Ohio State Regulations

Is Metal Detecting allowed in Ohio State Parks?  YES, on the sandy portion of the beach area with written permission of park manager.

The link to the FAQs for Ohio State Parks can be found HERE:

Can I use a metal detector at an Ohio State Park?

Use of metal detectors is allowed on the sandy portion of the beach area at any of our state park beaches. Written permission must be obtained from the park manager at the park of your choice to use a metal detector in any other park area.

FMDAC Disclaimer:  FMDAC assumes no responsibility for any person who knowingly or accidentally violates any state park regulation. Although FMDAC will try to keep this information current we cannot anticipate how each regulation will be interpreted by a specific park department, park employee or other government employee. It is the sole responsibility of each individual to know and obey the regulations of the park or area they are visiting and or metal detecting.