Few Ohioans Know That Shawnee State Park Was The First State Park In Ohio

There’s nothing like some quiet time in Ohio nature when you need to relax and recharge.

Few people know that Ohio’s very first state park is also one of the most scenic. Shawnee State Park in Portsmouth features sweeping views of the Appalachian foothills and is home to a rich history. Especially stunning in the autumn months, this underrated state park is worthy of your Ohio bucket list.

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For more great state parks in Ohio, check out our previous article: 11 Lesser-Known State Parks In Ohio That Will Absolutely Amaze You.

Address: 4404 OH-125, West Portsmouth, OH 45663, USA