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Dillon State Park
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Dillon State Park Dillon State Park © Lonnie Williams
Lake View in HDR
Dillon State Park Dillon State Park © Lonnie Williams
Entrance Sign
Dillon State Park Dillon State Park © Lonnie Williams
Lake View
Dillon State Park Dillon State Park © Lonnie Williams
Beach View
Dillon State Park Dillon State Park © Lonnie Williams
Panoramic of Lake
Dillon State Park Dillon Dam © April Reed
This was taken standing at the scenic overlook at Dillon State Park. It has a wonderful covered picnic area and clean restrooms.
Dillon State Park Thumbs Up © April Reed
This boater is proud of a well earned win
Dillon State Park Feathered Friend © April Reed
This little fella was sitting at the end of the boat ramp, and he was too cute too pass up a photo session
Dillon State Park Race For The Finish © April Reed
My kids and I happened to stumble upon boat races, which was our first experience with this entertaining sport.
Dillon State Park Gathering Nectar © April Reed
I am not sure what kind of flower this is, but I thought it was very pretty. The bee was an added bonus
Dillon State Park Boat Ramp © April Reed
I saw this boat ramp at Dillon Lake and fell in love with. I could have sat there all day relaxing
Dillon State Park Busy Bee © April Reed
This is the same bee as in the photograph Gathering Nectar, and I want to thank him for making my photos more interesting
Dillon State Park In Flight © April Reed
Sadly, I startled my feathered friend, which ended our photo session.
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5265 Dillon Hills Dr
Nashport, Ohio   43830-9568
(lat:40.0232 lon:-82.1125) map location

Phone: (740) 453-0442
Reservations: 866-644-6727
The wooded hills and scenic valleys of the Dillon area offer a picturesque setting for outdoor adventure. Whether boating the quiet coves and inlets of the lake or hiking the forest trails, Ohio's rural hill country provides an outstanding recreational experience at Dillon State Park.
Nature of the Area
Dillon State Park in Muskingum County is situated in an area of the state that possesses diverse and unique natural features. One of which is the presence of the Black Hand Sandstone. Sand, eroded hundreds of millions of years ago from mountains farther east, accumulated in a vast delta in the sea covering the region. This hard bedrock erodes to form sheer cliffs and supports a hardwood forest.

The rolling, reverting farmland of the Dillon area provides visitors the opportunity to see some of Ohio's most magnificent wildlife. White-tailed deer,ruffed grouse and wild turkey can be seen by quiet observers. During migration, numerous species of waterfowl visit Dillon's waters. Most recently, sightings of bald eagles have been reported.
Ohio does not have an annual pass and does not charge entrance fees to state parks.
GeneralLand, acres2,285
 Water, acres1,560
 Nearby Wildlife Areayes
 Hiking Trail, miles10
 Picnic Shelters, #2
 Swimming Beach, feet1,360
 Bridle Trails, miles15
 Nature Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoat Rentalyes
 Boating LimitsUnlimited HP
 Seasonal Dock Rental123
 Launch Ramps, #2
 Fuel For Saleyes
CampingPrimitive, #12
 Electric Sites, #183
 Pets Permittedyes
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Ice Skatingyes
AccommodationsFamily Cottages, #29
There are 29 family cottages nestled in the woods overlooking the north lakeshore. Each cottage has air conditioning, color cable television, gas heat, two bedrooms, bath, living room with sofa bed, all-electric kitchen, dining area and screened porch. Linens, towels and kitchen utensils are furnished. Please call Dillon State Park for more details: (740) 453-0442
An excellent 1,360-foot swimming beach is located near the park office. Facilities include a bath house, showers, lockers,snack bar and a wading pool for children. A game area is adjacent to the beach offering tennis, horseshoe, paddle ball, volleyball, basketball and shuffleboard as well as a playground area.
Boating with unlimited horsepower is permitted at Dillon. Four boat ramps are provided for access to the lake. A boat concession offers boat/motor rental, fuel, fishing and boating supplies, and snacks. Seventy docks are available for rent on a seasonal basis.

Picnic areas complete with tables and grills are located at many pleasant and scenic spots throughout the park. Two shelters available on a first-come, first-served basis, are located at the overlook area and beach. A boater's picnic area with well water and vault-type latrines is located on the lake.
Visitors who enjoy nature study will find that Dillon's trails are pathways to discovery. The Ruffed Grouse Nature Trail is approximately 3/4-mile long and introduces the hiker to the varied habitats of the area. This trial is a branch of the 6-mile long Licking Bend Trail which skirts the lakeshore. Three other fascinating trails--Blackberry Ridge Trail (1 mile), King Ridge Loop (1.1 miles) and Hickory Grove Loop ( 1.5 miles) are located very near the camping and cottage area.
Area Attractions
Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve is located ten miles northwest of Dillon State Park on Licking County Road 273. Muskingum River State Park, featuring a hand-operated lock system, is headquartered in nearby Zanesville. Further south, off S.R. 60, lies Blue Rock State Park and State Forest. All are just a short drive from the Dillon area.

Around Zanesville, there are a number of attractions that reflect the cultural history of the Dillon region. A ride on the Lorena Sternwheeler docked at the Zanesville Riverside Park is a floating trip into the past. The National Road/Zane Grey Museum in Norwich offers a nostalgic look at life on the early Ohio frontier. Muskingum County is a leader in the production of pottery items, and several potteries offer tours of their facilities.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 3 cottages by ghostwhisper
park review stars; one to five i have stayed there years ago and the cleaning in the cottages was great no dust nothing left behind but now its something else they must have differnet people working its not the same the cabins are dirty i found stuff under the beds and couch and stuff left in fridge dishies wasnt very clean they need the crew that clean before it was neat and clean not now
September 21 Nice Park Helping Staff Quiet Campground by Ron Gaydis
park review stars; one to five Several weeks ago, I made my first trip to Dillion State Park. Not knowing what to expect a welcoming helpful staff of ranger?s, hosts and employees greeted me. I had the opportunity to make new friends while staying at the spacious, quiet campground. I had the pleasure of sharing rides in my Yellow Amphicar and making memories for all my passengers that experienced Vehicular Buoyancy. Thank you to everyone and especially the park officers for welcoming me to their beautiful park and lake.
August 6 family man
park review stars; one to five I love this park. i take three kids ages 5, 10 and 12. I always worry about them getting bored. there was plenty for them to do. I tent camp so the heat worried me but 90% of the sites were shaded. The bathrooms were clean (have a 5yr old girl so that matters). I will be be back. Already looking into my next stay.
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Area Campgrounds
National Road Campground
2850 South Pleasant Grove Road
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Wolfie's Campground
101 Buckeye Drive
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Sportsmans One Stop Inc
3587 Newark Rd
Zanesville, OH
(740) 452-6140
Dillon Falls Store
2980 Dillon School Dr
Zanesville, OH
(740) 453-5930
D & D Bait
849 Pine St
Zanesville, OH
(740) 452-9905
Area Cabins and Lodges
Center Sanctum The
1204 Brandywine Blvd # C
Zanesville, OH
(740) 450-1600
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
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Cottages and Cabins
Trickle Creek offers luxury cabins in Hocking Hills. The cabins are situated on nearly 236 acres of secluded cabin rentals in the deep wooded ravines in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Hocking County, Ohio.
37.6 miles from park*
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Hidden Cave Cabin - Rockbridge, OH
Cottages and Cabins
Hidden Cave Cabin is an authentic log cabin with 2 bedrooms in a private wooded setting. It is located on one of the most scenic drives in Hocking Hills and just 3.6 miles to Rock House and less than 10 miles to Conkle's Hollow and Old Man's Cave.
43 miles from park*
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5265 Dillon Hills Drive, Nashport, OH 43830-9568

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