Places to Camp near Willard, OH

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Willard, OH is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Willard is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. Find the best campgrounds near Willard, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Willard, OH (137)

    Camper-submitted photo from Findley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Findley State Park Campground
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    Findley State Park Campground

    40 Reviews
    142 Photos
    171 Saves
    Wellington, Ohio

    Findley Lake State Park Campground is large and wooded. It offers Full Hookup, Electric, and Non-electric sites; all are pet friendly. Reservations are required; they may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

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

    $25 - $50 / night

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

    49 Reviews
    130 Photos
    226 Saves
    Kelleys Island, Ohio

    East Harbor State Park Campground is the largest in the Ohio State Park system. It offers Full Hookup, Electric, Non-electric and ADA sites. Pets are permitted at all sites. Other options include a Yurt (ADA), two Sherman Cabins (one ADA cabin), and Group Camping. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

    Located in Ohio on the sandy shores of Lake Erie awaits an enormous haven of fun, with tons of chances to recreate. Boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and camping all attract flocks of visitors to East Harbor State Park.

    Nature lovers will rejoice thanks to the dense population of waterfowl, shore birds, and other species of wildlife. Owing to the swampy, wetland climate, a host of migratory species regularly flock to the region. However, the land was not always this rich. It wasn’t until the draining of the Great Black Swamp that the land transformed into an agricultural oasis, producing regional varieties of fruits such as grapes and peaches.

    Before European Settlement, East Harbor region was home to Native American tribes like the Ottawa and Wyandot Tribes. Stemming from the translation “trader”, the Ottawa tribe earned its title due to the geographic location of East Harbor. During the period of Westward Expansion, this park’s acreage was first the heart of popular trade routes for Native Americans.

    As it developed, the region has long been valued for its recreational potential. In fact, Lake Erie is more similar (and exotic) to a tropical beach resort than you’d first think. This is due to the extensive range of plant and animal life, long sandy beaches, and the immense size of the lake itself. As a result of these factors, 1,831 acres were reserved and protected, to be known today as East Harbor State Park.

    Camping at East Harbor is readily available with 352 electric sites. Furthermore, there are 160 non-electric sites available for a cheaper nightly rate. There are also an additional 51 full hook-up sites for those in Recreational Vehicles. Working Nomads and Van Dwellers will be grateful to find Wifi Available, however there is a small fee to use it.

    Finally, there’s Dump Stations, Bathrooms, and Showers are routinely located throughout. For a more secure (and expensive) shelter option, there is one Yurt available for reservation. Book in advance, however, as it tends to be very competitive.

    If you’ve got furry friends, you can take a breath of relief as pets are permitted on all sites. Moreover, Bike rentals are available as well as games and sporting equipment from the camp office/lodge. Get outside with your friends (any number of legs invited) and enjoy everything that East Harbor State Park has to offer.

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

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    Mohican State Park Campground

    42 Reviews
    173 Photos
    291 Saves
    Loudonville, Ohio
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Sandusky-Bayshore KOA

    16 Reviews
    30 Photos
    98 Saves
    Sandusky, Ohio

    Sandusky-Bayshore KOA is a solid choice if you're looking to camp near Sandusky, OH, especially if you're planning a trip to Cedar Point. This campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it versatile for different camping preferences. The season runs from May 8 to October 16, so plan your visit accordingly.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Many visitors have praised the team for their welcoming attitude and readiness to assist, whether it's helping you back in your RV or just making sure you have everything you need. The campground also boasts a well-stocked store, so if you forget any essentials, you’re covered.

    For families, the playground and jump mat are big hits with the kids. There's also a pool that's large and clean, perfect for cooling off during the warmer months. If you're traveling with pets, you'll appreciate the kamp k9 dog park where your furry friends can run off-leash.

    The campground is conveniently located near Cedar Point, making it an ideal base for thrill-seekers. Plus, the ATT cell service is reportedly excellent, so staying connected won’t be an issue.

    While some sites might be a bit close together, the overall atmosphere is friendly and accommodating. The bathhouse, though dated, is generally clean, and the campground offers all the necessary amenities like electric and sewer hookups, showers, and toilets.

    In summary, Sandusky-Bayshore KOA offers a comfortable and convenient camping experience with a few standout features that make it a great choice for families and Cedar Point visitors alike.

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

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    Kelleys Island State Park Campground

    29 Reviews
    176 Photos
    200 Saves
    Kelleys Island, Ohio

    Welcome to Kelleys Island State Park Campground, a gem nestled near Kelleys Island, Ohio. This spot is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle and immerse themselves in nature from April to October. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the stunning lakefront sites. If you can snag one, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Lake Erie. The campground is well-equipped with amenities like electric hookups, showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station. Pets are welcome, and you can even enjoy a campfire at your site.

    Visitors often rave about the island's beauty and the range of activities available. There are plenty of trails for hiking and biking, and the island's history is fascinating. Don't miss the chance to explore the quarries and the world's largest glacial grooves. If you're into water activities, the campground is close to a beach and offers easy access for kayaking and boating.

    For those who enjoy a bit of local flavor, the island has some great restaurants and unique drinks. The Brandy Alexander comes highly recommended. And if you're visiting in late July, be sure to check out Islandfest, a local festival that's a hit with both locals and visitors.

    While the campground is generally quiet and family-friendly, it's worth noting that some sites are closer to public trails and can be a bit busier. But overall, Kelleys Island State Park Campground is a fantastic place to relax, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Crystal Rock Campground - Sandusky, OH

    14 Reviews
    56 Photos
    55 Saves
    Castalia, Ohio

    Sandusky's Hidden Gem. Crystal Rock Campground has called Sandusky home for over 45 years and is just minutes from Cedar Point Amusement Park and the Lake Erie Islands, including: Marblehead, Port Clinton, Catawba, Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island! We offer a quiet place to stay with nearby access to a variety of area attractions. Beaches, Boating, Fishing, Roller Coasters (Cedar Point), Water Parks, Hiking, Kayaking, Water Sports, Foodies, Breweries and Wineries, and exploring Nature.

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

    $32 - $1 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mt Gilead State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Mt Gilead State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Mt Gilead State Park Campground
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    Mt Gilead State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    187 Photos
    51 Saves
    Mount Gilead, Ohio

    Located between Columbus and Mansfield, Mt. Gilead State Park provides the charm of a small, secluded park, while offering many of the amenities found at larger parks. Mt. Gilead's wildflowers, wildlife, and woodlands offer year-round wonder for hikers and nature lovers. The small lake is perfect for paddling or dropping a line to catch bass or bluegill. A picturesque gazebo and several shelters offer a perfect setting for weddings and family reunions.

    The cozy Mt. Gilead State Park Campground offers Full Hookup sites as well as 50/30-amp Electric sites. Pets are permitted on most campsites. Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles Mill Lake Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles Mill Lake Park Campground
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    Charles Mill Lake Park Campground

    12 Reviews
    25 Photos
    68 Saves
    Lucas, Ohio

    Charles Mill Lake Park Campground, nestled near Mansfield, OH, is a solid spot for a camping getaway. This place has a bit of everything, from tent sites to RV spots, and even some glamping options like yurts. The campground is open year-round, so you can enjoy it no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the lakefront sites, especially in the Eagles Point area. You can literally drop your kayak or boat right from your site, which is pretty awesome. The views are stunning, and it's a great place to unwind and soak in some natural beauty. Plus, the sunsets over the lake are something else.

    The campground has all the basics covered: drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There's also a market on-site if you need to grab any essentials. And yes, you can have a campfire, which is always a plus in my book.

    Families will appreciate the activities at the Messerly Recreation building, which offers fun stuff for kids and even bingo on Saturday nights. The staff here are generally friendly and helpful, and there's a ranger patrolling regularly to keep things in check.

    Some campers have mentioned that the sites can be a bit close together, but overall, folks seem to enjoy their stay. The campground is conveniently located not far from the highway, making it an easy stop if you're passing through or looking to explore the area.

    In short, Charles Mill Lake Park Campground is a great spot to kick back, enjoy some water activities, and take in the beautiful surroundings. Whether you're here for a weekend or just passing through, it's worth a visit.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point

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    Lighthouse Point at Cedar Point

    13 Reviews
    24 Photos
    70 Saves
    Sandusky, Ohio

    Lighthouse Point was voted one of the 9 most beautiful RV Campgrounds in the U.S. by Travel and Leisure Magazine. This relaxing space features full hook-up luxury RV sites plus 50 ultimate patio sites along with waterfront cottages, inland cabins and ten person deluxe cabins. Each tiny home features upgraded bedding, multiple televisions with cable, full linen services, mini-fridge, microwave, and private bathrooms. All accommodations include outdoor seating and a charcoal grill. Guests also enjoy property-wide wi-fi and a convenience store as well as laundry facilities, planned activities and an outdoor pool. Book online now or call us at 419-627-2106.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    KOA Campground Shelby

    4 Reviews
    4 Photos
    16 Saves
    Waynesburg, Ohio
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near Willard, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Willard, OH is Findley State Park Campground with a 4.1-star rating from 40 reviews.

What parks are near Willard, OH?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near Willard, OH that allow camping, notably Delaware Lake and Alum Creek Lake.