Coronavirus: Campgrounds, golf courses, marinas and more to close

Coronavirus: Campgrounds, golf courses, marinas and more to close

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has closed campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, and state park marinas at all ODNR properties in response to the state’s stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Public outdoor spaces at Ohio state parks, wildlife areas, forests and nature preserves remain open, including trails, dog parks, and non-marina docks. Visitors should use common sense and follow this guidance from the National Recreation and Park Association for staying safe while they are out:

  • Follow CDC's guidance on personal hygiene prior to heading to trails wash hands, carry hand sanitizer, do not use trails if you have symptoms, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, etc.
  • Observe at all times CDC's minimum recommended social distancing of six feet from other people. Practice it and know what it looks like. Keep it as you walk, bike or hike.
  • Warn other trail users of your presence and as you pass to allow proper distance and step off trails to allow others to pass, keeping minimum recommended distances at all times. Signal your presence with your voice, bell or horn.

Note that trail and park users may find public restrooms closed be prepared before you leave and time outings so that you are not dependent on public restrooms.

Bring water or drinks public drinking fountains may be disabled and should not be used, even if operable.

Bring a suitable trash bag. Leave no trash. Take everything out to protect park workers.

Closures are expected to be temporary until COVID-19 guidelines change or are lifted.