Friends of the Hocking Hills State Park
Maple Sugaring in the Hills
Come and join the naturalists and park volunteers for the first taste of spring. We will take a close look at the history and production of this important natural sweetener.
March 8 & 9, 2014 - Tours are from 12 noon to 4 PM each day.
Can’t wait for that taste? Join Chef Matt up at the Hocking Hills Dining Lodge for the annual pancake breakfast starting at 8 AM each day. $8 for the pancake breakfast, everything included.
April 25-27, 2014
Annual Photography Competition
Camp Oty'OkwaComplete Details »
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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 »
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Todd and Miriam Poling receive Friend of the Year Award. Ohio State Parks Assistant Cheif Jon Dobney praised the group for its accomplishments. Mac Albin, Franklin County Metro Parks shared the water life and more of Clear Creek Metro Park.Complete Story »