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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

Apr 14, 2021

"Under the radar gem"

Nimisila has been on my list for a long time and it did not disappoint! Beautiful campground with mature pines, Reservoir access from many sites. This is now my favorite campground east of the Mississippi. Pros: - Spacious sites - Reservoir access from many sites - Generator free means lots of quiet - Birds! This park is know for...
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Jenn Grover
56 reviews
Apr 14, 2021

"Reservation only"

I came late one night and they didn’t notice me so I wasn’t approached and I came back for a second night. Guy stopped and said I can’t stay and it’s reservation only

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Leyna Bertelli
1 review
Bloomingdale, OH

Hidden Hollow Campground

Apr 06, 2021

"Quiet, peaceful, and beautiful"

This was our first Campendium stay, and we loved it. The bathrooms are relatively clean, and the campsites were spotless. No trash or litter from what we saw. There were a few other people staying here too but they were all very quiet and respectful. We brought our two dogs with us, which is allowed as long as they're on chains or leashes. The...
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Jackson Center, OH

Airstream Factory Terraport

Apr 05, 2021

"Free and easy"

Water + 50 AMP + Sewer and free if you are getting work done. Arrived day before, worked remotely. 50 down 15 up for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.

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David Betts
5 reviews
Wilmington, OH

Caesar Creek State Park

Apr 02, 2021

"Unexpected happy surprise site"

Have waited six months into our RV life to start reviews for fair comparisons. Spent 3 nights. Loved our spot (a fellow camper asked if we knew the mayor to get it…we don’t). Some hiking right from the site. Access down the trails to the water. Loved the bat boxes along the trails. Great dog walking areas. Very quiet, low capacity. Thoroughly...
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