Luke Chute #5 Campground

Muskingum River State Park

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1095 Township Road 649 Waterford, OH 45786 740-453-4377 Official Website

GPS: 39.5379, -81.7206

Location submitted by: RoaminRazz

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Overview of Luke Chute #5 Campground

Bridge with 11’6” clearance at (39.5508930, -81.6496270).

Sites 1 and 2 are for RVs

The lock keeper will ask you to fill out a form to stay but it is free to camp. The lock keeper also can turn on water if requested.

Number of Sites 2

Pad Type mixed

Elevation 623 ft / 189 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 30 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 740-453-4377

HEATHER asked on 9/8/2020

Do we have to make a reservation? We have a 33 ft RV we just bought and are about ready to take it out for the first ...

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Reviews of Luke Chute #5 Campground 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 8/22/2020
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 8/22/2020
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/6/2020
31' Winnebago Brave
21 reviews
“Grassy parkland, lovely lock”

Reviewed 8/22/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 1
Overall Rating

Two sites for any size rig, park on grass, bring ALL the leveling blocks. Six sites for tent campers but you have to leave your car in the parking lot. Nearly deserted when we were there mid-week. We didn’t get a chance to see the lock in use but it was interesting anyway - quite a historical snapshot. Apparently lock-master is only on site Friday-Monday.

Routing for bigger rigs:

River road south of McConnelsville was narrow and had some low branches that brushed our roof (@ 12’3”) on the way down So if you’re taller take Route 60.

Bridge with 11’6” clearance at (39.5508930, -81.6496270).

ATT 7.3 down, 2.1 up. Verizon - meh.

Water/trash no longer available on site.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G

sodyot would stay here again

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of

24' Coachmen Freelander
3 reviews
“Friendly out of the way spot”

Reviewed 5/6/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7
Overall Rating

This camping area was a little out of the way but really nice for a relaxing stay. The sound of the dam gave that white noise all day long. Plenty of sun for solar, great cell signal. The people there were very friendly, the guy that owns the property next to the park came over and we had a glass of wine. The lock keeper was friendly asked to fill out a stay slip and checked in on me throughout my stay. He told me if I needed water he would turn it on. The vault toilets were clean, each official site has a picnic table and fire ring. The sites closest to the parking area were for bigger RVs and there were other sites further away for smaller campers. There was trash along the banks but as the river floods it brings up debris, some of the fire rings had trash in them. There was trash cans throughout the park however not ever site has one. If you stop in stop and say hi to John who lives in the trailer at the entrance.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G
T-Mobile 4G

RoaminRazz would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • picnic area
  • water access
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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