East Fork State Park


Park Office Location & Mailing Address:

Camp Office Location:

3294 Elklick Road
Bethel, OH 45106

2837 Old State Route 32
Batavia, OH  45103



GPS: N 39° 0' 55.14", W 84° 7' 56.48"


Swimming at State ParksOne of Ohio's largest parks, East Fork boasts a large, unlimited horsepower lake with five boat ramps. Diverse in its setting, the park has both meadows and hills making it a fun getaway for folks who like a varied setting.



Park Office:
Camp Office:
Reservations for camping, getaway rentals, & shelters:
513-724-6521 (seasonal)
Reserve online:  
Reserve Campsites                          online   Reserve Getaway                          Rentals online   Reserve Shelters                          online
Park Map | Campground Map
Trail Map


Camping   Reserve Campsites online

  • 384 electric sites
  • 5 full-hookup sites 
  • Amenities include showers, flush toilets, drinking water, a camper's beach, and boat ramp
  • Pets are permitted in all areas
  • Equestrian camp with 17 electric sites

Getaway Rentals   Reserve Getaway Rentals online

  • 4 Spacious Cedar Cabins with all the amenities of a fully-equipped RV are available for daily or weekly rental
  • 4 camper cabins may also be rented spring through fall
  • Pets are not permitted in the Getaway Rental units or area


  • 32-mile Steven Newman Worldwalker Perimeter Trail circles the park and is available for hikers, backpackers, and equestrians
    • 4 primitive campsites are located along these trails
    • Permits for their use are available through the park office
  • 4 hiking only trails
    • Cedar Pond Loop • 1/2 Mile • Easy
    • Prairie Trail- Hiking • 3/4 Mile • Easy
    • Whipporwill Trail • 1 Miles • Easy
    •  Fern Hill Trail • 2 Miles • Moderate
  • 2 backpacking/hiking trails
    • Lakeview Trail • 1 Mile • Easy
    • Backpack Trail • 14 Miles • Moderate
  • 4 bridle trails that also allow hiking
    • Pin Oak Trail • 3 Miles • Easy
    • Red Fox Bluff Trail • 3.5 Miles • Moderate
    • Buckeye Trail • 8 Miles • Moderate
    • Cascades Trail • 3 Miles • Moderate
  • Twin Bridges Bridle Trail • 9 Miles • Moderate
  • Mountain Bike Trail • 5 Miles • Moderate



  • 2,160-acre East Fork Lake allows unlimited horsepower boating
  • 6 launch ramps provide access to the lake



  • The lake offers quality fishing with excellent catches of largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, and crappie
  • For the sport fisherman, East Fork is stocked with the Hybrid Striper
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 8 Picnic areas with tables, grills and drinking water are located around the park.
  • 2 picnic shelters are available
  • The Turkey Ridge shelter is reservable online or by calling 866-644-6727


  • A 1,200-foot swimming beach features change boots with showers, restrooms and a vending area
  • Check for water quality advisories  


  • Hunting is permitted in designated areas only
  • Hunting blind accessible to persons with mobility-impairments 
  • Valid Ohio hunting license is required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • Sledding
  • Ice skating
  • Ice fishing
  • Cross country skiing

More To Do

  • The campground features a mini-golf course, bike rental, basketball and horseshoe courts, and playgrounds

Expanded Information

  • East Fork State Park is leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District at William H. Harsha Lake provides plenty of information to make your visit more enjoyable.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Stonelick State Park is located to the north of East Fork at State Routes 727 and 133 • Camping, fishing, hiking and swimming are just a few of the activities available at Stonelick
  • East Fork's close proximity to the city of Cincinnati makes it easy to combine the best of the outdoor life with the many activities available in the "Queen City." Major sporting events, fine dining, shopping, many cultural events and festivities invite the park's visitors to spend a day in this bustling urban area.
  • For more information on area attractions, visit
    Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call 513-732-3600