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Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hocking Hills Tourism Association is to promote the growth of responsible tourism through marketing strategies and programs that balance economic growth with the need to preserve the natural and cultural heritage in the Hocking Hills Region.

Toll-free number

Thousands of visitor inquiries are made each year through 1-800-HOCKING and fulfilled by Welcome Center Travel Counselors and staff.

Website is the official website of HHTA. The site contains visitor information, a listing of all HHTA members, videos, photos, maps, a calendar of events, Visitors Guide request forms, and the ability to search for lodging availability. The website actively promotes Ohio travel and tourism throughout the year.

Press Trips

Visits to the Hocking Hills for travel journalists are coordinated by HHTA's public relations agency and other Ohio travel and tourism organizations and hosted by local businesses. Press tours allow writers to experience the Hocking Hills first-hand.

Travel Shows 

The Hocking Hills are represented at 12 travel and trade shows a year. These shows include travel and sports shows in Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indiana and Michigan, and the Ohio State Fair.

Community Relations

A proud member of the Hocking Hills community, HHTA promotes responsible tourism to local residents through local radio and local newspaper, assisting with community efforts, social media and sponsorships.

Reasons to visit

The Hocking Hills State Park is the area's major attraction and the second most popular travel and tourism destination in Ohio for visitors of all ages. Our state park features the natural areas of Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Cedar Falls, Cantwell Cliffs, Lake Logan and Rock House, featuring waterfalls, craggy caves and dense forests unlike any other in Ohio. The parks see millions of visitors from across the United States each year.

With the park areas as the marquee attraction of Hocking Hills, small business entrepreneurs have created many complimentary experiences for travelers including shops, lodging, attractions, restaurants, activities, galleries and more. Hocking Hills Tourism Association currently has 237 member lodging businesses, including cabins, cottages, campgrounds, tipis, modern hotels, bed and breakfasts, and even tree houses, a train caboose and a castle. There are 41 shops and 45 dining locations including spirits & a bakery in HHTA 's membership and another 170 businesses split equally between activities & services.