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LAKE LOGAN STATE PARK
LAKE LOGAN STATE PARK
Logan, Ohio   43138
(lat:39.5403 lon:-82.4631)

Phone: (740) 385-6842
One of the best fishing lakes in Ohio awaits sportsmen in Hocking County at Lake Logan State Park. The lake sports northern pike, bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish and saugeye. Lake Logan is a day-use park that provides scenic picnic areas and secluded walking paths to enjoy the wooded beauty of Ohio's hill country.
Nature of the Area
Much time has passed since the region surrounding Lake Logan was first uplifted from the ancient sea that once covered most of Ohio. This unglaciated plateau in the southeastern part of the state is Ohio's oldest landscape as the glaciers never invaded the region. Lake Logan State Park lies in the Hocking Valley, formed by the Hocking River. The Hocking was a major outlet for glacial meltwaters. These waters deposited large amounts of outwash material, primarily sand and gravel, which strongly affected the type of biological communities present today.

The forest surrounding Lake Logan is for the most part an oak-hickory association. White and black oak, tuliptree, shagbark and pignut hickory are the most dominant species. The forest floor is dotted with a variety of wildflowers such as fire pink, wintergreen, bluets and spring beauties. Ground cover plants include greenbriar, blueberry and numerous ferns and fungi.

Lake Logan is home to the raccoon, opossum, skunk, red-backed salamander, gray squirrel, box turtle, white-tailed deer and wild turkey. Many birds frequent the area such as the turkey vulture, red-tailed hawk, barn owl, pileated woodpecker, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, wood thrush and scarlet tanager. Various species of waterfowl can be viewed during migration.
History of the Area
Lake Logan is located in Hocking County in southeastern Ohio. This territory once belonged to the Wyandot Indians, who had a large village known as Oldtown on the Hocking River, one mile above the city of Logan. Logan was established by Thomas Worthington in 1816 and named for the Mingo Chief, James John Logan, who was well known at first for his friendship with the whites and later for his bitter animosity toward them following the murder of his entire family by a frontier trapper named Greathouse.

The Hocking River provided sufficient water power for the purpose of operating grist and sawmills particularly at the falls above Logan. The town of Logan was slow to progress until the opening of the Hocking Canal, a branch of the Ohio-Erie Canal, in 1838. Several industries prospered due to the rich mineral resources of the Hocking Valley.

The discovery of immense quantities of coal led to the flourishing mining industry. Towns appeared and vanished as quickly as mines opened and closed.
It was soon found that iron ore could be extracted from the sandstone bedrock of the area. At its height during the Civil War, Ohio was the leading producer of iron for implements and weapons. No less than forty-six furnaces were firing in Ohio's six-county Hanging Rock Iron Region.

The clay soils of the Hocking Valley helped Ohio become a leader in clay products. The firebrick industry of the valley manufactured such products as clay tile, building and paving bricks and clay sewer pipe. Evidence of the industry can be seen in the many brick houses and abandoned kilns of the area. Clay is still an important industry in the region.

Lake Logan was developed in 1955 for recreational purposes. The area was administered by the ODNR Division of Wildlife until 1964, when jurisdiction was
transferred to the Division of Parks and Recreation. Originally known as Hocking Lake, it was re-named Lake Logan to reflect the Indian heritage of the area and to avoid confusion with nearby Hocking Hills State Park and Forest.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 4 by HLM
The coolest!!
June 13 A good place to be!!! by Heffer
Well the Lake Logan State park has plenty of places to hike which i love to do. Also fishing is something else that i enjoy. All in all, I love to be at the Lake Logan State park which i am there almost everday over the summer!!!
Private Area Campgrounds
Hocking Hills KOA
29150 Pattor Rd
Logan, OH
740-3854295
Top O' The Caves
2265 Lancaster Thornville Road
South Bloomingville, OH
740-385-6566
Hocking Hills Campground
26633 Main Street
Rockbridge, OH
740-385-4449
Hocking River RV Park
31251 Chieftain Drive
Hocking Hills, OH
740-385-8685
Lakeview RV Park & Campground
2715 Old Sugar Grove Road
Lancaster, OH
740-653-4519
Campbell Cove Camping
30775 Lake Logan Road
Logan, OH
740-385-2994
Palmerosa Horse Camp
19217 Keifel Rd.
Laurelville, OH
740-385-3799
Area Fishing Related Businesses
John Bait & Tackle
351 Short St
Logan, OH
(740) 385-4772
Area Private Cabins and Lodges
Paniccia Real Estate Services
29043 Hide Away Hills Rd
Sugar Grove, OH
(740) 746-9999
Hide-A-Way Hills Club Inc
Route 1
Bremen, OH
(614) 837-3866
Hide-A-Way Hills Club Inc
29042 Hide Away Hills Rd
Sugar Grove, OH
(740) 746-9589
Area Accommodations
Cottages and Cabins
Great for a private relaxing get away. Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation with that special someone, or the best cook-out for family and friends Haven Inn The Hills is the answer for you.
8.7 miles from park*
Cottages and Cabins
A lakeside retreat in the beautiful Hocking Hills on scenic Lake Logan. Full kitchen, Hot Tub, Satellite HD TV, sitting room, breakfast nook, and electric AC/Heat.
0.6 miles from park*
Our Life Lodge - New Plymouth, OH
Cottages and Cabins
5 Bedroom, Newly Furnished, Hot Tub. Located on 330 private acres. Wayne National and Zaleski State Forest Both within one mile of property. Over 20 miles of established horse, atv, hiking trails on property.
11.3 miles from park*
TK Cabins - New Plymouth, OH
Cottages and Cabins
Cozy two bedroom cabin with large front porch on five acres overlooking a 3/4 acre fully stocked pond. Located in southern Hocking County just minutes from Hocking Hills caves, Nelsonville, Logan and Laurelville.
11.9 miles from park*
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Offical Guide to Southeastern Ohio's Scenic Wonderland, the Hocking Hills. The 9 State Parks and State Forests. How to get there, things to do, interesting local merchants, what to see, places to stay. Reserve your cabin or campsite online
10.8 miles from park*
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30443 Lake Logan Road, Logan, Ohio 43138
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