The West Woods
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 aways. Basically it was just a space for a tent and a fire ring. No bathroom (about a half mile of trail away), no water, no picnic table, no alcohol. Basically I got the urge to camp in the early spring and wanted somewhere near home but I wouldn't stay there again, and wouldn't recommend anyone else do so either. However, the West Woods as a park is really nice with a nature center, hiking and bridle trails, just the campsite that was lacking.

  • 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