Hipcamp host Polly W.,
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What a place to pitch a tent - right next to the Ohio River! Hang out on a gently rolling grassy riverfront property with trees, sky and water, and the wooded Kentucky hills on the other side. Decisions: Sun or shade, open area or in the grove of silver maple trees? Bring your hammock. Watch the boats go by.

California, Ohio is a community on the Ohio River about a t

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What a place to pitch a tent - right next to the Ohio River! Hang out on a gently rolling grassy riverfront property with trees, sky and water, and the wooded Kentucky hills on the other side. Decisions: Sun or shade, open area or in the grove of silver maple trees? Bring your hammock. Watch the boats go by.

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.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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

Hiking

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

Fishing
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pitch your tent on the Ohio River! in Ohio.

Farm

Next door is a very small farm with pigs, a donkey and horses. Visiting the farm requires special permission, scheduling, and a...Read more

River, stream, or...
Driveway

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