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Places to Camp near Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir

Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir 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. Discover great camping spots near Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Clarence J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, OH (75)

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

    40 Reviews
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    169 Saves
    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Buck Creek State Park Campground
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    Buck Creek State Park Campground

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

    $23 - $35 / night

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    Caesar Creek State Park Campground

    48 Reviews
    107 Photos
    157 Saves
    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

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    Camper-submitted photo from Alum Creek State Park Campground
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    Alum Creek State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
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    88 Saves
    Lewis Center, Ohio

    Large campground features shady sites for all types of camping. Pets are welcome on designated sites.

    An equestrian camp has 30 primitive sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    286 electric campsites offer both wooded and sunny areas, some of which overlook the lake. Each site has 20-, 30- and 50-amp electrical hookup. 24 full-service campsites offer electric, sewer and water hookups Heated shower facilities with flush toilets and dump station Beach and boat ramp for exclusive use of the overnight guests Basketball courts, volleyball, miniature golf, horseshoe pits, and playgrounds Nature programs Equestrian camp has 30 primitive sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiser Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Kiser Lake State Park Campground
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    Kiser Lake State Park Campground

    11 Reviews
    16 Photos
    46 Saves
    Fletcher, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Indian Lake State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    63 Photos
    90 Saves
    Lakeview, Ohio

    Located in west-central Ohio, 5,100-acre Indian Lake State Park Campground offers a variety of water-related recreational opportunities. Visitors can boat, fish, jet-ski and camp at this noteworthy, man-made lake. The park itself is 800 acres and features two beaches for swimmers to enjoy. Campers can enjoy the shade of large mature oak, sycamore and maple trees and cozy up to a campfire for a night of s’mores and laughter. Indian Lake, Ohio campgrounds guarantee fun for everyone.

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

    24 Reviews
    83 Photos
    100 Saves
    Wilmington, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Dayton KOA Holiday
    Camper-submitted photo from Dayton KOA Holiday
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    Dayton KOA Holiday

    17 Reviews
    39 Photos
    55 Saves
    Brookville, Ohio

    At Dayton KOA Holiday, it is our goal to be your home away from home. We offer many ways to stay, whether you are looking for a traditional camping site or one that provides a unique camping experience, like our Glamping Tent. We provide grassy Tent Sites with varying hookup options to create unforgettable nights beneath the starry sky. For a little more comfort than Tent Camping, we offer Camping Cabins with beds, Cable TV and AC. Our Deluxe Cabins and Glamping Tents provide ultimate comfort with bathrooms, showers and A/C facilities for a luxurious camping experience. Some also have full or partial kitchens.

    Are you an avid RV camper? Our RV Park near Dayton, Ohio, has full hookups, and offers 50 max amp service options for our RV Sites. Many of our sites also include KOA Patios® for enjoying time with your family and relaxing by the fire. It is sure to be an RV campground you will never forget.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Delaware State Park Campground
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    Delaware State Park Campground

    35 Reviews
    162 Photos
    149 Saves
    Delaware Lake, Ohio

    This recreation area is part of Delaware Lake

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

    $27 - $29 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Sky Lake Resort and Fishing
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    Sky Lake Resort and Fishing

    3 Reviews
    10 Photos
    4 Saves
    Springfield, Ohio

    When it comes to camping we have you covered! Sky Lake Campground is open year round and offers a wide range of camping experiences from full hook up waterfront RV sites to a unique pick your own site "boondocking" experience. With over 113 acres of manicured park land, 50 acres of lakes and and 1 mile of river front, this is what camping should be!

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

    $65 / night

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