The best camping near Salt Fork State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Salt Fork State Park adventure.

The best camping near Salt Fork State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Salt Fork State Park adventure.

Camping near Salt Fork State Park

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Salt Fork State Park adventure.

Hike, golf, or get on the water at Ohio’s largest state park.  

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Fish Farm Camp

5 sites · RVs, Tents128 acres · Pleasant City, OH
We have a beautiful 20 acre lake. It's 60 ft deep with crystal clear water and is great for swimming and fishing. Kayaking welcome too. We also have a couple other ponds available for fishing as well. We raise fresh water prawn and bluegill in the summertime, so late september we have fresh shrimp available. Lots of waterfowl and deer here to see.
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The Turkey Hollow Campground

6 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Millersburg, OH
Turkey Hollow is nestled in the rolling hills of Holmes County Ohio. We are right on the edge of the largest Amish settlement in the nation. The primitive campground is in the corner of a small 40 acre farm owned by Matt Polcyn. He started the campground 8 years ago because of his love for nature and real camping. He enjoys traveling in many places in the States and the Caribbean islands and loves finding places off of the beaten path and not commercialized. Because of his interest and love for primitive camping he decided to open the campground in order to provide the same opportunity as a getaway primitive camping location that he tries to find when he travels. We now just added a in the trees, warm water rinse off area.
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Vista Venue's

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents400 acres · Lore City, OH
Learn more about this land:  ⛺️Located 3 miles east of Ohio's largest state park, Salt Fork, sits the beautiful property of Vista Venue's and Salt Fork Riding Stables in Winterset.  🌳 This location is just minutes away from golfing, swimming, fishing, boating, and also host's hiking and biking trails of it's own. 💫 When you're not encountering Bigfoot, enjoy pure peace as you are surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful woods, roughly 20 miles of trails, and the perfect spot to star gaze in total privacy.
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Pleasant Valley Farm Camp

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Fresno, OH
Welcome to Our family farm of 170 acre ! We are two sisters with our husbands and children want to share with you our peaceful farm. Surrounded by Hills, Creeks, Woods, and Beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets! We are settled in the Hills of White Eyes Township. There is lots of history of Native Americans, and the first settlers in this area ( there is a great outdoor play based on a true story called Trumpet in the Land about 30 min from our location) On our farm you may still be able to find arrow heads in the creek bottoms! There is lots of wildlife that may wander through your camp site. The air is full of fresh Country smells. Some tame animals that you will see are Lowline cows ( miniature cows), Chickens, Pigs, Miniature Donkeys, Dogs, Cats.
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Orange Kayak

14 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · West Lafayette, OH
Located on the bank of the tuscarawas river and nestled in the trees, it is ideal for fishing, camping, tubing, floating, kayaking, and canoeing. Within a very short drive there is many beautiful local wineries and even a brewery. There is some local markets, and small shops nearby. A 36 hole golf corse is just up the road as well as historical locations such as the rumored oldest structure in Ohio and famed roscoe village.
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Backwoods Camping

1 site · Tent10 acres · Cumberland, OH
Purchased in 2019, these overgrown acres are now a federally registered Farm with the crop being Trees, and have a 10 year Woodland Stewardship Management Plan with the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources. I  will be working hard over the years to bring this back to a healthy stand of mixed hardwoods, full of wildlife habitat.Learn more about this land:Enjoy approximately 10 wooded acres while being the only campers on site. Provided are a 4x8 lean-to, outhouse, fire ring, and a spool table. Hiking trails are cut throughout the woods, so feel free to explore. Just stay within the wire fence lines to avoid crossing onto neighboring private lands. This is a Federal and State managed Woodland, so please do no harm to any living tree or plant. Feel free to pick up any dead wood for use in the fire ring. (Cut Firewood also provided for free at campsite.) You do have to hike in and out between parking area and campsite. The access is on a slope, so you will get your cardio. It's about 500 feet from parking to campsite. 10 minutes from The Wilds. 10 minutes from I-70. 15 minutes from I-77 and Cambridge.
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McKee Farm - Treehouses and Camping

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents230 acres · Frazeysburg, OH
McKee Farm is rich in memories and rich in history. It has been in the family for over 150 years and we were told that it was one of stopping points for the underground railroad. The 240 acre farm boasts a hidden cave, wide open fields, breathtaking forest land, and historic and rustic barns. Nestled at the edge of a wooded creek, Tullihas in the Trees treehouse boasts a beautiful sunset view with rolling hills. Tullihas combines comfort with the thrill of being immersed in nature. Built using recycled electric poles, Tullihas in the Trees has a deck perfect for hammocking, an interior dressed with windows so that guests can feel as if they are living amongst the trees, and two small lofts ideal for a restful night's sleep. Oxley in the Woods is our newest treehouse cabin. Nestled in the woods with a view of the sunset, the lovely A Frame is filled with lovely woodwork, vintage parquet flooring, and private wooded views. The deck is huge! We've had guests set up a tent on the deck beside the treehouse for fun! Swings, and a slide make the Oxley a fun adventure. The double bed in the loft and the two stacked single beds are comfortable and cozy. The McKee Farmhouse was built in the 1800s and is rich in memories. It's a rustic old house, with wood trim, hardwood floors, and plenty of imperfections that make it unique. You can sit on the porch and drink your coffee with a view of the barn and pastures, or cozy up in one of the house's four bedrooms and sleep in. The house is fully air conditioned and heated, has all the amenities of home, but takes you back to a simpler time. Our campsites are all set apart from one another in various locations on the 240 acre farm. Secluded and unique, each campsite has its own charm. We provide guests with a fire ring and a shovel, and some sites have a picnic table. Hiking trails are marked throughout the land. Guests can hike with views of horses, cows, wildlife, corn fields, large boulders, and rustic barns. The dirt roads provide great places to drive ATVs and four-wheelers. An Amish farm borders McKee Farm. Guests should know there is minimal cell service, however, this can offer a great opportunity to unplug. Tullihas in the Trees provides a perfect remote and rustic getaway for anyone. In October and November, access to hiking is limited.
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WALKAbOUT Creek Campground

23 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents132 acres · Chandlersville, OH
-Located in Blue Rock State Forest. Campers are welcome to hike to their hearts content! - Located 10 minutes from Blue Rock's swimming beach at Cutler Lake. - Located 20 minutes from Columbus Zoo's "The Wilds" Safari. - Access to the Blue Rock State Forest equine trails. Over 25 miles of trails. Walking them also allowed! - 3 stocked ponds for fishing - Our own little "Y" Bridge like the notable bridge located in the nearby city of Zanesville. - Communal area for socializing/events. Free to use for campers, provided it is not privately booked for an event.
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Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch Creekside Retreat

2 sites · Lodging50 acres · Thornville, OH
Our farm has been in the family for over 50 years. My Cherokee grandmother purchased the farm with the intention of giving each of her children property. We have been raising bison here since 2008. We chose the name Cherokee Valley to honor my heritage and the gift of this farm by my grandmother and mother. We created this tipi experience to share that gift with you! Enjoy a night in our spacious 22 foot tipi. We provide a comfortable queen platform bed for your convenience. You must provide sleeping bags, linens , blankets etc. The tipi can sleep up to 6 people, 2 on the queen bed we provide, with ample room for additional cots or air mattresses that you provide. We have cots available to rent as an add on. . You may also pitch additional tents or hang hammocks in the trees with room for up to 10 people in all.​ Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch is a working bison farm with bison, honeybees, chickens and peafowl. We are a certified Wildlife Habitat and Monarch Way Station. Enjoy our beautiful hiking trails through the rolling hills of our ranch. We have a plethora of bird species, butterflies and wildflowers to delight nature lovers. After hiking the trails you can splash around in the pristine creek that borders our property (we recommend water shoes). Take in a gorgeous sunset over our farm, enjoy a wood fired dinner cooked over the provided fire pit with grill. The sounds of hoot owls will lull you to sleep and when you wake, enjoy the stained glass glow through the beautiful tipi. We are close to several wineries, breweries and recreational areas (kayaking, canoeing, golfing, biking) as well as Legend Valley concert venue. We are a short drive to Buckeye Lake, Dillion Dam, and Hocking Hills. We have a selection of grass fed bison available in our on-site farm store.
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Glamplyfe - Happydale Retreat

6 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Cambridge, OH
Glamplyfe OHIO offers a luxurious waterfront RV site at Happydale Retreat! Located approximately 1 hour away from Columbus, Ohio and 2 hours away from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Happydale Retreat is tucked away in the pristine trees and hills of the Appalachian Mountains. The retreat offers only 9 stunning RV sites that are ideal for lucky guests to experience glamping. We offer daily, weekly, and monthly rates.Come experience a happier and healthier lifestyle!
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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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Fiat Hill

4 sites · Lodging, Tents2 acres · Baltic, OH
Learn more about this land:Fiat Hill Camp is located in heart of Amish country on the first Ohio State Road with many things to do and see. A working Amish family farm borders the camp. Serenity....wildlife, birds, bull frogs crooking. You may even see an eagle.  Sunsets are breath taking from top of hill. Local wineries, Wooly Pig Brewery, Little Switzerland (Sugarcreek) with Worlds largest Cuckoo Clock, Age of Steam Round House Museum, Put-Put Golf, Amish Home Country Cooking restaurants, Ragersville Tavern and much more all within 10 to 30 minutes away.
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The best camping near Salt Fork State Park guide

Overview

About

Forested valleys and wildflower meadows tumble down to the lakeside in Salt Fork State Park. Bring your boat to cruise around Salt Fork Lake, paddle around the northern bays in a kayak or canoe, or try your luck fishing for bass and crappie, then cool off at the swimming beach. Away from the water, there are more than 17,000 acres to hike, horseback ride, or cross-country ski, along with an 18-hole golf course. Salt Fork Campground has plenty of space for RVs—alternatively, escape the crowds at the tent-only primitive sites or check into the Salt Fork Lodge.  

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of 212 campsites (including electric and full hookup sites, primitive sites, and equestrian sites) via the Reserve Ohio website. 
  2. Campsite reservations open from 7am, six months in advance, and all sites can be reserved online.  
  3. Campsites can book up fast, so reserve as early as possible, especially if visiting during peak season or on holiday weekends. 

When to go

Outdoor adventures await year-round in Salt Fork State Park. Visit in spring and summer to admire the wildflowers, in fall to see the autumn foliage, or brave the cold to hit the snowmobile trails or go ice fishing in winter. The state campground is open through winter, but primitive campsites can only be booked from April through October—the rest of the year, it’s first-come, first-served.

Know before you go

  • Salt Fork State Park is six miles north of Cambridge, about a 15-minute drive along Highway 77.
  • There are no entrance fees for Ohio State parks, but camping and reservation fees apply. Ohio fishing licenses are also required.
  • Facilities in the park include restrooms, picnic areas, boat ramps, seasonal boat rental, and a swimming beach with showers, and a snack bar. There are also two marinas and the Salt Fork Lodge, which has indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and a coffee shop.
  • There is unlimited horsepower at the lake, and you can bring your own boats and watercraft. Swimming is permitted only in designated areas. 
  • Loop A has ADA-accessible campsites.

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