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Places to Camp near Arkansas River - Pool 5

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Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Arkansas River - Pool 5, OH has a lot to offer. Arkansas River - Pool 5 is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Ohio camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Arkansas River - Pool 5, OH (73)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground

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    Caesar Creek State Park Campground

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    Arkansas River - Pool 5, Ohio

    UPDATE March 2023: ... Campground: Loops E & F Sites 136-287 are closed for electrical upgrade. Sites will open as construction allows. Loops A, B, C & D Sites 1 – 137 are available to reserve. Thank you for your patience.

    A Camp Store offers supplies, firewood, ice, concessions, novelties, and kayak rental seasonally. Caesar Creek Lake is located in southwest Ohio, centered between Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus. Visitors flock to Caesar Creek Lake for its great fishing, boating, Visitor Center and trail opportunities. Natural Features: Caesar Creek Lake is home to many different wildflower prairies throughout the park which offer views of native wild prairie flowers, insects and bird species. Caesar Creek Lake is also home to more than 50 miles of trails including the 13 mile backpack trail which takes you to a scenic overlook of Horseshoe Falls. Recreation: Caesar Creek Lake offers excellent boating, water skiing and canoeing. Anglers fish for crappie and trophy muskie. The shelter is close to the Visitor Centers courtesy dock, allowing for easy shoreline fishing or to launch a kayak. Also, the shelter is within a short walking distance to the Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center which offers exhibits, films and information about the lake and Corps missions in the Ohio Valley. Visitors can also take advantage of the new Adena Trace fitness trail with 9 workout stations over a mile loop as well as 50 miles of additional hiking, mountain biking, and bridle trails. Facilities: Each shelter is located near the Caesar Creek Visitor Center where a 24-hour indoor heated and cooled restroom can be found. Many shelters also offer some of the largest playground areas found at Caesar Creek Lake. Each shelter also offers two cooking grills and both electric and water are provided with reservation. Nearby Attractions: Caesar Creek Lake offers 50 miles of hiking, mountain biking, bridle and archery trails. Caesar Creek Pioneer Village offers a collection of over 15 log cabins and other structures that are open during special events. Caesar Creek Nature Center is adjacent to the Pioneer Village; the nature center features exhibits on the areas cultural and natural history.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $17 - $75 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from John Bryan State Park Campground

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    John Bryan State Park Campground

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    Yellow Springs, Ohio

    Touted as the most Scenic Park in Ohio, John Bryan State Park manages to fulfill its lofty title with ease. Within these 752 acres lies mammoth limestone faces carved out from years of erosion by the historical Little Miami River. Starting 980 feet above sea level in Clifton, the river pierces and snakes its way through the limestone, exposing a new layer of earth’s ancient shale and bedrock down a 130 foot drop. Every layer is noted for its unique glimpse into the history of the area, revealing stories of past weather events, glacial ice movements, and much more. The local Shawnee Native Americans have long respected the region, thanks to economic prosperity owing to the industry and resources established along Little Miami River.

    When it comes to attractions and recreation, there’s more to do here than you’d think. Rock Climbers and bouldering enthusiasts visit year round to scale the large limestone rock formations and natural climbing runs formed thanks to the river’s erosion. The Little Miami serves as a popular river for small-boaters, and is one of the most popular kayaking destinations in Ohio.

    For more fun, families and groups can head over to the 18-hole Disc-Golf course, then complete the day with a picnic at one of the many designated areas throughout the park. For those looking for a casual bike-ride, the 1.1 mile Arboretum (Observatory) Trail makes for a quality impromptu ride. Moreover, those in search of hiking and mountain biking trails won’t be disappointed either, as there’s no shortage of well-maintained paths to trek through.

    Camping here is relatively straightforward, with reservations to be made online 24/7. There are 61 campsite available, 9 of which offer electricity. Latrines, a dump-station, and drinking water are all available, except during the off-season. Most of the campsites offer at least partial shade, a fire circle, and a picnic table. Additionally, pets are permitted throughout the park.

    From May to October, there is a Day Lodge available for rental which includes two fireplaces, a restroom, full-service kitchen, and large screened-in porch. Picnic shelter houses can also be made via reservation for day-use only. Finally, if you’re coming in a group, a large 100-person group camp area is available complete with two onsite Adirondack shelters.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground

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    Cowan Lake State Park Campground

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    98 Saves
    Wilmington, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground

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    East Fork State Park Campground

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    170 Saves
    Concord, Ohio

    East Fork State Park Campground is large with 400+ year-round sites mostly wooded, and located on the north side of the lake. (follow link for reservation details) It offers Electric and Full Hookup sites, including an equestrian camping in Loop A; all with 20, 30, and 50 amp service. Designated hammock camping sites are available.

    Each site has a paved pad, picnic table, and fire ring. Bring your own equipment and play cornhole, soccer, basketball; plus enjoy beach and boat ramp access and pay-to-play putt-putt. Visitor’s Passes ($3) are collected from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and special holidays (ie-Halloween campouts). Leashed pets are permitted in all areas.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $29 - $30 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Stonelick State Park Campground

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    Stonelick State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
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    129 Saves
    Goshen, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Olive Branch Campground

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    37 Saves
    Oregonia, Ohio

    Olive Branch Campground is only 30 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1/4 mile off of I-71, Exit#36, with easy access for all size rigs.

    Nestled in 25 wooded acres, our family-friendly campground has full hookups on every campsite, with convenient access for camping rigs of all sizes. Come stay with us for your next recreational adventure! Many campers return year after year to make lasting memories around the campfire and enjoy time with loved ones!

    We are located in the heart of Ohio’s natural scenic beauty, but also near the festivities of downtown urban environments. Along with our schedule of campground events, we are surrounded by many of the Cincinnati area’s finest attractions, such as:

    • Kings Island Amusement Park
    • The Cincinnati Zoo
    • Miami Valley Gaming
    • Ozone Zip-line Adventure
    • Morgan’s Canoe & Outdoor Adventures and Little Miami Canoe Rental
    • Cincinnati Reds and Bengals
    • Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve
    • Little Miami Hiking and Biking Trail
    • Nearby flea markets, antiquing and golfing
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Market

    $47 - $75 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Buck Creek State Park Campground

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    Buck Creek State Park Campground

    30 Reviews
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    137 Saves
    Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 - $35 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Hueston Woods State Park Campground

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    Hueston Woods State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    131 Photos
    114 Saves
    College Corner, Ohio

    The modern year-round campground offers more than 200 Electric sites, including 20 with Full Hookup, and more than 100 Non-electric sites.

    228 campsites with electrical outlets 137 non-electric campsites with vault latrines Picnic table and fire ring at each site. Leashed pets are permitted on any site. Showers, flush toilets, laundry, and trailer waste station Recreational amenities include outdoor checkers, basketball and volleyball courts, and playgrounds Water available in winter

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Group
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    Lebanon-Cincinnati NE KOA

    10 Reviews
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    48 Saves
    Lebanon, Ohio
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Winton Woods Campground

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    Winton Woods Campground

    23 Reviews
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    133 Saves
    Fairfield, Ohio

    This recreation area is part of West Fork of Mill Creek Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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