Birding at Hocking Hills State Park

Logan, Ohio

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Hocking Hills State Park

General Information

Address

19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138

County/Counties

Hocking

DeLorme Page Number and Coordinates

(7th Edition and earlier) 79:A-5

Nearest Town or City

5 miles northeast of South Bloomingville, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

16 miles southwest of Logan, OH on OH 664.

About Hocking Hills State Park

A series of State Park areas all of special interest, from north to south; Cantwell Cliffs (especially good for raptors), Rock House (historic interest & northern breeding species), Conkles Hollow (the premiere nature preserve for breeding birds of southern & northern affinities in southern Ohio), Old Man’s Cave (historic interest, accommodations, pine plantings attracting species of northern affinities), Cedar Falls (unique natural area, recently upgraded trails and access), Ash Cave (Native American interest, species of northern affinities). Total land acres 2331, water acres 17, nearby state forest acres 9238. Hemlock gorges, sandstone cliffs, rock shelters and waterfalls, planted and native pines, northern affinity plant species such as Canada yew, yellow and black birch.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

Cantwell Cliffs, Rock House, Conkles Hollow, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave.

Fees/Permits

None.

Restroom Facilities

Cantwell Cliffs, Rock House, Conkles Hollow, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave.

Harmful Insects, Poisonous Plants, or Animals

Poison Ivy, Poison Sumac.

Restaurants in the Area

Hocking Hills Dining Lodge.

Other Useful Information

Cabins and campground available at Old Man’s Cave State Park.

Other Birding Spots in the Area

Clear Creek MP, with most of the above listed species with the addition of breeding Veeries. Also Hocking State Forest and Wayne National Forest.

Birds of Interest by Season

Winter

Northern irruptive species such as Evening Grosbeaks, crossbills, Pine Siskins, etc.

Spring

Hermit Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Magnolia Warbler, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Pine Siskin.

Summer

Hermit Thrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Magnolia Warbler, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Pine Siskin.

Fall

Northern irruptive species such as Evening Grosbeaks, crossbills, Pine Siskins, etc.

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