Highland County is practically bursting with scenic beauty, memorable characters, historical tales that are stranger than fiction, and attractions worthy of a few days’ stay. This southern Ohio county is truly your Gateway to Getaway.
Active visitors will salivate at the prospect of exploring two state parks in the county that feature beautiful lakes. Rocky Fork State Park east of Hillsboro dates back to 1950 when it was created for flood control purposes. It has evolved into much more than that, as boaters call it a paradise for water sports and anglers love the plentiful variety of fish available, including largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, muskellunge, walleye, catfish and carp. The lake boasts almost 2,000 acres of water and nearly 31 miles of shoreline. Fishing tournaments are popular there, and major speed boat race sponsors find the lake ideal for racing events.
The popular campgrounds at Rocky Fork Lake offer primitive, electric and full hookup options.
You’ll find everything you’re looking for right here in Highland County, Ohio.