Celebrate OBW with a Boat Ride, Meal & Drinks at Burr Oak State Park!
Burr Oak Getaways has partnered with Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center to bring you a fun and peaceful afternoon at Burr Oak State Park.
Climb aboard, sit back and relax as we take you for a scenic ride around Athens’ northernmost beauty, Burr Oak Lake. During this 1.5 hour pontoon ride, your interpretive tour guide will treat you to some little-known facts about the valley before the lake was created.
The pontoon will make stops at Dock #1, Dock #2, Dock #4 and the Lodge Docks/Boat Ramp to pick up tour guests.
PRO TIP: Guests with mobility issues — or those just wanting to avoid walking up the large hill in front of the Lodge — may park at the Lodge Boat Ramp to board the pontoon.
Immediately following the cruise, the boat will dock at Burr Oak Lodge where you will head to the picturesque Cardinal Dining Room & Bar for a meal paired with beers from Ohio craft breweries, including Weasel Boy Brewing from Zanesville, OH.
Your meal options are as follows:
• Smoked Brisket Sandwich, topped with Cole Slaw, Sweet & Spicy Joe Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Salt & Pepper Bun and served with a side of House-made Dry Rubbed Potato Chips
• Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, topped with Bacon, Carolina Gold BBQ, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Straws, Salt & Pepper Bun and served with a side of House-made Dry Rubbed Potato Chips
• Vegetarian Option: Creamy Alfredo Pasta served with the Vegetable of the Day
After the meal, the pontoon will return guests to the Docks areas 1, 2 or 4 as needed. Total event-time is approximately 3.5 hours with a 1.5-hour cruise and 1.5 hour for dining.
Dinner Tours: July 12-20
Dinner Cruise departure areas / times:
— Dock #2 at 4:00 pm —
— Dock #1 at 4:05 —
— Dock #4 at 4:15 pm —
— Lodge Docks at 4:30 pm —
Lunch Tours: July 13, July 14, July 19 & July 20
Lunch Cruise departure areas / times:
— Dock #2 at 11:00 am —
— Dock #1 at 11:05 am —
— Dock #4 at 11:15 am —
— Lodge Docks at 11:30 am —
Tickets: $60 per person includes Cruise, Meal & Two Beers
>> Buy 4-6 tickets for the same tour and get a 10% Group Discount <<
Must be 21+ years old for this tour. Registration is required.
Maximum six passengers per tour. Tips to guides and servers are encouraged
About Your Guide
Born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, Mark Brunton is a U.S. Coast Guard-Licensed Captain, Nationally Certified Interpretive Guide, and spent many years working as a professional journalist, outdoors writer and photographer. Mark, wife Emma, son Miles and daughter Cassidy all enjoy living in the Burr Oak Region.
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