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Mohican State Park in Loudonville, Ohio offers everything you love in a State Park: Hiking, Camping, Fishing and Gorgeous Scenery!

Let me start by saying that Mohican State Park is absolutely stunning in the fall. It&#;s just drop dead gorgeous at every turn! If you can visit in the fall, I highly recommend!

But, you should also know that Mohican is full of summer adventures! I grew up 30 minutes from Mohican State Park and it was the go-to destination for canoeing every summer when I was a teenager! As a kid, we spent summer days boating on Pleasant Hill Lake and as far as I was concerned, Mohican was &#;the beach&#;!

It was fun to come back to visit the park a couple of times in the past year and see it as an adult. I had never spent much time inside the actual state park. I hadn&#;t really done any hiking or spent much time seeing any of the park destinations.

fall color trees along the road in Mohican State Park.

History of Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is within the Mohican-Memorial State Forest which covers 4, acres. The park and the surrounding area were initially home and hunting grounds for the Delaware Native Americans. The park was developed in  

Clearfork Gorge Area at Mohican State Park.

Did you know that Mohican State Park was originally named Clear Fork State Park? It was renamed in because there is another Clear Fork Park in Mansfield.

Points of Interest at Mohican State Park

Read on to explore some of the can&#;t miss destinations within Mohican State Park! Reference this map of the park as you go!

view of the Mohican River in the fall.

1. Clear Fork Gorge

view of fall trees from Clearfork Gorge in Mohican State Park.

Clear Fork Gorge is feet wide and over feet deep and is filled with white pine and eastern hemlock trees. The gorge is a National Natural Landmark and is believed to have formed , years ago by glacial meltwater. 

steps going down to the Overlook at Clear Fork Gorge.

The Clear Fork Gorge is home to two overlooks and a picnic area. There is a paved path along the gorge, in-between the two overlooks. You absolutely must visit here in the fall! The ability to overlook the amazing colors of the gorge from the top is not to be missed!

view of fall foliage from Clear Fork Gorge in Mohican State Park.

2. Mohican Fire Tower

Mohican Fire Tower.

Let&#;s start by saying the Fire Tower at Mohican State Park is a bit rickety. I&#;m putting that mildly. The Fire Tower was built in and stands 80 feet tall.

In it was not open to climb, but I do know many people that have climbed it in the past. I&#;m not sure if or when it will reopen to climbing in the future. But it is an interesting sight to see in the park.

Mohican Fire Tower Fire Danger Sign.

There are also some educational signs on the tower that describe the history of forest fire management in Ohio!

3. Covered Bridge

Covered bridge at Mohican State Park in Loudonville Ohio.

The Covered Bridge at Mohican is one of the most recognizable points of interest in the park! The covered bridge crosses the Clearfork-Mohican River and you can drive over it and/or park in one of the lots next to it to walk over it. The bridge has a pedestrian path on each side.

view of the covered bridge across the river at Mohican.

7. Vista Overlook

Vista Overlook at Mohican State Park.

This Vista Overlook area is in the Group Camp area. Look for signs for Vista Overlook and drive back to the end of the road. There will be a short hiking path back to the overlook with a single picnic table.

mom and two boys at the Vista Overlook in Mohican State Park.

We visited here in April. I would have loved to see this spot in the fall!

8. Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine

path leading to Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine in Mohican State Park.

The Memorial Forest Shrine commemorates Ohioans that were killed in conflict since World War II.

Inside the Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine at Mohican State Park.

When the Mohican-Memorial Forest was formed in , at the act authorized Ohio Federation of Women&#;s Clubs to build a shrine in the Memorial Forest Park.

boy looking at the books under glass at the Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine.

The shrine is open 7 days a week , AM PM.

9. Pleasant Hill Dam

boy walking on the bridge at Pleasant Hill Dam in Mohican State Park.

The Pleasant Hill Dam at Pleasant Hill Lake offers a picturesque view of the lake and a great place to stop and have a picnic. There are nice looking restrooms here, too, but they were closed in  

If you&#;re interested in seeing what more there is to do on the water, check out our camping trip to Pleasant Hill Lake Park!

Pleasant Hill Dam in Mohican State Park.

You can walk out on the bridge overlooking the lake or take a hike down the other side of the dam (see the pictures below under &#;Hiking&#;)!

Things to do at Mohican State Park

1. Fishing

Mohican River.

Fishing is allowed in Mohican’s waterways including Wolf Creek, Clear Fork River and Pleasant Hill Lake. An Ohio fishing license is required for those 16 and older. Read Ohio&#;s fishing regulations before visiting.

2. Hiking 

hiking trail at mohican state park.

Mohican has 9 hiking trails that range from easy to difficult. Points of interest on the trails include Big Lyons Falls and Little Lyons Falls, the Grist Mill and a shoreline trail along Pleasant Hill Lake.

Hikers are also allowed on the bridle trails and mountain biking trails.

boy walking up the steps of Pleasant Hill Dam at Mohican State Park.

some steps lead up the side of the Pleasant Hill Dam. You can do these steps as part of the trail to Lyon&#;s Falls or the Pleasant Hill Trail from the Covered Bridge. Or you can climb them on their own as part of your visit to the dam.

3. Canoeing 

The area around the park has developed into its own kind of adventure-land with Mohican Adventures Fun Center offering an Ariel Park, Go-Karts, Adventure Golf as well as Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting and Tubing! Mohican Adventures is just one of the many area businesses offering canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the river!

4. Camping

Mohican State Park Campground offers all kinds of camping options! They have deluxe cabins, camper cabins, full hook-up for RV’s and electric and non-electric camp sites. Reservations are required. 

5. Boating

Boating is available at Pleasant Hill Lake, which is part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. There are no horsepower limits on the lake. 

Where to Eat Near Mohican State Park

Black Fork Bistro

woman standing in front of mural at Black Fork Bistro in downtown Loudonville.

If you&#;re looking for a nice sit down or take out option, try out Black Fork Bistro in downtown Loudonville! There are a variety of choices from sandwiches to burgers to pizza to fancier entrees. My husband and I picked up sandwiches here for a picnic before visiting last fall.

sandwich and tots from Black Fork Bistro.

Where to Stay near Mohican State Park

If you&#;re looking for options to stay in or near Mohican State Park, check out these links for more information! My husband and I have stayed at Black Creek Retreat and it was the perfect getaway, but best for 2 people. I haven&#;t personally stayed at any of the others yet, but the ones I have listed here are places I that have come recommended by people I know personally!

Things to do Near Mohican State Park

1. Riverside Park

  • Address: Birch Dr. at Pendelton St., Loudonville, OH

Riverside Park near mohican state park.

We discovered this cute little park when visiting during the spring of The farm theme is lots of fun and there are a couple of different areas to play! There is a pavilion area for picnics, an area for younger kids, swings, picnic tables and more.

2. Malabar Farm State Park

  • Address: Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH

Malabar Farm near Mohican State Park.

Malabar Farm State Park is only about 12 minutes from Mohican State Park! This property was the home of author Louis Bromfield and is a working farm. This is a great place to visit if your kids love animals! 

3. Mt. Jeez Overlook

  • Address: look for signs in Malabar Park. Entrance is on Pleasant Valley Rd. in Perrysville, Ohio.

two boys on top of Mt. Jeez Overlook near Mohican State Park.

Part of Malabar Farm State Park, but easy to visit separately from the park, Mt. Jeez Overlook is a winding drive to the top of the mountain with a breathtaking view as your reward!

4. Ohio Bird Sanctuary

  • Address: Orweiler Rd, Mansfield, OH

boy feeding a bird at Ohio Bird Sanctuary.

A little bit further out, about 25 miles from Mohican State Park is Ohio Bird Sanctuary, home to rescued birds, hiking paths, a natural play area and a songbird aviary. If you&#;re vacationing in the area for several days, this would be worth a visit in Mansfield, Ohio!

Are you ready to plan your visit to Mohican State Park? I hope so! There is a lot to see and do in the park! I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Cabins

A Rustic Retreat that has Everything

Enjoy an upgraded cabin experience in the heart of Salt Fork State Park. Our two-bedroom chalet, lakeside, and hillside cabins are tastefully decorated, fully furnished and include the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay. Amenities available in every cabin include WiFi, central air conditioning, cable television, full kitchen, fire ring, two parking spaces, a view of the serene lake, and much more! And, enjoy gas fireplaces and hot tubs in the chalet cabins.

Check-In and Check-Out Times:

  • Check-in time: p.m.
  • Check-out time: a.m.

Cabin check-in is located at the front desk at the lodge.

Things To Know

  • All Salt Fork cabins are serviced prior to your arrival, but do not include daily maid service. We will, however, provide you with fresh linens and sundries upon request during your stay.
  • Each kitchen includes a large refrigerator with freezer, a stove/oven, sink, ample counter-top space, numerous cabinets, microwave, coffee maker, and can opener.
  • Prior to each new guest arrival, the hot tub in each Lakeside Chalet cabin is completely drained and cleaned prior to refilling. Water temperature is set between to degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Telephones are not available in the cabins.
  • All Salt Fork cabin guests are entitled to enjoy the many recreational amenities available at the lodge.
  • Maximum number of occupants is 6 per cabin.
  • Salt Fork cabins are in a no hunting zone. This also means that any bagged game cannot be brought into the cabin area. Please contact the front desk for information on processing centers nearby.

Refrigerator notice

All cabins are equipped with a full-size refrigerator/freezer. Loading large amounts of warm food into an empty refrigerator is not recommended, so please inquire at check-in about bags of ice.

Cabin Supply List

To assist with your travel preparation, the following is a list of supplies available in our cabins.

  • Bedspreads: 5
  • Sheets: 5
  • Mattress pads: 5
  • Pillows: 6
  • Pillow cases: 6
  • Body Towel: 6
  • Hand Towel: 6
  • Wash Cloths: 6
  • Bathmat: 1
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Lotion
  • Hand Soap
  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • 2 Large Trash Bags
  • 2 Small Trash Bags
  • Charcoal grill
  • Picnic table
  • Fire ring
  • Door mat
  • 6 Water Cups
  • 6 Coffee Cups
  • 6 Cereal Bowls
  • 6 Dinner Plates
  • 6 Dessert Spoons
  • 6 Soup Spoons
  • 6 Butter Knives
  • 6 Forks
  • Block of Knives
  • 3 Cookie Sheets
  • 2 Frying Pans
  • 1 Ice Cube Tray
  • 1 Water Pitcher
  • Coffee Maker (coffee and filters not included)
  • Toaster
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Dish Strainer
  • Dish Soap (Located in pump built into the sink)
  • 2 Dish Towels
  • 2 Dish Wash Cloths
  • 2 Rolls of Paper Towels (second roll in the hallway closet)

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Camp Clearfork Group Campground
Mt. Ida, AR

Phone: () (Womble District Office)

Closest Towns: Hot Springs, Mt. Ida

Directions: Camp Clearfork is located approx. 19 miles West of Hot Springs & 16 miles East of Mt. Ida on US Highway , across the highway from the Charlton Rec Area.

About Camp Clearfork

This group campground, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), offers 6 dorm cabin units, each able to sleep up to 10 people, plus 3 staff cabins for up to 5 or 6 people. Other facilities include an accessible dining hall, recreation building, and accessible flush toilets and showers. A small scenic lake with dam, built by the CCC, offers swimming and canoeing opportunities, and the campground also offers a softball field.

This reservable campground is available for general public use, and is perfect for church gatherings, family reunions, civic groups, scout groups, school groups and other large meetings. The area requires a minimum day advanced reservation. Call the Womble Ranger District of the Ouachita National Forest for more information.
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Clear Fork &#; Ski Vacation Resorts and Lodges
Butler, Ohio

The hotels below are listed in order of their distance from Clear Fork.


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Address: Resort Drive, Butler, OH

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County Road , Perrysville, OH
5 miles to Clear Fork

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Mohican Lodge & Conference Center Perrysville

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Rated High
  • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, full-service lodge
  • 7 miles from Mohican-Memorial State Forest
  • Heated indoor swimming pool - outdoor pool
  • Exercise room
  • Tennis court - volleyball court - basketball court
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr
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    Comfort Plaza Drive, I, Exit , Bellville, OH
    8 miles to Clear Fork

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    Comfort Inn Bellville

    Check In16 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated High
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near I
    • 10 miles southeast of Mid Ohio Race Track
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows small dogs up to 30 pounds in designated pet rooms only, 2 dogs per room - $15 per night fee for each dog. - June
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    "Clean hotel with really comfortable beds. The front desk clerk was friendly and had a sense of humor. The only downside was that our room overlooked Splash Harbor, and it was rather noisy in the morning with kids in the pool. I'd stay here again."



    "Great experience. The hotel was clean and had a welcoming atmosphere. The indoor pool was wonderful, almost like a water park. There was a game room, too."



    "The kids loved staying at this hotel, but don't go during spring break."

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    Comfort Plaza Drive, I, Exit , Bellville, OH
    8 miles to Clear Fork

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    Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center Bellville

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale hotel near I
    • Some smoking rooms
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows dogs only up to 30 pounds, 2 dogs per room - $15 per night fee for each dog. - Feb
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  • 9 milesBest Western Richland Inn Mansfield
    East Hanley Road, I, Exit , Mansfield, OH
    9 miles to Clear Fork

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    Best Western Richland Inn Mansfield

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    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near I
    • 4 miles south of downtown Mansfield
    • Indoor swimming pool is closed until Jan
    • Exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $15 per night fee for each pet. - Sep
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    "Too expensive for a low-grade hotel. Besides the check-in clerk, no one followed guidelines to prevent Covid. I heard a lot of noise, too."



    "A very pleasant hotel stay."



    "Nice hotel. The kids enjoyed the pool and whirlpool, and breakfast was good."



    "Clean hotel room, but needed better soundproofing. The microwave didn't work, and the TV channel guide was incorrect."



    "The room was clean, but needed better soundproofing. The hotel staff was OK. Don't get a room by the entrance doors or ice machines. I did, and heard doors banging all night."

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  • 9 milesLa Quinta Inn Mansfield
    Stander Avenue, I, Exit , Mansfield, OH
    9 miles to Clear Fork

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    La Quinta Inn Mansfield

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated High
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near I
    • 4 miles south of downtown Mansfield
    • Also near Mid-Ohio Motor Speedway
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
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    "The room was clean, and the hotel lobby was attractive. I liked that key cards were left in a basket to be sanitized."



    "Great hotel stay."



    "We had an enjoyable stay. The hotel room was clean, quiet, well-appointed, and comfortable. The staff was courteous and helpful. We recommend staying here."



    "The hotel was next to the freeway so it was a bit noisy, but I had a good stay otherwise. The rates were fair."

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  • 9 milesSuper 8 Motel Mansfield
    Interstate Circle, I, Exit , Mansfield, OH
    9 miles to Clear Fork

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    Super 8 Motel Mansfield

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    Rated Average
    • Cheap motel near I, Exit
    • 4 miles south of Downtown Mansfield
    • Some smoking rooms
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly motel More > - allows dogs only - $15 per night fee for each dog. - Sep
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    "The motel employees were friendly and helpful. Ask for a room facing the trees; my room was quiet."



    "The staff was friendly, but it seemed the motel only had one handicap room."



    "There was coffee in our room, but no coffee maker. No alarm clock, either. The bathroom was dirty. Stay at another motel."



    "Hard to find, but the motel was clean and I felt safe. The rates were reasonable. No table in the room. The employees were friendly and helpful. Good continental breakfast with a variety of food. I recommend staying here."



    "The motel was clean and reasonably priced."

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  • 9 milesTravelodge Mansfield
    90 West Hanley Road, I, Exit , Mansfield, OH
    9 miles to Clear Fork

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    Travelodge Mansfield

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    Rated Average
    • Cheap motel near I
    • 4 miles south of Downtown Mansfield
    • Some smoking rooms
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly motel More > - $10 per night fee for each pet. - Dec
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    "The motel room didn't have a clock or microwave. The phone didn't work. No ashtrays in my smoking room. The key card didn't work when I returned from dinner."



    "My motel room had no microwave, clock, or TV guide, and the TV didn't work. The key card didn't work when I returned from dinner, which was frustrating."



    "The motel room was clean and comfortable, and the employees were pleasant. Good place to stay."



    "Our pet friendly room was in a separate building from the check-in area. It was old and needed upgrades, and the furniture was worn. It did seem clean, though. The fridge and microwave were old and pretty beat up. The hair dryer had a replacement plug on it. The staff was friendly. There was a continental breakfast, but guests were all reaching into the bags of bread and bagels. The dog fee was high. Don't expect anything nice."



    "The motel staff was friendly, and the bed was comfortable, but the room wasn't what I expected. There was mold in the fridge, the peep hole was stuffed with tissue, and there was hair in the bathroom sink. Stay somewhere else."

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  • 9 milesHampton Inn & Suites South Mansfield
    South Main Street, I, Exit , Mansfield, OH
    9 miles to Clear Fork

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    Hampton Inn & Suites South Mansfield

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near I
    • 4 miles south of downtown Mansfield
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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    "A great choice at I near Mansfield. The hotel room was immaculate, and the staff was awesome."

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  • 13 milesM-Star Hotel Mansfield
    Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH
    13 miles to Clear Fork

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    M-Star Hotel Mansfield

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    Rated Average
    • Cheap, downtown Mansfield motel
    • No swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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    "Good motel for the price. No microwave in the room, and there were no vending machines."

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  • 13 milesHoliday Inn & Suites Conference Center Mansfield
    Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH
    13 miles to Clear Fork

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    Holiday Inn & Suites Conference Center Mansfield

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
    • About 5 miles from I
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - May
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  • 13 milesHoliday Inn Express Mt Vernon
    Upper Gilchrist Road, Mt Vernon, OH
    13 miles to Clear Fork

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    Holiday Inn Express Mt Vernon

    Check In15 00
    Check Out12 00

    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Wolf Run Regional Park
    • No swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - May
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  • 14 milesSuper 8 Hotel Mt Vernon
    Coshocton Road, Mt Vernon, OH
    14 miles to Clear Fork

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    Super 8 Hotel Mt Vernon

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    Rated Very Low &#; Not Recommended
    • Cheap hotel 1 mile northeast of downtown Mount Vernon
    • Some smoking rooms
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $10 per night fee for each pet. - Jan
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    "The hotel was clean. The breakfast buffet wasn't kept stocked, and the front desk clerks said they couldn't do anything about it."

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  • 14 milesMount Vernon Grand Hotel
    12 Public Square, Mt Vernon, OH
    14 miles to Clear Fork

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    Mount Vernon Grand Hotel

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Very High
    • Upscale, smoke-free, downtown hotel
    • No swimming pool
    • Exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Apr
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    "The hotel had excellent Covid precautions. Book it."



    "A beautiful hotel that's centrally located on the town square. The room was clean and well-appointed, and the beds were comfortable. Friendly, helpful staff. A complimentary breakfast was available. The coffee wasn't hot enough, though. The adjacent parking was convenient. Stay here."



    "This was one of the best hotels we've ever stayed in. It was clean, comfortable, and peaceful. Stay here."

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  • 15 milesComfort Inn Mt Vernon
    Howard Street, Mt Vernon, OH
    15 miles to Clear Fork

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    Comfort Inn Mt Vernon

    Check In15 00
    Check Out11 00

    Rated Average
    • Midscale, smoke-free, downtown Mount Vernon hotel
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $10 per night fee for each pet. - Jan
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    "The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Good place to stay."



    "The hotel was fine. The employees were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast buffet was nice."



    "The hotel was clean, updated, and well-maintained. The staff was helpful and friendly. Cute decor for fall and the holidays. Good complimentary breakfast. Not overly fancy, but worth the price."



    "Didn't like the people could smoke in the hotel."

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  • 16 milesFairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Mansfield
    North Lexington Springmill Road, Mansfield, OH
    16 miles to Clear Fork

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Mansfield

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    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Richland Mall
    • 4 miles from downtown Mansfield - 8 miles from I
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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    "We had a pleasant stay. This hotel is a good choice."



    "Great room for the price. The hotel was clean, and the beds were comfortable. The window leaked water, though. Nice breakfast."



    "Lots of restaurants in the area. The hotel room was clean and quiet. Good experience."

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  • 16 milesTownePlace Suites by Marriott Mansfield
    Guest Court, Mansfield, OH
    16 miles to Clear Fork

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    TownePlace Suites by Marriott Mansfield

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    Rated Very High
    • Midscale, smoke-free, extended-stay hotel
    • miles from downtown
    • Indoor swimming pool - hour exercise room
    • Kitchen in every suite
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $ per stay pet fee. - Aug
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    "Good experience. The hotel room was clean and everything we hoped for. I recommend staying here; it was a home away from home."

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  • 16 milesHampton Inn Mansfield
    North Lexington Springmill Road, Mansfield, OH
    16 miles to Clear Fork

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    Hampton Inn Mansfield

    Check In14 00
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    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near Richland Mall
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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  • 16 milesCountry Inn & Suites by Radisson Mansfield
    Walker Lake Road, Mansfield, OH
    16 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated Average
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel
    • 4 miles south of downtown Mansfield
    • Near I, Exit , at SR 30 West
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Feb
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  • 17 milesBest Western Executive Inn Mt Gilead
    County Road , Mt Gilead, OH
    17 miles to Clear Fork

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    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel
    • 10 miles southwest of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
    • Outdoor swimming pool open in summer
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Aug
  • Warning: This hotel overbooked and did not put a guest in the type of room that was reserved. - Jul
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    "Nice, quiet hotel. A great experience."

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  • 18 milesKnights Inn Mt Gilead
    Ohio 95, Mt Gilead, OH
    18 miles to Clear Fork

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    • Cheap, downtown Mount Gilead motel
    • Some smoking rooms
    • No swimming pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly motel More > - allows pets up to 30 pounds, 2 pets per room - no pet fee. - Jan
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  • 20 milesHampton Inn & Suites Ashland
    East Main Street, I, Exit , Ashland, OH
    20 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near I and Ashland University
    • Indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - May
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  • 20 milesHoliday Inn Express & Suites Ashland
    Enterprise Parkway, I, Exit , Ashland, OH
    20 miles to Clear Fork

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ashland

    Check In15 00
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    Rated High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free, highway hotel near I
    • Indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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  • 20 milesSuper 8 Motel Ashland
    US , I, Exit , Ashland, OH
    20 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated Average
    • Cheap motel near I
    • 4 miles southeast of downtown Ashland
    • Some smoking rooms
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Pet friendly motel More > - $10 per night fee for each pet. - Dec
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  • 23 milesSleep Inn & Suites Galion
    East Brandt Road, Galion, OH
    23 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated Very High
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel near US 30
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan
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    "The hotel was new. I had an excellent stay and recommend it."

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  • 26 milesComfort Inn Millersburg
    Glen Drive, Millersburg, OH
    26 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated Very High
    • Midscale, smoke-free hotel
    • 1 mile south of downtown Millersburg
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $20 per night fee for each pet. - Jun
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    "The hotel room was clean and comfortable, and the rates were reasonable. The staff was friendly, and breakfast was good. The only negative was the construction going on in the area. I recommend staying here."



    "I had an excellent all-around stay at this hotel."



    "The hotel was nice, clean, and pet-friendly. Good place to stay."



    "The hotel was nice and quiet. Our pillows were like soupy mush, but other than that, everything was satisfactory."

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  • 26 milesHoliday Inn Express & Suites Millersburg
    South Washington Street, Millersburg, OH
    26 miles to Clear Fork

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    Check In15 00
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    Rated Very High
    • Upper-midscale, smoke-free hotel near downtown
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Pet friendly hotel More > - allows up to 2 pets per room - $50 per night pet fee. - Jan
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  • 28 milesInn at Honey Run Millersburg
    County Road , Millersburg, OH
    28 miles to Clear Fork

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    Rated Very High
    • Luxury, smoke-free, full-service, Ohio Amish Country inn
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Dec
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  • 28 milesComfort Suites Wooster
    Dover Road, Wooster, OH
    28 miles to Clear Fork

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    Comfort Suites Wooster

    Check In15 00
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    Rated Very High
    • Midscale, smoke-free, all-suite hotel
    • Near Wayne County Fairgrounds
    • Also near Oho State Agricultural Technical Institute
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free hot breakfast buffet
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Jan
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  • 28 milesSuper 8 Motel Wooster
    Timken Road, Wooster, OH
    28 miles to Clear Fork

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    • Cheap motel
    • Near Wayne County Fair Grounds
    • Some smoking rooms
    • No swimming pool
    • Free continental breakfast
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking - truck parking
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  • 28 milesHilton Garden Inn Wooster
    Dover Road, Wooster, OH
    28 miles to Clear Fork

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    Check In15 00
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    Rated High
    • Upscale, smoke-free hotel
    • Near Wayne County Fair Grounds and Ohio State University
    • Heated indoor swimming pool - exercise room
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
  • Not pet friendly - no pets allowed. - Oct
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    "A very attractive hotel. The king bed in our room sagged in the middle. Breakfast was decent but not out of the ordinary. We had a nice dinner with great, friendly service. Enjoy a stay here."

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    Fork cabins clear reservoir

    Clear Fork Adventure Resort

    Friday, October 01,

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    Other Names

    (formerly listed as Clear Fork Resort)

    Clear Fork Adventure Resort is situated on private acres and features a full service bar and restaurant, cabins, camping and ATV trails. Other activities include wake boarding, rock climbing, year-round tubular plunge, bungy jumping, knocker balls and sand volleyball.

    The resort is open to the public but there is also a variety of options for those looking to plan a special event. Occasional live music concerts and special venues are also hosted throughout the season.

    The trails offer a wide variety of terrain that ranges from light to moderate hill climbs, rugged hard pack with loose chunk rock to open grassy fields. A small ATV/motocross style play track is also available which is geared for the novice rider.

    All riders must sign a waiver at check in. Be sure to visit the resort website for current schedule before heading out.

    Trail MapNearby ATV Trails


    ***ANNOUNCEMENTS***(October )

     * Trail Status 

    The ATV trails are closed until further notice but the resort is still open for lodging, camping and dining. For more information call ()



    LandPrivately Owned / Commercial
    FeaturesPublic
    Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
    Min Engine SizeNo Minimum
    CommentMX Style Play Track (not full featured)
    Parking(None)
    Entry(None)
    RidingYes ($ per rider)
    Adults 16 and older - $20/person. Must be a licensed driver and have valid copy of drivers license.
    CampingYes
    Tent: $
    RV: $
    Addtl. Vehicle: $
    Camping fee covers two adults and two children; additional guests are $10/each. Day visitor pass is $5/each. Call for cabin rental rates.
    CommentKids - $15/person, years of age - $10/person
    Our RatingRatingGood
    Recommended StayFull Day
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    Nearest CityButler, OH
    Address Resort Drive, Butler, OH
    From: Mansfield, OH
    1) Take SR south about 9 miles
    2) Turn left (east) on SR/Mill Road, continue miles
    3) Turn left (east) on Traxler Street, continue .2 miles
    4) Turn right (south) on Grant Street, continue about yards
    5) Turn left (east) on Resort Drive, follow toward resort entrance.
    Sours: https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/ohio_/ride_15b8.htm
    Epic Cabin w/ Natural Waterfall Swimming Hole that sleeps 18 - Touring The Cliffs at Hocking Hills

    History Park & Local area

    Pleasant Hill Park & Dam ()

    Pleasant Hill Lake is a acre man-made lake located near Perrysville and between Ashland and Richland counties in Ohio. Dedicated  January 28, , Pleasant Hill Dam was built on the Clear Fork of the Mohican River. The dam which forms the lake is a ft (34 m) tall earth-fill dam. It is located in Ashland but the lake extends into Richland. The lake, constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, was built for the purpose of flood control. See video link below for historical footage:

    Surrounding Mohican Area History

    The erosional forces of the last glacial meltwaters 12, years ago hastened the carving of the narrow gorge of the Clear Fork of the Mohican River. This gorge cuts into the sandstone bedrock exposing huge outcroppings and creating steep cliff walls. The gorge is more than one thousand feet wide at the top and over three hundred feet deep. The striking Clearfork Gorge with its towering hemlocks and stands of old-growth white pine are of national significance. The National Park Service has thus dedicated the area as a Registered National Natural Landmark.

    The Mohican State Park area was once the hunting grounds of the Delawares, whose more famous warriors included Janacake, Bill Montour, Thomas Lyon, and James Smith, who was the first white man to come to this area. Smith was captured by the Indians and later adopted into their tribe. Several Delaware villages were located in the Mohican vicinity.

    Settlement began at the turn of the nineteenth century, but settlement did not increase until the Indians were driven from the area during the War of John Chapman, immortalized as Johnny Appleseed, frequented the region during the s, caring for his apple tree nurseries. His name and the date, carved in the wall of Lyons Falls, were an attraction for years. Unfortunately, the etchings have been obliterated with the passage of time.

    Mohican State Park was originally called Clear Fork State Park when the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was created in and the park was created from Ohio Division of Forestry lands. In , the name of the park was changed to Mohican to alleviate confusion between Clear Fork Reservoir in Mansfield, Ohio and the state park.

    Historical Construction Photos ( )

              

     Morning Glory Spillway Construction         Control Gate Tower Construction 

       Assorted Video Clips

      

    Morning glory spillway overflow at Berryessa Lake in California ( Same design as Pleasant Hill Spillway)

    Pleasant Hill's Spillways has never overflowed to date.

     

    Historical Books on Pleasant Hill Dam & Lake Park

                                  

    The Dam and 50 Years Beyond                Pleasant Hill Lake Park Making Memories-

                                                                         and Beyond

    By Lee Cavin                                               By Louis M. Andres & Irv Oslin

    Book $         Published                 Paperback Book $        Published 

    Both Books are available for sale through the Park Office, Copies available at local libraries

    All proceeds benefit the Pleasant Hill Park Education/Recreation Foundation Account

     Historical Photos of Pleasant  Hill  Park    

             

    Cabin Area                                                                Boat Launch & Marina area 's

         

    Boat Concession Building                                            Village of Newville before lake impoundment

      

    MWCD Fire Patrol Plane 's                                Paradise Queen Paddle Boat 's

     Historical News Clippings 

                   

      News articles

        Historical Map Mohican River Valley

         

     Newville Iron Bridge Photo   

    Covered Bridge Predecessor, Approximately – What would become Ashland County Road crossed Clear Fork north of where the dam was built. The original bridge that spanned the river was likely rebuilt or replaced after the flood. The bridge — an iron truss span — can be seen in a dam construction photo taken around or , when work was pretty far along. The bridge was dismantled and moved downstream to Mohican State Park near the primitive campground. It was replaced in by Mohican’s iconic covered bridge.

    The iron "Newville" bridge next to the construction of the new Mohican Covered bridge circa (photo below)

     

    The original swinging footbridge over Clear Fork in Mohican State Park downstream from Pleasant Hill dam was built so gas company workers could access gas lines & wellheads in the forest. It was dismantled after being damaged by a flood in some bridge support pieces remain along the river shoreline. In , the Mohican Trails Club completed restoration of the Civilian Conservation Corps trail descending from the Clear Fork Gorge Overlook to the river. CCC workers blazed the original trail in the early s. The restoration of this trail provided foot access from the overlook to the river & cleared the way for the bridge to be replaced. Once completed in the cable bridge will enable visitors to venture across the river & access the overlook on foot. Once across, they will have the option of taking a long, gradual climb to the west or a short steep climb to the east. Article by Irv Oslin

    MOHICAN MEMORIAL STATE FOREST FIRE TOWER-The 86 feet steel fire tower still exists today and rehabilitation is planned for the summer of   However, the wood tower has long been missing and the only known picture of it is in one of the many hand drawings made by Joe D. Jesensky when he was the park's chief architect in the s.  The tower is in the bottom left-hand corner.  Notice in the legend on this drawing that a circle with a dot in the middle identifies the location of both towers, including the one on the north side

    J.D. Jesensky, Chief Architect drew maps (pictured below ) showing the road to the large shelter house drawn differently from how it is today, and on this map, the pole tower is on the west side of the road leading to the large shelter.  The latter topo map has the tower inside the one-way roads.  The topo map is the first map I have found where Jesensky uses a map that apparently was prepared by surveyors and includes contour lines and accurate roads.  It appears Joe then added proposed trails and a location for the “proposed” steel fire tower in the south park.   The proposed steel fire tower site was apparently moved as was the nature trail.  Joe told us the reason the nature trail was moved - it was on private property (assuming the Stevenson property). 

    The point here is that these maps were used for planning purposes and the final location of the park’s features could have been different from this plan.   The location of the pole tower inside the one-way roads may have been changed before the tower was constructed because of gas wells. 

    Around gas wells became unproductive in this area and were being converted to storage wells.  The pole fire tower site inside of the one-way roads has had a storage wellhead which may have prohibited the construction of a fire tower there. 

    A fire tower of this size would require a foundation, and no foundation could be located inside the one-way roads.  The storage wellhead was removed during this process, no foundations could be located.  The foundation on the ridge behind the small shelter house is the most likely place to have been built.  From this ridge, there is an excellent view of the river gorge where there are four distinct concrete blocks.   

    Pleasant Hill Lake Park Airstrip Photo 's

     Original Airstrip, – Pleasant Hill was the only Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lake with an airstrip. In , MWCD closed it due to safety concerns. There had been numerous plane crashes, plus the airstrip went right down to the shore at a busy part of the lake — near the campground, public boat ramp, and marina. In , MWCD opened a new airstrip in a farm field west of the original. It was about 1, feet longer. That strip was abandoned in

     

    Gold Mining Sluice operation along Dead Mans Run in (Clear Fork River)

    Bellville was well known for being part of the Ohio gold rush. In Gold was discovered at Bellville, Ohio 10 miles north of Pleasant Hill Lake on the Clear Fork River. Leases were taken on all the land and mining was carried on in a small way & continues even today. The first gold was panned on Dead Man's Run, which caused people from all over to come to pan for gold. The gold was discovered by James C. Lee. Even though the gold that was found was almost pure, little more was discovered. Dead Mans Run, adjacent to Bellville Road, north of Bellville and Wildcat Hollow, 1 mile west of Butler.

    The Swank Claim is located on Gatton Rocks and Cutnaw Rd. in Bellville, Ohio. It covers approximately 1 mile of the Clear Fork River on the upper claim and 1 mile of Clear Fork River on the lower claim. This claim is known for burgundy colored garnets and fine flour gold. This claim has also produced, two quartz rocks with gold nuggets layered in them. One valued at $50,These claims are located on private property and are only open to GPAA members and during MWCD sponsored special public events. 

     

    Johnny Appleseed Historical Byway

     Whether you are a resident, guest to our area, or just passing through, the Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway will enhance your experience. Although John “Appleseed” Chapman was born in Massachusetts on September 26, , and died in Indiana on March 18, , he spent a large portion of his adult life in and throughout north central Ohio. Today, Ohio State Routes 39 and passes many of Appleseed’s land holdings, apple tree nursery sites, and other significant historical locations associated with Appleseed’s heroic life and deeds.

                          

    http://gis3.dot.state.oh.us/scenicbyways/jab.html.  

    Numerous commemorative monuments and historical markers already identify locations where Appleseed lived and worked. More are planned. The route passes within sight of former homes of those with whom Appleseed associated: Jedediah Smith, mountain man and fur trader; Rosella Rice, Perrysville author of national renown in the s; and Delaware Indians from Greentown, who played such an important role in the area’s early history during the War of But, the Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway weaves through more than the past. Today, the route offers access to Ohio’s canoe capitol— Mohican Country, Mohican State Forest, and Park, Johnny Appleseed Heritage Center and Amphitheater, Malabar Farm, Amish country and some of the prettiest farms and scenery in Ohio.

    Link to more information on Johnny Appleseed and the Historical Byway

    http://www.dot.state.oh.us/OhioByways/Pages/Johnny-Appleseed.aspx

     GREEN TOWN DELAWARE INDIAN VILLAGE ()

    Northern Ohio was once the hunting ground of the Erie Indians, who were decimated and scattered about by the Iroquois of Northern New York state. The Leni-Lenape, or “Delaware” Indians then successfully petitioned the Iroquois Nation of six tribes for permission to move into the former Erie lands, and subsequently paid an annual tribute to remain. Arriving settlers found this area sparsely populated by immigrant bands of Delaware, Chippewa, Shawnee, and Mingo. The Delaware Indian village of Hell town sat overlooking the Clearfork River was abandoned in , it remained a hunting camp until , the land now part of Pleasant Hill Lake Park. The Treaty of Fort Industry (Toledo) in extinguished Indian claims north of the Greenville Treaty line, which is at the southern boundary of Richland County, and south of the 41st parallel. This land, known as the New Purchase lands were surveyed and sectioned off in James Hedges, surveyor of the New Purchase, laid out the town of Mansfield in The county of Richland was established in and organized in Between land was taken from “Old Richland” to form parts of Crawford, Ashland, and Morrow Counties, leaving the boundaries as we know them today.  

       

                       Delaware Indian Lodge   (outside)  

     

                       Delaware Indian Lodge (inside)

     

    Jedediah Smith Mountain Man 

    Jedediah Smith is probably the most famous of all "Mountain Men" -- those fur-clad, grizzled individuals who were first to explore the American West in search of pelts and adventure. He was the first American to cross west over the Continental Divide, rediscovering South Pass, and the first American to traverse California's rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains. He was also first to open the coastal trade route from California to Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River.

    But few realized that among his greatest exploits were Jedediah Smith's trail-blazing expeditions across the deserts of the American West. In fact, Jedediah was the first American to enter California overland from the east (across the forbidding Mojave Desert) and the first to cross the enormous Great Basin Desert and return east, overland from California.

    Jedediah Smith was born June 24, , at Bainbridge, New York. While still in his teens, Jedediah joined a fur-trading expedition to the Rocky Mountains, becoming one of the original "Ashley Men," trappers under the command of William Ashley. He continued in the Rocky Mountain fur trade for more than a decade.

    Jedediah and his party of trappers spent the winter of with a band of Crow Indians who told him how to reach Utah's Green River. In mid-March , his company rediscovered the South Pass -- a passage to the Northwest through present-day Wyoming -- and descended into the Green River area for the spring hunt.

    In July , Jedediah attended the first Mountain Man Rendezvous at Henry's Fork then accompanied William Ashley back to St. Louis with the season's bounty of furs. En route downriver, Ashley took Jedediah as a partner to replace the retiring Andrew Henry.

    In the spring of , Jedediah went ahead of the company's westbound pack train to arrange for that year's Mountain Man Rendezvous, to be held in Cache Valley. That August, he led 17 men to appraise the trapping potential of the region south and west of the Great Salt Lake.

    This expedition took him along the route of present-day Interstate 15, the entire length of Utah, to the Virgin River and its eventual confluence with the Colorado River. He followed the Colorado south to the villages of Mojave Indians, then turned his band westward across the Mojave Desert. When he and his band arrived at San Gabriel Mission near present-day Los Angeles, they became the first Americans to cross overland to California, entering from the east.

    Blocked by the suspicious Mexican governor of California, Jedediah changed his plans to explore Oregon and journeyed to the American River near Sacramento instead. In the spring of , he left his party on the Stanislaus River, and taking two trappers, traversed the Sierra Nevada Mountains over Border Ruffian Pass. He then crossed the Great Basin Desert through Nevada, roughly following the route of present-day US Highway 6.

    His band reached the Utah-Nevada border near present Grandy, Utah, continued on to Skull Valley and reached the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake two days later. By the time they arrived at the Mountain Man Rendezvous at present-day Laketown, they had become the first Americans to return from California by an overland route.

    Later in Jedediah, with 18 men, retraced his steps from the Great Salt Lake to Southern California. But this time, Mojave Indians attacked his party while crossing the Colorado River, killing 10 men and capturing all the horses. The remainder made their way to California and into the clutches of Mexican officials waiting to incarcerate them.

    Legal issues finally resolved, his band spent the winter of in the San Francisco Bay area. In the spring of , after traveling north up the coast to Oregon, their encampment was attacked by Kelawatset Indians near Smith's Fork on the Umpqua River. The four survivors of the attack, including Smith, finally reached Canada's Fort Vancouver in mid-August , where they spent the following winter.

    In March of , Jedediah journeyed east, arriving in August at Pierre's Hole, site of that year's Mountain Man Rendezvous. At the following year's Rendezvous on the Wind River, Jedediah and his two partners sold their trapping interests to the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and became involved in the Santa Fe fur trade.

    On May 27, , while en route to Santa Fe, Jedediah Smith was surrounded and killed by Comanche Indians at a water hole near the Cimarron River. His body was never found.

     

     

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    1,acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,acre state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio's most unique natural regions. The striking Clear Fork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer a wilderness experience while the resort lodge and cabins provide luxurious accommodations overlooking Pleasant Hill Lake.


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    Nature Of The Area

    The scenic beauty and natural features of the Mohican region can be attributed to events that occurred over 12, years ago during the ice age in Ohio. The last glacier to enter Ohio, the Wisconsinan, ended its advance in the Mohican region forming a glacial boundary. Several moraines, linear ridges of soil and rock till deposited along the ice edge, are evident in the area. The erosional forces of glacial meltwaters hastened the carving of the narrow gorge of the Clear Fork of the Mohican River. This gorge cuts into the sandstone bedrock exposing huge outcroppings and creating steep cliff walls. The gorge is more than one thousand feet wide at the top and over three hundred feet deep. The striking Clearfork Gorge with its towering hemlocks and stands of old-growth white pine are of national significance. The National Park Service has thus dedicated the area as a Registered National Natural Landmark. The Mohican State Memorial Forest surrounds the park and contains great plant and animal diversity. Ridge tops contain stands of white, red and black oaks, red maple and white pine. Beech, ash and tulip can be found in the middle and lower slopes with hemlock and yellow birch. The bottomlands contain sycamore, willow, buckeye, hawthorn and dogwood. The diversity of ferns in this region is astounding with as many as fifteen different species identified, including the rare walking fern. Mohican is home to numerous mammals including raccoon, white-tail deer, skunk, opossum and red fox. Reptiles such as the box turtle, black rat snake and the poisonous copperhead are present in the area. Dusky salamanders, American toads and the gray tree frog are samples of local amphibians. The wild turkey has made a tremendous comeback in Ohio after being totally extirpated at one time. Significant numbers of this magnificent bird can be found in the surrounding forest. Of particular interest is the abundance of nesting warblers in the Clear Fork Gorge. More than fifteen species including Northern Parula, Hooded, Cerulean and American Redstart nest here during spring and summer.

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    Camping

    Mohican State Park offers the following campground facilities:
    - electric sites
    - 51 full hook-up sites
    - 35 non-electric sites
    - Showers, flush toilets, dump station and a campground store
    - Registered campers may use the pool and splash pad located in the campground.
    - Playground, volleyball and basketball courts
    - Campground store loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers.
    - Gem mining is available for a fee from the campground store
    - For the safety of our registered campers and their families, visitors are not permitted to drive through the campground from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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    Swimming, Fishing, & Boating

    Swimming: Campers and cabin guests may use the swimming pool and splash pad located in the campground. Tubing is very popular on the Clear Fork River and access points are located throughout the park.



    Fishing: The Clear Fork River is noted for smallmouth bass fishing. Largemouth bass, carp, crappie, catfish, perch and bluegill are also abundant in the river and at nearby Pleasant Hill Reservoir. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.



    Boating: The Clear Fork River, which flows through the park, is one of the finest canoeing and kayaking rivers in Ohio. Pleasant Hill Lake, which is managed by Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, is a nearby lake with no horsepower limits.


    Hunting

    Hunting opportunities are available in the adjacent state forest. A valid Ohio hunting license is required. You can find out more information about getting a valid Ohio hunting and trapping license on Ohio's division of wildlife website: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/licenses-and-permits. Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code, no person shall at any time hunt, trap, kill, pursue, or shoot at any wildlife and/or wild animals by any means within feet of any nature trail, picnic area, service area, residence, barn, parking lot, cabin, or other structure.



    Hiking Trails

    Seven hiking trails traverse the park:
    - Lyons Fall Trail - 2 miles - Moderate to Difficult - follows Clear Fork Gorge and features two waterfalls
    - Songbird Trail - 1 mile
    - Grist Mill Trail - 1 mile
    - North Rim Trail - 1 mile
    - Hemlock Gorge Trail - 2 miles - Difficult - Leads to a scenic covered bridge
    - Pleasant Hill Trail - 3/4 mile - Easy - Follows the lake shoreline and offers beautiful views of the lake
    Shelter House Trail - 1/2 mile

    One mountain bike trail that also allows hiking is a mile trail looping around the gorge, passing through Mohican State Forest. Named "Trail of the Month" by Runners World Magazine Voted #1 mountain bike trail in Ohio by Mountain Bike Action Magazine, and a "must ride" according to National Geographic Explorer Magazine Home of the Mohican MTB, a stop on the National Ultra Endurance Series that has featured many of today's top USA olympians and national champions. Other trails are available in the adjacent state forest for equestrians as well as hikers. Mohican State Park is the home to one of the oldest ultra marathons in the U.S., The Mohican Trail , and also hosted the first ever US Track and Field Ultra Marathon National Championship in

    Mohican State Park Trail Map

    Picnicking

    Four picnic areas are located around the park and offer tables, latrines and drinking water. Fires are permitted only in grills where available. The campground store offers limited picnic supplies. Three shelterhouses may be reserved online or by calling ()




    History Of The Area

    The Mohican State Park area was once the hunting grounds of the Delaware Indians, whose more famous warriors included Janacake, Bill Montour, Thomas Lyon (reportedly the ugliest man alive!) and James Smith, who was the first white man to come to this area. Smith was captured by the Indians and later adopted into their tribe. Several Delaware villages were located in the Mohican vicinity. Settlement by non-Indians began at the turn of the nineteenth century, but settlement did not increase until the Indians were driven from the area during the War of John Chapman, immortalized as Johnny Appleseed, frequented the region during the 's, caring for his apple tree nurseries. His name and the date, carved in the wall of Lyons Falls, were an attraction for years. Unfortunately, the etchings have been obliterated with the passage of time. Prior to , most of the area that comprises the present Mohican State Park was part of the Mohican State Forest (also known as Mohican State Forest Park). The forest lands were administered by the Ohio Division of Forestry. In , when the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was created, Mohican and several other state parks were developed from existing state forests. The new park was named Clear Fork State Park. Years later in , the name was changed to Mohican State Park in order to alleviate confusion between Mansfield's Clearfork Reservoir and the state park. Even before this official move, visitors referred to the area as Mohican.


    Other Area Attractions

    Malabar Farm State Park which is northwest of Mohican was the home of Louis Bromfield -- noted author, farmer and conservationist. Visitors can tour Bromfield's "Big House" or take a wagon tour of the farm. Mohican State Memorial Forest, located adjacent to the park, offers public hunting and trails for horseback riding, snowmobiling and hiking. Fowler Woods State Nature Preserve which is north off State Route 13, is a mixture of mature beach-maple forest and swamp forest. There is a rich display of spring flowers in the woods. Visitation during daylight hours only. Downhill skiing is offered at Clear Fork and Snow Trails ski resorts and water recreation is provided at Charles Mill and Pleasant Hill lakes. There are several fine canoe rivers and liveries in the area. For more information, contact Loudonville-Mohican Area Tourist Association, P.O. Box , Loudonville, Ohio or call Picnic tables and grill sites are located in scenic areas throughout the park. A concession stand offers limited picnic supplies. Fires are permitted only in the grills provided.



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