Lake Logan State Park is a state park nestled in Falls Township, Hocking County, Ohio. The Hocking Valley is host to Lake Logan State Park, created in 1955 with the construction of Lake Logan Dam on Clear Fork Creek. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources developed the lake to invite people to explore the area and try recreational activities. There are several public access points along with quiet, serene trails to get away from the crowds. With 400 acres of water to explore, people come from all around to fish, boat, and swim the lake. Once known as Hocking Lake, it was renamed Lake Logan to separate it from nearby Hocking Hills State Park.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Everyone comes for different reasons but leaves with the same feeling of being in love with Lake Logan. The natural surroundings, beautiful water and serenity can’t be beat anywhere else. It is a small lake with a big heart, one that will bring you back season after season, time after time.
The territory now known as Lake Logan once belonged to the Wyandot Indians. Oldtown was their village on the Hocking River. Thomas Worthington established Logan in 1816 and named it for the Mingo Chief, James John Logan. The town of Logan progressed once the Hocking Canal was open. Rich mineral resources were discovered in Hocking Valley, including coal, which led to an influx of mining opportunities. Mines opened and closed and jobs vanished overnight as the industry fluctuated. The clay soil of the Valley helped Ohio lead the way in clay products, with Logan Clay still producing clay pipes and fittings for industries across America. Building, paving, and clay tile were manufactured and became an important part of industry in the region, forming it into what it is today.
Have Fun at Lake Logan
Winter can’t stop people from flocking to Hocking (Lake Logan, that is). Open year-round, there is ice fishing and winter recreational activities available. Each season brings new ways to explore Lake Logan. With beautiful scenery and plenty of activities, there is always something to do. The lake is open to public swimming at beaches located on the north shore of the lake. In the park are also:
- Picnicking facilities
- Two boat launch ramps with a marina
- Hiking and scenic backpacking
- Fishing for pike, bass, bluegill, catfish and more
Lake Logan Marina
Lake Logan Marina is only one reason people love coming to the park. Developed to bring people together on and by the water, the marina boasts a ton of fun activities from April through October. With something for everyone, there is sure to be a lot of exciting memories made on Lake Logan and its shores. Be sure to check out:
- Boat rentals
- Kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats available at the Beach House (or bring your own)
- Fishing bait including nightcrawlers and wax worms at the bait store
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