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Old Man’s Cave Campground

1. Old Man’s Cave Campground

Echoed with geological patina, reverberated by the popular gasps of backpackers, Old Man’s Cave is, by far, the most sought-after wonder in Hocking...

Suzy: Something between an RV park and a state park campground. Don't let the crowds put you off, tho. Grin and bear it at the...
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Cowan Lake Campground

2. Cowan Lake Campground

Dig your ankles deep in mud as you wade into the still Cowan Lake and gather water lilies in your palms. Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful...

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Portage Lakes Nimisila Campground

3. Portage Lakes Nimisila Campground

Want the 4-1-1 on Portage Lakes State Park? Well then head to the Nimisila Campground, set up your tent, and start exploring all 411 acres. With...

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Shawnee Campground

4. Shawnee Campground

Shawnee State Park Campground offers some of the most picturesque views in the state of the Appalachian foothills. The campground is located on old...

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Kiser Lake Campground

5. Kiser Lake Campground

396 acre Kiser Lake, welcomes ye sailors, but save the motorboating for home. Kiser Lake State Park is the elite spot for water sporting and...

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Mohican Campground

6. Mohican Campground

Shaded by the park’s enveloping, thick foliage, Mohican State Park is a one-thousand-plus-acre greenhouse oasis, perfumed by the wind-swept oaks...

Cynthia: We camped here for 3 nights last summer. Mohican State Park is kind of spread out in the state forest. There's good hiking,...
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Guilford Lake Campground

7. Guilford Lake Campground

You know what they say, “keep quiet so you don’t disturb the fish. ” And that colloquial mantera's well-echoed at Guilford Lake State Park...

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Deer Creek Campground

8. Deer Creek Campground

Cowan Lake State Park offers a peaceful escape into nature with all of the fixings of modern camping. Lace up your hiking shoes and wander the...

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East Fork Campground

9. East Fork Campground

East Fork State Park Campground is more like a spork, really; there’s a plethora of various outdoor-savvy activities within it’s utensil-named...

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Maumee Bay Campground

10. Maumee Bay Campground

A symbolism of waterfronts greeting their boarding terra firma with open, rippled hands, Maumee Bay State Park Campground is just that poetic,...

Corey: Bring sunscreen because there isn't much shade in the camping area. Also insect repellent because the ponds and tall grass...
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South Bass Island Campground

11. South Bass Island Campground

Channel your spirit bird as you find your perch atop the white cliffs of South Bass Island at the State Park Campground. Offering excellent views...

Mike: Great place to camp. Weekends get rowdy, but you'll have plenty of time to recharge if you stay through the week.
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John Bryan Campground

12. John Bryan Campground

Wanna find what’s rad in Ohio? A stay at John Bryan State Park is a good start! Referred to as the most scenic park in the state, you can bet your...

Kristen: We camped here a couple times this summer. The majority of the sites are open and very few are primitive. Minutes away from the...
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A.W. Marion Camground

13. A.W. Marion Camground

This small but mighty park offers some awfully pretty camping among the shady Ohio woods. If you’re camping with tots, you might be interested in...

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Buck Creek Campground

14. Buck Creek Campground

You’ll definitely buck up when you enter Buck Creek State Park. The grounds hug a 2,120 acre lake that provides you all of your watery wishes. In...

Corey: The beach isn't handicap friendly, as it's a long climb down from parking. It's also the rockiest water you'll ever cut a toe...
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Findley Campground

15. Findley Campground

Ohio? Never thought its wildernesses could be grand? Think again. Take a trip to Findley State Park and discover 838 acres of a story-book forest,...

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Geneva Campground

16. Geneva Campground

Rejoice in nature on the Great, Lake Erie’s shore at Geneva State Park. Lift the weight of daily life off your shoulders and take in a deep breath...

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Harrison Lake Campground

17. Harrison Lake Campground

Hidden amongst the expansive agricultural crops that line Harrison Lake, the like-named campground is not only rich in nitrogen; it’s frivolous...

Kate: Southern loop is right on a main road and you have to walk around to the northern loop to get to running water. Bathrooms and...
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Kelleys Island Campground

18. Kelleys Island Campground

Make Kelleys Island State Park Campground your go-to getaway. No road will take you here, but a ferry will, so make sure your ready to detach from...

Kitty: Camped here in August 2015. Could not rate this campground higher…clean facilities, great ambience, and just all around...
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Lake Hope Campground

19. Lake Hope Campground

A beacon for historians and outdoorsmen/women, Hope Lake State Park Campground is ironed with history and landscaped with three-thousand-acres of...

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Punderson Campground

20. Punderson Campground

Punderson Lake State Park Campground, set on the largest and deepest kettle lake in Ohio, offers a perfect escape from the city. With enough...

Julie: If I hadn't of camped on the Fourth of July, this would have been a great campground! Campsites are relatively private, with...
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Scioto Trail Campground

21. Scioto Trail Campground

Seeking solace? Escape to the Appalachian foothills and pitch your tent at the Scioto Trail State Forest Campground. Located in an undisturbed...

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Tar Hollow Campground

22. Tar Hollow Campground

What’s wooded, beachy, and baller all over? We’ll tell ya. It’s Tar Hollow State Park Campground. Let us elaborate. We love that you can keep...

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Lake Alma Campground

23. Lake Alma Campground

Painted with the secondary-colored petals of the annual flora, nourished by the lake’s rich soils, Lake Alma State Park Campground is canvassed...

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Barkcamp Campground

24. Barkcamp Campground

Over the hills and not so far away from civilization you’ll find Barkcamp sitting pretty near Belmont Lake. Belmont’s rugged hills provide a killer...

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Hueston Woods Campground

25. Hueston Woods Campground

Three-thousand-acres of scenic serenity, Hueston Woods State Park is a plethora for filterless photo opportunities and outdoor activities; the...

Corey: The biggest draw for me is that we've had relatives stay in the on-site lodge while we stayed in the campground. Everybody wins.
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Jefferson Lake Campground

26. Jefferson Lake Campground

Inundated by tall oaks and an expansive body of freshwater, Jefferson Lake State Park Campground is snaked with pristine, shore-hugging trails―and...

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Forked Run Campground

27. Forked Run Campground

Imagine sea foam green river runs, hills aglow with sun rayed tree tips, and the distant drum of the Appalachia banjo giving life to it all. Forked...

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Caesar Creek Campground

28. Caesar Creek Campground

Abundant woods + crystal blue waters + scenic meadows + ravines for miles = 3,741 acres of outdoor bliss. Caesar Creek State Park is considered one...

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Beaver Creek Campground

29. Beaver Creek Campground

You know what they say—Ohio is for (nature) Lovers. Beaver Creek State Park foothill fulfills all of your outdoor dreams of retreat. Thanks to...

Sharon: This is a beautiful rustic campground! Great tent sites in lower loop but a little tight for RVs. Lots of trees and privacy. ...
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Great Seal Campground

30. Great Seal Campground

On the rugged-, untamed-edge of Scioto Valley lies one of Ohio’s best wildlife areas. Beside the binocular-focused stills, Great Seal State Park is...

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