Pymatuning State Park invites outdoor lovers of all ages to enjoy a relaxing lakeside vacation experience.
In a setting that highlights the mystery of an old swamp forest and the excitement of a water recreation area, Pymatuning camping is one of the finest walleye and muskellunge lakes in the country, and offers excellent camping, swimming and boating opportunities.
This is one of those parks you need to be careful when picking your site. After a lot of looking online we chose site 260. Unfortunately, the website seems to have some incorrect pictures for sites. Fortunately, our site was still amazing. The pads are kind of small and some are dangerously unlevel and probably unusable for a lot of campers. Our site was large, very tree covered and shady. There are only a handful of sites that are somewhat private, most are open but wooded. The sites only had 15A plugs but the power was very stable during a hot and humid time of year, and the campground was fully booked. The waterfront sites are gorgeous and directly in the water. Right behind us was a huge nature preserve where they permanently closed some sites because BALD EAGLE'S nest there each year. Supposedly it's one of the largest nesting areas. The small restrooms around the campground are the usual outdated small houses but the shower houses are updated and very nice. There is a large park, public space along the water, a beach and a small public fishing pier and boat launch. The camp store looks large and nice but of course was closed for the "virus". All in all, we highly recommend a trip here but caution to research the site's. Maybe even a trip to write down your favorites if you can. We personally like to color code a camp map for every place we go.
This is a large campground with mostly RV sites. The tent area was relatively small with little space or privacy between sites, and a picnic table and fire pit at each. Most sites were pretty sloped. No real hiking trails here unfortunately, its mostly a fishing/boating park
We tent camped here in early June. GPS had a hard time as there are so many locations referred to as "Pymatuning State Park." Campsite was fine other than trying to find room to put our big tent. The showers were great--roomy and well maintained. Wish there were more hiking trails; unless you fish or boat, there isn't a lot to do. The Ohio State Parks website is a bit clunky! Very little, if any cell service.
the lake is beautiful and the park is clean but the cabins or the one I was in needed maintenance badly.front porch was soft and spongy .the screened in porch had huge holes in the screens and a huge gap in the floor .the picnic table and fire pit were leaning badly. the bedroom had a hole in the wall which should have been a easy fix if anyone cared. the boat rental was nice
Our first time camping at Pymatuning State Park in Ohio. The facilities are older, but kept clean with workers constantly around checking things.
There are 3 sections to camp. We stayed in section 2, site 82 which had a direct view of the lake and was close to the bathhouse and restroom. If you have younger kids, this site is for you. The playground is right there as is the beach.
We didnt look at section 1, but already decided next time, we will go to section 3 as that seemed more shaded and no playground.
The store there had just about anything you could need for supplies at a reasonable price.
We will definitely return.
To check in at this campground, the parking lot is to the right of the campground entry road and you need to walk over to the left of the road to the camp store. This campground offers private shady campsites right on the lake. It's great for boats and kayaks. There were plenty of trees on our site to hang hammocks. The bathrooms/shower houses were clean. There is a small beach at the campground and also a larger one up the road. This is a great fishing spot. Birders will enjoy the variety of species found here including Bald eagles, Orioles, Osprey, Prothonotary warblers, Yellow warblers, Great blue herons, Kingbirds, Kingfishers and many others. We saw other types of wildlife too including: butterflies, toads and turtles. Nearby attractions include Linesville Spillway (feed the carp) and Linesville fish hatchery. There are not a lot of hiking trails on the Ohio side, but we drove around to the PA side and found some. This remarkable campground has plenty to do for everyone.
This campground has spacious sites and there is primitive and full hook up sites available. Pets are allowed in certain sites. Sites are also available along the lake. Access to lake is a plus for boaters and fishing.
Of all my camping trips so far, this is my favorite.
Great stay! Breeze from the lake made hot days cool. Everything is relatively close with in a few mins walk. Some showers facilities updated and nice. Good fishing spots. It’s nice because there are a few sites that aren’t too close together and you have more privacy.
small beach, size of someones swimming pool… need a boat for best fish experience