Hocking Hills Nature Areas, Forest and Wilderness

The area known as Hocking Hills State Park consists of seven separate areas encompassing 2,000 acres. Old Man's Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Conkle's Hollow (a state nature preserve), Rock House, Cantwell Cliffs, and Lake Logan each are unique in their own way. All of these scenic features have been carved into the Blackhand sandstone by natural erosion and weathering. The state park is surrounded by 9,238 acres of the Hocking State Forest administered by the ODNR division of forestry. You need only pull out of our drive to venture down to one of the state park’s many trails to escape into the Hocking Hills wilderness. Find splashing waterfalls, the haunting call of the whip-poor-will, or the rustle of wild turkey trailing their young along one of the many streams teaming with life.