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Places to Camp near Paint Creek Lake

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Paint Creek Lake, OH has a lot to offer. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Paint Creek Lake is surrounded by family-friendly activities. Find the best campgrounds near Paint Creek Lake, OH. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Paint Creek Lake, OH (87)

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    Hocking Hills State Park Campground

    105 Reviews
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    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

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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
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      Rocky Fork State Park Campground

      16 Reviews
      36 Photos
      52 Saves
      Hillsboro, Ohio

      The Rocky Fork Campground is the ultimate basecamp for locals and travelers alike to explore Rocky Fork State Park. On the shore of Rocky Fork Lake, the campground is excellent for tent campers and RVers alike to enjoy beaches and watersports in south central Ohio. Rocky Fork campground has 171 campsites suitable for trailers and tents, 99 sites with electric hookups, 44 full hook-up sites, and 27 non-electric sites.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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      Long's Retreat Family Resort

      13 Reviews
      10 Photos
      55 Saves
      Sinking Spring, Ohio

      At Long's Retreat Family Resort, whether you are looking to bring your own camper or to reserve a rental, we have affordable accommodations for your family with tent and RV camp sites, cabins and rental units!

      While camping near Columbus enjoy water fun with waterslides, beach swimming, a splash pad and more on our 20 acre lake! Prefer to stay out of the water? Try our mini golf, go karts, kiddie train, carousel, arcades, sports courts and more!

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      • Tents
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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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      East Fork State Park Campground

      59 Reviews
      219 Photos
      173 Saves
      Concord, Ohio

      East Fork State Park Campground is large with 400+ year-round sites mostly wooded, and located on the north side of the lake. (follow link for reservation details) It offers Electric and Full Hookup sites, including an equestrian camping in Loop A; all with 20, 30, and 50 amp service. Designated hammock camping sites are available.

      Each site has a paved pad, picnic table, and fire ring. Bring your own equipment and play cornhole, soccer, basketball; plus enjoy beach and boat ramp access and pay-to-play putt-putt. Visitor’s Passes ($3) are collected from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and special holidays (ie-Halloween campouts). Leashed pets are permitted in all areas.

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

      $29 - $30 / night

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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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      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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      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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