ODNR State Park Cabin Renovation

Adding modern amenities to rustic cabins for state park visitors


Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)






Southern Region, Ohio


KZF Design

The renovation of existing cabins at four Ohio State Parks in southern Ohio was focused on providing modern cabin amenities and improvements for visitors and guests exploring Ohio State Parks. Megen’s design+build team led the renovation of 51 cabins at Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Hocking Hills and Pike Lake State Parks. Renovations included exterior paint, windows, roofing, gutters and downspouts, insulation, casework, fixtures, doors, lighting, and some demolition and asbestos abatement. The cabin areas remained open during construction, and the our team maintained services and access to the remaining cabins at each site. As this is a state park open to many public visitors, safety and security was of utmost importance. 

Megen was the design+builder serving the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). Our team led all preconstruction and construction efforts including providing in-house estimates, contractor scope reviews, and local contractor outreach. Construction was divided into multiple phases in order to have cabins completed for the State Park’s busy holidays and summer season. The first phase encompassing renovations of 31 cabins at three different State Parks was completed ahead of schedule prior to ODNR’s busy Memorial Day weekend. Throughout construction, Megen managed the schedule, cost controls, and quality control, and ensured the project remained within the expected GMP and was completed on schedule. 



Square Feet


State Park Cabins

Achieved each phase’s scheduled completion for peak visitor

“My family spent our 36th family reunion at Cowan Lake State Park. We booked cabin 19 (our usual cabin) and had given up on my 96 year-old wheel chair bound dad to be able to go. When we arrived, we found a beautiful and functional cabin totally accessible for him, so we arranged for him to be there and not miss a year. What a gorgeous job you did. My dad said ‘It doesn’t get any better than this’ as he enjoyed the cabin, view, and family. Thank you for a job so well done.”