Hocking Hills commissary

Hocking Hills State Park Commissary
Benton Township, Ohio

This project consisted of designing a new State Park Building that serves as the camp check-in station with drive-thru and self-service amenities, ADA-compliant restrooms, exterior firewood storage, a general store for the surrounding campgrounds, and a 40’ radio tower.

Included within the building is also a full service Park Administration Office with lobby area, retail/sales, meeting room, and storage. Extensive site-planning and civil engineering was provided to include H.C. accessibility, RV/car parking, concrete bridge, stream relocation, site drainage, camp/ranger station signage, landscaping, and site lighting.

The building design utilized a wood framed structure with rustic, open web heavy timber trusses with a metal roofing system. The exterior is stone and cedar. The colors and quality of the materials were selected to blend with the indigenous surroundings while providing an extended lifecycle for the building. Abbot Studios provided all aspects of the design – from the exterior to the display fixtures and finishes.

Project information


Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Project Size

3,850 SF

Completion Date

December 2003



Hocking Hills Commissary

Services provided

Pre-Planning Analysis | Code Analysis | Site and Master Planning | Feasibility Studies | Space Planning and Design | Building Design | Interior Design | Prototype Design | ADA Compliance Evaluations | Programming | Construction Documents | Materials Selection | Assistance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements | Specification Writing | Cost Estimation | Bid Negotiations / Analysis | Construction Administration