Enjoy Some of Pike County's Many Attractions
Big Beaver Creek Golf Club
1762 Zahns Corner Road, Piketon
Recently named one of the top 100 "Must Play Courses of Ohio" by Golf Styles Ohio Magazine, Big Beaver Creek Golf Club features bent grass tees, greens, fairways, and offers four sets of tees from which to choose. Over< 7000 yards of greenery lie in front of golfers challenging their skills from the back tees. Golfers can also look forward to taking on the course's historic signature 14th hole. Call ahead for information or to reserve tee times.
Located 23 miles north of Portsmouth, 22 miles south of Chillicothe, 60 miles south of Columbus, follow signs east of Piketon on St.32 or signs on US Rt. 23 in Piketon.
(740) 289-3643; (800) 554-6534
Brush Creek State Forest
Originally part of Shawnee State Forest, this forest was established in 1928 with the acquisition of 285 acres. Today, it covers 12,749 acres in Pike, Scioto, and Adams Counties with 12 miles of bridle trails and 3 miles of hiking trails.
It is open to visitors between the hours of 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily, though legal campers, hunters, and anglers may be present during other hours.
For nearly 1444 miles, the Buckeye Trail winds around Ohio, reaching into every corner of the state, including Pike County. From a beachhead on Lake Erie near Cleveland, to an hilltop overlooking the Ohio River in Cincinnati, a hiker can experience a little of all that Ohio has to offer.
The Ohio and Erie Canal Historic Trail can be seen in Waverly along State Route 335. This historic trail was recently completed and was dedicated in 2009. The trail provides a self-guided tour of the old canal bed with several signs along the way providing historical information relating to the canal's history and includes a small replica of a canal boat in Bristol Park. Call the Pike County Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information at (740) 947-9650 or Email for information.
Cave Lake Center for Community Leadership
1132 Bell Hollow Road, Latham
A place of rare natural beauty in Ohio's Appalachian region, owned and operated by the Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association. Camping is available to long-term only camping from April 1 through the end of October. Camping and other information is available at the YLA website.
Dogwood Pass Old West Town
Located at 722 Adams Road, Beaver, Dogwood Pass Old West Town provides a look back at the lifestyles of the 1800s. This growing replica of an old west town includes a saloon, mercantile, jail, bank, freight office, bath house, church, livery, blacksmith shop, working gun shop, and more. In 2016 the Roy Rogers Memory's Museum was opened at the site, featuring memorabilia associated with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
(740) 835-1130; also visit Dogwood Pass on FaceBook.
Lake White State Park
2767 State Route 551, Waverly
Lake White offers boating, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.
(740) 493-2212 (Pike Lake park office); for more information contact: Pike Lake State Park
1847 Pike Lake Road, Bainbridge, OH 45612
Long's Retreat Family Resort
50 Bell Hollow Road, Latham
Long’s Retreat has camping for trailers and tents, cabin rentals, water recreation includes water showers, slides and tubes, beach with life guard, canoeing, paddleboats, and fishing. Have fun with miniature golf, race cars and go-carts, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis courts, moon bounce, and indoor video arcade if it rains. A camp store, laundry, two snack bars, restrooms, propane, picnic grounds and a shelter house round out the fun that only ends when you sleep! Vacation packages available, youth groups welcome!
Ohio's Most Perfect Tree
St. Rt. 335 South, Stockdale
Ohio's Most Perfect Tree, a hard maple, is estimated to be a little over 200 years old. The tree can be viewed from a drive off alongside of St. Rt. 335 South just 3 miles off of St. Rt. 32 in Pike County. Though no written documentation is available, all residents in the area and local historians attest to its authenticity. The former owner of the property recalled the information being a part of the curriculum in his school books in the 1920's. The property was recently donated as a nature conservancy by the famlilies' living heirs in order to preserve the tree and its surroundings.
On scenic St. Rt.335, just 3 -1/2 miles South of where St.Rt.335 intersects with St. Rt.32 in Pike County.
For information, call the Pike County CVB (740) 947-9650.
Pike Arts Guild and Market Arts Center Gallery
211 N. Market St., Waverly
Features works created by local artists and crafts people. Open Tuesday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pike County Veterans Monument
center of Waverly along Rt. 23
The memorial features a 50-foot concrete star, which is enclosed by thousands of bricks bearing the names of Pike County vets. If you are interested in purchasing a brick for the memorial, you can contact the Veterans Servise Commission at (740) 947-2766 or stop by their office at 116 South Market Street in Waverly.
Pike Heritage Museum
110 S. Market Street, Waverly
Learn about Pike County's past and see relics from different eras at this museum housed in the former German Evangelical & Reformed Church, build in 1859.
The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, while tours at other times can be arranged by calling.
Pike Lake Forest and State Park
1847 Pike Lake Road, Bainbridge
Covering 11,961 acres in Pike and Highland Counties, this forest is home to Pike Lake State Park, It provides 33 miles of bridle trails and 15 miles of all-purpose vehicle trails for those who want to get into the heart of the forest. Pike Lake State Park offers, camping, cottages, fishing and hunting, swimming, boating, picnicking, and hiking.
Located in the far western section of Pike County
(740) 493-2212 Park Office; (866) 644-6727 Camping & Cottage Reservations
Scioto Trail State Forest
Reaching into Pike County from neighboring Ross County, this forest covers nearly 9,400 acres and offers some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable during the fall and winter. For the outdoor adventurer, the forest offers 26 miles of combined bridle and mountain bike trails, as well as a one-mile hiking trail. The forest is also home to Scioto Trail State Park.
Scioto Valley Railroad House
The Scioto Valley Railroad House, located at 339 Robin Road in Bristol Village in Waverly, is enjoyed by adults and children alike. All shapes and sizes of model trains run throughout the house and outside in warm weather. Railroad house is open from 1-3 p.m. on Mondays only but will open for groups or tours. Call (740) 835-8002.
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