Ohio State Parks and Other Local Destinations

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Above: Among the most visited Ohio State Parks is Hocking Hills State Park in Logan.

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Fast Facts About Ohio

1. The official state flower of Ohio is the Scarlet Carnation.

2. The official state tree of Ohio is the Buckeye.

3. The official state bird of Ohio is the Cardinal.

4. There are 83 Ohio State Parks, 8 National Parks, and many preserved National historic sites in Ohio. 

5. The state of Ohio is divided into five geographical regions: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, Southeast and Central.

7. The ten largest cities in Ohio (by population size) are Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown and Lorain, in that order.

8. Ohio has 13 state universities.

9. Native American Indian Tribes from Ohio include the Mingo and the Shawnee.

10. Amish communities occupy villages in 26 of Ohio's 88 counties.

Above: An Amish Village in Eastern Ohio. 

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Ohio Universities

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green)

Central State University (Wilberforce)

Cleveland State University (Cleveland)

Kent State University (Kent)

Miami University (Oxford)

The Ohio State University (Columbus)

Ohio University (Athens)

Shawnee State University (Portsmouth)

The University of Akron (Akron)

University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati)

University of Toledo (Toledo)

Wright State University (Dayton/Fairborn)

Youngstown State University (Youngstown)

Below: Ohio University in Athens.

Photo credit: ohioalumni.org

Ohio National Parks

Wayne National Forest

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

Huffman Prairie National Historic Landmark

Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area

Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge

West Sister Island National Wildlife Refuge

Scroll down for a list of Ohio State Parks.

Below: A group of Amish children in Holmes County, Ohio.

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Below: The Y-Bridge to Akron.

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Above: Overlooking Cincinnati.

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Above: The attractive Clifton Fountain in downtown Cincinnati.

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Above: A quaint residential neighborhood in Cleveland. 

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Above: The Old North Columbus neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. 

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Above: The cozy little city of Delaware, located in Delaware County, Ohio. 

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Above: Catamarans float calmly by the shores of downtown Toledo at sunset. 

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Ohio State Parks

Here's a complete list of Ohio State Parks:

A W Marion State Park

Alum Creek State Park

Barkcamp State Park

Beaver Creek State Park

Blue Rock State Park

Buck Creek State Park

Buckeye Lake State Park

Burr Oak State Park

Caesar Creek State Park

Catawba Island State Park

Cleveland Lakefront State Park

Cowan State Park

Crane Creek State Park

Deer Creek State Park

Delaware State Park

Dillon State Park

East Fork State Park

East Harbor State Park

Edgewater State Park

Findley State Park

Forked Run State Park

Fort Amanda State Park

Fox Island State Park

Geneva-On-The-Lake State Park

Grand Lake State Park

Great Circle Earthworks

Great Seal State Park

Guilford Lake State Park

Harbor Point State Park

Harrison Lake State Park

Harrison State Park

Headlands Beach State Park

Hocking Hills State Park

Howes State Park

Hueston Woods State Park

Independence Dam State Park

Indian Lake State Park

Jefferson Lake State Park

John Bryan State Park

Kelleys Island State Park

Kiser Lake State Park

Lake Hope State Park

Lake Logan State Park

Lake Loramie State Park

Lake Milton State Park

Lake White State Park

Little Miami Scenic State Park

Madison Lake State Park

Malabar Farm State Park

Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Mary Jane Thurston State Park

Maumee Bay State Park

Mohican State Park

Mosquito Creek State Park

Mosquito Lake State Park

Mount Gilead State Park

Muskingum River Parkway State Park

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

North Turkeyfoot State Park

Paint Creek State Park

Pfizer State Park

Pike Lake State Park

Portage Lakes State Park

Punderson State Park

Pymatuning State Park

Quail Hollow State Park

Rocky Fork State Park

Salt Fork State Park

Scioto Trail State Park

Shawnee State Park

South Bass Island State Park

Spiegel Grove State Park

Stonelick Lake State Park

Stroud Run State Park

Sycamore State Park

Tar Hollow State Park

Tarlton State Park

Thurston State Park

Tinkers Creek State Park

Treaty Of Greenville State Park

Van Buren Lake State Park

West Branch State Park

Wolf Run State Park

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