Johlin Cabin

Park—Pearson Metropark

Park Entrance Address: 4989 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH 43616

Parking Location: Link to Map

Price: $125 a night for Non-Members / $100 a night for Metroparks Members. Please note that there is a $100 refundable damage deposit and all overnight facilities have a 10% hotel tax plus 7.25% sales tax.

Hours: Check-In 3 p.m. and Check-Out: 11 a.m. Camping available all year.

Capacity: 3 overnight

Call 419-407-9714 to check availability or make a reservation.

Features and Amenities—Johlin Cabin

Paper and Plastic Products: Toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags provided.

Alcohol: is permitted inside the facility only and behind cottage only.

Playground: There is no playground at the cabin.

Internet: There is no internet or wifi.

Electrical Outlets: The cabin has limited electrical outlets. There is an outlet in each bedroom, two in the main room with one of them being used for the mini-fridge and a desk lamp.

Grill(s): There is a fire pit with a flip down grill on it.

Kitchen Facilities: There is a small refrigerator.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the facility and within 25 feet of the facility entrance.

Heat and Air Conditioning: The cabin is geothermally heated and cooled. The temperature will stay around 70 during the summer months, if the door is kept closed.

Restrooms: There is no bathroom or running water inside the cabin but there is a public restroom adjacent to the cabin.

Shelter Style: Rustic Cabin

Additional Information: There is a full bed and a twin bed. Renters provide their own linens, towels and pillows. Pets are not permitted. Guest will only have access to the ground floor.


Johlin Cabin History 

See what life was like in the notorious Great Black Swamp in the mid-1800s. The Johlin Cabin at Pearson will take you to a time when life was hard, and a place where it was even harder.

Pioneers and soldiers who traversed the dark swamp described it in colorful terms, relating the rough roads where their wagons would get stuck in the muck, the fierce mosquitoes, deadly diseases and the work it took to clear a piece of ground. But they also spoke of the rich farmland that lay beneath the wet woods.

The Johlin Cabin was donated by the Johlin family of Oregon and moved about a mile into the park when Pearson was expanded in the early 2000s. Located at the north entrance to the park on Seaman Road, the cabin today is used for family programs where you might be invited to churn butter, plant crops or attend to other chores. See the program calendar for the next scheduled open house.