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

Middle Point, OH

Huggy Bear Campground

Dec 08, 2022

"Our favorite"

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My family loves coming to Huggy Bear. Always so much for the kids to do, friendly staff, and not too far from home. Can’t wait to see you in 2023!

JennieK
1 review
Dec 08, 2022

"Decent, cool nature area for kids, decent walking!"

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We camped here in late August, 2022 for 3 nights. Had reserved online ahead of time, so nightly cost averaged $30.25 a night for an electric site. GPS took us in to the park the wrong way and I don't thing the signage was that great. Our site was slanted, not level, but long enough. Had a bit of a hard time getting level - in fact, we...
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Dec 08, 2022

"Nice family park!"

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We camped here for 3 nights in late August of 2022. We had reserved online so the nightly rate reflects any reservation fee averaged out - ended up being $33.83 a night for an electric site. We were in the area just as you enter the CG - there are some really nice sites along the river. Our site was fine - lots of grass behind. Our site did...
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"Great Base Camp To Explore Northeast Ohio"

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The Thousand Trails Kenisee Lake RV Resort is located near Jefferson Ohio. In this video, we give a tour of both a cabin and the campground at Kenisee Lake Thousand Trails. Kenisee Lake Thousand Trails makes a great base camp to explore Geneva-on-the-Lake and Geneva State Park, both located on Lake Erie. In addition, Thousand Trails Kenisee...
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LivingOurDreamNow
372 reviews
Dec 01, 2022

"Located on Lake Erie with a Lakeside Trail that Wows"

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Geneva State Park is located on Lake Erie adjacent to the quaint lakeside resort town of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. In this video, we provide a walking tour of Geneva State Park and show a few of the best campsites at the Geneva State Park Campground. Verizon cellular service clocked in at 49.8 Mbps download speed and 25.8 Mbps upload speed. ...
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LivingOurDreamNow
372 reviews