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.