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We stopped here on Thanksgiving on our way South. Self paying, off season was $15. But the restrooms were closed. There were only 3 other sides occupied. Nice little campground in the Appalachian Foothills. Be aware that Google maps doesn't send you to the campground but to a parking lot at the Lake (25 min detour). So make sure you follow the State Park signs.
We stayed here for two months (November and December). It is conveniently located near I-70. Only a few sites are open through the off-season months. Owners are polite, but we’re rarely onsite during our time there. The bathrooms are clean, but were closed at times (not sure why), but we were able to use our 5th wheel so it was not a big problem for us. For the most part, this is a quiet campground and there seems to be some upgrades taking place. Two cute little ponds are at the center of the campground and there is a little store onsite, although it is mostly closed during the off-season. Campers are rather close with smaller lots. All in all, it was an ok campground and we would return again if we needed to stay in that area again.
Piedmont lake campground is one of the nicest, most convenient, and cleanest campgrounds ever say that. This is going to a lot of recent updates including: nicely poured pads for all the campsites, clean and updated restrooms, and some additional cabins that are available for rent. All you have to do is write up, and you’re ready to enjoy the lake!
Speaking of the lake, Piedmont lake is obviously the biggest draw for this campground. Home to some of the best fishing in Ohio, the lake is also a great place to cruise around for a while.
Quick tip: plan on spending some time in the marina. Can you place for a quick bite, or have some fun with the kiddos!
I love the buckeye lake koa. Great cabins and amazing fishing.
We stayed here November 21, 2020 (in the midst of Covid).
The campground had no water hookups, about 90% of the sites were not level (and….I mean by A LOT).
We were one of the only people in the campground, so we ended up just moving to one of the more level campgrounds.
It's a cute campground, but a lot of the RV spots are unlevel up a hill, so backing in would be a hassle. Wouldn't stay here again.
This park is very well groomed and most of the trails within the park had been cleared of vegetation so there was no fighting through the weeds. There are a number of good hikes within the park. We were there Columbus weekend and it was hopping but everyone quieted by 10.
We enjoyed renting a cabin with the family at several different times.
The mountain bike trails are so rugged and fun, difficult for biking. You can hike them too, and they offer nice views of the lake.
The area seems to have a skunk issue at times, and it can get smelly near the cabins.
The cabins have nice fire pits and kitchens have enough space and facilities to make a nice family dinner.
The lake is large enough to boat on and you can do paddling sports there easily.
The park has tennis courts and lots of other recreation: boating, hiking, swimming, biking.
We came to Shadow Lake in October to camp for the month. To get here, you must drive through the rolling hills of Southern Ohio, which is absolutely gorgeous in October! The campground is beautiful and peaceful, especially at this time of year as most of the campers have either gone south, closed up or pulled out for the season. There are several ponds located on the property and trails meander along and around the 100 acre property. We see deer almost every evening. There are a couple hiking trails nearby (Piatt Park and Raven’s Rock) which have incredible rock formations in the gorges. The owners, Lynn and his wife, recently purchased the resort and are very friendly and helpful. They are enhancing the amenities. Shadow lake is an excellent place to camp whether in a tent or a big rig!