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Big Bend Trailhead Primitive Camping (Summit Metro Parks)

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Camping is permitted year-round at two primitive sites along the Towpath Trail: Camping

Big Bend Trailhead in Akron
About 1/4 mile south of the Franklin Trailhead in New Franklin

Fires are not permitted. Only one-night stays are allowed. Please note that sign-in sheets have been…

Fee Info

No charge - one night camping only

Reservation Info

One night stay only

Fires are NOT permitted.

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Access

  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Pets

Reviews

6 Reviews of Big Bend Trailhead Primitive Camping (Summit Metro Parks)

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2022

Convenient Urban Camping

On the edge of Akron, just south of Cleveland, this offers an extremely accessible primitive camp site. With convenient parking just off Merriman Rd., a hiker could find themselves tent camping with *little effort for free.

Campsite description: [from the parking lot] go down the trail about 50…

SiteA few flat spaces for tents
Month of VisitMay
Chase N.
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2021

Perfect Find

Luckily I found this spot while staying in Ohio, and it has everything. It’s so high up and in the woods so even if people are around, it still feels private (if you have the top to yourselves). There is a huge hill that you have to consider, but maybe you could get away with camping in the field…

  • A view of the hill to get to the top
  • A part of the Erie Canal
  • A view of a hill to get to the top
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Month of VisitOctober

Location

Big Bend Trailhead Primitive Camping (Summit Metro Parks) is located in Ohio

Coordinates

41.12802468254054 N
81.54019283813466 W

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