Oak Point State Park is the companion park to the South Bass Island State Park. On offer here are twenty docks for daytime or overnight rental. You can also fish from this park’s sidewalk. Additionally, there is a small picnic area that makes a great choice for a quieter picnic spot. This park is close to the action, within sight of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and just a moment from downtown Put-in-Bay. This is actually the smallest park in Ohio’s state park system, that novelty in itself makes it worth checking out. But the view of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial from here is amazing, and not to be missed. Public restroom facilities are available on site.
The gazebo at Oak Point State Park is a popular spot for weddings on the island, and the loop around the park is the turn around point for Put-in-Bay’s famous Antique Car Parade.
When You’re Done at Oak Point State Park
Once you’re done at the tiny, charming Oak Point State Park, you’ll have to figure out what to do next. If it’s more nature that you’re after, you can head to Scheeff East Point Preserve, or the Jane Coates Wildflower Trail. The other state park on the island, South Bass Island State Park, is another great option. Or perhaps you want to take a closer look at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, which is just a bit down the road. To get there, you’ll be driving through historic downtown Put-in-Bay, with an incredible selection of restaurants and shopping to fill your day. Maybe you just want to grab a drink or two. For that, we recommend Mr. Ed’s Bar and Grille, the most popular bar on the island!
There’s no shortage of things to do on Put-in-Bay, in fact there’s no way to get to it all in one weekend. That just means you’ll have to join us a couple times this summer!
Anup K: “Fairly small park. Right beside a marina. Location is closer to the market which makes it desirable if you are here for a picnic.”
Linda O: “A scenic point with docks, picnic tables and a gazebo. Restrooms are clean. Docks are charged with a flat fee that you put into a drop-box. It is within walking distance to downtown.”
Sefik K: “Really nice small state park. Great views. Restrooms clean. Picnic tables. Nice place to stop and enjoy the views of the city and islands around. Very peaceful.”