difficult to know where to start: maybe somewhere in
the 60,000-acre Shawnee State Forest, or how about on
a championship golf course? And don't forget the rivers,
where you can go boating, skiing, fishing, or all three.
At the Shawnee State Park, you'll find a beautiful lodge
with all the amenities. The Shawnee State Park alone
offers endless possibilities: hiking, horseback riding,
and canoe trips, just to name a few. There are plenty
of special events covering a wide range of interests:
Some of the most popular are the River Days Festival,
the Scioto County Fair and the nationally known Tour
of the Scioto River Valley, which draws 4,000 riders
and spectators. The truth is, Portsmouth offers so much
to do, there's not enough time to do it all. Nevertheless,
we certainly encourage you to try.
Country Club Golf Course
Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
Lakes Golf Course
State Park Golf Course
holes. Pro Shop also.
Friendship, Ohio 45630
Parks and Forests
State Resort & Forest:
The Shawnee State Resort and Forest is Ohio's
largest with over 66,000 acres. Outdoor recreation include
hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, camping, hunting,
golf, tennis & swimming. During hunting season, except
in Roosevelt Game Preserve, all of Shawnee State Forest
is fair game with an abundance of deer, squirrel, grouse
& turkey. (740) 858-6652
Brush Creek State Forest: Recreation, camping
and hunting. Abundant deer, squirrel, turkey and grouse.
Holiday Point Marina: Private marina with open
slits for transients. Snacks, ice, gasoline, and restaurant.
15 miles east of Portsmouth in Franklin Furnace, Ohio.
Private boat club with overnight facilities. Ice snacks
and gasoline available. Located under U.S. Grant Bridge
in Riverfront Park, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662. (740) 354-5243
State Park Marina: Located along the Ohio River
in Shawnee State Park with restaurant serving lunch
and dinner daily and breakfast on weekends and holidays
only. State golf course adjacent. (740) 858-5061
Anchor Pad Boat Club: (740) 353-2792
Camping Area: Operated by the City of Portsmouth
and overlooking the Ohio River. (740) 354-8807
State Park: State Route 68 off State Route 125.
107 Class A sites. Facilities include shower houses,
flush toilets, electricity, laundromats, access to beaches,
playgrounds, boating and fishing area. (740) 858-6652
Village: Kenna Road-Located 6 miles west of Portsmouth
on State Route 52. Facilities include electric, water,
pool, recreation house, swimming, boating and fishing
on Turkey Creek Lake. Full hookup on 75 sites.
Landing: 6888 East Front Street, Sciotoville, Ohio
45662. Facilities include shelter and shower house.
73 electric and water sites and 10 full hookups. (740)
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