Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 31, 2018

Free but Lots of Road Noise

Shhhhhh…these campsites seem to be the best kept secret! Located near the Bridgeport Quarry Trailhead about 2.5 miles north of Massillon, OH in the Stark County Parks District. These sites are specifically designed for hikers/cyclists. Camping is dispersed in a small grassy field and is FREE! There is room for maybe 6-8 small backcountry tents. There is one picnic table, campfire ring, and a small cooking prep area for the whole area.

Just across the towpath, you will find a pit toilet in the parking lot. There is no drinking water available, so plan a head from nearby sources. About ½ mile north of this camping area is a cross street where you will find drinking water fountain on the towpath. And, just about 1.5 miles south along the towpath, you will find Ernie’s Bicycle Shop (super helpful staff) which has both restrooms and drinking water. On the same property, you’ll find a Canoe Livery to rent canoes to use on the adjacent Tuscarawas River.

Reservations are not necessary as it is first-come, first-served, but they want you to register at the kiosk and call the listed number when you arrive.

More info here:

  • Be sure to call and register when you arrive.  Police will come to check on you and make sure you are registered.
  • Open grassy field with one table for everyone.
  • Tuscarawas River runs along side the camping area, but water is too murky for filtering.
  • Group fire ring available.
  • Ready to roll out for Day 6 on the towpath!
  • Pit toilet and trash available (just across the towpath in the parking area).
  • I love pizza night!  And Hutch loves making it.
  • Confirmation that you are in the right place, but not easy to see from the trail.
  • What you'll see from the trail (entrance to the camping area is to the right).
  • A quick 360 degree view of the camping area.
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