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Location

Scioto Trail State Park Campground is located in Ohio

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Directions

From Cleveland, Ohio: Take I-71 south to I-270 west to US 23 south (Circleville exit). Stay on US 23, past Chillicothe. Follow the park signs. From Columbus, Ohio: Take US 23 south. Stay on US 23, past Chillicothe. Follow the park signs. From Cincinatti, Ohio: US 50 east to Chillicothe (Go through Chillicothe). West to US 23 south. Stay on US 23. Follow the park signs. From Toledo, Ohio: Take US 23 to Columbus to I-270 west to US 23 south (Circleville exit). Stay on US 23, past Chillicothe. Follow the park signs.

Address

144 Lake Rd
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Coordinates

39.23013232 N
82.954984 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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8 Reviews

EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2022

FLIES UP MY BUTT!!

The campground was very meh, very buggy and muddy must have been bad timing I guess. Some of the spots were decent. But my lord the vault toilers there are bio hazards every single one of them probably had 100+ flies all round inside and coming out of the toilet. Now I’m here for vault toilets I know some flies and etc are expected but it was just mind blowing. Disgusting they need to be cleaned and treated with some Lyme on a consistent basis. Will not be coming back.

Month of VisitJuly
Megan M.
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2021

Tiny, crowded

I just drove through here, I did not stay, but from what I could see: the sites were about 16 feet wide and VERY crowded. The "lake" is a pond and the beach looked very dirty. There was a chaotic amount of kids on the roads running around, on bikes, darting in front of my car, etc. I'm glad I didn't decide to stay here sight unseen because phew, this place was not for me. The lack of running water is what held me back, but now I know this place is too tiny and crowded.

Month of VisitNovember
E
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Some spots better than others

Spots in the outsides of the loops are more spacious. We looked forward to the “beach” but it was very small and covered in algae. The lake was more like a large pond. There’s no running water so toilets were basically out houses. Lots of trails but they weren’t very exciting.

Month of VisitOctober
K
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Nice isolated state park

Very easy to reserve on phone. Price very reasonable. Has only outhouses, but clean and stocked.

Site27
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Ken J., April 18, 2021
Aaron S.
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2020

Quiet and cozy

Scioto Trail is a nice campground. We camped three times this summer and fall. The set-up is good. There are at least three water spigot, and they are easy to get to. Makes you feel like you're camping in the woods, not at a commercial campground. Recommended.

  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Aaron S., December 24, 2020
Cassandra C.
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2020

Peaceful and rustic

We chose to camp at Scioto Trail State Park because of it's proximity to Salt Creek Kayak Adventures. While I had hiked at Scioto Trail in the past, this was our first visit to the campground. The primitive section is located far from the electric sites, which is desirable for us. It's also a walk-in campground, which wasn't really made clear when making reservations. That said, they do allow you to drive your car to your site for loading/unloading, which was super helpful since we weren't planning on a walk-in site.

The campground is a little confusing. Sites #64-68 are not at all what we were expecting based on the map on the website. They are all on one strip of land, and you basically walk through other sites to get to your own - which is why they don't allow you to keep your cars here. #68 is all the way in the back - we were on #67. But the sites are just beautiful. They are all decent sizes and well shaded by very tall trees. We loved our site, but I think we'd opt for #68 next time, as it's the last one in the line of sites. There are no showers and pit toilets, which weren't bad at all. The campground is also really, really dark, especially since the electric sites are in a totally different section of the park. Take a walk up to the parking area at night to check out the stars as there are too many trees to really see the sky from your site.

Site67
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Cassandra C., August 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Cassandra C., August 24, 2020
Marc J.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2018

Beautiful little park

Our family loves Scioto Trail. It is small and beautiful, very rustic. We love the naturalist, Amy and the kids love the stream that runs through the park. The lack of shower houses might turn some off. The lake is beautiful and the fishing is good.

  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Marc J., June 21, 2018
Jessica M.
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

Rain rain go away

We are staying at Scioto Trail State Park. It has been raining nonstop for 13 hours. We still managed a one mile hike with the kids. The trails we used were fantastic. The campground is clean and not busy. There is a nice size pond for fishing. Our only regret is we didn't realize there was no shower house here.

Site23
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Scioto Trail State Park Campground by Jessica M., July 6, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Scioto Trail State Park Campground?

Camping at Scioto Trail State Park Campground can cost between $21.00 and $25.00 depending on the site.

Are fires allowed at Scioto Trail State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Scioto Trail State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Scioto Trail State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Scioto Trail State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Scioto Trail State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.