Best Camping near Stout, OH

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Stout, OH is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Ohio camping has to offer. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Stout, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Stout, OH (96)

  1. 1.

    Sandy Springs Campground

    29 Reviews
    114 Photos
    152 Saves
    Stout, Ohio

    Our campground is located along the banks of the Ohio River.  Easy to access right on the Ohio River Scenic Byway or US Highway 52.  View river barges and tugs as they go by several times a day.  Take in the sites of the Kentucky Appalachian foothills on the other side of the river.  Wake up to the sounds of many birds that make their home in the scenic Ohio River bluffs.  Toss a line in as you fish the river from our boat ramp.  Take a hot shower or do laundry in our well stocked and clean bath house.  Our hookups include 50/30 amp electric, sewer and water at each site. For your convenience we also offer honey wagon services and a dump station.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $35 - $125 / night

    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

    2.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    45 Reviews
    118 Photos
    142 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.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground

    3.

    Shawnee State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    161 Photos
    82 Saves
    Friendship, Ohio

    Welcome to Shawnee State Park Campground, nestled in the scenic hills near West Portsmouth, Ohio. This place is a haven for those who love the great outdoors, offering year-round camping with a variety of accommodations including tents, RVs, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the seclusion of the tent sites. They're tucked away in the woods, providing a private and peaceful camping experience. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails that start right from the campground, winding through the hilly terrain and offering some truly beautiful views.

    For families, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. The campground boasts a small lake perfect for kayaking or paddleboarding, and there's even a mini-golf course and an outdoor movie theater. Kids will love the playground, and the nature center offers educational activities and trails to explore.

    Amenities are top-notch, with electric hookups, drinking water, and clean shower houses with flush toilets. Pets are welcome, and you can easily find picnic tables and fire rings at most sites. There's also a small campground store for any essentials you might need, though it's closed during the off-season.

    Visitors have praised the friendly and helpful camp hosts, as well as the well-maintained grounds. The park is known for its quiet, peaceful atmosphere, making it a great spot to relax and unwind. Just be sure to bring all your supplies, as the nearest town isn't too close.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, the lake activities, or just to enjoy some time in nature, Shawnee State Park Campground offers a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground

    4.

    Zilpo Campground

    49 Reviews
    256 Photos
    272 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a selection of lakefront sites. Views of the lake are enjoyed by those who relax on the sandy beach. Tater Knob, a fire tower open to the public, is nearby, offering outstanding views of the area.

    Recreation

    Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake. Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

    Facilities

    Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake. Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

    Natural Features

    Zilpo sits on a peninsula in the middle portion of Cave Run Lake at an elevation of 800 feet. The lake spans 8,270 acres with soft, sandy beaches. The campground is shaded by a stand of mixed hardwoods, and campsites have good privacy.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest community is 12 miles away.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    5.

    Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    131 Photos
    233 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed conifer and deciduous trees. The recreation area includes two reservable group picnic areas. Group camping is also available.

    Recreation

    Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits. There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

    Facilities

    Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits. There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

    Natural Features

    The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest lies within the Cumberland Plateau, where steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land in this region. Cave Run Lake is in the Cumberland District in the northernmost part of the forest. The lake is surrounded by the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction within the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $43 / 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 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

    7.

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    16 Reviews
    25 Photos
    38 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 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

    8.

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

    9.

    Grayson Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    56 Photos
    49 Saves
    Grayson Lake, Kentucky

    Welcome to Grayson Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Olive Hill, KY. This spot is a solid choice for both tent and RV campers looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The campground is open from April 1 to October 31, offering a range of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to Grayson Lake, a prime location for kayaking and boating. The boat ramp is just a few minutes away, making it super convenient for water activities. If you're into hiking, the trails around the lake offer some fantastic views and are generally easy to moderate in difficulty.

    The campground itself is adjacent to a beautiful golf course, so if you fancy a round, you're in luck. The sites vary quite a bit; some are spacious and flat, while others can be a bit sloped, so bring your leveling blocks if you're in an RV. Most sites come with electric hookups, and there's drinking water available, though you might need a longer hose to reach the shared spigots.

    Families will appreciate the two playgrounds and the open grassy areas where kids can run around. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to keep them leashed and clean up after them.

    While the campground is generally quiet and peaceful, it can get a bit lively on weekends. Some campers have mentioned that rules aren't always strictly enforced, so you might encounter a bit of a free-for-all atmosphere at times. But overall, it's a friendly place where you can relax and enjoy nature.

    So pack your gear, bring your kayak, and get ready for a great time at Grayson Lake State Park Campground. Whether you're here for the water, the trails, or just to unwind, this spot has got you covered.

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

    $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

    10.

    Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

    16 Reviews
    50 Photos
    33 Saves
    Carlisle, Kentucky

    Welcome to Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, nestled near Carlisle, KY. This campground is a gem for history buffs and nature lovers alike. The park is steeped in history, with remnants of historical buildings and a pioneer museum that offers a glimpse into the past.

    The campground itself is a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations. If you're bringing an RV, you'll find electric hookups and drinking water available, though you'll need to use the sanitary dump station as there are no sewer hookups. Tent campers will appreciate the shaded primitive sites, especially during the hot summer months.

    One of the standout features here is the family-friendly atmosphere. There's a playground for the kids, and the campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The bathhouse is clean and even has air conditioning, which is a nice touch.

    For those looking to stay active, there are several miles of hiking trails to explore. The trails might be a bit short and not heavily traveled, but they offer a peaceful retreat into nature. If you're into mini-golf, there's a course right on the grounds.

    The lodge at the park is another highlight, featuring a good restaurant where you can grab a meal after a day of exploring. And don't miss out on the swimming pool, perfect for cooling off during the warmer months.

    Overall, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park offers a blend of historical intrigue and outdoor fun, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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What camping is available near Stout, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, Stout, OH offers a wide range of camping options, with 96 campgrounds and RV parks near Stout, OH and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Stout, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Stout, OH is Sandy Springs Campground with a 5-star rating from 29 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Stout, OH.

What parks are near Stout, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 28 parks near Stout, OH that allow camping, notably Grayson Lake and Paint Creek Lake.