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The West Woods

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About This Campground


There are 2 primitive sites here.

The West Woods is a 902-acre park that protects the historic sandstone ledges of Ansel’s Cave, Silver Creek and its watershed, extensive wetlands and mature forests.

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires


3 Reviews of The West Woods

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Private site

While this is a spot in a smaller park with a lot of day use, the site is a walk off of the trail, and situated slightly lower than trail level for privacy. Amazing sounds, smells, and relaxation. Occasional road noise made it four stars. Easy getaways are wildly underrated.

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Sitea or b? There are two at the southern end of the park. We stayed at the one on the west side of the parking lot .
Month of VisitSeptember
Kayla S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2020

Hiking, Trail Running & Riding ✅

Great small park with a hiking trail that takes about an hour or hour and a half, it has a waterfall, small tiny cave, bridges and stairs. Really well maintained paths, tiny gravel for less mud. Doggy friendly! There is also a 3 mile (ish) bridle trail loop for horses with a couple out and backs.…

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Jen L.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2018

Newer isn't always better

There are 2 sites in the park both of which are walk in only and not close together. They are relatively small, 2-4 person tent only. Run by the Geauga Park District and only $5 for county residents, its cheap and looks it. Reservations must be made 3 days in advance, so no spur of the moment get…

  • The west woods - view of the trail from the wildlife viewing deck/sunset overlook (from a fall hiking outing).
  • View of sunset from the wildlife viewing deck/sunset overlook
  • the "campsite" - tent pad (with augmented drainage to keep it from being muddy even when the rest of the park is a mud pit) and fire circle
SiteAnsel Cave Trail site.
Month of VisitApril


The West Woods is located in Ohio


From Erie and points north: Travel I-90 to Route 306. Travel south on Route 306 for approximately 12.7 miles to Route 87. Turn east on Route 87, and travel 1.9 miles to the park entrance on the south side of the road. From Akron and points south: Travel I-422 to 306 exit. Turn north onto Route 306, travel approximately 5.3 miles to Route 87. Turn east on Route 87, and travel for approximately 1.9 miles. Park entrance is on the south side of Route 87. From Warren and points east: Travel Route 87 approximately 3 miles west of Auburn Road. Park entrance is on the south side of Route 87. From Cleveland and points west: From Cleveland and points west: Travel I-271 N to US 422W. Exit 29 Chagrin Blvd. OH -87. Travel Route OH-87 1.9 miles east of Route 306. Park entrance is on the south side of Route 87.


41.458335 N
81.307086 W

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