This past Saturday we met up with family at the beach on the lake at Salt Fork State Park in Lore City, OH. Salt Fork is Ohio’s largest state park and I hope that we have the chance to get back and explore some of the hiking trails and the other attractions. We had considered doing some hiking this trip but the kids were enjoying the lake so much that we never left the beach area.
We started our day with lunch at one of the two picnic shelters in the beach area. They have nice large grills and running water, although we needed neither since sandwiches were the menu for the day. I do wish they had signs up telling you if the shelter is reserved so you didn’t have to guess if it would be okay to use it. We had a quick lunch with no problems.
The beach area is very large and covered with coarse sand that the kids thought was just awesome for digging and building.
The swimming area is warm and shallow and it wasn’t very crowded, especially for a holiday weekend. That may have been the best part. We could let the kids have a decent amount of freedom because it was easy to keep an eye on them. The bigger kids spent a good bit of the day playing out in water almost to their necks.
We had a great time, probably the only complaint that I have would be that the restroom facilities could really use a remodel. They are definitely not in great shape, but they were functional flush toilets so I can’t really complain. It was a really nice day at Salt Fork State Park.