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Riverside Camping

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· Port Clinton, Ohio
94 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
We have a kayak and canoe livery called Portage River Paddling Company. We are nestled on 94 acres on the Portage River. You will be camping in the back of our property along the Portage River. You will be just a 5 minute walk from renting kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, gem mining, axe throwing, cornhole, giant Jenga, goats, Gizmo the 160 pound Sulcata Tortoise, Jasper the iguana and more!
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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
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River, stream, or creek
Wetlands
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Port Clinton, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bryan F.Joined in July 2018
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107 ratings · 86 reviews
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Paul H.recommends
October 30, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
2022 BannedBusClub Chili Cook-off
First time having the BannedBusClub chili cook-off at the riverside spot was a success. Great spot good times had by all. Our hosts Bryan and kids got to help judge the contests. Thanks again Bryan for have such an awesome spot and letting us crazy Volkswagen drivers take over. HA HA. Next year definitely we will make it even better.
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Tammy G.recommends
October 17, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Loved being right on the Portage river. Peaceful. The only downside was the nearby train tracks. However, I will say the trains came and went quickly. I really liked the fact that there were only two sites. No chance to be crowded. Can't wait to go back in the Spring!
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Veronica S.recommends
October 13, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Secluded Waterfront
What a great spot! The train is actually quite quiet. Having access to view the sky over the water at sunrise was so great. If I go through this area again, with more time, I am definitely going to do the activities. However, it was a great spot for my dog and I to have fresh air and rest.
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Chris E.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Great Location Great Hosts
Very nice location, very friendly hosts! Will definitely return!
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John H.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Comfortable waterfront camping. Sites 1 and 2 are secluded and picturesque (we stayed at site 1). The ground is mostly flat, level, and grass. The site featured a fire ring and picnic table with a very clean and regularly maintained porta potty. Our hosts were friendly and laid back. We didn't have the time but there were many kayaks available for rent. The one surprise for us was the frequent trains through the evening. That said, we would definitely stay here again!
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Josephine P.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Everything was wonderful and peaceful. It was well kept including the porta potty. We will be back next year.
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Jessie I.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
This spot was amazing. Secluded and well taken care of by our hosts. They were THE BEST. If you want entertainment, they have them. If you want to be left alone, done. Eagles flying around, beautiful sunsets/sunrises. We couldn't have asked for more.
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Kristin G.recommends
September 1, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
My absolute fav
This is by far my favorite escape. It’s so quaint, private, and full of wildlife! Anytime I need a quick city detox, I come here :)
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Apple G.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Bryan was great. We arrived late and in the dark and he greeted us to make sure we had everything we needed. Unfortuntly a storm came in and we left the next morning before the sun came up so we could not see the view. When you book bring bug spray and note that there is a train neat bye.
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Clark B.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Beautiful spot with friendly hosts
What an incredible piece of property! We were able to set up tent right next to the river and walk our kayak that we brought right to the launch and get to fishing. The site was well manicured and had basic amenities, which is all you need!
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Elizabeth J.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
This is a wonderful family with a lovely little getaway. Definitely somewhere we will be returning to. Loved the land, the water, and the menagerie of pets. 10/10 will recommend
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Tina R.recommends
August 16, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Beautiful spot in Ohio! Friendly folks and the eagles were a nice bonus.
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Paul H.recommends
August 15, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Another great time camping along the river. Love this place! Will be back for sure.
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Katie B.recommends
August 14, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
The land is beautiful and peaceful! The kids went to the store and Gem mining while dinner was cooking definitely recommend getting a canoe or kayak to explore.
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Rana C.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Amazing stay! Location is great. 10/10!!!
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Melissa W.recommends
August 10, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
We just love staying right on the river and minutes from everything the area has to offer. So convenient to historic downtown, the ferry and the beach! Plus I can swim or drop a kayak right from our site! You tube the train out after awhile, plus it activates the imagination. We'll definitely be back!
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Timothy N.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
To Grandad's house we go....
Stopped in on a long road trip with 3 kids and our dog in an 18 foot camper van and wow. The kids took an hour ax throwing class while I set up the van and responded to work emails - then did some gem mining and so much fun. The sunset from the van was to die for and my sidekick mini aussie was welcome everywhere! a must if you have kids! MUST KAYAK WITH GOATS!!!
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Andrew A.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Can’t beat this camping spot
Bryan’s land was perfect to camp out for a few nights. I was able to bring my own kayak and put in right at the campsite. Bryan was more than hospitable, I didn’t have any issues while staying. It’s a beautiful area to watch the stars and the water view was great. There are a few trains that go by during the night, but they really aren’t that bad. I’ll definitely be back!
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Rene D.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Nice quiet spot on Portage River
Nice spot tucked away from the rest of humanity but close enough to go grab supplies if needed. Beautiful view of the river and sky. Lots of great nature photo-ops. Pet-friendly. Owners are great and have kayak rentals available onsite. Will def go back someday.
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Cynthia M.
July 25, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Train tracks are to be considered
The location near the river is very nice. The active train track adjacent to the property is unfortunately quite loud throughout the night
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Ralph C.recommends
July 22, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Loved it!
Great spot. Good views. It rained the whole time but it didn't stop us from kayaking and having a great time. Super friendly host. Very accommodating.
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Karen G.recommends
July 19, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
We loved camping on Bryan’s campsite. We woke up in the morning and watched the fish eating in the pond and birds waking up along the water. It was great.
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Cameron C.recommends
July 12, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Beautiful spot to camp. Just beware of trains crossing all night long and waking you up.
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Lisa B.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Such nice people and a really nice campsite. Lots of fun things to do other than camping.
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Shinice D.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
The campsite was great. There is a campfire pit and fire wood is sold at the office. We had great conversations with Bryan and was able to see the animals that they have. We rented single person kayaks for an hour and we were giving routes that we could take and also instructions on proper use of the kayak. We enjoyed the privacy the first night as no one was at the other campsite. The second day someone was there. The sites are pretty close together so not much privacy then but it was no big deal. The railroad is very close so you'll hear it come by frequently. I would come back if we were in the area!
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Virginia P.recommends
July 6, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Endless fun!
With direct access to the Portage river, Riverside Camping Kayak and Canoe, is in a prime location for peaceful relaxation or waterborne fun. I would describe our visit to RCKC as a pure joy. Our kind hosts, Brian and Amanda, along with their lovely children, were amazing right from the start. Upon our arrival, Amanda gave my husband and I a quick orientation of the property, thoughtfully highlighting all the accessible amenities and facilities along the way. During our stay at RCKC, we set up our tent in an open, grassy site near the river and a picturesque wetland. The camping plot was very well-maintained, and beautiful views could be seen with every turn of the head. This Hipcamp offered everything my husband and I could possibly need for an enjoyable camping experience, and so much more... RCKC is not just another beautiful Hipcamp. Stretching 94 acres, this place is more like a wonderful marriage of a fun summer camp and natural preserve. There is so much to see and do! A river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and relaxing; gem sluicing; axe-throwing; biking; the list goes on. You will also find many four-legged friends on the property such as an iguana, a large tortoise, goats, turtles, and more. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy here! Thank you for sharing your Hipcamp with us, Amanda, Brian, and co. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with you, and deeply appreciate your genuine hospitality.
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Foxfire B.recommends
July 6, 2022
Site 2 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Beautiful spot on the river, great place to see bird life, and Bryan was accommodating and welcoming!
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Lauren F.recommends
July 2, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Such a neat spot! Bryan and Amanda are great hosts, and are both super helpful and friendly. If you don’t like the sound of trains outside your tent, this spot isn’t for you. The campsite was clean, spacious and well hidden away. There are also a bunch of neat animals that are cool to explore if you have kids.
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Alex R.recommends
July 1, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
I would absolutely return to this spot anytime I was near the area. Not only for the peace and tranquility the land provided but to visit the family again. You meet a lot of people on the road and you can feel where the sun is shining. Here it Shines steady and onto their children. If there is someone reading this review wondering whether or not to stay here, do it and bring your children. Or not. For those able to feel the sunshine this is a nice spot to go and bask in it ❤️ Much love and respect for this family
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Ron W.recommends
June 30, 2022
Site 1 - Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe
Ideal Camping Spot
We had a wonderful overnight experience camping at Bryan's place. Easy to check in. Wood was waiting at fire pit. No other campers while we were there so had big space to ourselves. The train tracks are close and frequent even at night. If it bothers you bring Earplugs. Bryan and his family do things around you like night fishing but are very quiet and respectful. I would 100% go back.
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