Best Camping in Ohio

Camping in Ohio

Traveling across the Buckeye state? Here are some Ohio camping options.

See a map of all camping in Ohio.

Ohio State Parks

The beautiful state of Ohio is home to 75 state parks. Five of the more popular state parks are:

Alum Creek State Park: Anglers and water-enthusiasts will enjoy Ohio’s largest inland beach (3,000 foot beach). All 286 camping sites have electrical hook-ups for RV camping.

Lake Hope State Park: Nestled within the Zaleski State Forest, this state park offers both electric (46) and non-electric (141) sites. Nearby amenities are heated bathhouses and flush toilets; each site has picnic tables and fire rings.

West Branch State Park: Bring Fido along, because pets are allowed at all of the camping sites.

Findley State Park: Located in northeast Ohio, this state park has both RV and tent camping sites. There are also recreational activities on-site like basketball, sand volleyball, gaga ball, and horseshoes.

Hocking Hills State Park: This state park is known for natural beauty like waterfalls, gorges, and amazing rock formations. Campers enjoy fishing at the nearby Rose Lake, when not enjoying the abundant hiking trails and views.

Learn more about Ohio State Parks.

National Parks in Ohio

Make sure you pack your hiking boots so that you can enjoy over 125 miles of scenic hiking trails in Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Camping is not allowed within this national park; however, there are several nearby state parks with RV sites.

Free Camping in Ohio

Looking for no-cost camping in Ohio? You can always look into dispersed camping on State or National Forest land or on Ohio ReCreation Land for an undeveloped, no-cost adventure.

Learn more about Free Camping in Ohio.

RV Parks in Ohio

Private Ohio campgrounds will offer you more amenities than you might find at a publicly run state park. Learn more about RV Parks in Ohio.

National Forests in Ohio

Wayne National Forest camping opportunities are in southeastern Ohio, among the Appalachian foothills.

Free tent camping is allowed in national forests, provided that you pitch your tent in an undeveloped area at least 150 feet from water sources or developed campgrounds.

If your Ohio camping adventure involves your RV, you’ll want to check out one of these locations within Wayne National Forest:

Camping is a great way to experience all that Ohio has to offer as you enjoy the great Buckeye State from the comfort of your RV or from the serenity of your tent!

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Recent Ohio Campground Reviews

Wapakoneta, OH


Feb 08, 2024

"Do No Allow Overnight Parking Any More. "

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No overnight parking.

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Galloway, OH

Alton RV Park

Jan 14, 2024

"Nice family run operation"

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Upon arrival, we were met by Joy, the owner who lives on site. The park surrounds a beautiful home in a quiet farm area. There wasn't really a place to take my dog, which is what I missed, but I was able to walk the park and adjacent small neighborhood. I had no complaints about the campground and would stay here again.

3 reviews
Jan 03, 2024

"Great Park"

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Campsites seemed adequate, water fill wasn't obvious but I was there in the off-season. Very quite and off the beaten path

10 reviews
Cincinnati, OH

Cracker Barrel

Dec 26, 2023

"Peaceful and safe"

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Big and quiet parking lot, we stayed in the back of the parking lot instead of in the designated rv/car area because it was more private. Next to highway and car dealership but overall good night. Behind Olive Garden. Next to freeway, but building is between.

17 reviews
Cambridge, OH

Spring Valley Campground

Dec 19, 2023

"Quick on and off to route 70"

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We needed a place to stay as we were traveling to Indiana from Pennsylvania. The campground was convenient and easy access to route 70. It was convenient to restaurants and shopping. When we were there, the water was turned off and we were told that the campground was open all year round, indeed, it was open, but the bathhouse and the water...
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