Hipcamp host Bryan F.,
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Come camp riverside along the Portage River just minutes from downtown Port Clinton, OH and Lake Erie.  Just 25 minutes to Cedar Point! If you are looking to escape the busy and crowded state parks and commercial campgrounds this is the place for you. With only 2 tent sites you wont be overcrowded. Our camping is on the back of our property where we operate our kayak & canoe

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Come camp riverside along the Portage River just minutes from downtown Port Clinton, OH and Lake Erie.  Just 25 minutes to Cedar Point! If you are looking to escape the busy and crowded state parks and commercial campgrounds this is the place for you. With only 2 tent sites you wont be overcrowded. Our camping is on the back of our property where we operate our kayak & canoe livery business, Portage River Paddling Company. You are a 5 minute walk from renting a kayak, stand up paddleboard, or canoe, gem mining, axe throwing, cornhole, giant jenga, goats, Gizmo the 150 lb Sulcata Tortoise and more! You can paddle around Judy Island to see a bald eagles nest or paddle to a little restaurant and grab a bite and a pint! Only registered campers are allowed in to the back of the property where the beautiful camping area is located. Its a work in progress, if you are looking to rough it on the river, this is the place for you! We are located close to a railroad, so if trains aren't your thing, then this might not be the best place for you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Bryan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Half a dozen fresh laid duck eggs to make a rich hearty breakfast!

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Rent a bike to explore the Lake Erie coast line, Port Clinton, & surrounding areas

Fishing

Bring your pole and try your luck from the boat dock or shoreline!

Paddling

Camping is situated at the back of a property where a kayak and canoe livery is operated!

Wildlife watching

Wake up and watch the bald eagles on Judy Island and other abundant wildlife that call the Portage Rive home!

Boating

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Camping Kayak & Canoe in Ohio.

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Wetlands

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Hipcamper Payne

Late night accomodation

Payne S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2021

I didn't even get to stay there.

Host couldn't accommodate my late timing driving back from a nighttime event, so I couldn't get in through the gate. Should have been implied in the listing description.

Hipcamper Paul

Awesome spot!

Paul H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 15th, 2021

Perfect spot to camp out in our Volkswagen Bus! We will definitely be back and most likely bringing our VW friends. LoL

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 14th, 2021

What an amazing campsite! Beautiful spot to camp, kayak, and explore the area. Super secluded with lots of wildlife nearby. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper William

Great friendly place to rest👍

William C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 14th, 2021

Great place
I would recommend it to anyone.
Super friendly and informative
Especially the kids who knew more about the many animals they keep than I did!!!
If we come back that way again we would visit again
Thanks guys👍👍👍

Hipcamper Rose
Rose C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

This place is great! The river view is great and Amanda and Brian provide so much for you to do! The only complaint I have is something that they have no control over, but the train is about 20 yards from the campsite and goes all night long. If you are a light sleeper like me, just be aware! But like I said they have no control over this and as long as you don’t mind the train noise this place is great!

Hipcamper David

Great location, easy transaction

David W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 5th, 2021

Bryan’s place was conveniently located and the transaction was so easy! We were driving cross-country and booked a site at the location just hours before we arrived for the night. The campsites are located at the rear of the property and have plenty of space. The only issue for us was that there were numerous trains going by the site throughout the night and blowing their horns as they approached an intersection at the front of the property. It was extremely loud and limited our sleep (along with our two dogs).

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Hipcamper Wes
Wes K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 2nd, 2021

Bryan was there to greet us and give us a lay of the land. The water access right by the site was awesome. We got in an evening paddle and a morning paddle. The train does run nearby, but we thought it was cool.

Hipcamper Narendra
Narendra B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 31st, 2021

Amazing family running the campsite making sure we were comfortable and happy! Great canoe & paddle board rentals too and very helpful people. The campsite was nice and maintained, and flat as well. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Hillary
Hillary A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 26th, 2021

This is a really cool place! I wish we had more time to rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore the river. Loved our campsite right on the water. Amanda gave us a good intro to all the animals. This was our first hipcamp stay and if we are ever back in the area, we will stay again.

Property
Riverside Camping
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites