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Places to Camp near Deer Creek Lake

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Deer Creek Lake. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Ohio camping has to offer. Find the best campgrounds near Deer Creek Lake, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Deer Creek Lake, OH (86)

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    1.

    Hocking Hills State Park Campground

    105 Reviews
    542 Photos
    130 Saves
    South Bloomingville, Ohio

    Hocking Hills State Park offers camping all year round - electric sites, camper cabins, group camps, and primitive sites.

    156 electric sites (with 20, 30 or 50 amp electric) and 13 non-electric sites.

    Each site has a paved pad and can accommodate up to a 50' unit. Heated showers. Flush toilets. Laundry facility. Dump station. Camp store. Swimming pool for registered campers. Playgrounds. Volleyball court and horseshoe pit. Tent-only group camps are available by reservation. There are also 30 walk-in family sites with pit latrines.

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

    $29 - $46 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from A.W. Marion State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from A.W. Marion State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from A.W. Marion State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from A.W. Marion State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from A.W. Marion State Park Campground

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    A.W. Marion State Park Campground

    32 Reviews
    312 Photos
    74 Saves
    Circleville, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $21 - $25 / night

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    Alum Creek State Park Campground

    75 Reviews
    176 Photos
    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 John Bryan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John Bryan State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from John Bryan State Park Campground
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    4.

    John Bryan State Park Campground

    40 Reviews
    120 Photos
    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
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    5.

    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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      Paint Creek State Park Campground

      19 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Paint Creek Lake, Ohio

      Reservations are required and may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

      These amenities are available in the family campground on the north side of the lake:

      Showerhouses, flush toilets, laundry facilities
      Dump station
      Basketball court

      Campsites

      Paint Creek's large campground — nearly 200 sites — offers pet-friendly campsites including electric and full hookup. There are some premium deck sites. Camper Cabins

      Two Camper Cabins provide cozy wooden shelters — no tent needed. Pets are not allowed.

      One bedroom; sleeps up to 4 (one queen bed and one set of bunk beds)
      Air conditioning and fireplace
      Microwave and refrigerator
      TV with DVD player
      Porch, gas grill, fire ring, picnic table
      No cooking utensils
      No bathroom/indoor plumbing. Camper Cabin guests use the shower houses and toilets in the campground.
      No pets
      No smoking

      Reservations are required. Contact the park for more details. Bridle Camp

      A small bridle camp with 10 primitive campsites (no electric) is available south of the lake in its own area of the park. There is potable water and pit latrines available. Sites must be reserved, online or by calling (866) 644-6727. [Driving Directions]

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

      23 Reviews
      94 Photos
      94 Saves
      Adelphi, Ohio
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $4 - $27 / night

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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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        9.

        Deer Creek Camping Resort

        5 Reviews
        37 Saves
        Mount Sterling, Ohio
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • Reservable
        • ADA Access
        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
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