NEARLY $1 MILLION IN UPGRADES COMING TO BURR OAK LODGE AND CONFERENCE CENTER IN MORGAN COUNTY
Lodge will close from December 3 to March 1
COLUMBUS, OH – The resort lodge and conference center at Burr Oak State Park in Morgan County will close December 3 while workers undertake nearly $1 million in renovations that will increase the facility’s accessibility to people with physical disabilities.
The resort lodge is scheduled to reopen on March 1, with all construction work set for completion by June.
“The remodeling at Burr Oak is just one aspect of our ongoing improvements to the state park system,” said Dan West, chief of Ohio State Parks. “When completed, the Burr Oak lodge will offer an enhanced guest experience. It will be a great place to relax and have fun with friends and family.”
The planned project will include various improvements, including many to make the facility more accessible to people with physical handicaps. Those improvements include renovation of four guest rooms to make them fully handicap accessible; installation of a new three-stop elevator; and installation of new handrails, fire alarm system and roof. Additional improvements are also slated for the indoor pool area.
The planned project is the first extensive remodeling at the facility since it opened on April 20, 1967. Its 60 guest rooms include standard, king and studio rooms – all with views of either Burr Oak Lake or the surrounding woodlands. The lodge also features an indoor pool and fitness area, full-service restaurant and lounge.
Visitors are encouraged to check out the lodges at Salt Fork State Park in Guernsey County or Shawnee State Park in Scioto County while the resort lodge at Burr Oak is undergoing renovation.
Burr Oak State Park is a more than 3,000-acre facility that offers fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking, camping and swimming. More than 428,000 people visited the park during 2006.
For Additional Information, Contact:
Jane Beathard, ODNR Media Relations
Sandra Chiaramonte, Ohio State Parks