Best Camping near Clifton, OH

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Are you in need of a campground near Clifton, OH? Clifton 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. Find the best campgrounds near Clifton, OH. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Clifton, OH (126)

    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Burr Oak State Park Campground

    1.

    Burr Oak State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    137 Photos
    93 Saves
    Glouster, Ohio

    Pets are permitted on all sites. Sites 44-60 are electric. Sites 1-43 and 61-95 are non-electric. Sites 65-81 are tent camping only.

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

    2.

    Wolf Run State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    92 Photos
    42 Saves
    Caldwell, Ohio

    Welcome to Wolf Run State Park Campground! This place is a gem for those who love a mix of seclusion and convenience. Nestled near Caldwell, OH, this campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable. Whether you're pitching a tent or parking an RV, you'll find what you need here.

    One of the standout features is the availability of electric hookups, making it a great spot for RV campers. The campground also has running showers and a laundry room, which is a nice touch for longer stays. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    The campground is open all year, so you can enjoy the beauty of Wolf Run State Park in any season. The lakefront sites are particularly popular, offering stunning views and a tranquil setting. If you're into fishing, kayaking, or just relaxing by the water, you'll love it here. The lake is a no-go zone for boats over 10hp, which keeps things quiet and serene.

    Visitors have mentioned that the sites are generally spacious and well-maintained. Some have noted the presence of wildlife like raccoons and spiders, so be prepared for a bit of nature's company. The campground also has a market where you can pick up essentials, and firewood is available for those cozy campfires.

    If you're looking for a bit of adventure, there are trails to explore, although some have found them a bit tricky to navigate. But hey, that's part of the fun, right? Just be sure to check the trail conditions before you head out.

    Overall, Wolf Run State Park Campground offers a great mix of natural beauty and modern conveniences. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you're bound to have a memorable experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park

    3.

    Sand Hollow (Campground C) — Jesse Owens State Park

    12 Reviews
    34 Photos
    74 Saves
    McConnelsville, Ohio

    Known as Campground C, Sand Hollow sites are at the north end of the park at 9290 State Route 284 in McConnelsville. It borders Horse Run Lake which has boat ramp access. The sites are primitive (no water, no electric, no pad) and each has a picnic table and fire ring. Several sites border the lake. This campground has a shelterhouse and several latrines. This camping area is open seasonally, generally April 1 to mid-December.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Salt Fork State Park Campground

    4.

    Salt Fork State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    104 Photos
    135 Saves
    Kimbolton, Ohio

    Located in eastern Ohio, Salt Fork State Park encompasses a diverse and beautiful landscape featuring forested hills, open meadows and misty valleys decorated with winding streams. This magnificent state park is Ohio’s largest state park, with 17,229 acres of recreational facilities available to visitors. Salt Fork State Park camping is possible at more than 200 individual campsites, open year-round.

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

    $23 - $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bicentennial Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bicentennial Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bicentennial Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bicentennial Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Bicentennial Campground

    5.

    Bicentennial Campground

    8 Reviews
    29 Photos
    84 Saves
    Cumberland, Ohio

    This Campground is quiet and secluded, A beautiful place to unplug and take in the scenery.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Forked Run State Park Campground

    6.

    Forked Run State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    47 Photos
    42 Saves
    Long Bottom, Ohio

    Welcome to Forked Run State Park Campground, nestled near Long Bottom, Ohio. This spot is a solid choice for those looking to escape into nature without straying too far from civilization. The campground operates year-round, so you can enjoy its offerings no matter the season.

    Forked Run State Park Campground is known for its peaceful atmosphere. With over 150 campsites, you’ll often find plenty of space to spread out, especially during weekdays. The campground accommodates tents, RVs, cabins, and even offers some glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the lake, perfect for kayaking and boating. There are two boat launches, one near the dam and another midway up the lake, making it easy to get on the water. The lake also has a sandy beach area, although some visitors have noted it can get a bit crowded with locals.

    For those who enjoy hiking, the park offers trails like the Lake View Trail. While some trails might be a bit rough around the edges, they provide a good opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the area. If disc golf is your thing, the park boasts a well-regarded course that attracts players from all over.

    The campground has basic amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, and showers. However, be prepared for primitive pit toilets in some areas. The shower houses are generally clean, but the pit toilets can be a bit of a challenge.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed in the campground. If you need supplies, there’s a small market on-site.

    Overall, Forked Run State Park Campground offers a tranquil retreat with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. Whether you’re here for the boating, hiking, or just to relax by the campfire, you’ll find a little slice of nature to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park

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    Hook Lake (Campground A) — Jesse Owens State Park

    5 Reviews
    35 Photos
    44 Saves
    McConnelsville, Ohio

    American Electric Power (AEP) campgrounds are free of charge but require a permit. A permit can be obtained from the link below, the AEP office in McConnelsville, Ohio, regional offices of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, or at any of the regional sporting goods or bait stores surrounding the Recreation Areas. If visitors plan to fish or hunt, state fishing and hunting licenses are required.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Hope State Park Campground

    8.

    Lake Hope State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    101 Photos
    148 Saves
    New Plymouth, Ohio

    Welcome to Lake Hope State Park Campground, nestled near McArthur, Ohio. This spot is a favorite for many, offering a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The campground stretches along a ridge above the picturesque Lake Hope, providing some stunning views and easy access to the lake's activities.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of hiking and biking trails. Whether you're into a leisurely stroll or a more challenging trek, there's something for everyone. The lake itself is a hub of activity, with paddleboard and kayak rentals available for those looking to get out on the water. Fishing is also a popular pastime, and the lake's serene beauty makes it a great place to unwind.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Firewood is available for purchase, and campfires are allowed, making it easy to enjoy a cozy evening under the stars. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors have noted that the sites can be a bit close together, and some are on sloped terrain, so be prepared for a bit of creativity in setting up your tent. Despite this, the campground's charm and the surrounding natural beauty make it a worthwhile destination. The general store on-site is well-stocked with necessities, and the lodge offers delicious meals if you don't feel like cooking.

    For those looking to explore beyond the campground, nearby attractions include the Zaleski State Forest and Hocking Hills, both offering additional trails and scenic spots. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Lake Hope State Park Campground has plenty to offer.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park

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    Maple Grove (Campground G) — Jesse Owens State Park

    5 Reviews
    28 Photos
    71 Saves
    McConnelsville, Ohio

    Jesse Owens offers four no-fee campgrounds. Campers should follow the self-registration process. Campsites may be occupied on a first-come, first-served basis with a two-week maximum stay. All other state park camping rules apply. NOTE: One camping area — Sand Hollow — closes for the winter season.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail Dispersed
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Clifton, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, Clifton, OH offers a wide range of camping options, with 126 campgrounds and RV parks near Clifton, OH and 8 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Clifton, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Clifton, OH is Burr Oak State Park Campground with a 4-star rating from 32 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Clifton, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 free dispersed camping spots near Clifton, OH.

What parks are near Clifton, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 27 parks near Clifton, OH that allow camping, notably Wayne National Forest and Dillon Lake.