Central and Chestnut Street


Shelter house with 4 long picnic style tables and 2 square picnic style tables

Shelter has electric hook up, water by spigot

Grill Provided, Parking on pavement – 2 handicapped and 3 regular spaces

Grass area has 4 Benches, 1 swing for adults, 3 square picnic style tables

Playground equipment – children swings, slides etc.,Port-a-John


300 Block, Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631


The Gallipolis City Park is the site of the first settlement in Gallia County. Today it is host to many community events including the River Recreation Festival, Gallia County BBQ Festival and the Christmas Lights Display, Gallipolis in Lights. There are three Ohio Historical Site Markers placed around the park. Enjoy picnic tables and bench swings overlooking the Ohio River. The Park has several memorials of interest as well: 

  • Kerr Memorial Fountain: The fountain was donated by the family of Charles D. Kerr, who owned and operated a drugstore on Second Avenue. The fountain was “in memory” of their son who drowned in the Ohio River.
  • The Bandstand: Of Eastlake influence, the Bandstand is the focal point of the Gallipolis City Park. It was built by the Stirlings, father and son, circa 1876 as a memorial to Gallia County Civil War Veterans. 
  • Spirit of the American Doughboy: Built in 1931 to honor veterans of World War I. The memorial was enlarged to include a wall listing the names of all Gallia County War Veterans.

518 Dan Jones Road, Gallipolis, OH 45631

Open: Sunday- Saturday Dawn to Dusk Office Hours 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


From US Route 35:

US Route 35 to State Route 325 South, left on state Route 141, Right on Dan Jones Road (County Road 28).

 From State Route 7:

From Gallipolis, State Route 141 West, left on State Route 775, Right after bridge over Raccoon Creek on Dan Jones Road (County Road 28).


Situated in the foothills of Southeastern Ohio, Raccoon Creek County Park is bordered on the north by Raccoon Creek, the stream formerly called "Etha Petha," the Shawnee word for raccoon.  To the south lies hills and upland fields adjacent to the historic Popular Knob.  The park showcases 700 acres of both natural areas and recreation facilities that afford visitors many and varied leisure experiences year-round.

The Raccoon Creek County Park has six shelter houses that may be reserved for family reunions, company picnics and special events. Each shelter is equipped with picnic tables and a large outdoor grill. Electric and water services are available on location. Shelter reservations are received up to one year in advance of your event. Permits are issued following confirmation of reservation.


  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking
  • Shelter Houses

Recreation Facilities

  • Shelter houses
  • Picnic Areas & Grills
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Horseshoes
  • Softball & Soccer
  • Nature & Hiking Trails
  • Playgrounds
  • Natural Areas
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Natural Gorge
  • Wetlands
  • Meadows
  • Woodlands
  • Open Green Spaces


  • Fitness Trail – 2 miles
  • Natural Gorge Trail – .5 miles
  • Deer Hollow Trail – 1.25 miles


Contact Info

Administrative Office

O.O. McIntyre Park District

Gallia County Courthouse

18 Locust Street, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 

740-446-4612 ext. 256


The driveway to the sanctuary is off of Hedgewood Drive, about .25 mile out State Street from the center of Gallipolis


Over 60 acres set aside for wetland bird and wildlife species while serving as a living, learning laboratory for students. A variety of wetland vegetation includes American sycamore, silver maple, cottonwood, arrowhead, buttonbush, and bullrushes. It is home to Canadian geese, mallard ducks, great blue herons and egrets. Wetland mammals abound, including beavers, minks, muskrats, and white-tailed deer. Several types of turtles can be seen sunning on logs along the creek on warm summer days. The sanctuary is open year-round for walk-in use during daylight hours. A parking lot is available for group use and may be opened for access by contacting the O.O. McIntyre Park District.


Mill Creek Road behind City Pool


Shelter House with 6 long picnic type tables 

Grill provided,Shelter has electric hook up, water fountain

Playground – Children swings, slides, etc.,Grass area – 3 square tables (4-adults), 2 adult swings and 4 benches, Basketball Court,Baseball/Softball Field

Tennis Courts, Skate Board Park, Port-a-John


Lake Drive, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674


The Rio Grande Reservoir is on a tributary to Indian Creek in Gallia County. One shelter house with picnic tables, grills, and playground. There is a short trail around the reservoir

The Gallia County Hike & Bike Trail is 8.5 miles and follows an old railroad right-of-way between Bidwell and Gallipolis, at the Ohio River. The trail passes mostly through farmland with a few easy ups and downs. In Gallipolis, the trail ends at Haskins Memorial Park near the river. Another short branch ends at the intersection of Spruce Street and 4th Avenue.

The Gallipolis section is also referred to as the O.O. McIntyre Park District-Holzer Clinic Trail

Parking and Trail Access

In Gallipolis, park at Haskins Memorial Park off Ohio Avenue. On-street parking is available in Bidwell.


Under Shelter – 6 long picnic style tables (6-8 adults), Separate shelter next to larger shelter has one long table, electric, water spigot, Grill provided, Trash cans, Port-a-John


Tycoon Lake lies between State Route 325 and State Route 554, approximately five miles northeast of Rio Grande. From State Route 325, access to the area is gained by Township Road 21 (Eagle Road). From State Route 554, access is provided off Township Road 20 (Vaughn Road) and County Road 17 (Tycoon Road).


The lake has numerous parking areas, excellent shoreline access, one boat ramp, primitive camping, and a wheelchair-accessible pier. The lake is weedy along the bank, and several coves are covered with thick growths of lily pads. White amurs have been introduced to control weed growth. If they are caught, they are to be immediately released. Visibility is normally 4 to 5 feet. The average depth is 6 to 9 feet at the deepest. The lake contains endless stump fields, and fishing at night can be hazardous to your electric motor. Impounded by damming a lowland swamp, all timber was left in the lake. Fish of Interest for Anglers; Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Channel catfish (stocked during alternate years) and Crappie.


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441 Second Avenue Gallipolis, OH 45631