GLOUSTER — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has received approval from the State Controlling Board to invest $600,000 for cabin renovations at Burr Oak State Park.

“Cabins are a great way to experience Ohio State Parks,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “These improvements will offer visitors a top-notch lodging experience during their trip to the great outdoors.”

Cabin renovations include improvements to the carpeting, base molding, painting, sheetrock, trim, light fixtures, counter tops, sinks and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, windows, window treatments, commodes, interior and exterior doors, flooring materials and finishes, wall treatments, paints and stains, bath fixtures, room furnishings, exterior siding, and roofing.

The Burr Oak cabins were constructed in 1966, and most of the cabins have not received any renovations since the 1990s. More information on the project can be found at

Funding for this project was designated in the state’s capital budget passed by the Ohio General Assembly. The State Controlling Board approves final release of the funds.

Located in southeast Ohio, quiet and remote Burr Oak State Park has a rustic country charm in its 2,593-acre scenery of wooded hills and valley farms. As one of Ohio’s resort parks, Burr Oak offers a wide array of overnight accommodations with its lodge, cabins and campground. Burr Oak blends modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio.

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

Load comments