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Golf Courses in Scioto CountyIt's 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.

Golf Courses

    Elks Country Club Golf Course
    18 holes, Private.
    Galena Pike,
    West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
    (740) 259-6241
    Architect: Donald Ross
The Lakes Golf Course
9 holes.
Kentucky 41174
(606) 932-4266
 
Shawnee State Park Golf Course
18 holes. Pro Shop also.
U.S. Route 52,
West Friendship, Ohio 45630
(740) 858-6681

State Parks and ForestsFishing Lakes In Scioto County

Shawnee 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. (740) 372-3194


Marinas
River Boats on the Ohio

Holiday Point Marina: Private marina with open slits for transients. Snacks, ice, gasoline, and restaurant. 15 miles east of Portsmouth in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. (740) 354-9779

Shawnee Boat Club: 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 (seasonal)

Shawnee 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


Camp Grounds
Shawnee State Park

Riverfront Camping Area: Operated by the City of Portsmouth and overlooking the Ohio River. (740) 354-8807

Shawnee 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

Shawnee 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.
(740) 858-2409

Wolford's Landing: 6888 East Front Street, Sciotoville, Ohio 45662. Facilities include shelter and shower house. 73 electric and water sites and 10 full hookups. (740) 776-9956

 

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