Hipcamp host Polly W.,
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RV Campers park in a open, gravelly lot next to a flower garden and small farm with horses. It is a short walk to sit by the river.

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, sceni

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RV Campers park in a open, gravelly lot next to a flower garden and small farm with horses. It is a short walk to sit by the river.

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.

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Polly a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Biking

California is on a bike trail which connects to the bike trail system in Cincinnati. It is also relatively flat for just cruisi...Read more

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California Woods is down the road a short distance away . There is a five mile loop around Lunken airport.

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Hipcamper Jason

Killer urban camping!

Jason B.
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July 19th, 2022

Killer location with easy bike path access to downtown Cincinnati. Great BBQ joint, dive bar, and brewery within walking distance.

Hipcamper Jason

Camping and beer

Jason B.
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July 17th, 2022

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!

Hipcamper Michael

Amazing ohio river view!

Michael R.
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July 15th, 2022

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.

Ohio River is at your doorstep..Ohio River is at your doorstep..
Hipcamper Polly
Response from Polly, the Host, on July 19th, 2022

Thanks Michael! I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed the spot. You sure had great weather. Your hammock set ups were so cool! Thank you for showing me how they worked. I really enjoyed meeting you and your friends, and hope you come back to Cincinnati again.

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Hipcamper Todd
Todd H.
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May 10th, 2022

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.

Hipcamper Polly
Response from Polly, the Host, on May 11th, 2022

Oh how nice, Todd, thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed it. It’s affirming to know that you thought it was a cool spot, because we think so, but it is hard for us to be objective. You were a wonderful guest, and my very first Hipcamp camper. Thanks for taking a chance on uncharted territory! Safe travels.

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Property
Ohio River experience
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$45/night
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