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Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Devilís Bathtub

ó Hocking Hills State Park & Forest ó

 
 
Devil's Bathtub Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
1. Devil's Bathtub Tablet
Inscription.  As the water works its way down through Old Manís Cave Gorge, one of the first unusual areas that it encounters here at Devilís Bathtub. This is an area in the sandstone that has been cemented together more tightly than the other nearby rock layers. Because of this constriction of the stream, it has forced the water to carve in the only direction it can, straight down. Over time the swirling action has carved out the “bathtub” shape in the rock.

Legend says the swirling drain goes all the way down to Hades itself. The reality is the tub is several feet deep and then comes out downstream under the bridge and on towards Old Manís Cave.

The tub may look loke a great place to take a bath; however, the tub can be very dangerous and climbing out is virtually impossible. Please remember that swimming or wading in the stream is dangerous, prohibited, and may cause damage to wildlife. Stay on the constructed trails while enjoying the scenery here at the park.
 
Erected by Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
 
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Location. 39° 26.119′ N, 82° 32.403′ W. Marker is in Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio, in Hocking County. Within the park near Old Manís Cave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20160 State Route 664 S, Logan OH 43138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Manís Cave (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Old Manís Cave (approx. ľ mile away); Sphinx Head (approx. ľ mile away); Our Inspirations (approx. ĺ mile away); Whispering Cave (approx. one mile away); Cedar Falls Bent Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cedar Falls (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ash Cave (approx. 2Ĺ miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located next to Devilís Bathtub.
 
Also see . . .  Old Man's Cave. Lists places to see while visiting the park. (Submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.) 
 
Devilís Bathtub Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
2. Devilís Bathtub Marker
Devil's Bathtub image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
3. Devil's Bathtub
A stream leading into Devil's Bathtub.
Devil's Bathtub image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Heather Crawford, May 11, 2007
4. Devil's Bathtub
Devilís Bathtub, Hocking Hills State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
5. Devilís Bathtub, Hocking Hills State Park
Devilís Bathtub, Hocking Hills State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
6. Devilís Bathtub, Hocking Hills State Park
The tabletís pedestal is to the right of the bridge. You can look down into it from the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio. This page has been viewed 7,752 times since then and 641 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Heather Crawford of Newark, Ohio.   5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 10, 2023