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Places to Camp near Elyria, OH

486 Reviews

Elyria is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Elyria, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. Find the best campgrounds near Elyria, OH. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Elyria, OH (101)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Findley State Park Campground

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    Findley State Park Campground

    39 Reviews
    146 Photos
    166 Saves
    Wellington, Ohio

    Findley Lake State Park Campground is large and wooded. It offers Full Hookup, Electric, and Non-electric sites; all are pet friendly. Reservations are required; they may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

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

    $25 - $50 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from East Harbor State Park Campground

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    East Harbor State Park Campground

    48 Reviews
    125 Photos
    218 Saves
    Kelleys Island, Ohio

    East Harbor State Park Campground is the largest in the Ohio State Park system. It offers Full Hookup, Electric, Non-electric and ADA sites. Pets are permitted at all sites. Other options include a Yurt (ADA), two Sherman Cabins (one ADA cabin), and Group Camping. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

    Located in Ohio on the sandy shores of Lake Erie awaits an enormous haven of fun, with tons of chances to recreate. Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and camping all attract flocks of visitors to East Harbor State Park.

    Nature lovers will rejoice thanks to the dense population of waterfowl, shore birds, and other species of wildlife. Owing to the swampy, wetland climate, a host of migratory species regularly flock to the region. However, the land was not always this rich. It wasn’t until the draining of the Great Black Swamp that the land transformed into an agricultural oasis, producing regional varieties of fruits such as grapes and peaches.

    Before European Settlement, East Harbor region was home to Native American tribes like the Ottawa and Wyandot Tribes. Stemming from the translation “trader”, the Ottawa tribe earned its title due to the geographic location of East Harbor. During the period of Westward Expansion, this park’s acreage was first the heart of popular trade routes for Native Americans.

    As it developed, the region has long been valued for its recreational potential. In fact, Lake Erie is more similar (and exotic) to a tropical beach resort than you’d first think. This is due to the extensive range of plant and animal life, long sandy beaches, and the immense size of the lake itself. As a result of these factors, 1,831 acres were reserved and protected, to be known today as East Harbor State Park.

    Camping at East Harbor is readily available with 352 electric sites. Furthermore, there are 160 non-electric sites available for a cheaper nightly rate. There are also an additional 51 full hook-up sites for those in Recreational Vehicles. Working Nomads and Van Dwellers will be grateful to find Wifi Available, however there is a small fee to use it.

    Finally, there’s Dump Stations, Bathrooms, and Showers are routinely located throughout. For a more secure (and expensive) shelter option, there is one Yurt available for reservation. Book in advance, however, as it tends to be very competitive.

    If you’ve got furry friends, you can take a breath of relief as pets are permitted on all sites. Moreover, Bike rentals are available as well as games and sporting equipment from the camp office/lodge. Get outside with your friends (any number of legs invited) and enjoy everything that East Harbor State Park has to offer.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Kelleys Island State Park Campground

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    Kelleys Island State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    176 Photos
    196 Saves
    Kelleys Island, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Cuyahoga Valley National Park - CAMPING NO LONGER OFFERED — Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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    Cuyahoga Valley National Park - CAMPING NO LONGER OFFERED — Cuyahoga Valley National Park

    26 Reviews
    127 Photos
    113 Saves
    Peninsula, Ohio

    Overview

    Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a destination for millions of visitors each year who enjoy hiking, riding the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad , biking and picnicking. Whether you need an area large enough for a family reunion or just an intimate spot for two, Cuyahoga Valley is an ideal destination. Picnic areas are scattered throughout the park. Two rustic shelters, Ledges and Octagon, are available for reservation in the Virginia Kendall Unit of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

    Recreation

    With many different facilities and attractions in the park, there is something to interest everyone. Most shelter areas have open fields for games and nearby hiking trails.Visitors enjoy riding the scenic railroad, exploring the visitor centers, catching one of the summer concerts, attending one of the ranger-guided programs, biking the Towpath Trail or picnicking in one of the park's picnic shelters.

    Facilities

    Cuyahoga Valley's two shelters are fully-accessible. The Civilian Conservation Corps constructed them with American chestnut and locally quarried sandstone. The shelters are located near Ritchie Ledges, an area with approximately 2 miles of Sharon conglomerate stone cliffs about 30 feet (9m) tall. A large play field and hiking trails are available near each shelter.Ledges Shelter accommodates up to 75 people. It has two fireplaces and eight picnic tables inside, as well as eight tables in the outside pavilion and a large grill. Octagon Shelter accommodates up to 50 people. During the summer months its walls are removed; they are in place from October 15 to May 14. Seven indoor picnic tables, two fireplaces and an outdoor grill are provided.Both shelters have electricity for normal two-pronged household appliances such as coffee pots and crock pots. Drinking water is available at a drinking fountain from May 1 to September 15. Restrooms with flush toilets are available year-round.

    Natural Features

    The Cuyahoga River flows through the park for 22 miles (35 km), fed by more than 190 miles (306 km) of perennial (permanent) and ephemeral (temporary) streams. The Beaver Marsh and other wetlands, many lined with cattails and dense patches of duckweed, provide a home for many of the park's reptiles and amphibians and help filter pollutants from the water.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit Brandywine Falls, the historic Boston Store Visitor Center, Ritchie Ledges, the Beaver Marsh and the Everett Road Covered Bridge. These are some of the more popular attractions in the park.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations more that 14 days before arrival will receive a refund minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than 14 days out will forfeit the entire fee. However, the reserving party may be given an opportunity to reschedule the reservation (based on availability) within 12 months of the original reservation by contacting the park.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Market
    • Trash

    $80 - $110 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Sandusky-Bayshore KOA

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    Sandusky-Bayshore KOA

    16 Reviews
    30 Photos
    99 Saves
    Sandusky, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Silver Springs Campground

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    Silver Springs Campground

    26 Reviews
    10 Photos
    135 Saves
    Stow, Ohio

    Silver Springs Campground is owned by the City of Stow, and operated by the Parks and Recreation Department since 1976. Nestled in Silver Springs Park in the Northeast corner of Stow, it is one of only a few municipally-operated campgrounds in Ohio. The City has been providing outdoor recreational opportunities at this site for over four decades, and the public has really taken advantage of it. They appreciate being able to enjoy the outdoor camping experience so close to home.

    Campers have access to many amenities throughout Silver Springs Park while camping, including fishing at Heritage Lake, hiking on the trails in the woods, tot lot fun at SOAR playground, dog exercise at Bow Wow Beach, active recreation at the tennis and basketball courts, and throw-together games and activities in the many open fields. The campground is also adjacent to the Metro Parks’ Bike and Hike Trail. The facility has 27 campsites, some open and some shaded.

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

    $15 - $22 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from (R&R HOF) American Wilderness Campground

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    (R&R HOF) American Wilderness Campground

    6 Reviews
    21 Saves
    Grafton, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  8. Camper-submitted photo from Willow Lake Park Inc

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    Willow Lake Park Inc

    7 Reviews
    19 Photos
    38 Saves
    Brunswick, Ohio

    Willow Lake Park is a family owned and operated campground. We offer a variety of activities that families can enjoy. Come and spend the day fishing in the lake for a great catch, maybe take a dip in the pool on a hot day. Afterwards you can grab an ice cream cone at the snack bar.

    We are just 10 minutes from the highway that provides easy access for large RVs and trailers. Just two turns off state highway 71 and you are here. Close to area attraction, shopping and golfing. Our friendly staff is here to help you.

    Bring your RV and hook up to electric and water or pitch a tent on one of our primitive sites. Sit back and have a relaxing evening by the fire. We have event filled planned weekend activities for the whole family. Check out our event calendar for more details.

    Just want to get out for a day. Come have a picnic, hamburgers on a charcoal grill, let the kids swim and play in the sand while you soak up the sun. We have pavilion rentals for larger groups, contact us for more details.

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

    $35 - $65 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point

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    Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point

    13 Reviews
    24 Photos
    63 Saves
    Sandusky, Ohio

    Lighthouse Point was voted one of the 9 most beautiful RV Campgrounds in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This relaxing space features full hook-up luxury RV sites plus 50 ultimate patio sites along with waterfront cottages, inland cabins and ten person deluxe cabins. Each tiny home features upgraded bedding, multiple televisions with cable, full linen services, mini-fridge, microwave, and private bathrooms. All accommodations include outdoor seating and a charcoal grill. Guests also enjoy property-wide wi-fi and a convenience store as well as laundry facilities, planned activities and an outdoor pool. Book online now or call us at 419-627-2106.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from South Bass Island State Park Campground

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    South Bass Island State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    169 Photos
    120 Saves
    Put-in-Bay, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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