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Lake Snowden is located in Ohio's Outback, 5 miles west of Athens on U.S. 50 West

P.O. Box 106
Albany, Ohio 45710

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Hocking College Owns and Operates Lake Snowden

Hocking College owns and operates Lake Snowden.

About Lake Snowden
Lake Snowden is a 675 acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of four lakes which form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District.

The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park.

Lake Snowden was built for the Margaret Creek Conservancy District in 1968 with federal funds through the Farmer’s Home Administration and the Soil Conservation Service in an effort to control flooding. It opened to the public in 1972 and in 1998, Hocking College purchased Lake Snowden from Le-Ax Water District.


 GPS Coordinates:    N 39 deg.  14.482 min,   W 082 deg.  11.445 min.


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Lake Snowden Park Rules

The following rules and regulation are designed with the health and safety of all visitors in mind.  Owner is not responsible for loss by fire, storm, accident, theft or any other cause beyond our control.  Disregard for and breaking these rules is cause for immediate removal from the park without refund.


Daily Rates





Electric $30.00
Lakefront (electric)



Weekly Rates

Non-electric $130.00
Electric $155.00


Lakefront (electric) $175.00

Monthly Rates

Non-electric $330.00
Electric $430.00
Lakefront $530.00




























Reservations for all holiday weekends and major park event weekends will require a minimum two night stay. Non-refundable payment must be made at the time the reservation is made.


Seasonal Camping:
$1,300 plus metered electric charges. See the "Camping" page for additional details.


Visitor/Daily Parking Pass:  $4.00 per vehicle.   
Seasonal Vehicle Parking Pass: $20.00 per vehicle.

Lake Snowden does not charge a fee to use the boat ramp or to launch boats!