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Ohio River experience

9 reviews
· Ohio
2 acres
3 sites
1 RV
2 Tent
California, Ohio is a community on the Ohio River about a twenty minute drive upstream from Cincinnati. Actually the eastern-most neighborhood of Cincinnati, it has it's own small town or quaint village atmosphere. Safe, flat, scenic and walkable, California boasts several dining experiences, one a brewery, and quite a variety of recreational experiences. Riverbend, a music venue in season, is a mile away, possible walking distance, as is Belterra, a race track and casino. The bike trail is a few blocks away and connects to all the other area bike trails including the Loveland Bike Trail along the Wild and Scenic Little Miami River. A local nature preserve, California Woods, offers hiking and nature programs, and there is even the California Golf Course. If watching baseball leagues play games is your cup of tea, there is a large sports complex with ball fields in California. A town park with trees and large, grassy open spaces and small playground is a few blocks away. Bring your game of horse shoes, corn hole, a frisbee to throw, your skateboard, golf cart, or some bikes just to cruise around and take in the scenery. Nearby, and right the Wild and Scenic Little Miami River is Armleder Park, also with walking and biking trails which also connect to the 5 mile loop around Lunken Airport. I have two properties which offer two different kinds of camping, which I have itemized separately in the Hipcamp listings. RV Campers will park on the upper level at the Panama Street address , and have one set of amenities. It is a short walk lead down to the Ohio River where there is a small patio with table and chairs overlooking the river. Tent campers set up their tents right beside the river and have a different set of amenities, as itemized on this website. It's an unusual set up, as perhaps Hipcamper spots often are. It is interesting and relaxing to watch the barges and pleasure boats go by. On one hand I feel like I am in the middle of nowhere when I am on these (small, very not fancy) properties by the river. On the other, there are planes, trains, barges and pleasure boats, and motorcycles passing by at times. The River can be mesmerizing and serene, shimmering in the western sun, or busy with weekend pleasure boats and barge traffic. Take a walk around town, then sit by the river and watch the boats go by. Relax, set up your grill and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Ohio River. Perfect for river rats. Downtown Cincinnati is 15 or 20 minutes away with no traffic, and there are two or three ways to get there. There is a lot to do in Cincinnati. My place in California is just a few minutes from the I 275 exit.
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Hosted by Polly W.Joined in August 2021
9 ratings · 9 reviews
Kathe S.recommends
October 25, 2022
Pitch your tent on the Ohio River!
Barges at the tent door
The hosts directions were very clear to this all by ourselves spot on the Ohio River. Perfect culminating campsite for OTET bicycle riders. Easy access from trail at Ohio River trail jct. Use residential roads that start at end of wide sidewalk. 10 miles from Southern OTET terminus, water, shelter from bad weather.
Paul H.recommends
October 21, 2022
Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Just stopped for the night.
Great little spot just minutes off I-275. Level lot easy to set up with 30 and 20 amp electric hook up readily available. Water hydrant close by also. Location was very quiet. We were just stopping over for the night so we didn't enjoy the river. Polly was very good in communicating with us all the information we needed. Would stay again and most likely will often.
Lauren B.recommends
October 3, 2022
Pitch your tent on the Ohio River!
Beautiful Place to Pitch a Tent
Polly was GREAT with communication & this was a wonderful location for the concert we attended last night. Beautiful spot on the river. It was neat to see the Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (and boats) from the backyard.
Judy S.recommends
September 27, 2022
Pitch your tent on the Ohio River!
Loved the river experience!
Polly was a wonderful and responsive host. Watching the river was interesting, seeing all the various boats/ barges was nice. Yard offered both shade and sun. It was very nice to have access to the flush toilet, running cold water and electricity (coffee, yay) . This property could definitely host multiple campers if in a group. Right off 275 so great location but can hear the traffic but not overwh
Kelli O.recommends
September 4, 2022
Pitch your tent on the Ohio River!
Best date in awhile!
Polly was so nice and thoughtful. She messaged us leading up to our stay with helpful information and went out of her way to make sure our stay was comfortable. The view from the peaceful property was awesome and so relaxing.
Jason B.recommends
July 19, 2022
Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Killer Urban Camping!
Killer location with easy bike path access to downtown Cincinnati. Great BBQ joint, dive bar, and brewery within walking distance.
Jason B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Camping and Beer
Great location and amenities. Easy to access anything in the Cincinnati area! The 3 restaurants in walking distance were awesome, and so was the brewery!
Michael R.recommends
July 15, 2022
Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Amazing Ohio River view!
We loved camping at Polly’s with our hammocks. Waking up and looking over the Ohio River was a treat. Our host was very quick to answer any questions. The access to the little house for washing dishes and the bathroom worked out great. Would highly recommend it.
Todd H.recommends
May 10, 2022
Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Polly was great! And the site is too. Right on the river to watch the barges go by and close to a local brewery, good parks for hiking and a great, short drive into downtown Cincinnati. I would recommend this place very highly for the helpful and friendly host and the nearly perfect location. Close enough but quiet and secluded.
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