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Join the Wild Life in Ohio's Little Smokies!

Set up camp in Shawnee State Forest's divine division of Ohio's Little Smokies at Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center! Camp out in the charming family cottages or hill country lodge for an authentic excursion in the largest of Ohio's twenty state forests. Find hidden treasures like Turkey Creek Lake public beaches for summer swimming, boating, or a good old-fashioned canoe race. Shawnee Lodge is your exploration headquarters to this historic Hundred Acre Wood! Dig in and dine at onsite O-Hee-Yuh-Restaurant and Lounge for convenient and casual fine dining as you fuel your journey to the natural wonderland of Ohio's Little Smokies. The Shawnee name, meaning "those who have silver" will have you convinced...not all that glitters is gold!

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Shawnee Lodge & Conference center makes a hallmark out of exceptional meeting space and dream wedding venues! Your wish is the command of this spacious and superior-serviced Conference Center. Don't be afraid to be choosy--Shawnee Lodge has seven comfortable conference rooms to meet your needs! Adding to elegant and functional facilities, professional staff, and beautiful views, the Lodge & Conference Center also sports an 18-hole championship golf course and pro-shop near the Ohio River marina!
Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center does its Forest Service and State Park duty of dedicating itself to better the land. A Green Initiative lodge, Shawnee attempts to decrease the footprint it leaves behind by following the high road to environmental sustainability. Experience this incredible Ohio location yourself on your next vacation.
Cozy Shawnee Lodge cottages all come family-sized with gas log fireplaces, kitchens, grills, hot tubs, and fire rings for those special story-telling nights by the campfire! Gather 'round the fire by nightfall to witness an incredible star scape, try the hearty back country cooking of onsite O-Hee-Yuh Dining Room, and spend a day relaxing by the pool with your family full of happy campers!
Family-sized fun and a historic Lodge Conference Center means there's enough space and fun for everyone in the great Shawnee wilderness of this Ohio River valley! Make your family golfers happy at 18-hole championship course Shawnee State Park Lodge Golf Course, enjoy on-property and in-park activities like the beaches of Roosevelt and Turkey Creek Lake, hiking, geocaching, and freshwater fishing. Or explore offsite to nearby attractions like Ben's Happy Trails horseback riding or a nighttime show at the Tecumseh! Outdoor Drama.
The Shawnee State Park Lodge Golf Course on the Ohio River adds a little landscaped luxury to this back-to-nature classic Shawnee Lodge. An attractive ribbon along the Ohio River banks, this beautiful 18-hole championship course is an easy-breezy walk with a challenging links twist. Visit the "most scenic" hole in the tri-state area, favorite number five, overlooking the Ohio River valley.
Once a historic home to the indigenous Shawnee Indians, settlers' cabins and clearing of this fertile land displaced its original inhabitants and changed the region for years to come. Through conscientious timber management practices and the state Division of Forestry, the hills and forests of Shawnee have re-grown to near their natural splendor. Discover these ancient hardwood forests for yourself in the 63,000 acres of Shawnee State Forest lands encompassing the former hunting grounds of the historic Shawnee Indians.
Holidays in Ohio's Little Smokies is a chance for a memorable celebration. Besides commendable choices like lodge and cabin accommodations, lakes, golf course, and national forest excursions, your holidays are also serviced by the Shawnee Lodge Specials and Packages! Explore S'more with two nights of family cabin lodging and enough firewood, geocaching, and s'mores supplies for all! Or, take advantage of the Hunters Promotion, Fireside in the Forest Package, Christmas Toy Drive, Festival of Lights, Morel Mushroom Mania, and much more!
Cozy cabins in the Little Smokies Shawnee woods and lovely historic Lodge rooms make beautiful outposts to adventure near the wild Ohio River. For your honeymoon, take the nature lover's route and discover the 65 miles of adjacent hiking trails, take in the sights of wildflowers and wildlife, and escape to a photographer's and nature-lover's dream.
Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center puts you just minutes away from great outdoor activities. Boat, canoe, or float on the lovely Turkey Creek Lake or visit nearby Adams Lake State Preserve in Ohio's Bluegrass region for a look into the biologically interesting. This unique 95-acre park offers trails and adjacent prairie preserves, perfect for exploring!
This Ohio Hill Country has been dubbed the "Little Smokies." But this country is a bit more diverse than its hard-rock brothers the Great Smoky Mountains. See the rich assortment of habitats in Adams County from lush forests, meadows, wetlands, and waterways. Let Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center be the central hub for your outdoor adventure today!
Where glistening emerald forests, crystal clear lakes, and rich hardwood forest lands are protected treasures, with the Shawnee State Forest Service help, the Park has regained much of its ancient beauty. See this protected state secret for yourself and swim Turkey Creek and Roosevelt Lakes surrounded by old timber giants. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoon, and many songbirds also call this pine-laden paradise home.
Don't worry about leaving your pet behind at home on your Ohio vacation! Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center offers a limited supply of pet-friendly cottages. Advise the reservation agent when making your reservation and make arrangements for your favorite furry family members!
Escape to the natural glory of the Little Smokies and historic Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center, offering so much more than family cabins and group getaways. Take a break for the holidays and enter a magical landscape of 25 Christmas trees and over 30,000 lights at the changing-themed annual Festival of Lights. Or come in the popular summer season for comfortable lodge lodging, some old-fashioned campfire s'mores, and enough hiking, boating, and canoeing to satiate even the most energetic explorer.
The Ohio River valley Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center provides two excellent lodging options for your comfortable stay in this historic wood. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding Ohio hill country from a Lodge Room or book a rustic, 2-bedroom family cottage with screened porch, grill, hot tub, and fire ring to complete that "camp-out" feeling in the gorgeous Shawnee forest.
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  • All Year
Property Size
  • 75 units
Nearby City
  • West Portsmouth
Nearby Water
  • Turkey Creek Lake
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Gift Shop
  • Pack N Play
  • Pro Shop
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Mini Golf Course
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Blackout Drapes
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Whirlpool
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Bingo
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Motor sports
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Beach
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Golf Course
  • Marina
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  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Beach
  • Bird Watching
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Nearest Airports

  • Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field (HTS) / 42.3 miles
  • Ohio University Snyder Field (ATO) / 61 miles
  • Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field (LUK) / 71.1 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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