  • Tennis courts and shuffleboard can be found at the lodge 

Nearby Attractions:

  • Many historic attractions can be found in the Shawnee area including Tremper Mound, Serpent Mound, the Olde Wayside Inn, the 1810 House and the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center • The Bonyfiddle section of nearby Portsmouth is a historic district containing numerous antique shops and historic architectural buildings
  • Adena State Memorial, the restored home of Thomas Worthington is one of The Ohio Historical Society's premier sites • It includes Worthington's newly-restored 1807 mansion and a 13,000 square foot Museum/Visitor Center
  • Shawnee State Forest is the largest of Ohio's twenty state forests • The forest contains impressive stands of oak, hickory, sassafras, buckeye, black gum, pitch pine and shortleaf pine • Other forest features include a 42-mile backpack trail with primitive campsites, over seventy miles of bridle trails, horsemen's campground, and an 8,000-acre wilderness area and five small fishing lakes
  • For more information about area attractions, visit the