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Burr-Oak is the name of a small community and a state park located in Athens County in southeast Ohio. Burr Oak State Park is remote and quiet, set among 2,593-acres of wooded hills and scenic valleys of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest of Burr Oak State Park is comprised mostly of oaks and hickories, and supports a variety of wildlife such as deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, beaver and various waterfowl along the lake's shoreline. Camping is available at Burr Oak, along with 30 comfortable cottages with air conditioning and cable TV, situated in the hills overlooking the lake. Burr Oak Lake is 664 acres and offers boating and fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. Four launch ramps provide lake access and boat rentals, fuel and seasonal dock rentals are available at the marina. There is a 500-foot swimming beach at Burr Oak, with a bathhouse, showers, and changing booths. No lifeguards are on duty at this beach. Other things to do include hiking and horseback riding. There are seven hiking trails that range from easy, moderate to difficult. A backpack trail winds around the lake with primitive campsites along the way. Part of this trail goes through the nearby Wayne National Forest. Picnic areas are nestled in scenic areas of the park, and there are three bridle trails, moderate in duration. In wintertime, conditions permitting, Burr Oak offers sledding, ice skating and ice fishing.

Surrounding areas: Malta, Ohio (12.7 mi), Athens, Ohio (15.4 mi), Rushville, Ohio (24.5 mi), Hocking Hills, Ohio (26.0 mi), Zanesville, Ohio (27.1 mi), Cumberland, Ohio (30.0 mi), Marietta, Ohio (33.8 mi)

Burr Oak Vacation Rentals

Burr Oak Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Athens330 Columbus RdAthens, OH14.0 mi.(740) 592-4000
Amerihost Inn & Suites Athens20 Home StAthens, OH14.8 mi.(740) 594-3000
Super 8 Motel2091 East State StAthens, OH15.0 mi.(740) 594-4900
Ohio University Inn331 Richland AveAthens, OH16.3 mi.(740) 593-6661
Amerihost Inn12819 State Rt 664Logan, OH18.3 mi.(740) 385-1700
Holiday Inn Express12916 Grey StLogan, OH18.3 mi.(740) 385-7700
Inn At Cedar Falls21190 SR 374Logan, OH18.3 mi.(614) 985-7489
Shawnee Inn30916 LK Logan RdLogan, OH18.3 mi.(740) 385-5674
Holiday Inn Express Logan Oh30732 Lake Logan RdLogan, OH20.6 mi.(740) 385-7700
Amerihost Inn Zanesville230 Scenic Creset DrZanesville, OH27.0 mi.(740) 454-9332
Ramada Of Zanesville4645 E PikeZanesville, OH27.0 mi.(740) 753-0771
Econo Lodge135 N 7th StSouth Zanesville, OH27.2 mi.(740) 452-4511
Comfort Inn500 Monroe StSouth Zanesville, OH27.4 mi.(740) 454-4144
Zanesville Fairfield Inn725 Zane StZanesville, OH27.6 mi.(740) 453-8770
Zanesville Hampton Inn1009 Spring StZanesville, OH27.6 mi.(740) 453-6511
Zanesville Super 8 Motel2440 National RdZanesville, OH27.6 mi.(740) 455-3124
Best Western BR. Guest4929 East PikeSouth Zanesville, OH29.9 mi.(740) 453-6300

Burr Oak Weather & Climate

Southeast Ohio has a humid continental climate. This region is located in the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, surrounded by hills and river valley. Summers in southeast Ohio are warm and humid. Temperatures are slightly warmer in this region than in northern Ohio, although milder in the eastern highlands. The growing season is also longer here than the rest of the state. More than half of the precipitation occurs from May to October. Winters in southern Ohio are cool to cold. Snowfall varies greatly year to year. Blizzards, ice storms and freezing rain are all a possibility. Spring has a mix of weather, from sunny and mild to cool and rainy. Autumn is the sunniest season of the year with mild days and crisp, cool evenings.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 17°F 2.39 in. -
February 43°F 19°F 2.21 in. -
March 54°F 27°F 2.74 in. -
April 65°F 36°F 3.38 in. -
May 74°F 46°F 4.32 in. -
June 82°F 55°F 4.41 in. -
July 85°F 59°F 4.38 in. -
August 84°F 56°F 4.36 in. -
September 77°F 50°F 2.74 in. -
October 66°F 38°F 2.54 in. -
November 54°F 29°F 3.07 in. -
December 43°F 22°F 2.95 in. -

Burr Oak Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Ohio University Snyder Field (UNI) located about 25 miles southwest of Burr Oak in Athens / Albany, Ohio, the Mid Ohio Valley Regional airport (PKB) located approximately 36 miles southeast of Burr Oak in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located roughly 49 miles northwest of Burr Oak in Columbus, Ohio, and finally the Port Columbus International airport (CMH) located around 53 miles northwest of Burr Oak in Columbus, Ohio.

Burr Oak Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Wyandot LakePowellOH68.1 mi.
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH72.7 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV80.8 mi.
Water Parks
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH68.1 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH75.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Buck Run Golf CourseSalemOH16.8 mi.
Flying B Golf CourseSalemOH16.8 mi.
Pine Meadows Golf CourseSalemOH16.8 mi.
Salem Hills Golf & Country ClubSalemOH16.8 mi.
Perry Country ClubNew LexingtonOH18.1 mi.
Elm Golf CourseAthensOH20.9 mi.
Hemlock Springs Golf ClubGenevaOH20.9 mi.
Lakeside Golf ClubBeverlyOH23.1 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseLake MiltonOH24.3 mi.
Windy Hills Golf CourseRockbridgeOH24.3 mi.
Rushcreek Golf CourseThornvilleOH25.6 mi.
EagleSticks Golf ClubZanesvilleOH27.0 mi.
Fullers FairwaysZanesvilleOH27.0 mi.
Zanesville Jaycees Public Golf CourseZanesvilleOH27.0 mi.
Deer Creek State Park Golf CourseMount SterlingOH28.0 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf ClubHopewellOH28.1 mi.
Ski Areas
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH86.8 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH101.3 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV119.2 mi.
State Parks
Burr Oak State ParkOH2.3 mi. 
Muskingum River Parkway State ParkOH12.9 mi. 
Strouds Run State ParkOH14.7 mi. 
Lake Logan State ParkOH21.2 mi. 
Blue Rock State ParkOH21.5 mi. 
Lake Hope State ParkOH21.6 mi. 
Hocking Hills State ParkOH26.2 mi. 
Howes State ParkOH31.9 mi. 
Wolf Run State ParkOH32.9 mi. 
Muskingum River Parkway State ParkOH34.2 mi. 
Forked Run State ParkOH34.6 mi. 
Dillon State ParkOH34.9 mi. 
Lake Alma State ParkOH37.1 mi. 
Tarlton State ParkOH38.2 mi. 
National Museum of Cambridge GlassCambridgeOH41.7 mi.(History)
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH49.1 mi.(History)
Ohio Historical SocietyColumbusOH57.2 mi.(History)
Columbus Art MuseumColumbusOH57.2 mi.(Art)
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusOH57.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
The WildsCumberlandOH30.0 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH57.2 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV79.6 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH109.6 mi.

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