Mohican State Park sign

Mohican State Park.

LOUDONVILLE -- Leave the Thanksgiving cooking and cleanup to us! The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites you and your family to gather at an Ohio State Park Lodge to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast this year on Thursday, Nov. 25.

Mohican State Park is among the group of nine lodges offering modern conveniences in a rustic, charming setting and a variety of dining options this holiday season. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend makes a great getaway for those who want to focus on family and friends, spend time outside, or just wish to relax.

Thanksgiving Turkey

At Mohican guests are invited to spend this Thanksgiving surrounded by the beautiful views of Pleasant Hill in Bromfield’s Dining room. A plated dinner, offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., allows diners to choose their favorite entrees.

Reservations for guests not staying at the park will open on Nov.11 and can be made at 419-938-5411. 

Reservations for other locations are required and can be made by contacting the state park lodges directly.

Thanksgiving Dinner Table

Burr Oak State Park Lodge

Burr Oak’s Thanksgiving Day dinner is available from noon to 4 p.m. Diners will enjoy a plated Thanksgiving dinner with your choice of entrée including oven roasted turkey or apricot and orange marmalade glazed ham and all the traditional side dishes.

Reservations must be made by Nov. 18. To make reservations, please call 740-767-2112.

Deer Creek State Park Lodge

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving buffet at this centrally located lodge. Available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the buffet will feature oven roasted turkey, ginger glazed ham, sweet potato casserole and more traditional favorites.

To make reservations, please call 740-869-6311.

The Lodge at Geneva State Park

The Lodge at Geneva’s Thanksgiving meal to-go, featuring wonderful dishes prepared by Horizons Restaurant, is available to order by calling 866-806-8066.

Pick-up times run every 15 minutes, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Hueston Woods State Park

The Thanksgiving buffet at Hueston Woods is available from noon to 6 p.m. Dine on traditional favorites such as herb roasted turkey, sweet corn with roasted peppers, and sweet potato casserole.

To make reservations, please call 513-664-3527.

Lake Hope State Park

Get your holiday favorites to go at Lake Hope State Park. Place your order by 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 18 by calling 740-596-0601.

You can pick up your order at the lodge the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Maumee Bay State Park

The Thanksgiving buffet Maumee Bay from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffet options include roasted turkey, spiced maple syrup glazed ham, mashed potatoes, and a selection of seasonal desserts.

To make reservations, please call 419-836-1466.

Punderson State Park

There are two days to enjoy a dine-in or carry out Thanksgiving meal at Punderson State Park. Enjoy traditional favorites such as roasted turkey or ham.

Reservations for dining or carryout on Nov. 24 and 25 can be made by calling 440-564-9144. 

Salt Fork State Park

Gather with friends and family at Salt Fork this year. Holiday favorites such as roasted turkey, prime rib, garlic mashed potatoes and more will be offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To make reservations, please call 1-800-AT-A-PARK.

Shawnee State Park

The Thanksgiving buffet at Shawnee State Park is available on Thursday, Nov. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. It features holiday favorites such as oven roasted turkey, bourbon glazed ham, cornbread stuffing, and more. Call 740-858-6621 to make reservations.

To learn more about each lodges Thanksgiving options, click here. Overnight reservations at state park lodges can be made here or by calling 1-800-282-7275. To make reservations at the Lodge at Geneva, please call 866-806-8066 or click here.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, and conservation of Ohio’s 75 state parks and waterways.

The ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

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