Recreation

There is always something to do in Guernsey County. Whether you like camping, boating, swimming, hiking, antiques, festivals, nature preserves, animal and bird watching or simply enjoying the wonders of our natural world, the Guernsey County area is the premier destination for all of these activities and much more!

Cambridge/Guernsey County Visitors Bureau

Salt Fork State Park
The Wilds (endangered animal preserve)
Cambridge Glass Museum
Seneca Lake Park
Cambridge City Park
Byesville Village Park
YMCA
Health centers, martial arts
Ohio Power Recreation Land
Golf Courses private (1), public (3)

Outdoor lovers head northeast of Cambridge to enjoy the largest state park in Ohio. Salt Fork State Park spans an impressive 20,000 acres, and includes a 148 room lodge, 54 family cottages, and a 3,000 acre lake for water recreation. If water sports are your fancy, there is also Seneca Lake, one of 10 lakes in the Muskingum Watershed District.

Cambridge is proud of its two theatrical enterprises, The Living Word outdoor drama, portraying the passion of Christ, and the Cambridge Performing Arts Center, featuring local talent productions.

The bay at Seneca Lake Marina is the boating gateway to the beautiful 3,550-acre lake which, along with Salt Fork Lake, provides abundant fishing and boating opportunities to area residents.

The Cambridge Concert Association and the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center host important and entertaining productions. Annual traditions include the Salt Fork Arts and Crafts Festival (second weekend of August), the Ohio Hills Festival (mid July), Deerassic Classic (early August), Oktoberfest, Paul Bunyan Show (early October), and the Dickens Victorian Village (November through January).

The 57-acre Cambridge City Park is the crown jewel of the city. Built around a pond, it incorporates tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, skateboarding facilities, picnic tables and a state-of-the-art swimming pool.