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East Fork State Park

Near: BataviaOH (Weather)
Number of
8 Total
55 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
Trail Description The several trails offer varying terrain riding experience. There is the 32 mile Perimeter Trail that circles Wm. H. Harsha Lake (Corp of Engineers). The other trails provide for shorter rides of from 2 to 9 mile loops. When we were there in July 2002 sections were somewhat overgrown with wild roses. It was very dry. However, we've been told that the trails will be muddy during the wet season (spring).
Best Time to Visit Summer and fall
Times to Avoid
Campground The individual camping has electric hook-ups, showers, and potable water (no hook-ups) in a family campground setting. Some of the camp sites are in the shade while others are in sunny locations. The sites are fairly clean with a minimum of trash. Manure bins are provided although at some sites it's allowed and appropriate to distribute the manure into the woods. The group camping (group reservations only) is in an open field. There are no hook-ups but there are latrines. There's probably room for 30 rigs in the group site.
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East Fork State Park
P.O. Box 119
Bethel, OH 45106
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Directions From I-275 East at Cincinnati take Exit 63 (State Route 32), East- Batavia (Campground) or Exit #65, Beechmont Avenue East- Amelia (Day Use), come East 11 miles and follow the signs. The day use parking area is adjacent to the group camping area. The individual camping is in the general campground. The ranger at the check-in will direct you to the appropriate loop.
This information was provided by jtrider on 8/4/2002 2:02:19 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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