Stop in our tourism center located insided the Rocky Outdoor Gear Store. Find out all of the exciting attractions and events around Athens and Hocking Counties. One of our helpful associates can assist you or just browse and check out all of the area tourisim opportunities on your own.
Speaking of area attractions, The Rocky Outdoor Gear Store is surrounded by many SouthEast Ohio attractions. Whether, you want to hunt, bike, swim, fish, or horseback riding, this is the place to be. Make sure gear up with Rocky and you'll be prepared for anything.
Hocking Hills State Park
The Hocking Hills State Park features dazzling gorges, waterfalls and what seems like endless trails. View Directions
Wayne National Forest
This forest covers a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills. Covered bridges, springs, and rock shelters. There are also plenty of trails for hikers, bikers, horseback rides, and ATV riders. Located just 5 miles north of the store. Purchase seasonal, 3-day or 1-day permits at the Tourism Center within the Rocky Outlet Store. TRAILS OPEN APRIL 15TH.
Burr Oak State Park
Featuring over 25 miles of hiking trails, a large beach, and fishing, the Burr Oak State Park offers a little bit of everything. Well known for catch of large mouth bass, bluegills, catfish and crappie, you can fish along the shoreline or rent a pontoon boat and take it out on the lake.
Swimming, boating, picnicking, these are a few of the things that Lake Snowden offers. Looking for wildlife is one of the main attractions here as at any moment you can spot a wide range of species including, whitetail deer, geese, beaver, wild turkeys, and more aquatic wildlife. View Directions
Strouds Run Stake Park
Like to kayak or go conoeing? Strouds Run is for you. Including a beach that is open in the spring and summer, rentals for canoeing and boat rentals are available. View Directions
Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park lies within the Zaleski State Forest in the valley of Big Sandy Run. A deep forested region surrounded by steep gorges and narrow ridges. In addition to the beautiful scenery you will also see remnants of abandoned mining and iron industries; the Hope Furnace, Moonville Tunnel and a pioneer cemetery. With more than 23 miles of dedicated mountain bike trails, this is a mountain biking paradise with new trails added consistantly. It's a great park for beginners and advanced riders.View Directions
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