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Ohio River experience

· Hamilton, Ohio
2 acres hosted by Polly W.
1 RV site · 1 tent site
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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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21 ratings · 19 reviews
Paul H.recommends
April 11, 2024
Ohio River at your doorstep..
Third stay!
We are back again. Love this site. Easy access just minutes off I-275. Flat easy set-up. Very good restaurants nearby, easy walk. Being close to the beltway it is just a few minutes to all Cincinnati. Polly is just the sweetest host.
Jean M.recommends
March 31, 2024
Ohio River at your doorstep..
Quiet. Short distance to river. Polly let us meet her horse, mini pony and donkey. She also share the restrauants that were in walking distance, which we liked. Definitely will stay here again
Paul H.recommends
October 19, 2023
Ohio River at your doorstep..
Great stay over in the Queen City
This is a great location. Just minutes off the interstate. Lot is level so setup is easy. River is just a short walk away. Camp is quiet. Many stores and restaurants nearby and it's just minutes to many attractions in the Cincinnati area. We have enjoyed staying here three times and will return again.
Mark W.recommends
August 14, 2023
Ohio River at your doorstep..
Perfect for Riverbend and PNC!
Location, Location, Location!!! Only a mile down the road from Riverbend Music Center! Polly is very kind, super helpful and provides great communication. If you need an overnight stop for a concert this spot is a great solution with electric and water. Thanks Polly! We will be back.
Amelia S.recommends
July 31, 2023
Ohio River at your doorstep..
Great spot
We loved this spot! It was peaceful and quiet, and we walked down to the river each morning with our coffee. We were able to hook up to both water and electric. Polly was responsive to our questions via text. It was a 15-20 minute drive to everything we wanted to explore in Cincinnati. (I highly recommend the beer cavern tour with American Legacy.) We’d definitely stay at Polly’s hipcamp again!
Sarah And Doug C.recommends
July 17, 2023
Pitch your tent on the Ohio River!
Having a great view of the river, privacy, indoor bathroom, plug ins and a place to take shelter indoors in case of inclimate weather was so nice. The location worked out perfectly for staying for a concert at PNC Pavillion at RiverBend. Easy access and nearby to venue but away from downtown traffic. A nice brewery very close by with a large patio and vegan options on the menu was good for a pre-concert meal and location was also nearby to several parks/trails. Polly was helpful, communicative and friendly and though our stay was very short it worked well for what we needed.
Hamilton, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Myaamia, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, Adena Culture, and Hopewell Culture First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Polly W.Joined in August 2021
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