Your quest for adventure starts at North Bend State Park

You’ll find thru-hikes, nature quests and family adventures at North Bend

You might have to travel a little ways off the beaten path to find your way to North Bend State Park, but that just means getting here is part of the adventure. Located in the Mid-Ohio Valley, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills, lakes and streams, North Bend is the place to be if you’re a nature lover or adventure seeker. Here’s everything you need to know to start planning your summer adventures at North Bend.

Outdoor adventures at North Bend

Sometimes, a trip isn’t about arriving at a specific destination, but in simply enjoying the journey itself. The North Bend Rail Trail gives you just that. This 72-mile trail starts near Parkersburg and ends near Clarksburg, but can be accessed at North Bend.

This wilderness path takes travelers across 36 bridges and through 10 tunnels and is part of the 5,500-mile American Discovery Trail, which spans the length of the United States. The trail has become one of the most renowned recreational trails in Appalachia and is known for its mountainous scenery, rock cuts and farmland. Highlights include a 2,297-foot tunnel and the “haunted” Silver Run Tunnel. Hike for a few miles around North Bend State Park or embark on a thru-hike and see one end of the state to the other.

For beginner hikers or hikers who just want to stay in the park, North Bend also has 14 hiking trails for you to enjoy. The park is also a great place to enjoy fishing, boating and mountain biking.

Looking for other adventures to enjoy during your stay at North Bend? Plan a visit to nearby Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, home of the Blennerhassett Mansion and the Ohio River’s most famous island!

North Bend has one of a kind cozy cabins and an updated lodge

Whether you need a place to unwind after a day of outdoor activities or just need a retreat to the forest for a weekend, a night at North Bend’s updated lodge or in one the park’s nine cabins or campsites will have you feeling relaxed in no time.

The updated lodge features renovated guest rooms, and an improved lobby, front desk, gift shop and restaurant, as well as upgrades to the lodge exterior, walkways, guest room corridors and landscaping.

When it comes to the cabins, North Bend’s solid cedar cabins make dream log cabin getaways a reality. There’s nothing like sitting on the front porch of your cabin in the morning, breathing in the fresh air and smelling the earthy perfume of North Bend’s pristine white pine forest.

North Bend’s two campgrounds feature 75 total sites. River Run Campground has 49 sites, including 26 that have electric and water hookups. Cokeley Campground was designed for RVs and campers with slide outs. Give yourself the nature retreat you deserve and book a getaway today.

Plan your trip today!

Set out on your outdoor adventures this summer at North Bend. Plan your trip today!

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