First off this campsite was the hardest for us to find but it is the easiest to get to in terms of walking. How does this happen? We took the main trail head at the bridle parking lot but this isn't where you should go. The main trail head gets you to sites 1- 3.
You need to be in the same area but instead look over by the pavilion you will see the trail campsite marker for #4 campsite marked. You will never ever find it on the loop. The map is misleading. We naturally did the whole red loop looking for it and never did find it.
So once again go to the pavilion and look over by the firewood shed. You will see the trail to campsite number 4.
This is the easiest and safest to get to if you have any issues with mobility. It is almost a rails and trails walk into this campsite. I have a friend with mobility challenges and can walk on wide open trails. It is gravel but this site and number 10 is what I would pick for her. 10 does have a slight up and in that could be a challenge but it is largely flat.
It is close to the trail but we only saw two ladies pass us by when we were camping here. We did arrive to the campsite late as we did a loop that we didn't need to hike as we were looking for this in the wrong part of the bridle section.
Cell phone coverage with Verizon was very limited out here. Download your maps before you go. No near by water source for this campsite.
I will come back to add "captions" to my videos in the picture description boxes down below.
Campsite number 3 is also on a short creek crossing. Nothing to worry about with your pack on this August sunny day. It had plenty of space for tents and hammocks. It was close enough to hang out by the creek if you wanted.
No cell phone service for Verizon. On this post for the Park and Pack I focused on the forest postings. Do register before you do the long walk out here (depends on which way you do the loop).
You don't want to do illegal camping at the Park and Pack sites as they do keep an eye out for it. They also want folks to call it in to discourage bad behaviors. I spoke to such a guy in the Park and Pack parking lot as illegal campers had taken up a spot for another park and pack camper that did register.
It is nice no official check in and check out time like you have at the state park campsites. However, the early bird does get the worm or in this case the camp site. It is harder for folks that live further away to get their hands on a site. As there are only 10.
The ranger office is closed at this time. Make sure you go to the Mohican Memorial Forest office and not the Mohican State Park office. They are located close to the covered bridge in the park. I use the GPS address Co Rd 939, Perrysville Ohio to locate the ranger office. That being said going here you can register and see where everyone is going by looking at the clip board.
As always keep the local numbers handy and take photos of the map. They do have a few at the trail head kiosk but no maps were at the registration kiosk.