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Camping in Ohio

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About Ohio Camping

Nestled between the Great Lakes and the Appalachian Mountains, Ohio offers a plethora of unforgettable outdoor experiences. Beautiful Lake Erie beaches give way to caves, escarpments, and waterfalls, so if you’re looking to go camping in Ohio, you’re bound to find the perfect spot!

Starting in the northern tip of the state, bordering Lake Erie, campers will find serene beaches and natural coves full of picturesque summertime fun. Kelley’s Island State Park, a 677-acre park on the northern tip of the island, offers campers year-round adventure. Unique natural history and geographical features make Kelley’s Island an excellent choice for camping in Ohio’s unique Great Lake region.

East Harbor State Park, another camper’s haven along the shores of Lake Erie, offers opportunities for boating, fishing, 10 miles of hiking trails, and three boat ramps make this amazing campground the perfect spot for avid outdoorsmen and family campers alike.

South of Lake Erie, near the border of West Virginia, campers will find Ohio’s famous Hocking Hills area. Stunning cliffs and waterfalls, deep hemlock forests, and world-famous caves make this area one of the most popular for year-round camping in Ohio. The most well known cave in the Hocking Hills is Old Man’s Cave, so named for hermit Richard Rowe who lived in the cave for 30 years after settling in the area around 1800. The Old Man’s Cave area provides trails along a breath-taking gorge, which was carved 150 feet into the sandstone by the waters of Old Man’s Creek.

Campgrounds located in the Hocking Hills and Old Man’s Cave areas provide unique opportunities for waterfall hikes, climbing, and canoeing along the Hocking River. The geologically unique Hocking Hills region offers up some of the most beautiful natural beauty in the state and the country.

From pristine Great Lake beaches to the rugged beauty of the Appalachians, let The Dyrt help you find the best camping in Ohio!

Recent Reviews In Ohio

2257 Reviews of 626 Ohio Campgrounds

Andrea F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2021

New Bridge

This is our 4th trip to this park and it’s one of our favorites. Lots of hiking with large pine trees , cliffs and the river.

New this trip is the addition of WiFi and a new suspension bridge.

We also visited the fire tower this trip and drove over to a local market and the Ugly Bunny Winery.…

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Month of VisitDecember
Keith B.
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2021

Baileys Bike Trail

This campsite is near the Baileys Bike System

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Gregory S.
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Beautiful on the lake

We came in November so water hookups were off and bathrooms were closed down (although that wasn’t communicated to us). The running trails were fun and the spaces were far enough apart for some privacy.

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Month of VisitDecember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

No cell service

The park is beautiful! Lake Erie is beautiful! Lots to explore on the island. It was a little costly getting my camper across on the ferry. The staff are amazing. The entire campground is a dead zone. Wouldn’t have been a big deal, but we were there for 2 weeks and my son is home schooled.

Month of VisitNovember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Nice wooded play area

Big park. Lots of trees. The shower houses are nice. The bathrooms could use some updating. They are the old outhouse style. Lots of mosquitoes. We rented a pontoon boat. There was a lot of sea weed. Has to stay strictly in the middle. The park is beautiful.

Month of VisitAugust
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Great place for hunting

I stayed at salt Fork for 2 weeks. I never saw so many hunters in my life. My site was really amazing. The changing leaves gave excellent views. The lodge has an indoor pool and good food. Make sure you have plenty of gas. The nearest gas station is 20 mins away. They had a ton of ticks. I pulled 4…

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Month of VisitDecember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Very quiet

When I was there it rained a lot. My sites were mud pits. The campground is beautiful. Some sites were backwards. A lot of the sites are only 20 amp.

Month of VisitJuly
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

Close to Ohio Medieval Festival

The campground felt like we a were camping in a field. Hardly any trees on the sites. The playground was really lame. My camper got infested with stink bugs. It was really close to the festival. I will only camp there again because of it’s close proximity to the festival grounds.

Month of VisitSeptember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2021

My favorite campground in Ohio so far.

I love how most of the campground has water sites. The bath houses are clean. The camp hosts are amazing!

Month of VisitDecember
Andrea F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Who was Louis Bromfield

This campground is all non electric. We did run our generator during that day but kept it off at night so we didn’t disturb other campers. Only 15 sites and most are very sloped but we had site 3 and it was okay.

Lots of hiking trails and a few sites boasting the filming locations for scenes…

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Month of VisitNovember
Andrea F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Love the Boardwalk

This park is huge with lots to explore. They campground offers several hundred sites all electric and most have been upgraded to 50 amp. There are a few full hook up sites.
Also they have a camp store, nature center , beach , hiking and bike trails , boardwalk, golf course and bike rentals. …

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Month of VisitNovember
Andrea F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Great Hiking

This is a small park with only a few electric sites. A new shower house is set to go in December 2021. Now there is only a few pit toilets. The hiking trails are nice and have some nice bridges to cross.

Close by is Clifton Mill , Clifton George Nature Preserve , Glen Helen Nature Preserve and…

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Month of VisitDecember
Andrea F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2021

Our Favorite

We really love this campground with large sites, lots of vegetation to add privacy and a great hiking trails. The park also offers a marina, dog park , mountain bike trails , bridle trails and disc golf. This time of year they even have a holiday light display.

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Month of VisitNovember
j
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2021

Awesome for pet owners!

This place is huge, tons of paths for walking and exploring. Also features mini golf, volleyball, basketball, an in-ground pool and a pond. Our favorite part was the off leash dog trails that were a perfect place to let the pup run. We have struggled at some parks where the pet areas are very…

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Month of VisitNovember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2021

Gorgeous views

Gorgeous views right outside our window this morning. Plenty of space between sites. Be prepared for a long drive once your gps tell you you’ve already arrived. It is off the beaten path.

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Month of VisitDecember

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