Hocking Hills State Park Closing due to COVID-19 Guidelines

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Hocking Hills State Park and all of its trails will close sunset Friday, April 3, in an attempt to follow COVID-19 precautions.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the unique and narrow trail system makes staying 6-feet apart from other visitors nearly impossible.

According to a press release, “The challenging terrain of a narrow trail system, where stepping off the trail is strictly prohibited, makes keeping 6 feet of distance between visitors nearly impossible. In some areas, stepping off the trail may result in injury. Limited park staffing could impact response time as well as place undue pressure on local emergency personnel should falls or accidents occur.”

 At this time, Hocking Hills State Park is the only full park closure in Ohio’s state park system and will include the closure of several features and sites including: Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House and Whispering Cave. This closure will also include Conkle’s Hollow State Nature Preserve.