Best Campgrounds in Ohio

This list represents the most popular campgrounds in Ohio. Use this list to plan your next Ohio campgrounds trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Taylorsville MetroPark

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    Taylorsville Reservoir, OH

    The Great Miami River bisects this park from north to south and is popular with paddlers. A fun trip is to set up camp here, drive upriver, then float back to the park to spend the night. You ...
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    The Great Miami River bisects this park from north to south and is popular with paddlers. A fun trip is to set up camp here, ...

  • #2 Englewood MetroPark

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    Englewood Reservoir, OH

    Englewood MetroPark gets a lot of visitors, but then it’s got a lot to offer. It’s divided into four sections: North, South, East, and West Parks. East Park is the biggest of the four and holds ...
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    Englewood MetroPark gets a lot of visitors, but then it’s got a lot to offer. It’s divided into four sections: North, South, ...

  • #3 East Fork State Park

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    Clermont County, OH

    One of Ohio’s largest state parks and just 25 miles from Cincinnati, East Fork gets a lot of use. People come to swim, picnic, and more. Two attractions stand out above all others, though. One ...
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    One of Ohio’s largest state parks and just 25 miles from Cincinnati, East Fork gets a lot of use. People come to swim, picnic, ...

  • #4 Saulisberry Park

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    Kenton, OH

    This park occupies land that once was a stone quarry. When operations ceased, the roughly 200-acre site was donated to the City of Kenton and became Saulisberry Park. It opened to the public ...
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    This park occupies land that once was a stone quarry. When operations ceased, the roughly 200-acre site was donated to the ...

  • #5 Charles Mill Lake Park

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    Mifflin, OH

    Charles Mill Lake, built in 1935, takes in 1,350 acres and offers 34 miles of shoreline. It’s surrounded by 2,000 acres of woods and fields. That means there are plenty of nature-based things ...
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    Charles Mill Lake, built in 1935, takes in 1,350 acres and offers 34 miles of shoreline. It’s surrounded by 2,000 acres of ...

  • #6 Zaleski State Forest Horse Camp

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    Zaleski, OH

    The Zaleski is the second largest state forest in the Ohio system at almost 27,000 acres. It’s also home to the state’s best-known backpack trail, also known as the Zaleski. It’s 23.5 miles if ...
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    The Zaleski is the second largest state forest in the Ohio system at almost 27,000 acres. It’s also home to the state’s best-known ...

  • #7 Harrison State Forest Trailriders and Ronsheim Campgrounds

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    Jewett, OH

    This 1,345-acre forest in Harrison County is a relatively new one, by public standards. It wasn’t purchased until 1961. Of course, it wasn’t much of a forest then either. The area had been heavily ...
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    This 1,345-acre forest in Harrison County is a relatively new one, by public standards. It wasn’t purchased until 1961. Of ...

  • #8 Sally Buffalo Park

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    Cadiz, OH

    Sally Buffalo? The unusual name of this park traces its roots to a former landowner and his wife. A Revolutionary War soldier from Pennsylvania, John McFadden, settled here, bringing with him ...
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    Sally Buffalo? The unusual name of this park traces its roots to a former landowner and his wife. A Revolutionary War soldier ...

  • #9 Fernwood State Forest Hidden Hollow Campground

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    Jefferson County, OH

    Fernwood is a forest built with sportsmen in mind. It’s not big, at just a hair over 3,000 acres split between three tracts. But fishermen can hit the many small ponds, all of which have been ...
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    Fernwood is a forest built with sportsmen in mind. It’s not big, at just a hair over 3,000 acres split between three tracts. ...

  • #10 Shawnee State Forest Bear Lake Horse Camp

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    Otway, OH

    This is the place to come for a remote, outback experience. Shawnee State Forest, named for the Indian tribe that once inhabited the area, is the state’s largest at more than 60,000 acres. At ...
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    This is the place to come for a remote, outback experience. Shawnee State Forest, named for the Indian tribe that once inhabited ...

  • #11 Berlin Lake Mill Creek Recreation Area Campground

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    Berlin Lake, OH

    There’s probably no fish that tastes better than the walleye, and there are few inland waters better at producing them than Berlin Lake. It’s known for its excellent fishing. Walleyes reproduce ...
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    There’s probably no fish that tastes better than the walleye, and there are few inland waters better at producing them than ...

  • #12 Piatt Park

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    Monroe County, OH

    If a park can be small but wild, this one is. Piatt Park encompasses 119 acres. But it’s home to some spectacular, rugged scenery and some big wildlife. The scenery comes in the form of a cave, ...
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    If a park can be small but wild, this one is. Piatt Park encompasses 119 acres. But it’s home to some spectacular, rugged ...

  • #13 Tar Hollow State Forest Horse Camp

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    Londonderry, OH

    Tar Hollow State Forest’s 16,000 acres are the result of a failed experiment. In the 1930s the government relocated farm families here, hoping they could tame the land and prosper. It didn’t ...
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    Tar Hollow State Forest’s 16,000 acres are the result of a failed experiment. In the 1930s the government relocated farm ...

  • #14 Barkcamp State Park

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    Morristown, OH

    Barkcamp is sure to appeal to horse lovers. It’s not only got an equestrian campground, but it’s home to an extensive bridle-trail system. You can circle this entire park on horseback and take ...
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    Barkcamp is sure to appeal to horse lovers. It’s not only got an equestrian campground, but it’s home to an extensive bridle-trail ...

  • #15 Piedmont Marina Campground

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    Piedmont Lake, OH

    Located primarily in Belmont County, Piedmont Lake encompasses nearly 2,300 acres, with another 4,500 acres of woods and fields around it. It’s almost 10 miles long and marked by countless f ...
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    Located primarily in Belmont County, Piedmont Lake encompasses nearly 2,300 acres, with another 4,500 acres of woods and ...

  • #16 Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail

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    Corning, OH

    This is the launch point for two trails. One is a 15-mile loop across ridgetops, down hollows, past rock outcrops, and along streams and old roads designed for backpackers. The other is a 5-mile ...
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    This is the launch point for two trails. One is a 15-mile loop across ridgetops, down hollows, past rock outcrops, and along ...

  • #17 Chickagami Park

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    Parkman, OH

    This is one of the smaller parks in the Geauga County system at just 139 acres, most of it woods, with some wetlands, streams, and uplands mixed in. It’s also the park with the greatest camping ...
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    This is one of the smaller parks in the Geauga County system at just 139 acres, most of it woods, with some wetlands, streams, ...

  • #18 Leesville Southfork Campground

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    Leesville Lake, OH

    This long, narrow, C-shaped lake, impounded in 1938, is a little bit of wilderness. That’s because no roads encircle it. Instead, its 27 miles of pine tree-covered shoreline give the place a ...
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    This long, narrow, C-shaped lake, impounded in 1938, is a little bit of wilderness. That’s because no roads encircle it. ...

  • #19 White Star Park

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    Gibsonburg, OH

    This 797-acre park is an interesting one, to be sure. Like many parks, it has a lake that serves as the center of much activity. That means swimming, boating, and fishing for species such as ...
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    This 797-acre park is an interesting one, to be sure. Like many parks, it has a lake that serves as the center of much activity. ...

  • #20 Buttonwood/Betty C. Black Recreation Area

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    Perrysburg, OH

    This is the park district’s only camping area. It’s primitive for sure, but that doesn’t keep it from being a favorite of anglers. Its location on the Maumee River makes it a premier spot for ...
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    This is the park district’s only camping area. It’s primitive for sure, but that doesn’t keep it from being a favorite of ...