things to know before you travel
We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you plan your next visit to Salt Fork State Park. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to call us at 1-800-282-7275 or 740-435-9000.
What are the nearest major cities/airports?
Pittsburg, PA, is the nearest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes (79 miles). Columbus, OH, is the next nearest major city/airport. Driving time is approximately 1 hour 34 minutes (92 miles).
What address do I use with map software for directions?
14755 Cadiz Rd., Lore City, OH 43755
What are the GPS coordinates for Salt Fork Lodge?
What is the address if I need to ship a package?
Route 22 East
Cambridge, OH 43725
Is Salt Fork State Park and Salt Fork Lodge open year-round?
Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center is open year-round, including cabin rentals. The golf course clubhouse is closed from January through mid-March; however, golfers interested in walking the course can play unlimited for $10.00 per day, per golfer. A self-registration station is located near the clubhouse.
What is the elevation of Salt Fork?
The elevation is 943 feet above sea level.
What kind of weather can I expect?
Winter days are chilly, with temperatures ranging from 15–30°F. Evenings are much colder, staying in the single digits and teens, but rarely dropping below 0°F.
The early spring months are similar to winter with the same likelihood of storms. The late spring temperatures rise to the 70s during the day and evening temperatures drop to approximately 30–45°F. We recommend that you pack warmly for both seasons, although lighter wear will suffice for late spring.
The summer months bring long hot days averaging 85°F, which is ideal weather to experience the many activities at Salt Fork. Enjoy a summer evening stroll through the park, with night temperatures in 60s.
Fall brings a burst of brilliant color and the early months are comfortably crisp, with the daytime temperatures ranging from 60–70°F and evenings in the 50s.
Is there cell phone service?
Cell phone service is available for most providers; however, we can’t guarantee the signal strength.
Is there a business center?
Besides offering over 6,000 square feet of meeting space, we also provide high-speed Internet and e-mail access with package shipping, copy and facsimile services. Upon check-in please visit the front desk for the location of our business services.
Can Salt Fork accommodate large groups?
Group gatherings of any kind are a natural choice for Salt Fork Conference Center. The beauty of Salt Fork and the ample space that can accommodate small meetings to full-scale conferences makes it perfect for any unique group experience. Our staff is experienced and available to assist you in planning an extraordinary day.
Can I check into my room or cottage early?
Although we try to accommodate your requests for an early check-in, it’s not always possible, depending on how full the lodge or cottages were the night before and how quickly our guests check out in the morning. Our reservation center will be happy to note a request for early check-in on your reservation; however, we cannot guarantee such requests. It’s a good idea to call the lodge the evening before or the morning of your arrival to see if they can give you an idea of how early you can check in.
Can I check out of my room or cottage late?
We’re glad you want to linger at our park for a while! As long as the lodge is not sold out and we do not need your room, an extra hour for check-out is allowed. We do ask you to be considerate of guests checking in behind you. Please consult with the front desk the morning of your departure to see if a late check-out is possible.
Is there a fee to enter the park?
There is no entrance fee at Salt Fork State Park.
How far in advance can I make lodging reservations?
We offer reservations up to 12 months in advance of arrival.
Do you have a waitlist for room reservations?
We do not offer a waitlist for reservations.
Since you don’t have a waitlist, should I check back every day for a cancellation?
Cancellations do occur; however, they can occur at random and you may have limited success in obtaining the dates and accommodations desired. If your first choice is not available, rather than scheduling your vacation around the possibility of a cancellation, we suggest checking alternate dates instead. If you want to continue to check for cancellations, you may do so by visiting our Check Availability – Book Online page.
Why can’t I find my reservation through the website reservation system?
Currently our online reservation system will only allow modifications or cancellations to reservations initially booked on our website.
Can I cook in my room?
Cooking is not allowed in our guestrooms; however, we do allow cooking in our cottages, which come with fully-equipped kitchens.
Do you offer wireless Internet access?
We do offer high-speed wireless Internet.
Can I have a pet in my room?
Salt Fork Lodge has limited cottages that are designated “pet friendly.” If you plan on bringing your pet, please advise the reservation agent when making your reservation at 1-800-282-7275 prior to your arrival so that they can make arrangements for you. Pets are not permitted in any lodge rooms or cottages not designated as “pet friendly.” All assistance dogs for visually or hearing impaired or orthopedically challenged individuals are permitted in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
Do I need dining room reservations?
Reservations are not required.
Working in a state park sounds like fun. How can I learn more about this?
Working for a state park can be an excellent experience for people of all ages. Please feel free to visit our Find A Job page for more information.