Best Ohio State Parks at Christmas

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and Ohio State Park Lodges have been decorated to the hilt, with every part of the lodge covered with holiday cheer. From the top of the chimney to the lobby door, you will find Christmas magic in the air. Here are the best Ohio State Parks Lodges at Christmas time.

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Shawnee State Park Lodge at Christmas

This southern Ohio gem is one of the most decorated lodges and offers some of the most relaxing spaces to unwind after a day of enjoying the little smokies hiking trails. When you walk in the door, you are greeted with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Add the Home for the Holidays package to make your stay even more memorable.

Punderson Manor Lodge and the Nutcrackers

In 2021, Punderson Manor Lodge has gone above and beyond with the nutcracker theme. Sit by the large fireplace and take in stately standing tall nutcrackers. Visit the sledding hill or hike the boardwalk by the lake before having supper in the dining room. Feeling festive for Christmas day, make a reservation for the Christmas Day buffet.

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Stay at Salt Fork State Park During Dickens Victorian Village

Cambridge comes alive at Christmas, and no visit to this area is complete without staying at Salt Fork State Park Lodge. December 19, 2021, is their Christmas open house and buffet; make your reservation early for this perfect holiday escape. Click here to book the Salt Fork Christmas Open House. 

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Deer Creek State Park Lodge; a Quiet Christmas Escape

During the holiday rush, we can sometimes to forget to sit back and enjoy the Christmas quiet. Grab your favorite people and stay at the immpecibly decorated Deer Creek State Park, Lodge. The Christmas spirit can’t be beat at this off the beaten path, but close to it all state park.  Deer Creek State Park website

Have Breakfast with Santa at Mohican State Park Lodge

One of my favorite state parks opens its doors to invite Old Saint Nick to have breakfast with the kids. I think this just might be the ticket for the Gleason grandkid’s Christmas getaway in the woods! 

Adults / $12.95 Children 10 & under / $5.95

8:00 am – 10:30 am

Saturday, December 4th, Saturday, December 18th, Sunday, December, 19th and Thursday, December 23rd.

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Burr Oak State Park Lodge has Thought of Everything for the Holidays

Grab the kids or your significant other and experience Burr Oak State Park Lodge with all the halls decked with holiday cheer. They have thought of everything for their Christmas add ons. The Tis’ the Season package will wrap you up cozy with a themed throw, coffee mugs with hot cocoa, and marshmallows. A Holiday Cheer package will warm your bones with a bottle of wine, Burr Oak glass, and a wine opener. If you’re looking for a New Year’s Eve getaway, they have two packages for you, Cheers to the New Year or Celebration Countdown. Click here for the Burr Oak State Park Lodge packages

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Maumee Bay State Park Lodge Christmas Lake Getaway

Lake Erie is perfect any time of the year, but Christmas is an absolute magical time to visit. Maumee Bay State Park Lodge is one of the more perfect places to take the kids in winter; indoor play areas, a large game room, and the beautiful indoor pool are all centrally located. Sit in the dining room to look out on Lake Erie and her winter waves or play a round of racquetball in the indoor courts. Maumee Bay State Park website

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Hueston Woods State Park Lodge

Last but certainly not least is Hueston Woods State Park Lodge. With a home for the holiday’s package that will make the family smile, Hueston Woods State Park is ready to welcome guests for the Christmas season. If you are looking for a place to enjoy yourself on Christmas Day, make a reservation for the buffet at the Smokehouse. With the welcoming fireplaces blazing, this stay will surely be a memory maker. Book here: Hueston Woods State Park Lodge

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Ohio State Park lodges at Christmas are magical and stunning, make time to create holiday memories around one of the fireplaces in Ohio State Parks!

Happy Holidays,


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