Just Add Water

Having a hard time deciding between a beach vacation, boating adventure or just a cabin nestled against wooded trails and lakeside views? Great news: here in Guernsey County, Ohio, you don’t have to choose. Home to the state’s largest park and third-largest inland lake, both are conveniently located at the crossroads of two major interstates (I-70 & I-77) and a world away from typical overcrowded vacation destinations. From fishing and water sports to family-friendly spots to splash and relax, we’ve got the perfect place for you to swim, stay and play.

At more than 3,500 acres of water, Seneca Lake is one of the state’s largest. Bring your fishing pole to catch a few of the plentiful bluegill and bass, or bring the family to swim at the beaches – and NEW in July 2024, a large splash pad area perfect for your lake lovers! End the day with sunset views at the lake’s edge at the Dockside Restaurant or an outdoor movie and s’mores.

At Salt Fork State Park, the state’s largest, your options for water- fueled adventure are limitless. Enjoy the 3,000-acre lake from shore, canoe or boat, or rent a boat and gear to enjoy some watersports. The 2,550-foot long beach gives families plenty of room to spread out and splash. NEW in September 2024, an interactive Eco-Discovery Center will open featuring educational exhibits that highlight southeast Ohio’s beautiful ecosystem. Bigfoot will act as a character guide!

To plan your summer getaway, visit our Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email destination@visitguernseycounty.com, or visit www.VisitGuernseyCounty.com. Take a peak at our upcoming events here!