Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park
13th Annual Shoot the Hills Photography Competition
Amateurs to professionals, hobbyist to full-time nature photographers, there is a division for everyone and fun for all. Over 50 prizes are awarded each year including the Grand Prize in each division and Photographer's Choice.
Visit the Shoot the Hills webpage or click the logo for full details.
April 25-27, 2014
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About Our Parks
Perhaps no other area in the state of Ohio is as wild, romantic and picturesque as Hocking Hills State Park. In the parks you will discover amazingly massive sandstone outcroppings, deep cool gorges, towering hemlocks and glistening waterfalls that characterize the Hocking region. Abundant wildlife including white-tailed deer, barred owls, ruffed grouse and an occasional bobcat make the wooded ravines and ridge tops their home. In spring, the early morning hours come alive with the gobble of the wild turkey. The lush undergrowth contains a profusion of ferns, shrubs and wildflowers including roundleaf catchfly, lady’s slipper orchids, devils walking stick and sullivantia that are some of the state’s rarest and most unusual plants.Learn More »