This is a sweet campground near Cedarville/Xenia. It’s got quite a bit of space for campgrounds and has a few mild hiking trails and a meadow nearby. It’s a nice place for a last minute get together with friends or large group camp weekends. Fire pits available and near other hiking sites like the Clifton Gorge.
The campground I used is right off of the main entrance to the park. It is surrounded by wonderful trees which give a fantastic ambiance in the fall. The ground was well kept and nearby there were ground latrienes. Make sure to watch for walnuts in the late summer to fall however as there are many, many walnut tres nearby and having one under your sleeping bag can ruin a great night.
Absolutely one of the best parks in the state. The camping is just a Field. Kind of disappointing
Had a great time here. My only complaint is that the sites are very close together and there are few trees for privacy in the actual campsites, Also very little shade for this reason. For the most part the tent sites are grass, with a place to pull in. The site I stayed at was relatively close to the pit toilets and a water spigot, but also close to a bunch of RV sites, so I wouldn't say it was all that quiet. It was easy to access walking trails along a river, and also really close to Yellow Springs, which is a great little town (that I totally did not expect to find, who knew!) Cheap firewood and camp store at the entrance.
Beware of the raccoons. They are adorable but will literally steal your food right in front of you. We were set up for about 5 minutes before a raccoon appeared and swiped a large bag of sunchips off the picnic table as I was about to make a sandwich. Straight savage. Campground is a few minutes from Yellow Springs which is a beautiful town with a lot to see and do including a brewery and nature preserve. John Bryan park itself has some nice hikes and offers top rop rock climbing and repelling. Climbing routes are all available on mountainoroject.com Campground/Park also offers disc golf and volleyball with a ton of picnic areas. Facilities are not the best with outhouse style bathrooms, no showers. This isnt notmally an issue but we visited at the end of June and weather was crazy hot. All in all it's a pretty cool place. Had a great time and even ended up naming all the raccoons, Larry, Mary, & Baby Terry.
John bryant has great hiking along the river with beautiful natural rock formations. The sites are spacious, there are play grounds and picnic areas. You can camp one day or a week, easy in and out. The town of Dayton yellow springs is only a five minute drive from enterance. Great attractions
As the title says, it was a tough choice between giving it a 3 star and a 4 star because we absolutely love the trails and the closeness to Yellowsprings. The reason why it received the 3 star is because we were very disappointed with the campground. They had cut down the few trees that were there, and there was no sense of privacy or feeling of seclusion. You literally camped on top of each other. I typically look for a campsite with trees, as I am out to be in nature, and also we like to hang our hammocks.
Absolutely love it here. So mainly beautiful trails and springs. Great camping areas too.
Not a lot of trees. Everything is slightly uneven. The raccoons are out of control and there are no showers. I do appreciate how friendly everyone is, and how close to town the campground is :)
Great place to visit has three parks in one John Bryant and Glen Helen nature preserve and Clifton Gorge are some of the best hiking trails in south west Ohio. Camp sites are great for tent camping with a few RV spots. You can visit the near by historical town of Yellow Springs.