(Last Updated On: January 16, 2023)
Picnic table by the lake at Findley State Park

Picnic table by the lake at Findley State Park. Photo: Park Facebook Page.

If you love immersing yourself in the great outdoors, then Findley State Park is somewhere you should make a point of visiting.

Flanked by a stunning backdrop of state hardwoods and verdant grand pines, the park features impressive sandstone quarries, gorgeous wildflowers and a diverse wildlife that perfectly convey its stunning natural beauty.

Situated in Wellington, about a 50 minute drive from Cleveland and Akron, the park is a popular day trip destination for those who want to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and hiking.

Birding is also a very popular pastime here too, whilst for a bit of fun, many people also try their hand at disc golf during their time at Findley.

Visitors from all over Ohio and the adjoining states come to the park for the opportunities it provides to rest and unwind. With many of them choosing to stay in its excellent, modern campground – which includes some sites with full hookups – for a few nights.

Activities

Visitors to this Ohio state park can engage in a plethora of outdoor recreational pursuits during their time at the park.

Here is a brief overview of some of the many activities you can do during your time there.

Boating at Findley State Park

With over 93 acres of stoic waters to explore, Findley Lake is the perfect spot for boating.

Around the lake you will find two boat launches that can easily help you take to the water. If you didn’t bring a watercraft with you there are canoes, rowboats and kayaks available to hire from the buildings near the sandy beach that resides on the lake.

While on the water, you will be able to take in wonderful views of the woodland and shoreline from a unique perspective.

Fishing at Findley State Park

Findley State Park is a well known fishing hotspot. So, you should bring your best angling equipment with you on your visit.

Bluegill and largemouth bass are the main biters here, which you can catch either from the banks of the lake or from a vessel on the water.

If you live in Ohio you will need to have a valid fishing license in order to cast a line. Out-of-state visitors can buy either a one-day, three-day or annual non-resident fishing license.

Trails at Findley State Park

Throughout the park there are nine different trails available for hiking and biking. All of which highlight its spectacular landscape in some form.

For those wanting to engage in an easy stroll the half mile Black Locust Trail guides you through a tranquil terrain of lush forest vegetation.

If you would prefer something a bit more challenging, the Thorn Mountain Bike Trail will take you on a nine-mile loop through dense woodland areas.

Disc Golfing at Findley State Park

Fancy a bit of fun during your time at the park? Then why not partake in a game of disc golfing?

There is an 18-hole disc golf course on-site that is not only stunningly laid out, but will also provide a challenge for every player’s level of skill.

Should you not have any equipment of your own, you can rent them out from the park.

Nature at Findley State Park

Findley State Park is home to a diverse range of birds, many of which reside in it all year round.

Depending on when you visit you should be able to spot the likes of ducks, loons, barred owls, scarlet tanagers, pileated woodpeckers, pine siskins and crossbills.

Some of the main hot spots for seeing them are in the mature trees, along the Spillway Trail or down by the lake’s shoreline.

Whilst in the park keep an eye out for the rare but beautiful Duke’s skipper butterfly.

Pets at Findley State Park

The park is pet friendly. Although certain conditions are imposed on their presence within Findley State Park.

At all times they must be well behaved. They must also be restrained on a hand-held leash and must be cleaned up after they made a mess.

Unless they are a service dog they are not allowed in most buildings.

Camping at Findley State Park

For those who are looking to stay at the park for a few days there are several camping options available to suit all budgets and preferences.

Altogether the park offers 275 campsites that are set up for RVs, trailers and tents. These are a mix of electric and non-electric sites.

Overall there are 159 sites that are designated as non-electric. There are also 91 sites that provide visitors with access to electricity and water connections. The remaining 15 are full hookup sites.

Each of the sites are concrete pads or gravel. They also come with their own fire rings and picnic tables. Supporting the sites are also a range of amenities including comfort stations, hot showers and a dump station.

Open throughout the year, the campground imposes a minimum stay of two nights at the weekends and three nights during the holidays. Reservations can be taken up to six months in advance of your visit.

For those who prefer a more upscale accommodation option, the park offers visitors the choice of three cabins to stay at. Situated close to the campground area, they are equipped with a range of home comforts like mini-refrigerators, ceiling fans, hot showers and flush toilets. They can also sleep up to four people.

In addition to these options, there are also two campgrounds available for organized group campers.

Park Location

Findley State Park
25381 OH-58
Wellington, OH 44090
Phone: 440.647.4490

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Video

Here is a YouTube video showcasing the camp sites and several attractions at Findley State Park: