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Clear Creek (5,389 acres)
Tel 740.438.3007
Open 6:30am to dark
39.59776    -82.54892

Clear Creek is a secluded, 7-mile-long valley, with forests of oak and hemlock along with ferns and rhododendrons. The park’s topography is rugged, with steep ravines, outcroppings and sandstone cliffs. Variations of land surfaces, soils and climates have produced a medley of habitats that harbor more than 2,200 species of plants and animals, many of them rare.

  • canoeing/kayaking 
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pet trail
  • picnicking


    185 Clear Creek Road
    Rockbridge, OH 43149
    (northern Hocking & southern Fairfield counties)

    From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster. Go south past Carroll and stay on the bypass. Pass the stop light at Sugar Grove and go about one mile to Clear Creek Road (County Route 116).  Turn right on Clear Creek Road (Sunoco Gas Station on the corner). Picnic areas, facilities and trails are located along Clear Creek Road for the next seven miles.

    Four main picnic areas

    State Nature Preserve: Clear Creek is home to the state of Ohio's largest nature preserve, an area of 4,729 acres. The park is a popular destination for birding enthusiasts.

    Clear Creek: Anglers can picnic alongside the stream and fish for bass and brown trout as well as enjoy fishing from two docks at Lake Ramona.