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About Mount Gilead
Operator
State
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No WiFi
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Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Max Length: 40 ft.
Location
Mount Gilead is located in Ohio
Latitude
40.5464 N
Longitude
-82.8107 W
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14 Reviews of Mount Gilead
Fall is here!

Site 29 - this was a nice site in tall pine trees and colors all around. The pad was gravel and pretty level. We had trees in our site that could be used for hammocks as well. We were able to set up our ez-up and still have room to walk our dogs. It wasn’t the biggest site, but definitely not the smallest. We had electric for our camper. We had a good storm one night that caused a small pool of water out front and around the fire ring, but both areas drained very well the next day. There are vault toilets at the end of the road and a very nice shower house as you drive in that were clean all weekend. The park had a couple of playgrounds for kids, disc golf course and lots of hiking trails. The camp store is now open with limited hours. Wood is available but it’s all slab cut. There are also permanent cornhole boards. There are full hook up sites as well but are right next to one another and not a lot of trees. You can drive down to the lake and kayak and fish. It’s a very small campground with a very big park.

Small but Tall (trees!)

This was our first time at this campground, but we visited it beforehand to check out the sites to look for shade, decent size and grass. The full hookup sites were small and you really didn’t have much of a side yard and potentially no back yard depending on the side of the street you were on. The electric sites were sporadic with shade and size. Some had absolutely no shade, while others had partial shade. We stayed in an electric site, with partial shade, grass and very tall pine trees(awesome). Our pad was gravel and not level, but nothing a few blocks couldn’t help. The pine trees we had in our site could be used for hammocks, but we used it for dog tie out which worked great. The pads were perpendicular to the drive, which could make it a little tough for larger campers to back in especially if your neighbor across the street it already there. There is a camp store, but you can’t go inside. There is nice bathhouse that has separate flush toilets from the showers. There are also vault toilets at the end of one of the turnarounds. The park itself had a couple of playgrounds, lots of shelter houses, a bird blind, permanent cornhole boards, horseshoe pits and a short drive to trails and a lake. You can kayak and fish, but no swimming in the lake. We took a hike one day– nice trail system and we kayaked another(small lake). There is plenty to do if you want or you can just hang out and enjoy the quiet and the smell of the tall pine trees. The camp host was friendly and made a few trips out each day to check on the campers and sites. We plan to go back in the fall to check out the leaves around the lake!

Nice Stay

This park isn’t all that big but it was nice. Surprised that the showers were open during COVID. The showers were nice, you get your own shower room which was quite large. Restrooms were nice also and there was access to “a hole in the ground” bathroom that wasn’t so nice. The camp host makes several rounds around the park and was very friendly. A lot of RV and campers here but site was nice for our tent with plenty of space.

Great Get-Away!

Nice campground that's very well maintained. Some of the sites are close together, especially in the site with full hookups, but not too bad. We were in sight #9 that is close to the neighbors, but it had a large area in back with a fire pit. The camp has nice trails, a fishing lake and disc golf course along with other activitie. The store was closed due to Covid-19 but restrooms and showers were open.

One of my Favorite Small Parks

This is one of the smaller campgrounds in the Ohio State Parks system but it’s a little hidden gem. With a larger camper with have to park at the end of the row so not as many trees, but still a great park. The hiking trails are nice and one of the better marked parks. They camp store is nice and well stocked. They also have a small lake and a disc golf course. Site 37

Smaller sites, but lots of shade!

Loved the trees and shade. The lots were small and some on hills. But we loved the fire ring setting down in, lower than the road & camper for more privacy.  However, there was no grate on the ring. Went to the host on Friday evening, no one was home. Went back at 8:15 am and he sent a worker down. Unfortunately, they were under the impression the ODNR rings cannot have them installed? So if you plan on cooking on the fire, be sure to bring a grate. The grounds are well kept, even during the Covid-19 with restrictions on 6/5/20 when we arrived. Enjoyed the hiking trails and the opportunity to share nature facts with the grandkids. Recommend you visit soon!

Small Park

Ok small sites you got that from the title. Small park, very small however we loved it. Our site had a deck right behind the camping pad because the site has a descent slope. The fire pit was down the slope which was cool being out of site from walkers. Hiking trails very well maintained (only saw 3 pieces of trash while hiking, we picked up the garbage) Bathrooms clean and nice showers. We went Friday-Sunday would do again for a short weekend. President Harding’s house and tomb close by also a few wineries.

Activities only

Very small clean some play areas seen good for city based activities camp ground not so much

Modern and convenient

This campground is small with small sites. However some sites do have electricity and water. I think all have electric. The park is nice for fishing and hiking and there are spots for the kids to play.

One huge problem I had was the lack of staff midweek. As it turned out they were going to seal the asphalt the next day so I moved on and did not spend as much time as I wanted to. I probably will not return to this campground due to the size of the sites.

Camping at its best

This is a great park. Has a large pavilion. Nice camp sites. Has many hiking trails. Amphitheater is good size.

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