Gallipolis Public Use Area

The Gallipolis Public Use Area (PUA) is located along the Ohio River in the historic downtown area. A boat launch area, courtesy docking, and 100 boat, trailer, and vehicle parking spaces are available. Also available are six (6) overnight RV parking spaces complete with water and electric hook-ups as well as an Amphitheater to enjoy community events.

The Gallipolis City Park is the site of the first settlement in Gallia County. Today it is host to many community events including the River Recreation Festival, Gallia County BBQ Festival, and the Christmas Lights Display, Gallipolis in Lights. There are three Ohio Historical Site Markers placed around the park. Enjoy picnic tables and bench swings overlooking the Ohio River. The Park has several memorials of interest.

Gallipolis was first settled in 1790 by Europeans, mostly of French heritage. These first French settlers brought with them their rich history as mostly aristocrats, merchants, and artisans. It was also the second city to be founded in the Northwest Territories. Because of these origins, it is Gallipolis is know as “The Old French City”

Contact Information

City of Gallipolis
Reservations and Information:

200 1st Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Seasons Open

  • Prices and Fees

    Free Admission
  • Accessibility

    Boat, RV/Camper, Car, and Truck Parking available.
  • Eco Friendly Notes

    Fishing and boating licenses required.
  • Pet Friendly Notes

    Pet Friendly