Top Dog Friendly Camping near Paint Creek Lake

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Best Pet-Friendly Sites Near Paint Creek Lake, OH (71)

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      1.

      Paint Creek State Park Campground

      20 Reviews
      6 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 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

      2.

      Hocking Hills State Park Campground

      105 Reviews
      542 Photos
      140 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 Rocky Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Fork State Park Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Rocky Fork State Park Campground

      3.

      Rocky Fork State Park Campground

      16 Reviews
      36 Photos
      54 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
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort
      Camper-submitted photo from Long's Retreat Family Resort

      4.

      Long's Retreat Family Resort

      13 Reviews
      10 Photos
      56 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
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Caesar Creek State Park Campground

      5.

      Caesar Creek State Park Campground

      48 Reviews
      107 Photos
      160 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

      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from East Fork State Park Campground

      6.

      East Fork State Park Campground

      59 Reviews
      219 Photos
      177 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

      Camper-submitted photo from Pike Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Pike Lake State Park Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Pike Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Pike Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Pike Lake State Park Campground

      7.

      Pike Lake State Park Campground

      11 Reviews
      126 Photos
      44 Saves
      Latham, Ohio

      Welcome to Pike Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Bainbridge, Ohio. This spot is a gem for those who appreciate a laid-back camping experience with a touch of nature's beauty. The campground is open year-round, making it a great destination no matter the season.

      One of the standout features here is the abundance of shade provided by the trees, which is perfect for setting up a hammock or just relaxing under the canopy. The campground has a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, so there's something for everyone. Many sites are situated along a pretty running stream, adding a soothing backdrop to your stay.

      For those who enjoy hiking, the trails around here are a highlight, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. The Greenbriar and CCC Trails offer beautiful, albeit sometimes overgrown, paths through the park. If you're into fishing or kayaking, the small lake provides a peaceful spot to cast a line or paddle around.

      The campground has been recently renovated, boasting newly paved roads and camp pads. The bathrooms are clean and modern, with four unisex toilets and showers available. There's also a camp store stocked with essentials, so if you forget something, they've got you covered.

      Families will appreciate the playgrounds, and pet owners will be glad to know that pets are welcome. Just a heads-up, though: the ground here doesn't drain well, so be prepared for some muddy spots if it rains.

      Overall, Pike Lake State Park Campground offers a mix of tranquility and outdoor activities, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Enjoy your time here and make the most of the natural beauty and amenities!

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Cowan Lake State Park Campground

      8.

      Cowan Lake State Park Campground

      25 Reviews
      83 Photos
      102 Saves
      Wilmington, Ohio

      Welcome to Cowan Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Wilmington, Ohio. This place is a gem for anyone looking to escape into nature without sacrificing comfort. The campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

      One of the standout features here is the lake itself. It's a no-wake lake, making it perfect for paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing. You can rent kayaks right on-site, so no need to lug your own gear. The lake's serene waters and beautiful surroundings make it a favorite among visitors.

      The campground is well-equipped with amenities to make your stay comfortable. Electric hookups, drinking water, and clean shower houses are just a few of the conveniences you'll find. There's also a camp store stocked with essentials like firewood, ice, and even ice cream. If you're bringing your furry friend along, you'll be happy to know that pets are welcome.

      For families, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. The playground is a hit with the kids, and there are several hiking trails to explore. Frisbee golf and a simple but charming beach area add to the fun. The campground staff and volunteers are known for their friendliness and helpfulness, which adds to the welcoming atmosphere.

      If you're into birdwatching or just love nature, the revamped Nature Center is worth a visit. It features informative displays and even has a short paw print trail that's great for a quick, educational hike.

      Overall, Cowan Lake State Park Campground offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of activities to keep you busy or help you unwind. Whether you're here for the water, the trails, or just to relax, you'll find it a welcoming and enjoyable place to stay.

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

      9.

      A.W. Marion State Park Campground

      32 Reviews
      312 Photos
      76 Saves
      Circleville, Ohio

      A.W. Marion State Park Campground, nestled near Circleville, OH, is a charming spot for a getaway from early April to late October. This campground offers both tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile choice for different camping styles.

      One of the standout features here is the ample green space, perfect for walking your dogs or just enjoying a peaceful stroll. The campground has electric hookups, drinking water, and allows campfires, so you can enjoy a cozy evening by the fire. Pets are welcome, which is always a plus for those who can't leave their furry friends behind.

      The campground has flush toilets, though they are closed in the off-season, leaving only vault toilets available. Despite this, visitors have noted that the vault toilets are kept clean. There’s also a sanitary dump station for RVs, but no sewer hookups or showers, so plan accordingly.

      For those who enjoy outdoor activities, the park offers plenty of hiking trails and a lake that's great for kayaking. The trails are popular for both hiking and mountain biking, and you might even spot some wildlife along the way. The park is working on a dam project, which will eventually include a new kayaking launch site.

      Families will appreciate the playgrounds, with a newer one located closer to the non-electric sites. The campground is generally quiet, making it a great spot for a relaxing weekend. If you need supplies, there's a market nearby, and the town is close enough for any additional needs.

      Overall, A.W. Marion State Park Campground is a peaceful, pet-friendly spot with plenty of green space and outdoor activities to keep you entertained.

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

      $21 - $25 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Tar Hollow State Park Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Tar Hollow State Park Campground
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      Camper-submitted photo from Tar Hollow State Park Campground

      10.

      Tar Hollow State Park Campground

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

      $4 - $27 / night

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