Best Camping near Gallipolis, OH

Gallipolis is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Discover great camping spots near Gallipolis, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Gallipolis, OH (97)

    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hocking Hills State Park Campground

    1.

    Hocking Hills State Park Campground

    105 Reviews
    542 Photos
    141 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.

    All Hike-In Campgrounds are off the main Entrance and depending on the Site No. It requires up to 0.5 miles to hike from the Parking Lot. You have to drive to a different Parking Lot on State route 374. All sites starting with "H“ will be on the different location.

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

    $29 - $46 / night

    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

    2.

    Lake Hope State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    101 Photos
    150 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 Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    3.

    Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    19 Reviews
    51 Photos
    29 Saves
    Ona, West Virginia

    Welcome to Huntington / Fox Fire KOA, a cozy spot nestled near Milton, WV. This campground is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable stay with plenty of amenities. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or looking for a cabin or glamping experience, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how welcoming and accommodating the crew is, making your stay that much more enjoyable. The sites come with patios, picnic tables, fire pits, and even gas grills, adding a touch of convenience and comfort to your camping experience.

    The campground is well-equipped with essential amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets. For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that pets are allowed. Plus, there's a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Now, a heads-up: the campground is situated between US60 and I64, so you might hear some highway noise. But many campers find that the overall experience more than makes up for it. The pine trees between sites offer a bit more privacy than you might expect from a typical KOA.

    If you're planning a visit, keep an eye out for the entrance—it can be a bit tricky to spot. But once you're in, you'll find a well-maintained and welcoming environment. Whether you're just stopping overnight or planning a longer stay, Huntington / Fox Fire KOA is a solid choice for your camping adventure.

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

    4.

    Forked Run State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    47 Photos
    43 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 Krodel Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Krodel Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Krodel Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Krodel Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Krodel Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Krodel Park Campground

    5.

    Krodel Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    7 Photos
    21 Saves
    Point Pleasant, West Virginia

    Krodel Park has many activities for everyone. Enjoy fishing at their stocked lake, rent a kayak from the YakShak, or walk along the trail that circles the park, playground, picnic areas & more!

    63 sites for tents, travel trailers & pop-up campers that have access to electric, water, sewer & trash facilities located throughout the campground.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $30 - $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Zaleski State Forest

    6.

    Zaleski State Forest

    16 Reviews
    65 Photos
    95 Saves
    Zaleski, Ohio

    Welcome to Zaleski State Forest, a gem tucked away in Ohio. This spot is perfect for those who love a good hike and a night under the stars. The campground is known for its scenic trails and natural beauty, making it a favorite among backpackers and nature lovers.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of well-maintained trails. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just starting out, you'll find something to enjoy. The South Loop, a 10.9-mile trek, is particularly popular. It offers a mix of challenging ups and downs, beautiful rock outcroppings, and even a pond. The trails are marked with orange blazes for the main path and white for the side trails, so navigation is straightforward.

    Camping here is a bit rustic but rewarding. There are three main camping areas, each equipped with latrines and access to well-water. Camp 2 is a favorite since it's roughly halfway along the South Loop, making it a convenient stop. Just remember to bring your own toilet paper and be prepared to share the space, as it can fill up quickly.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. And while there are no electric hookups or showers, the natural setting more than makes up for it. Plus, the lack of modern amenities adds to the charm and adventure.

    For those interested in local history, the area has some cool spots like the Moonville Tunnel. And if you're looking for a post-hike treat, the Lake Hope Dining Lodge offers a fantastic Sunday brunch.

    So pack your gear, grab a map, and get ready to explore Zaleski State Forest. It's a place where you can truly disconnect and immerse yourself in nature.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
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      7.

      Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds

      3 Reviews
      8 Saves
      Gallipolis, Ohio
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
      Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

      8.

      Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

      8 Reviews
      19 Photos
      142 Saves
      Pedro, Ohio

      Overview

      Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the rolling hills surrounding the campground.

      Recreation

      Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

      Facilities

      Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

      Natural Features

      Iron Ridge Campground is located on a wooded ridge above 143-acre Lake Vesuvius. A scenic forest of mature eastern hardwoods covers the area.

      Nearby Attractions

      The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Lake Alma State Park Campground

      9.

      Lake Alma State Park Campground

      9 Reviews
      14 Photos
      35 Saves
      Hamden, Ohio
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Kountry Resort Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Kountry Resort Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Kountry Resort Campground

      10.

      Kountry Resort Campground

      4 Reviews
      3 Photos
      17 Saves
      West Columbia, West Virginia
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs

      $20 - $80 / night

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Gallipolis, OH?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Gallipolis, OH offers a wide range of camping options, with 97 campgrounds and RV parks near Gallipolis, OH and 8 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Gallipolis, OH?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Gallipolis, OH is Hocking Hills State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 105 reviews.

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

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

    What parks are near Gallipolis, OH?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 26 parks near Gallipolis, OH that allow camping, notably Wayne National Forest and Beech Fork Lake.