Piatt Park Gorge is a secluded gem full of old growth appalacian hardwoods and majestic hemlocks. There is a really cool gorge/cave area that you can scramble through and a handful of beautiful waterfalls.
From Woodsfield, travel East on State Route 78 to CR30 to TR2308. Piatt Park is 119 Acres with recreation includes hiking through a fantastic cave/gorge area, camping, picnic shelter/house, play ground and a handicapped shower house/restroom. The Monroe County Park Board purchased the 119 acres in 1979 from John & Shelbia Perry who are descendants of Adda & Isaac Piatt. In 1984 the Park District developed a camping area with water and electrical hook ups, restrooms and a large picnic shelter. These facilities were constructed with labor from the carpentry class at the Swiss Hills Vocational School. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Park District combined their resources in order to create a new handicapped accessible shower house/restroom, playground and a new staircase to the rock shelter. The hiking trails that lead to the rock shelter reward travelers with a very special scenic view into a remarkable natural gorge. The uniqueness of this natural setting will provide hikers with memories that will not soon be forgotten. Wild turkey, deer and black bear are among some of the larger species of wildlife that may be encountered in this truly special place.
Ten camping sites are available; camping fees are available upon request.
Shelter house areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis or by reservation. Call 740-472-1328 for reservations.
The video below is of some really nice drone footage that highlights the beauty of the Piatt Park Gorge area.