Participate September 13th - November 13th

Explore Ohio State Parks & Win Prizes

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Join the Contest!

Enter your photo for a chance to win a $50 Cabela’s Gift Card & two free nights of camping at an Ohio State Park. This challenge is also eligible for our Grand Prize, which includes a $200 Cabela’s Gift Card and two free nights of camping!

Step 1:

Click on any category that sounds fun

Step 2:

Visit any Ohio State Park with your friends and family

Step 3:

Capture your visit by uploading your photo

Step 4:

Watch out for an email in January to see if you’ve won

Congrats to the Winners:

Overall Winner

Photographer: Denny Betts

Location: Marblehead Lighthouse State Park

Families in the Parks

Photographer: Jessica Szuch

Location: Salt Fork State Park

On the Water

Photographer: Bev Parkison

Location: Lake Hope State Park

Park Activities

Photographer: Cindy Lockwood

Location: Indian Lake State Park

Places to Stay

Photographer: Chuck Bahl

Location: West Branch State Park

Scenic Locations

Photographer: Thomas LaStrange

Location: Hocking Hills State Park

Year of the Trail

Photographer: Aprell Burkey

Location: Headlands Beach State Park

2018 Photo Contest Categories:

About the Photo Contest

Ohio State Parks is committed to making the best experience for our guests and cultivating the next generation of State Park visitors. We’re challenging you to get out with your friends and family to explore the beauty and adventure Ohio State Parks have to offer including camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and backpacking!

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