In honor of Veterans Day, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in cooperation with US Hotels, will offer U.S. military, both active duty and veterans, a 30-percent discount off one camping, getaway rental, state-operated cabin or resort lodge stay during November. 

“It is an honor to support the men and women who are and have proudly served our country,” said ODNR Director Mary Mertz. “This is a great way for these heroes to make amazing memories with their families and friends at our state parks.” 

To check availability or to make a reservation for state-operated camping, cabins, and other facilities, visit Use the promo code “VETERAN” when making a reservation. This discount is subject to availability and applies to new reservations at open campgrounds, as well as new cabin reservations at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Lake Hope, Hocking Hills, Malabar Farm, Mohican, Pike Lake and Pymatuning state parks. 

Great Ohio Lodges, a division of US Hotels, will also offer a 30-percent discount to all veterans and active duty military personnel throughout November on lodge rooms at their eight properties (Burr Oak Lodge, Deer Creek Lodge, Hueston Woods Lodge, Maumee Bay Lodge, Mohican Lodge, Punderson Manor Lodge, Salt Fork Lodge and Shawnee Lodge). To check availability or make a reservation, visit, select the park you are interested in, and use promo code: VETERAN when making a reservation. Or, you can call the lodge directly to make your reservation over the phone.

"What a great way for our veterans and military families across the state to engage in a fun and adventurous activity at a time when all Ohioans are in need of a safe outlet,” said Director Deborah Ashenhurst, Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “We greatly thank the Department of Natural Resources for providing this discount opportunity throughout November for our veteran community."

Throughout the year, ODNR offers a 10-percent discount for active military members and veterans for camping, cabins and lodge rooms at any of Ohio’s nine state park lodges. Additionally, ODNR offers free camping for Ohio veterans who are permanently disabled.
Great Ohio Lodges also offers a 10% discount on stays throughout the year and a 30% discount on Mondays for military personnel.

Throughout the year, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake offers active duty, retired military and reserve personal 20-percent off regular room rates. Use promo code: VETERAN when making a reservation. 

Military identification must be presented at the time of arrival or check-in to receive the discount. Restrictions and blackout dates do apply, and this offer cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to group blocks.  

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft is responsible for managing Ohio’s 75 state parks and providing the finest outdoor recreational opportunities, including first-class boating services, facilities and law enforcement for users of Ohio’s waterways and public lands. 

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at