Best Camping near Patriot, OH

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Patriot, OH has a lot to offer. Patriot is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Patriot, OH. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near Patriot, OH (112)

    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 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

    2.

    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 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

    3.

    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 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

    4.

    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 Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

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    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    46 Reviews
    122 Photos
    144 Saves
    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    Hidden deep under the northeast forests of Kentucky, strange formations with names like Giant Turkey, Headache Rock, and The Cathedral mingle with cave corals, underground waterfalls and thousands of endangered bats. This is what awaits visitors to Carter Caves State Resort Park, approximately 90 miles east of Lexington. The park was only established, and the cave environments protected, in 1946. Prior to this, the land—and caves—have a long and storied history. It begins millions of years ago, when North America was in its development stage, with the land rising and falling, cracking and washing away. This began forming the caves as seen today. Fast-forward to the 1800s, and the caves served as a resource during the War of 1812. Today however, this 2000-acre park—both above and below ground—serves as a recreation destination for campers and adventurers.

    The resort at Carter Caves offers a variety of overnight options, including camping, cottages and a lodge. Campers will find a large campground with 89 RV sites with utilities, 30 primitive tent sites, eight equestrian sites, and two bunkhouses. Most RV sites are back-in, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet; bunkhouses can accommodate up to six people. The campground features bathhouses with showers, water faucets, picnic shelters, horse stables, and a playground. The park’s cottages are fully equipped with linens, cookware, and most have wood-burning fireplaces; these can accommodate up to eight people. The Lewis Caveland Lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities, balconies and patios. Dogs are permitted in designated areas, and must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $18–$55/night; cottages and lodge rooms are $75–$240/night.

    The main attraction at Carter Caves State Resort Park is … the caves! There are six named caves in the park for exploring. Some are open year-round, some are only open during the summer. The park offers guided walking tours in four of the caves. Tours range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, and require some stair-climbing and stooping. There are also two caves open for self-exploration. These are undeveloped, and require visitors to provide their own light source. For the adventurous, there are also two cave crawling expeditions. These tours are three hours long, and explore tight, undeveloped passages that require lots of crawling, stooping and duck-walking in muddy conditions. For visitors who would rather stay and play above ground, the park features 26 miles of hiking trails, guided horseback rides, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, and fishing and paddling on Smoky Valley Lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

    6.

    Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area

    6 Reviews
    21 Photos
    76 Saves
    Pedro, Ohio

    Overview

    Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area, named for the old Vesuvius iron furnace, is the Wayne National Forest's premier developed recreation site. The 143-acre lake and 1,200-acre complex provides the perfect spot for a getaway.

    Recreation

    Lake Vesuvius is a popular location for swimming and fishing. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. A boat ramp is located on-site. A swimming beach is located at Big Bend. A large playing field and multiple hiking trails are available within the recreation area. The accessible 1/3-mile boardwalk along the southwest edge of the lake provides an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the area, and the slightly longer 1/2-mile Longbow Archery Trail, accesses at least 25 field targets for shooting practice. The area boasts more than 25 miles of hiking trails and more than 45 miles of horseback riding trails.

    Facilities

    Lake Vesuvius is a popular location for swimming and fishing. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. A boat ramp is located on-site. A swimming beach is located at Big Bend. A large playing field and multiple hiking trails are available within the recreation area. The accessible 1/3-mile boardwalk along the southwest edge of the lake provides an opportunity for a leisurely stroll through the area, and the slightly longer 1/2-mile Longbow Archery Trail, accesses at least 25 field targets for shooting practice. The area boasts more than 25 miles of hiking trails and more than 45 miles of horseback riding trails.

    Natural Features

    The lake sits on Storms Creek, which was dammed in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The rugged hills and rock outcroppings offer a scenic backdrop for this beautiful recreation area. The historic Vesuvius iron furnace is located at the base of the dam.

    Nearby Attractions

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

    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian

    $52 / 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

    7.

    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    8.

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    16 Reviews
    25 Photos
    40 Saves
    Greenup, Kentucky

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, nestled near Greenup, KY, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31 and offers a variety of accommodations for both tent and RV campers.

    One of the standout features here is the full hook-up sites, though not all of them have this amenity, so make sure to check the details when booking. The campground is big rig friendly, but some sites have steep grades, so plan accordingly. Pets are welcome, and the place is very pet-friendly, which is always a plus for those traveling with furry companions.

    The campground has a lot to offer in terms of amenities. There are clean bathrooms and showers, a sanitary dump, and even a market for those last-minute supplies. If you enjoy a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and firewood is available on-site. For those who like to stay connected, there is WiFi, though it can be slow and spotty.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is quiet and family-oriented, with plenty of shade and scenic spots by the stream. There are also two play areas for kids and a beautiful lake that's perfect for kayaking. If you're into fishing, the lake is a great spot, but keep an eye on your gear as there have been occasional reports of theft.

    The nearby lodge offers additional amenities, though some have noted that the food could be better. Still, the lodge provides a nice alternative if you want a break from camp cooking.

    Overall, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is a solid choice for a camping trip, offering a good mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. Just remember to bring your own putter and ball if you plan to use the putt-putt course!

    • 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

    9.

    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.

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

    $30 - $35 / night

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      Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds

      3 Reviews
      8 Saves
      Gallipolis, Ohio
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What camping is available near Patriot, OH?

    According to TheDyrt.com, Patriot, OH offers a wide range of camping options, with 112 campgrounds and RV parks near Patriot, OH and 7 free dispersed camping spots.

    Which is the most popular campground near Patriot, OH?

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

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

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 free dispersed camping spots near Patriot, OH.

    What parks are near Patriot, OH?

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