Oak Point State Park One Of The Best Views Of The Put-in-Bay Harbor

Picture of Oak Point State Park770 Bayview Ave.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456

Oak Point State Park Put-in-Bays Smallest Park Is Her Most Beautiful Park 

Oak Point State Park Measuring just 1.5 acres is the smallest Park in the state park system of Ohio. This little gem is a lovely spot to visit and enjoy the view while on Put-in-Bay. Despite its small size, it offers some excellent facilities for picnickers and boaters alike. The panoramic views of the Put-in-Bay Marina area and the stunning Lake Erie shoreline is a beautiful place to relax and read a book. If you are an early riser, it’s also a great place to watch the sunrise!

Oak Point State Park Particulars

Oak Point State Park is located a half a mile from downtown Put-in-Bay just past the Boardwalk on Bayview Avenue. It is on the northwestern side of the island. It’s a pleasant short walk taking you right along the shoreline. Nearby neighbors include The Aquatic Visitors Center, Kayak The Bay, and the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club.

There is a loop through the Park, making it easier for boaters to use. The Skip Duggan’s Antique Car Club drives through the Park each week on Sundays! Boaters can see the weekly Parade from the docks while non-boaters line up on the streets of downtown to cheer on the Parade. The favorite part of the Parade for most is the candy truck pitching candy to all the kids!

Oak Point State Park Put-in-Bays Smallest Park Is Her Most Beautiful Park 

Twenty Put-in-Bay Boat Docks with restroom facilities and a lush green lawn are just part of what is available for either daily or overnight rentals.  It is also advisable to make boat dock reservations in advance. This is an affordable option for those wishing to be close to downtown. These docks are known for a welcoming, low-key atmosphere.

A sidewalk on the northern side of the Park allows for some pretty good fishing. You will see many families stop here to cast their lines as it is easily accessible and pretty fishy. Numerous park benches along with the waterfront permit you to enjoy the views. Oak Point State Park is a GREAT location for picnicking!

The Park provides a small picnic area along with new restrooms and freshwater close by. Many Put-in-Bay Restaurants offer carryout options, including the Put-in-Bay Pizza Company. The Island General Grocery Store is close to the Park. It’s a full-service grocery store where you may select from cured meats, cheeses, and a variety of beverages. The local Village Bakery is also a great place to grab some freshly made pastries and great sandwiches.

South Bass Island State Park

Put-in-Bay’s largest Park is South Bass Island, State Park. Located about a mile away, this Park is undoubtedly more prominent, but that’s not hard considering Oak Points Size! The Park includes a playground for the kids, pebble beach, docks, and picnic sites. For overnight accommodations, various types of campsites are offered. Four cabinets located within the Park on a hill and rented through a lottery system by the state. They sleep up to six people and include a kitchen. The view is stunning, and the atmosphere quiet and relaxed.

Few places on earth offer so many attractions and things to do in one place as Put-in-Bay. Preserves and no development zones protect the Greenspace on the island. South Bass Island and her parks are a great way to get away and reconnect with nature. If you are planning an island vacation, the Put-in-Bay Visitors & Convention Bureau has an informative article about what to Pack For A Put-in-Bay Vacation here: