The best camping near Fernwood State Forest

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Fombell Landing

21 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Fombell, PA
A secluded waterfront campground that offers off grid and primitive camping as well as tear drop and RV locations. Fishing, kayaking, and much more. Just outside Zelienople Pennsylvania. The campground is split into two separate, but close locations. Sites 115 A-D, 129 A-D, 139 A, and 158 A-C, start at the address 115 Narrows Rd Fombell, PA 16123. Sites 126 A-I are located at 126 Lend Street, Fombell PA 16123. Please park safely and call Curt upon arrival.
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Towpath Trail Peace Park

5 sites · Tents2 acres · Bolivar, OH
Primitive tent camping on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, Tuscarawas River Water Trail, and the Great American Rail Trail! Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the towpath trail ten miles south of Canton, Ohio, and 1.5 miles west of I-77 exit 93 on Scenic Byway Rt 212 in beautiful Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The Peace Park is designed for bikers, hikers, dog walkers, and anyone traveling through to book a campsite even if anyone isn't available to meet and greet. Campers, once booked may go to an available campsite and set up camp. Dog-friendly, handicapped-accessible Porta-Jon with hand sanitizer shared electricity for charging phones, pristine aquifer water, picnic tables, fire-pits, fireside benches, birds, butterflies, lightning bugs, wild turkey, deer, and other wildlife are often seen. Please note: We're located on a section of the Ohio-Erie Canal Scenic Byway, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad, and a 90-degree corner with a slight slope that causes trucks to downshift brake, we recommend bringing earplugs if you're a light sleeper!
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Cadiz campgrounds

4 sites · RVs12 acres · Cadiz, OH
Learn more about this land: We offer Full RV hookups 50/30 Amps. We offer discounted monthly rates. We have just added laundry facility for our guests and are in process to add ice and vending machines in the near future.We have been hosting for several years and we currently have guests who have been with us for multiple years. The campsite is just 2 miles from Cadiz downtown.
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Ranch Relaxin'

4 sites · RVs, Tents900 acres · Burgettstown, PA
Learn more about this land:Stay at Birch Creek Farmery and enjoy seeing hundreds of pastured, heritage breed animals amongst forest, hilltops, valleys, creeks, ponds, and fields. With beautiful sunrise and sunset views, hiking, fishing, and nearby bike trails you'll have plenty to do during your stay! Book a tour with us and we'll even show you the ins and outs of the day to day life around here. Rather check out Pittsburgh? It's an easy 45 minutes away. There are a few local breweries and wineries around, and we're happy to hook you up with some of our fresh meats and eggs to cook! You'll be able to kick back and relax on our working ranch. There's plenty of fresh air and wilderness to soak up with us!
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Memory Park Campground

25 sites · RVs, Tents16 acres · Mineral City, OH
Memory Park is a primitive, beautifully maintained family-owned private campground located near beautiful Atwood Lake State Park. First developed in 1968, Memory Park offers peace, quiet, and tranquility for you and your family for that perfect weekday or weekend getaway . There are plenty of primitive sites to choose from, including Murphy Meadow, Outback Bend, Honeymoon Point, and Shady Rest, just to name a few. Each campsite includes a picnic table and fire pit. Firewood is available ($10 through hipcamp or cash on-site per full wheelbarrow load). Memory Park is the ideal rustic environment to restore the soul, including simple activities like sitting around a fire, reading or taking a nap, hiking, cooking over the fire, observing nature, and enjoying fellowship with friends. Memory Park can be your 'go to' camp spot, especially for Buckeye Trail hikers! Water is available from two hand pumps on the property. Electricity is not available. Quiet generators are welcome. A clean port-a-jon is maintained for our campers.
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Gram's Red Ridge Farm

2 sites · RVs14 acres · Cadiz, OH
3rd generation family owned micro farm located in rural harrison county.Learn more about this land:2 sites with electric, water, and septic just minutes from tappen, clendening and piedmont lakes. Fire rings for each site. Plenty of wildlife to just sit and watch.
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Runnin Crazy Farm

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · New Brighton , PA
Growing up & building on the back of our Family Farm is the best goal I ever set for myself! My Off-Grid 20 acres has raised my 2 kids and all the animals we could rescue! We run a Horse Boarding Facility along with Freezer Meat of all sorts. It's a small Hobby Farm but we love it all the same! Family environment that's down to earth! Learn more about this land: Sites 1 and 2 are for campers/tents. Sites 3 and 4 are tent only spots. Fire ring at each. Top tent spots up in field (3 and 4) need a higher vehicle to get to them. A bit Off Road. Horse stalls/guided trails available for the campers bringing their own horses. Our animals are friendly and love attention. Dogs welcome but need a leash. Our family run farm is willing to accommodate your needs. Book a stay with us as you pass on thru. (Totally Off Grid livin my dream. Remember to burn burnables and take non burnables with you. Generators welcome) Thanx!
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Stone Haven Camp

1 site · RV, Tent17 acres · Sherrodsville, OH
Beautifully nestled in Carroll County this full hook up site is the perfect getaway. Stone walls surrounding the large gathering area… fire pit with stone seating and a unique stone table and benches. 17 acres of exploring. Atwood lake within7 mins. Historic Zoar. Amish country. Warthers Museum
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Dee L.’s Land

2 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Buffalo Township, PA
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Paradise

10 sites · RVs, Tents49 acres · West Finley, PA
This is retired farm in the middle of nowhere. We have a lake that is stocked with trout, catfish, bass and whatever else is in there. The lake is catch and release only. Fee for fishing. This is a place for people that want to enjoy nature and not have several people camping next to them. This is not a campground with a lot of people, sometimes you may be the only people staying there. Learn more about this land: Hike in woods, basically enjoy nature. We have wooded areas and open field areas to explore. Great place to get away from the world and relax. No utilities or restrooms available. Cell phones only work in limited areas.
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Next 7 Organic Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents188 acres · Deersville, OH
This land has been in our family for 7 generations and our children are now the 8th generation to call this farm home. We are homestead farmers and manage our land full time with certified organic vegetable gardens, CBD hemp crops, cattle, pigs, and poultry. Our farm consists of 188 acres of pristine, natural, rolling hills, woodland hollows and spring fed streams. 100+ acres of open hayfields and pastures and 80+ acres of diverse hardwood forest.Our homestead house and barns are over 150 years old with a few modern structures added to the barnyard. The historic Minksville Church is on the far end of the farm and was built by Holly's ancestors.
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Horseshoe bend

2 sites · RVs1 acre · OH
We have 2 flat gravel campsites available on our property just 2 miles drive to beaver creek state park where you can hike, fish, visit the pioneer village, and sit by the creek. There are plenty of downed trees, bring a saw if you want to gather wood for a fire. We have a maintained hiking trail that starts on the edge of our property/road and ends at the state park. Or, you can swim, kayak, and fish at the beaver creek, just a 1/2 mile from our sites. We are 26 miles from the Pittsburgh airport and 1 hour to downtown Pittsburgh. Enjoy being close enough to enjoy the big city offerings without the high cost of accommodations. Or just relax at your campsite. Fire rings provided. Thank you for considering us for your stay.
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The best camping near Fernwood State Forest guide

Overview

About

Prepare to have your breath taken away—Fernwood State Forest boasts over 3,000 acres of stunning vistas and hunting and fishing galore. Lace up your must trusted pair of boots and hike some of the three-mile loop trails that lead to scenic views of the countryside, then look to the wildlife for some good game. Anglers will love the pond fishing dispersed throughout the area, stocked with bluegill, channel catfish, and largemouth bass just waiting to be fried up for that next campfire meal. With ranges open daily from sunrise to sunset, hunters can chase down white-tailed deer or small animals like grouse or rabbit to stock up the freezer for winter.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Fernwood State Forest is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the foliage presents a stunning display of colors. Summer offers a full bloom of forest life, though it can be quite warm. Winters are less crowded but can be cold, so prepare accordingly.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your trip within these times.
  • Remember to leave no trace; pack out all your trash to keep the forest pristine.
  • Some areas may be inaccessible due to seasonal closures or maintenance; check the latest updates online.
  • While amenities may be limited, ensure you have enough supplies and water for your adventure.

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