CAMBRIDGE — Named one of the Top 10 “Squatchiest” Places in the country by USATODAY, Salt Fork State Park, just outside Cambridge, offers a plethora of bigfoot adventures for the avid enthusiasts or weekend thrill seeker.

It’s been rumored to live in Ohio since the mid-1770s. Over 36 sightings have been reported in the park since the middle 1980s. As a result, Salt Fork Lodge & Conference Center and Salt Fork State Park, host several conferences and events to celebrate the legend of Bigfoot.

Make plans to attend the Annual Bigfoot Conference, enjoy Bigfoot Adventure Weekends, Creature Weekends, or Monthly Bigfoot Night Hikes at Salt Fork State Park.

• The Ohio Bigfoot Conference (May 4, 2019) features top rated speakers from across the Bigfoot community who share their experiences and knowledge in the subject of Sasquatch. From television personalities, academes, local and national investigators and other prominent figures the conference has something for everyone. The weekend also features many free events including, the largest vendor fair of Bigfoot merchandise, advanced hike, Bigfoot Festival and family hike. It truly is a great weekend full of fun and informative events for the whole family to enjoy.

• Bigfoot Adventure Weekend (June 21-23) Experience the thrill of a lifetime searching for the elusive creature known as Bigfoot! Join experienced researchers for three days and two nights as they take you in the field on guided expeditions. Learn from demonstrations and hands-on workshops, as well as actual night investigations. To help you along the road of Bigfoot research you will be given access and training on the newest technology including thermal cameras, night vision, parabolic microphones and more. Family-friendly and no experience required. Visit for more information.

• Finally, don’t miss the Creature Weekend Summer Campout! This is a FREE event held in the early summer for a multi-day campout at one of the hottest Bigfoot spots in Guernsey County! Participants may go on Bigfoot night hikes, attend seminars about how to collect evidence, and cast tracks using plaster Paris. You’ll spend the weekend hanging out with seasoned Bigfoot researchers! For more information, go to

• Creature Weekend (October 18-20) is an annual conference, typically in the fall, dedicated to cryptozoology. What is cryptozoology? It’s the study of hidden animals, (i.e. animals that have yet to be identified by science or thought to have been long extinct; Bigfoot, Yeti, The Abominable Snowman, The Loch Ness Monster, and many other mysterious and elusive creatures.) For more information, check for updates and event schedules.

Monthly Bigfoot Night Hikes allow enthusiasts to hike the park trails after dark in search of the legendary Bigfoot. For more information, visit the Salt Fork Facebook Page

Did You Know?

Morgan’s Knob is where much of one of the episodes of “Finding Bigfoot” and “Monsters & Mysteries in America” were filmed.

Bigfoot Ridge, the park’s primitive campground was the area where Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb filmed an episode of their “Today Show with Kathy and Hoda.”

USA TODAY ranked the park one of the Top 10 “Squatchiest” Places in the Country!

For more information, contact the Cambridge/Guernsey County VCB office at 627 Wheeling Avenue, Suite 200 in downtown Cambridge, call 740-432-2022, email, or visit

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