American Electric Power had an excellent idea when they came up with this concept. Located outside McConnellsville, Oh the AEP campgrounds are free with permit and waiting to be enjoyed.
Outdoor enthusiasts who don't need any frills will love this area of ReCreated wilderness. The campground is completely basic, some sites with, some without fire rings and picnic tables. If you have the opportunity check out all these sites, each is a little different.
Knowledge is power:
AEP American Electric Power
Offers The Wilds; 10,000 donated reclaimed land where wildlife species reside. Tree farms, hydro plants and deer hunting. Then there's the free camping with permit, horse trails, bike trails and dog training areas.
AEP not only ReCreated Land that was stripped mined, they made it an out door enthusiasts playground while conserving and putting things back better then they were. Check out their site online for more information and permit printing.