Lakeside camping near Dayton

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The Shack

2 sites · Tents4 acres · Wilmington, OH
This elevated shack overlooks a pond and is conveniently located within walking distance of Cowan Lake. The road is a nice place to go for a walk taking in the wildlife, cattle farm, and ending at the lake. This State Park provides a wonderful opportunity to hike, bird watch, and enjoy water recreation. The lake has a 10 hp limit, so it is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, fishing, and sailing.
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Sky Lake Camping & Fishing

5 sites · RVs113 acres · Springfield, OH
A Boondockers Dream! Camp on a private acre lake away from it all. Enjoy fishing on a professionally stocked and managed pay lake (fishing pass purchase required) or an evening fire at the pavilion while the sun sets! PLEASE NOTE: These sites do not have any hookups, a SELF CONTAINED RV IS REQUIRED. NO tent camping. Generators are allowed to be used. A dump station is available to use in the RV park. - Booking a site number does not guarantee that location - areas are first come first serve. No Campfires are allowed in the Boondocking area but there is a community fire pit by the pavilion. Learn more about this land: 113 Acre Campground & RV Park - 50 Acres of Stocked Fishing Lakes - 4 Season Park Open Year-Round - Full Hook Up Waterfront RV Sites Available for Additional Fee, please call - Close to I-70, Yellow Springs OH, Clark County Fairgrounds, Air Force Museum, Clifton Gorge, Buck Creek, John Bryan State Park and much much More! Centrally Located Between Columbus, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio. SkyLakeRV.com
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Country Outpost RV Site

1 site · RV5 acres · Hollansburg, OH
Looking for a couple acres all to yourself?  Then overnight your self-contained RV at our retired Christmas tree farm.  An active "choose-n-cut" tree farm until 2019, we're letting most of our farm grow wild with some deciduous trees also. There are walking trails throughout the "woods" and around our 3/4 acre fishing pond (catch n release please).  Relax on the bench on the old country store porch or by the fire ring, fish, or stretch your legs and walk the dog.   A pleasant, private, isolated spot in the country to overnight or spend a couple days.  If you're a small family staying just one night, there is no "extra guest" fee for dependent children. Includes a 30 amp service hookup.  Gravel parking lot angles slightly up hill.   No tents, no swimming please.  2 nights max per stay.  No bathrooms on site! Operated by Outpost Enterprises, LTD *** Ohio Revised Code Section 3729.15 *** WARNING: Under Ohio law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a camper or visitor to this campground if that injury or death results from the risk inherent to camping. Inherent risks to camping include, but are not limited to, the risk of injury inherent to land features, equipment, animals, or the negligent actions of the camper or visitor. You are assuming the risk of participating in camping.
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Country Heir

12 sites · RVs, Tents280 acres · Fayetteville, OH
280 acre farm family owned for 120 years. Currently hunter jumper horse showing venue with wooded campgrounds, lakes, fire pits, volleyball, fishing and beautiful surroundings. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets.Learn more about this land:A piece of heaven 45 minutes east of Cincinnati. Beautifully maintained property on a horse farm . 12 wooded campsites, fishing on lake 3, country serenity, fire rings and gorgeous surroundings . Check out our photos.
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Pyramid Point

2 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Connersville, IN
Nestled at the foot of Mounds State Park and Brookville Lake.Learn more about this land:Pull through Campsite with Full hook up.Located 1000ft from Brookville Lake Public Property with Woods, Trails, Hiking, State Hunting and 1500ft from the Egypt Hollow Boat Ramp on Brookville Lake with Boat ramp, swimming, fishing and Water Sports.Site is newly developed with Fresh Gravel and 16x24 Conctete Patio.The Brookville Lake, Mounds SRA and Quakertown SRA16,445 acres - 5,260-acre lakeThe lake property has more than 25 miles of hiking trails, boating opportunities, and nationally known recreational and sport fishing. Two beaches.
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On Cedar Pond

2 sites · Tents5 acres · Casstown, OH
Learn more about this land:Camping On Cedar Pond is located on a 5 acre property in Miami County with a 2 acre spring filled pond. Beach front camping at its finest. We look forward to hosting your camping experience.
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The Love Shack Cabin Getaway

2 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Economy, IN
Cabin - sleeps 4 - with AC/Heat & Mini Fridge and hydrant water outside. No pets inside cabin. OR camp spot with 30 amp electric/hydrant water. If you're interested in using cabin & 30 amp service for camper, contact us before booking. Additional fee applies. There are covered areas you can take shelter under in case of poor weather. Bathroom consists of "outhouse." TP provided. No WiFi. Fish CATCH & RELEASE only!!!! Surveillance is now in place to aid in the prosecution situations. Two picnic tables are included, 1 plastic serving table and 6 chairs to sit in. One campfire ring (please do not burn trash/cig butts in rings) with grate to cook on. Firewood $6 per bundle paypable on Ven mo. Do not cut any of my trees down or go foraging - backside of pond is a wetland and private & protected property. Several docks around the pond to fish from - use at your own risk. There are no dedicated "walking trails," but you can walk around the backside of the one pond (we keep it mowed) and wander down the long lane. No official "cooking area" - bring a grill, cooking stove or cook over the fire. Please do not cook under any roof, near cabin or on plastic table. Please pack all your trash out. We don't have trash pick up here. All dog/animals feces can be flung in the field/tall grass! Lots of big catfish, bass & bluegill - see our F B page for videos of the fish being fed! If you're done fishing for the night or don't fish, bags of fish food are available for $1! It's fun to watch them! All food is stored in containers in shack. They like to eat in the morning or early evening. Also like hot dogs. You understand that swimming, camping, hiking and fishing is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved with swimming, camping, hiking and fishing. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising from swimming, camping, hiking and fishing and hold owner harmless. You understand there are potential dangers that from swimming, camping, hiking and fishing may present to children who are not carefully supervised, as well as the danger to any person swimming, camping, hiking or fishing if a person has health risks, or if a person swims, camps, hikes or fishes while intoxicated or using any kind of drugs or medication, or while pregnant. You agree to be fully and solely responsible for any accidents you may incur. You understand the risks discussed above and agree that you will assume all responsibility for yourself and for the consequences of those in your party. You agree to waive any claim whatsoever against owner for accidents or claims arising from swimming, camping, hiking or fishing. All Hipcamp Guests in my party acknowledge and agree that they have read and understand this waiver and they acknowledge that confirming below constitutes a binding and enforceable contract between Hipcamp Guests and Hipcamp Host.
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The Cedar Lodge and Cabins

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · New Paris, OH
We are thrilled to begin sharing our cozy tiny cabins with you all while we are wrapping up renovations on The Cedar Lodge! Our property is tucked away in the small village of New Paris in Southwestern Ohio, with wooded grounds and a picturesque pond - and plenty of birding opportunities, we've been told!
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Lakeside camping near Dayton guide

Overview

Stop between Cincinnati and Columbus, where you’ll find miles of state parks that define Dayton, OH camping. Start your next Dayton camping trip with a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located in Riverside. Closer to central Dayton, you’ll find art museums, mini-golf courses, and Carillon Historical Park, which the whole family can enjoy. If you’d rather skip ahead to all things nature, both parks and creeks surround the city. Yes, Dayton may be the birthplace of aviation, but you won’t want to take flight once you’ve checked into your Ohio campsite.

Where to go

Caesar Creek State Park

You may be far from the Great Lakes, but just east of Dayton, Caesar Creek State Park comes with public beach access and boat ramps. If that’s still not enough water for you, book a campsite with a swimming pool and perhaps a view of the creek. For the best vantage point, however, head to the state nature preserve, where you can glimpse gorgeous gorges while hiking.

John Bryan State Park

If you're looking for something more grounding—or perhaps something rockier—John Bryan State Park has you covered. Adventurers will love tent camping near the park’s hiking and biking trails. But the real charm of the area is in its rocks. Let your adrenaline soar as you summit the rocks at the park’s designated climbing area. Top off the day’s events with a s’more around the fire pit.

Twin Creek Metropark

Dayton’s not finished with its parks quite yet. Enroute to Twin Creek Metropark, you’ll encounter no shortage of Dayton campsites. Extend the day by hiking, fishing, and riding horses. Then, unwind for the night at another kind of park: an RV park. Book a site that comes with full hookups and a fire ring. What better way to relax in the Dayton area?

When to go

Midwest winters have their reputation for a reason. For the most pleasant camping experience, head to Dayton when the weather is warm. From mid-spring to mid-fall, campers will get the most out of Dayton’s great outdoors. June, however, is known as the city’s rainiest month, so plan accordingly. You’re certain to stay dry—not to mention entertained—on an RV site with communal activities, or while in an A-frame with board games and cable TV.

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