Devil’s Bath Tub is a fascinating piece of streambed in the Upper Gorge area of the Old Man’s Cave unit of Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio. This pothole in the relatively weak middle layer of the Blackhand sandstone is constantly being enlarged and deepened by the swirling action of Old Man’s Creek. A local legend has it that this pool extends down into the depths of Hades, the devil’s home. Personally, I find it too beautiful and awe-inspiring to feel any connection other than to the Creator.
Hocking Hills State Park is a non-contiguous state park in the Hocking Hills region of Hocking County, Ohio, United States; it is contiguous with the Hocking State Forest. Within the park are several spectacular features based around rock formations, including Old Man’s Cave, a narrow, deep gorge featuring waterfalls; Rock House, a cliffed area with a rock shelter; Cantwell Cliffs, a broad gorge at the head of a hollow with a unique stone stairway; and Ash Cave, a large rock shelter with a small waterfall, and Cedar Falls, a larger waterfall south of Old Man’s Cave.