Sawmill Road Campground

American Electric Power ReCreation Land

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10390 N. St. Rt. 83 McConnelsville, OH 43756 740-962-1205 Official Website

GPS: 39.7366, -81.6899

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Overview of Sawmill Road Campground

American Electric Power (AEP) campgrounds are free of charge but require a permit. A permit can be obtained from the link below, the AEP office in McConnelsville, Ohio, regional offices of the Ohio Division of Wildlife, or at any of the regional sporting goods or bait stores surrounding the Recreation Areas. If visitors plan to fish or hunt, state fishing and hunting licenses are required. AEP Permits Online

Pad Type mixed

Elevation 754 ft / 229 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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1 review
“Clean, Quiet, but lots of bugs.”

Reviewed 8/31/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

I've stayed at most of the AEP campgrounds over the years, and in all seasons. This one is pretty nice, and I stayed here 2 nights this week. For free, I can't really complain about anything. Most people tend to turn off generators at decent hours, but not always. I would go here, or any of the AEP campgrounds in the area.

Gravel road in, is in decent condition. I've been here on sport bikes, and adventure bikes without issue. I come here, as AT&T doesn't have service, so I can really get away. At some of the other AEP areas, I do have reception

Site Quality

KTM Rider would stay here again

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Pittsburgh, PA 15' nüCamp T@b 320 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk
44 reviews
“Great, Free Camping in Central OH”

Reviewed 8/11/2015

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

This is reclaimed land from the mining days for central OH. There are several campgrounds nearby, including Hook Lake, Maple Grove, Sand Hollow, Bicentennial, Wood Grove and Loop C. Camping is free but permits are required and may be printed from the web or picked up at local businesses.

I spent 2 nights over the weekend in early August


-Tons of sites spread out over numerous campgrounds.
-Quiet. I was told campground "C" was the rowdiest campground and that it is often much busier at most of the campgrounds.
-You could stay for up to 3 months.
-Year-round camping at some campgrounds.
-Friendly campers
-Big sites
-Not many rules, pet friendly
-Water available
-Bathrooms available but I did not use.
-Fairly remote for Ohio
-Gravel roads were in great shape
-Trash cans, picnic tables, fire rings at sites


-Bugs: lots of them
-No stores or services close by
-No cell service at Sawmill. Decent 3g close by at the overlook, not far from the campground. I had a pretty decent 3g connection on Verizon with a booster at the overlook.

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Site Quality

JennGrover would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
Site Amenities
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


Hook Lake Campground

Beautiful Campground BUT...

- NicBun

Sand Hollow Campground

Overall a pleasant trip!

- blivengood

Maple Grove Campground


- Brian

Bicentennial Campground

Great Spot on a Small Lake

- BuckeyeCruisers

Wolf Run State Park

A bit hilly.

- MGraOH

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