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Hocking Hill State Park – Volunteer Vacations 2021

September 19 - September 25

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Join us during the peak of fall foliage in Ohio’s Hocking Hills to relocate the Buckeye Trail off of roads and into Hocking State Forest, Sheick, and Little Rocky Hollow State Nature Preserves! Our project consists of new trail construction, re-benching the trail tread, heavy trail maintenance, and vegetation management. Come and leave your mark on one of the most beautiful places our state has to offer!

CURRENT COVID TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS/REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE (Link)

Hiking/Access

Day hiking up to 2 miles each work day

Project Rating

Moderate

Minimum Volunteer Age

18

Maximum Group Size

10

Area and Attractions

Become immersed in the natural beauty that the Bishop Educational Gardens has to offer. Many learning opportunities, leisurely walks and the lovely atmosphere of the Bishop Educational Gardens backed by the fall foliage makes for a perfect spot to relax and spend a week to detox from the hustle and bustle of our day to day. Bishop Gardens is just minutes away from some of the most popular attractions in Hocking Hills State park including: Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Ash Cave, Big Springs, and more!

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will camp in a field at the Bishop Educational Gardens. The bathrooms will consist of Port-a-Johns, few electrical outlets should they need to charge any personal devices, and there will be a shower tent from 9/19-9/22. Volunteers are also welcome to tour the Gardens at their own leisure, take photographs, and walk the trail. The Buckeye Trail Associations own Chuckwagon will be available to make meals for volunteers. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.

Travel

No aiport pickup provided for this trip. The closest airport is Columbus International Airport. Meeting times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.

Venue

Hocking Hill State Park
13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, OH 43149
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