Parks & National Forests

Whether you're interested in hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, rock climbing or just relaxing, there's a park for every mood and every outdoor enthusiast in Athens County.

Lake Snowden

Lake Snowden

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Location: 5900 SR 50, Albany

Contact: Lake Snowden

Phone: 740-698-6373

Lake Snowden is a 675 acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of four lakes which form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District.

The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park.