While you're staying at Burr Oak Lodge, enjoy the many outdoor activities available on or near the resort. There is something to keep every traveler busy and entertained. 

Stop by our Recreation Shack for fun and games for kids and adults alike! Free activities include: Tennis (rackets and balls are provided), Batmitton, Horse shoes, Volleyball, Basketball, Frisbee, Football, and Corn Hole.


Burr Oak State Park is a great place to hunt.  With over 1,800 acres of public hunting on the state park, and thousands more in Morgan County, you're sure to find that big buck.  White tailed dear season for 2015 is November 30- December 6th, and again on December 28-29.  Also, January 9-12, 2016.  Make your reservations now, and let us do the cooking!  Check out our special breakfast hours for deer season:



Make Burr Oak Lodge your destination for the perfect fishing trip! Burr Oak Lake is known for its generous population of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Please be sure to arrive with a valid Ohio fishing license if you would like to fish. Fishing lisence can be purchased online.  Burr Oak's personal fishing guide, Jeff Tipple, is our go-to person for a great fishing experience. Set up a guided fishing trip on Burr Oak Lake with Jeff online.

Belly Boat Fishing Guides 

Fishing from a belly boat is an ideal way to access hundreds of remote lakes with monster bass and crappie. Ohio Belly Boat Fishing guides offer year-round guides and can take groups from 1 to 6 people, ages 8+.  They offer half day, full day and multi day guided treks with all equipment available including the belly boat, waders, fins, rod, reel, tackle & instruction. It's a great way for a guest to have a great time fishing while visiting Burr Oak Lodge and Morgan county. To set up your guided trip, contact Ohio Belly Boat Fishing online or call 740.777.2579

Horseback Riding

Hit trails at nearby Smoke Rise Ranch. Prices vary by activity - take a trail ride from an hour to a full day or get your own lesson. For more information visit them online or call Jeff Niese at 740-767-2624.


Burr Oak has over 40 miles of trails to choose from, for children and adults of all levels of hiking expertise. Whether you're looking for a mild stroll or a strenuous cross-country run, we can help point out the perfect trail for you to enjoy.

Court Sports

Be sure to take advantage of our basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoe courts during your stay—and kids of all ages will definitely want to check out our playground equipment. Need a ball? Simply check one out from the main office.


We are privileged to have a marina with four launch ramps. Here you'll find pontoon boats, canoes, kayaks, and motorboats available for rent, as well as seasonal dock space. Please note that our boating season runs from April 15 through October 15 each year. Give Skip Rickets a call at 740-767-3585 for more information.

Swimming Beaches

Beautiful, sparkling Burr Oak Lake offers a public swimming beach with easy access to a bathhouse, showers, and a changing area. (Located across the lake from the lodge, on the west side)


Geocaching is growing in popularity, and afficionados of this grassroots scavenger hunt game will delight in finding the caches hidden around the park. Stop by the front desk to rent a GPS device, or bring your own. Learn more and register for free at Geocaching.com.


Feel like roughing it? Burr Oak State Park has 93 family-friendly campsites on a campground furnished with showers, flushable toilets and (for 17 campsites) electricity. The campground also offers a youth group camp for retreats and scouting events, as well as a general group camp for small group outings.  For more info on camping, call the State Office at 740-767-1259. 

Minature Golf

For just $3 a round, enjoy 9 holes of Mini-golf at our new course.  Next to the new playground here at the lodge. 

Disc Golf

One of the newest activites here at the park.  Although the course is not 100% finished, it is still very playable and lots of fun.