Paddling at Wolf Run State Park

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Tucked into the eastern Ohio hills near the intersection of I-70 and I-77, Wolf Run State Park mostly keeps to itself. The 1,046-acre park includes only 5.5 miles of hiking trails, a somewhat disheveled swimming beach and a small backwoods airport with fly-in campsites.

And, of course, Wolf Run Lake.

Wolf Run State Park 16170 Wolf Run Rd., Caldwell 740-732-5035 ohiodnr.com

A great body of water surrounded by a bare minimum of crowd-drawing amenities provides a delightful day trip for paddlers looking to escape summer's state-park bustle on and off the aqua.

Here's what you'll find.

And remember: Get there early, and don't hurry.