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Rocky Fork Ranch Resort FAQ’s


Q. How far is the lake?

A. The northern most finger of the lake (Salt Fork Lake) is only about 2 ½ miles from the Captain’s club down Rocky Fork Road. There is a small parking lot there and a launching area for canoes or small fishing boats. Other access points inside the park range from 5-10 miles away from Rocky Fork Ranch. Maps are available at the Captain’s Club. Salt Fork State Park is the largest state park at nearly 20,000 acres, the lake being 3,000 acres. In 2007 the resort completed development on the 4½ Pottawattamie pond just ½ mile from the Captain’s Club. The pond plays host to catch and release fishing, pedal boats and canoes as well as summer concerts.

Q. What are the hours of the different Club facilities?

A. The Front Desk has all hours and these are given at check-in.

Q. What are the differences in the cabins at the top of the hill and the bottom?

A. The resort has 115+ cabins and is still growing. There are a number of different cabins throughout the resort. Most of the cabins ” are park model type cabins. Some of the cabins in the old Rocky Fork area are stick-built, larger and will accommodate more people. There are new cabins throughout the resort including the “Lofts”, the “Logs”, and the “Chalets” which are all different from the standard park models. The newer units offer rustic but more modern construction, more open ceiling space, larger hot water tanks, more counter space and cabinets.

Q. What are the activities for the weekend?

A. Activities at the resort vary each week, month and season of the year and there are a number of special and seasonal events all year long. The Front Desk has a “Weekend Update” that gives all the activities for the current and coming week. The resort features, crafts for all ages, horseback riding, special holiday events, guided hikes (day and night), paintball, mini-golf, a driving range, shooting club, canoe, and pedal boat rental and an extensive nature program to name a few. Upcoming activities are also in the newsletter and on bulletin boards throughout the resort. Of course you can always just give our activities department a call at 1-740-498-4614 or the front desk at 1-740-498-4134.  Please visit our Facebook page for activity updates: https://www.facebook.com/RockyForkRanch

Q. Can I check in before 5:00 P.M.?

A. Check in for cabins is 3:00 PM and 1:00 PM for campsites.

Q. Where can I get directions to local retailers?

A. There is a booklet of phone numbers to local attractions, eateries, shopping, etc. in every cabin and a list of those is available at the Captain’s Club front desk and at the Crows Nest. Local road maps are also available at these locations. Also, most staff members can give you directions upon request.

Q. What are the camping rules and regulations for sites?

A. The camping guidelines for the resort are very comprehensive. Copies of the Resort guidelines are available at the front desk or business office.

Q. Do you sell propane? If so, where?

A. Yes, the resort does sell and dispense propane for approved containers up to 100 lb. tank size. We can also fill tanks on most Motorized units. The Resort reserves the right to refuse filling any tank(s) that we deem potentially unsafe. Members are asked to pre-purchase propane at the Captain’s Club front desk and obtain a receipt; the propane is dispensed at the maintenance yard across from the O and P camping sections. Refer to a campground map for this location or a staff member will be happy to direct you there.

Q. When does boating, canoeing, horseback riding, and paintball season open?

A. These special recreation activities are dependent on weather. While each activity has its own unique requirements, some of the controlling factors are: water and air temperature, muddy conditions, staffing, insurance, licenses, and equipment readiness. We try to open these activities as early as possible each year. Remember, even after opened, these activities can be closed due to weather conditions. Members may inquire at the Rocky Fork Recreation Center, the front desk, or the Activities Director’s office for current operations status. We generally try to have all these operations underway by May 15th each year.

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