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Rocky-Fork-Lake is a 2,080-acre lake, located in Highland County in southwest Ohio. The lake area includes natural wetlands, a scenic gorge and dolomite caves. Activities at Rocky Fork Lake include boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping, volleyball, and disc golf. The campgrounds at Rocky Fork State Park offer 171 campsites for tents and trailers, set at the northwest corner of the lake. There's a beach and camp store in the campgrounds, showers, laundry facilities, and camp store and pets are permitted on all sites. A miniature golf course and basketball courts are also available in the campground. There are two swimming beaches at Rocky Fork Lake and the lake is stocked with bluegill, bass, crappie, saugeye, white bass and catfish. The hiking trails are easy to moderate and picnic areas are located on the north and east shores overlooking the lake. Rocky Fork Lake is near the town of Hillsboro, which offers shopping and dining options. Other attractions nearby include Fort Hill, which is a complex of Hopewell Indian mounds that are more than 1,000 years old and Serpent Mound, which is considered one of the most spectacular prehistoric Indian mounds in the country.

Surrounding areas: Hillsboro, Ohio (7.0 mi), Paint Creek Lake, Ohio (7.2 mi), Chillicothe, Ohio (28.7 mi), East Fork Lake, Ohio (37.5 mi)

Rocky Fork Lake Vacation Rentals

Rocky Fork Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Greystone Motel8190 US Rt 50 EHillsboro, OH7.0 mi.(937) 393-1966
Paragon Inn883 W Main StHillsboro, OH8.0 mi.(937) 393-4730
Rodeway Inn55 Stern DrSeaman, OH17.5 mi.(937) 386-2511
Country Hearth Inn1810 Victorian StWashington CT House, OH24.1 mi.(877) 809-9241
Wilmington Inn909 Fife AveWilmington, OH25.1 mi.(937) 382-6000
Best Western Mt. Orab Inn100 Leininger StMount Orab, OH25.3 mi.(937) 444-6666
Amerihost Inn & Suites Wilmington201 Carrie DrWilmington, OH25.7 mi.(937) 383-3950
Holiday Inn155 Holiday DrWilmington, OH25.7 mi.(937) 382-5858
Comfort Inn7525 US 23Piketon, OH26.4 mi.(740) 289-3000
Amerihost Inns & Suites800 W Emmitt AveWaverly, OH26.8 mi.(740) 941-4678
Chillicothe Inn24 N BRG StChillicothe, OH28.7 mi.(740) 774-2512
Comfort Inn20 N PLZ BlvdChillicothe, OH28.7 mi.(740) 775-3500
Hampton Inn And Suites100 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH29.3 mi.(740) 773-1616
Best Western Adena Inn1250 N Bridge StChillicothe, OH29.4 mi.(740) 775-7000
Comfort Inn20 N Plaza BlvdChillicothe, OH29.4 mi.(740) 775-3500

Rocky Fork Lake Weather & Climate

Southwest Ohio's climate features hot, muggy summers and cold winters. It lies in a climatic transition zone at the northern edge of the humid subtropical climate and the southern edge of the humid continental climate. Summers see significant rainfall, with July being the warmest month. The comfort index for southwest Ohio, based on humidity during the summer, is 46 out of 100 (with a higher number being more comfortable.) Winters are cold and snowy, although this area of the state receives less snow than the northeast snowbelt region. Spring is mild with unpredictable weather. Autumn is the sunniest season with cool nights and pleasant daytime temperatures. Extreme weather is a possibility in the form of severe thunderstorms, floods, ice storms and blizzards.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 19°F 2.99 in. -
February 40°F 22°F 2.82 in. -
March 50°F 31°F 3.76 in. -
April 61°F 41°F 3.99 in. -
May 71°F 51°F 4.75 in. -
June 79°F 60°F 4.30 in. -
July 83°F 64°F 4.07 in. -
August 81°F 62°F 4.20 in. -
September 75°F 55°F 3.38 in. -
October 64°F 43°F 2.84 in. -
November 52°F 34°F 3.18 in. -
December 40°F 24°F 3.11 in. -

Rocky Fork Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Airborne Airpark airport (ILN) located about 23 miles northwest of Rocky Fork Lake in Wilmington, Ohio, the Springfield Beckley Municipal airport (SGH) located approximately 49 miles northwest of Rocky Fork Lake in Springfield, Ohio, Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Field (LUK) located roughly 50 miles west of Rocky Fork Lake in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) located around 52 miles northeast of Rocky Fork Lake in Columbus, Ohio, and finally Hook Field Municipal airport (MWO) located about 54 miles northwest of Rocky Fork Lake in Middletown, Ohio.

Rocky Fork Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH42.6 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH53.9 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH63.1 mi.
Wyandot LakePowellOH70.6 mi.
Camden ParkHuntingtonWV77.0 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH45.8 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.
Wyandot Lake Amusement & Water ParkPowellOH70.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Buckeye Hills Country ClubGreenfieldOH12.6 mi.
Valley Vista Golf CourseBainbridgeOH13.1 mi.
White Oak Golf CourseSardiniaOH23.7 mi.
Elks 797 Golf ClubWilmingtonOH25.1 mi.
Big Beaver Creek Golf ClubPiketonOH26.8 mi.
Waverly Golf ClubWaverlyOH27.4 mi.
Adams County Country ClubWest UnionOH27.5 mi.
Hidden Hills Golf ClubWoodvilleOH28.5 mi.
Dogwood Hills Golf CourseChillicotheOH28.7 mi.
Jaycee Public Golf CourseChillicotheOH28.7 mi.
Running Fox Golf CourseChillicotheOH28.7 mi.
Lakewood Golf CourseGeorgetownOH29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN73.5 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH80.3 mi.
State Parks
Rocky Fork State ParkOH0.8 mi. 
Paint Creek State ParkOH7.5 mi. 
Cowan State ParkOH26.0 mi. 
Lake White State ParkOH26.2 mi. 
Scioto Trail State ParkOH28.6 mi. 
Stonelick Lake State ParkOH30.9 mi. 
Great Seal State ParkOH31.4 mi. 
East Fork State ParkOH34.8 mi. 
Shawnee State ParkOH35.2 mi. 
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.(Art)
Daniel Gebhart Tavern MuseumMiamisburgOH53.3 mi.(History)
U.S. Air Force MuseumDaytonOH54.7 mi.(Technology)
United States Air Force MuseumDaytonOH54.7 mi.(Technology)
Dayton Art InstituteDaytonOH54.7 mi.(Art)
Motts Military MuseumGroveportOH57.5 mi.(History)
Ohio Historical SocietyColumbusOH59.5 mi.(History)
Columbus Art MuseumColumbusOH59.5 mi.(Art)
Wexner Center for the ArtsColumbusOH59.5 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH52.2 mi.
Columbus ZooColumbusOH59.5 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH107.6 mi.

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