Camping in Ohio
Traveling across the Buckeye state? Here are some Ohio camping options.
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:
- Burr Oak Cove Campground
- Monday Creek OHV System Campsites
- Old Stone Church Trailhead
- Wildcat Hollow Trailhead
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!