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Sandy Springs Campground

About

Our campground is located along the banks of the Ohio River.  Easy to access right on the Ohio River Scenic Byway or US Highway 52.  View river barges and tugs as they go by several times a day.  Take in the sites of the Kentucky Appalachian foothills on the other side of the river.  Wake up to the sounds of many birds that make their home in the scenic Ohio River bluffs.  Toss a line in as you fish the river from our boat ramp.  Take a hot shower or do laundry in our well stocked and clean bath house.  Our hookups include 50/30 amp electric, sewer and water at each site. For your convenience we also offer honey wagon services and a dump station.

Location

Sandy Springs Campground is located in Ohio

Detail location of campground

Address

27719 US Hwy 52
Stout, OH 45684

Coordinates

38.60645702296259 N
83.28311196366462 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Poor
  • T-Mobile
    Poor

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 Amp Hookups
  • 50 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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29 Reviews

J
Reviewed May. 4, 2024

Epic Views

We stayed in sites along the river. Wow, what a peaceful beautiful place. We will be back again and again

Site8, 7
Month of VisitJune

Thank you so much for staying with us!! Thank you for the awesome review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

M
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2024

Quiet little campground

The view!!!!!! Backing your camper up to the view of the Ohio River is so calming. Watching the barges going up and down is never boring. The owners go out of their way to make sure that you are ok or if you need anything.

Sitesite 2
Month of VisitApril
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mark R., April 1, 2024
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mark R., April 1, 2024
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mark R., April 1, 2024
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Thank you so much for the awesome review!! We love when you visit us!! So glad you enjoy it here!

Sandy Springs Family

Mary T.
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2023

Super campground on the Ohio

We arrived late and the hosts were so kind and communicative. We were met at the office and given a site right on the river. We had a peaceful night and awoke to fog on the river which was beautiful and quickly lifted. A sweet kitty visited with us during our walk down to the water and breakfast. Electric and water hookups were fine and the showers were great - individual rooms with toilet, sink and shower were roomy and had surfaces for resting your toiletries. We were just passing through so only stayed one night but I’d definitely go back. Highly recommend.

Site8? It was right on the river beside the boat dock
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mary T., September 15, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mary T., September 15, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Mary T., September 15, 2023

So happy you enjoyed your stay with us!! :) Was hoping you were able to enjoy the river view in the morning!! Have a safe journey and we hope to see you in the future!

Denise C.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2023

Very pleasant and very well maintained.

If you are looking for good old wholesome camping take advantage of Sandy Springs Campground any time of the year.

Thank you for the awesome review!! :) We appreciate it so much!

A
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2023

Amazing Ohio River Houseboat

My family of 5 stayed in the houseboat for several days, and what a wonderful unique experience.   Our family includes two adults and three kids (ages 2 to 13), and the houseboat sleeping arrangements worked out well for us (older kids sleeping in the belly of the whale...an almost cave-like experience that they loved) and wife and I sleeping in the beds towards the rear of the boat, with a pack n play for our toddler between our two beds.  

The campground is on the smaller side, which is a positive as it creates a more friendly, peaceful and cozy experience.   We had the perfect weather (warm during the day and cool at night).  It rained one day, which we used to go explore the nearby State Park and grab a bite to eat in a nearby city (appx 30 min away), in addition to relaxing in the houseboat.

The campground owners and their family are probably the most down-to-earth people I've met at any campground, and they take time to get to know you and your family, and vice versa.  

The campground was always clean and safe, and we stayed during a holiday weekend, where the campground was full and had numerous activities going on.  The playground was a favorite of my youngest two.

The Campground bathrooms/showers were also clean and well-maintained. The houseboat has its own shower, but it's about the size of a phone booth, which I enjoyed using, but at least one of the kids preferred more space, so the option is there to use the campground showers.

For a smaller sized campground, I was impressed with the size of the camp store and it's offerings.  

Finally, the icing on the cake...the location of the campground and the gorgeous views, especially from the houseboat.  It's located between the shores of the Ohio River and a forested area.  Lots of shade and lots of scenic views.  Also, there's something both relaxing and adventurous in watching the long barges, tugboats and other boats traveling the Ohio river.  I don't know, makes me feel a little Mark Twain-ish.

I'm attaching some pictures from our trip.  The nature of where we were staying was a complete surprise for my family, so when we pulled up and I announced "a 1970's houseboat", they were super excited.  I also ordered some sea captain accessories from Amazon for us to create some memorable photos.

SiteHouseboat
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Andrew S., June 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Andrew S., June 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Andrew S., June 2, 2023
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Thank you so much for your awesome review!! :) We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the SS Sandy Springs!! Your family is welcome back anytime! The idea of the sea captain items is in my Amazon cart as we speak!! Thank you for that amazing idea!

Gwen C.
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Easy, breezy river living

I found this jewel during the pandemic. I wanted to stay closer to home than usual for vacation. It was the cutest, most affordable, safe for solo female campers, clean, wonderful owners, tons of things to do, or just relaxing. I fell in love and have returned many, many times. I have stayed in all of the cabins and campers except SS Sandy Springs and Flair. I am familiar with this area and Shawnee State Forest, aka, The Little Smokies!

SiteMama Bear
Month of VisitApril
  • Watching a barge from Maple cabin. It glistened and sparkled.
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  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Gwen C., May 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Gwen C., May 31, 2023
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Thank you for your awesome review we love having you here!!

Kimberly T.
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Amazing sites, owners and very nice campers

We found sandy springs took a chance and we LOVE IT. We have been with multiple family members. Twice. They all wanted to go back. The place is very clean. the owners are amazing. Very accommodating. Even though we have full hook ups we used the clean personal shower rooms. We dont like to keep our camper at one spot. We do like to roam. BUT I would here. Love Julie and Darcy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this campground ....unless we need the spot. Lol

Siteriver cabin, site 1, site 2. and site 3
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Kimberly T., May 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Kimberly T., May 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Kimberly T., May 31, 2023
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Thank you for being the amazing guests you are!! :)

Kimberly S.
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Great place to stay

Always clean and friendly.   Beautiful area. The owners always make sure your stay is enjoyable.  And this is a beautiful area.  The water and hills

Thank you for the great review!

J
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Beautiful, quiet, hidden gem campground in Southern Ohio

Sandy Springs is our RV home away from home.  From the beautiful views of the Ohio River, fishing, quiet out in nature, there is just not enough great words to describe this campground.

The owners Julie and Darcy are the best when making sure your stay is pleasant and we've made this our go to campground since 2018.

From the simple registration for RV/Tent spots as well as cabins, it doesn't get any easier to book a site.  Unlike some campgrounds, where the full-timers get all of the premium spots, it is the opposite at Sandy Springs, the river view spots are left open for the "weekenders".

Some weekends, there are special events going on, from bands to bouncy houses and there are also those weekends where nothing is going on, it you are looking for the slower pace camping.

You cannot go wrong camping here :)

Feel free to reach out if you want more info, always glad to share,

Joe Testa

info@rvmentor.com

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Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Joseph T., May 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Joseph T., May 31, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Joseph T., May 31, 2023
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Thank you for the awesome review and pictures!! :) We love you guys and look forward to seeing you soon!

Barbara O.
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Beautiful, Spacious Spots, Relaxing, Wonderful Hosts, & Very Clean

This campground should be a must visit on your list 🤗

We have camped in many places & this is definitely a 5 star 🌟 place. The spaces are so spacious & clean. The bathrooms & showers are so clean as well (Hardly see that anymore) The campground is relaxing & quiet 😁

The hosts & owners make you feel right at home & like family 💕 Beautiful views of the Ohio River & access to the water (beach) 🏖️ You can see the barges go by, watch the beautiful sky, & see the mountain range across the river. So much beauty to truly relax. Close to Cincinnati but far enough away to be in a peaceful relaxing place. You can tent, rent a cabin, or bring your own camper. Perfect for family camping 🏕️ 

Great events for families to enjoy. 

Truly a wonderful place to be. 

Love love love this campground 🏕️🏖️🛶🐟❤️🌟

Month of VisitJuly

Thank you for the awesome review!! Come back real soon!! :)

Henry S.
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Amazing experience at Sandy Springs Campground

Sandy Springs Campground is this awesome little gem on the Ohio River. It is a small family owned and family oriented Campground with some amazing views of the foothills of Ohio and Kentucky. The Campground is super clean and well maintained. They have full hookups and 30/50 Amp service. There are pull through sites and river front sites. They have several rental options and the coolest house boat over looking the river with a wrap around porch. They have really nice shower and laundry facilities. There is a pretty cool camp store there too. The best part is the friendly people and atmosphere. The owners work very hard here. They take very good care of the guests and there are always plenty of activities on the weekends and holidays. The prices are definitely affordable and can't be beat anywhere I have stayed before. Couldn't recommend a better place to stay on your next camping adventure.

Site39
Month of VisitJune

Thank you for your wonderful review!! Cannot wait to have your family stay here!

C
Reviewed May. 31, 2023

Wonderful place to stay!

A great place to stay! The owners are friendly and helpful. You can't beat the view of the river!

Thank you for your great review!! Hope to see you soon!! :)

T
Reviewed May. 26, 2023

Absolutely fantastic and relaxing

We stayed at Sandy Springs last year for the first time. We stayed there again this year and have another trip scheduled for August. If you aren’t made to feel at home here, you’ll never will!! Julie, Darcy, and there son go over and above, all the time! Makes you feel like family.

Listening to barges and trains just have that sound that takes you back in time. You get to the point that you pick up that distant sound of a barge or a train on the Kentucky side.

The time and effort from these fine people, shows their commitment!!

Well done Sandy Springs. This is by far our favorite!!

SiteRiverview #1
Month of VisitJune

Thank you for the AmaZing review!!

Rhonda E.
Reviewed May. 26, 2023

Definitely a favorite of ours!!

It only took one visit to Sandy Springs for it to become a favorite of ours! The owners do a great job of keeping everything clean, running smoothly and still taking time to interact with their guests.

Thank you for the wonderful reivew!! :)

Joe V.
Reviewed May. 19, 2023

Hidden treasure

We camped at Sandy springs last year in 2022. Loved it. Owners were fantastic. They actually come around and check on you. They have put a lot of work into this place and it’s paying. Can’t wait to get there next month to see all the new additions. Shout out to Julie and her hard working family and staff

jeff S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 6, 2023

Beautiful little private campground

Small quiet beautiful campground with some of the friendliest people you can meet. Enjoyed our spot overlooking the Ohio river and the sounds of barges and trains going by.

Site#7
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by jeff S., May 6, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by jeff S., May 6, 2023
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by jeff S., May 6, 2023
Bob M.
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2022

Nice Place

We had site #6, one of the riverview sites. Pleasant stay, quiet even on a pretty crowded weekend.

The sites here are fairly close together. Not a big deal unless you get a loud group nearby.

Scenic area, hiking trails nearby. FYI- the state park golf course isn't there anymore, I had no idea (closed in 2019), disappointing. So my clubs collected dust in our 4 night stay. West Union is about 15-20 minutes away and has groceries if needed. Portsmouth a little further east.

Site6
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Bob M., October 16, 2022
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Bob M., October 16, 2022
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Bob M., October 16, 2022

Thank you for your 5 star review! :) If you visit us in the future there is a country club near Manchester and also one just outside of West Union. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Also give us a call and we can suggest sites with a bigger yard for you!

Doug J.
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2022

On the Ohio River

What a great little family owned and run campground. The only thing you'll hear are barges running up and down the Ohio River and an occasional train over on the Kentucky side. Spots are big, grounds are neat and clean and the service is friendly and accommodating.

Site5
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Doug J., June 29, 2022
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Doug J., June 29, 2022
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Doug J., June 29, 2022
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Thank you for the awesome review!! We loved having you stay with us!

BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2022

Quiet and scenic

This is a very quiet place to camp. We are right on the river and enjoying watching the barges go up and down. Owners are very attentive and we see them out and about. Full hookups are a great feature. Also nice to have private showers. Campground is close to the Shawnee State Forest, so we headed over there to swim at one of the beaches. Also there's good softserve at the Buckeye Dairy Bar between here and Portsmouth.

Site6
Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Bernadette L., June 22, 2022
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 11, 2022

Sandy Springs!

We stopped at Sandy Springs overnight. Julie gave us a warm welcome. We stayed at a great spot on the second row, good view of the Ohio River. Individual shower rooms with toilet and sink were spotless and very roomy. We will stop again when in the area!

Site14
Month of VisitJune
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2022

Sandy Shores

Small and clean private campground. I was looking for somewhere to sleep on our way back north and saw this highly reviewed on Dyrt, so naturally we took the chance. Glad we did. Although some of the amenities are dated such as the bathrooms and surrounding equipment, they make up for in cleanliness and attention to detail, way better than any state park. Example, heaters and reading material in the bathroom. Picnic tables and fire rings at all spots and in good condition, playground for the kids was better than anything so had ever seen at state parks. Every site is full service and river access for anyone who is eager to fish or just skip some stones.

Only downside I could think of is the active trains going up and down the river, however they don’t blow the horn - just the constant white noise of the engines.

Site3
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Nicholas R., April 2, 2022
Frank H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Nice campground

This was the last campground before returning home from a month long camping road trip across the country and back. Picturesque camp directly on the Ohio River. Very level. Small campground with about 40 sites. Basically all sites are for RVs and equipped with electrical and water and most with sewer. We were tent camping and set up and a very soft & thick grassy space on one of the empty sites. The owners plan to install dedicated tent sites along the edge of the woods. There is a camp store with most needed items. Ice and firewood sold. Very spacious and individual toilet and shower & sink rooms. Good showers with plenty of hot water. Playground for children. Volleyball for anyone. Dumpster for trash. Great people. Easy to make reservations.

Site37
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Frank H., August 7, 2021
Craig S.
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2020

Relaxing river sites

Beautiful place. It's so peaceful right by the river. The owners are great.

D
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2019

Great peaceful campground

Stayed a couple nights. Nice level site on river. Owners are wonderful. They have 7 private bathrooms with shower. Also a laundry room with one washer and dryer. We actually walked down boat ramp (which they have) and went swimming in the Ohio River! It’s nice to sit outside and watch the river and barges traveling up and down.

Site#6
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Debbie  C., September 13, 2019
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Debbie  C., September 13, 2019
Donya F.
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2018

A very peaceful campground!

This is one of the most relaxing campground we have ever been to. It was so nice camping right on the Ohio River,watching barges go by.

  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Donya F., December 4, 2018
Kimberly S.
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2018

Wonderful

It's a a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the Ohio river. Can't wait to go back.

C
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2018

Love this place!

This is a gorgeous campground right on the Ohio River. The new owners are so friendly and helpful. I can't wait to come back and explore more of they area!

Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Christy B., December 3, 2018
  • Review photo of Sandy Springs Campground by Christy B., December 3, 2018
Julie W.
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2018

Ohio River Campground - Hidden Gem

This is a peaceful and quiet campground located along the Ohio River. All sites have 50 amp and water hook ups. Most have fire rings and picnic tables. It is amazing to watch the river barges go by and they also have fishing available. Shower house is clean and warm!!

Month of VisitSeptember

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Sandy Springs Campground?

Camping at Sandy Springs Campground can cost between $35.00 and $125.00 depending on the site.

Does Sandy Springs Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Sandy Springs Campground has 30 amp and 50 amp electric hookups, water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Sandy Springs Campground?

Sandy Springs Campground allows vehicles up to 70 feet.

Are fires allowed at Sandy Springs Campground?

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

Does Sandy Springs Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Sandy Springs Campground does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Sandy Springs Campground?

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