The best camping near Van Buren State Park

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Riverside Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents94 acres · Port Clinton, OH
We have a kayak and canoe livery called Portage River Paddling Company. We are nestled on 94 acres on the Portage River. You will be camping in the back of our property along the Portage River. You will be just a 5 minute walk from renting kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, gem mining, axe throwing, cornhole, giant Jenga, goats, Gizmo the 160 pound Sulcata Tortoise, Jasper the iguana and more!
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Rusty's Retreat

12 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Fostoria, OH
We bought this 125+ year old farm in 2010 with the hope of bringing it back to life. Overgrown and neglected, we have worked hard to make it a nice place for hiking, kayaking, fishing or any number of other activities. Peaceful and remote, the property has a beautiful brook that leads you to the South branch of the Portage river. Deer, turkey, geese, herons, mink and fox are just a few of our natural animal friends. Rusty the steer and his pony friends Buckeye and Lexi can be visited while they graze in the pasture. There's also Turk the turkey and his flock of chickens. We have the perfect place for dogs as well. We have four dogs that get along great with others and our fenced pond keeps them safe.
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Bracy Gold Bison Ranch

7 sites · RVs, Tents85 acres · Swanton, OH
Welcome to our working bison ranch, where a unique experience awaits you. Explore our ranch through walking the paths that meander along the creek and around each bison pasture. As you stroll, discover the serenity of a large pond teeming with fish, dragonflies, butterflies, and amphibians. Visit our onsite store, where you can purchase our high-quality bison meat and unique bison artifacts. Additionally, from May to October, we offer tractor-drawn wagon tours into the pastures, providing an up-close encounter with these majestic animals. Nestled within a few miles of charming small towns boasting independent restaurants and stores, our location offers a perfect blend of rural tranquility and local amenities. For those seeking more extensive shopping options, we are conveniently situated within 15 miles of larger Toledo suburbs, featuring a variety of big-box stores. Our bison enjoy over 55 acres of pasture, benefitting from our commitment to rotational grazing for both pasture and bison health. At our ranch, we prioritize working harmoniously with the land, fostering the return of native flora and fauna to our property. Situated a few miles north of Swanton, our land, once used for standard crops, has undergone a transformation. After five years, we proudly boast an array of accomplishments, including the identification of over 25 different bird species in a single morning, an increase in local native pollinator populations (including the monarch butterfly), and a reduction in soil erosion. Join us on this journey as we invite you to experience the beauty of nature, the magnificence of bison, and the positive impact of sustainable practices on our land.
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Uncle Chuck's Cabin

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Grand Rapids, OH
This property is a great place to enjoy nature. The Metropark has an easement through the canal. Bendview park is nearby. Undeveloped park acreage is near the access road to the east. Fly kites or drones in the grassy field. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are fun winter sports to indulge in. Birds find sanctuary here. Baltimore orioles, Cedar Waxwings,eagles, bluebirds and pileated woodpeckers pass through. Arrowheads have been found everywhere. There's peace and quiet in the surrounding area. Learn more about this land: See nature up close at this secluded getaway a 10 minute walk from South River Road. Enjoy fishing, bird watching, water sports, hiking, campfires and star gazing. Situated on the grassy bank of the Maumee with a natural boat launch. Adjacent to Metropark towpath between Waterville and Grand Rapids. Your fee includes propane and propane lantern, firewood and gas for the generator, plus use of boat, life vests and oars. Property has a fire ring, picnic table, grill and charcoal, sanitary outhouse and ample parking. Cabin has a microwave, Keurig, wood stove, futon, loft with full size bed, 5-gallon thermos of water, and electricity from a generator. No running water or kitchen. We provide twin sheets and pillow for the futon. We also make the full size bed in the loft.
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Andy Kromer Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Sandusky, OH
2014 it was bare land. Built a house and a farm with nice quiet relaxed atmosphere. Putting a pond and shower building in 2022, to offer fishing, swimming and paddle boating. I have a very nice bbq, patio, and fire pit for people to share. A near by local abandoned quarry for people to hike as well beautiful downtown Sandusky is only a few minutes away.Learn more about this land:10 minute drive to cedar point, on a beautiful farm. Quiet peaceful country nights. We have near by abandoned quarry, beautiful downtown Sandusky and cedar point only few minutes away. We are adding a pond for swimming and fishing 2022. A nice bbq, patio and fire pit on site. This is a working farm, with steers mooing and tractors moving at times.
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Farley’s Farm Sanctuary

1 site · Tent5 acres · Swanton, OH
Farley’s Farm Sanctuary is a grassroots 501c3 nonprofit animal sanctuary located on 5 acres in Swanton, OH. The campsite is located in the heart of the woods. This is a hike in primitive camp site (about 1/4 mile walk depending where you park) . We have a wagon and wheelbarrows available for use for hauling stuff back to the site. All money raised from this camp site goes back into building our sanctuary and provides ongoing care for our rescued animals! Oak Openings Metropark (including HEAVY Brewery) is located less than 5 miles away and offers a plethora of outdoor activities. Also located nearby is Johnston’s Fruit Farm (apple picking, pumpkin patch, fresh cut flowers, etc.) Tano’s Pizza (we recommend V-6 without cheese plus breadsticks no parm) and China Garden (vegetable tofu!) will deliver food here. The campsite includes a fire pit and composting toilet!
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Destination Lake Life

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Chippewa Park, OH
Come explore Indian Lake and what it has to offer!Learn more about this land:Welcome to Chippewa, a waterfront community on Indian Lake in Ohio!  Electric, (well)water, sewer, trash included!  Bring your street legal Golfcart, Kayaks, Canoes, Bikes, Jet Skis, and Boat. Chippewa offers: State Park, Boat Ramp/launch, Public Bathrooms, (Waterfront) Moose Lodge, FOE/Eagles, Gas Station/Grocery/Deli/Beer Cave/General Store, Bait &Tackle Shop, and Dollar General- just a Golf Cart ride away! In under a 5 minute car ride you can be at Indian Lake State Beach/(Oldfield Beach), (waterfront) Achesons Resort, (waterfront) Tilton Hilton, (pool & waterfront) Froggy's on the Lake, and even a few other places to grab a bite to eat.We are half an hour from Mad River Mountain, which offers winter activities such as snow tubing & skiing.
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Camp Peace

2 sites · Lodging1 acre · Waterville, OH
Camp Peace consists of a riverfront vintage VW Bus camper as well as a very small cabin! Enjoy the free use of our kayaks and canoes as you navigate the many islands across from our property. Both the VW bus and the cabin have heat and air conditioning. The cabin has a 4-burner stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer, and hot and cold water sink. The bathroom has a ship pump handle commode. There is a full shower, as well.
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Manz Family Camp

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Paulding, OH
Walk or run barefoot. No chemicals on ground or in pond. Let the natural water and sun soak in. Enjoy the fresh air. Feel the grass between your toes. There is plenty of room for exercise and located on a quiet rural road for movement and walking. RV site and tent camping with pond in quiet rural setting. Renters can use Kayaks, Row boat, SUP boards, and paddle boat to enjoy the water. Water fountain in the middle is on a timer to enjoy the sound of moving water or it can be turned off or on all time. Bring your own toilet.
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T&K Schoolhouse Camping

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Delphos, OH
A School house converted to a home! We are sitting on 1.6 ac. located on a corner area in the country 6 miles from town. Surrounded by farm lands and open sky. Old country home located 18. Mi off of i-75 a mile from route 66 an 5 miles from route 30. the old miami Erie canal runs through many towns close by, within walking distance, biking or hiking. Ohio caverns are within 45 minutes of this location. A local tavern within a mile and the best ice cream in the area within five miles, " the creamery" of Delphos. Could just stay enjoy a game of cornhole or 9-hole golf on site.
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Sunset Pond

1 site · Tent5 acres · Bucyrus, OH
Sunset Pond sits on 5 acres with our home and is the perfect place to camp under the stars. We have another 5 acres adjacent to the property that we rent to a local dairy farm, and we are surrounded by other farmers making your stay a relaxing country feel. No need to share your experience - we allow one tent camper with up to 3 guests at a time to ensure you and your family/friends are the only guests accessing the property and amenities. Enjoy sunsets on the dock and bring your fishing poles! You'll have access to a large catch-and-release pond that boasts bass, blue gill, and cat fish. Tent campers may choose any location on the property to camp. We will provide a picnic table and fire pit and bring it to the location you select. We have firewood on site for a small fee. Enjoy complimentary farm fresh eggs for breakfast from our free-range chickens. Please note that we do reside on the property as well.
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Primitive Pines by Aspire Nomad LLC

3 sites · RVs, Tents7 acres · Lafayette, OH
Are you looking for the ultimate boondocking experience? Use your own tanks, electric source, and get back to mother nature in this serene setting nestled between tall pines and a creek lined with trees. Pitch your tent or drive your RV into PRIMITIVE PINES, where you'll have access to a picnic table, fire ring, comfy patio, and hot tub. Have kids? No problem! We have a trampoline and play set for them, too! Close enough to the main house to enjoy all the amenities, yet far enough for complete privacy. Primitive pines is situated on 7.15 acres in a country setting. Book now to enjoy the view of Primitive Pines, a country oasis! Country living situated on the outskirts of Lima, Ohio. Nearby is Allen County Fairgrounds, several restaurants & stores, as well as several metro parks for fishing, hiking, swimming (seasonal) & playgrounds. Also hiking trails are nearby in Bluffton, Ohio.
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Frolfing, anyone? Van Buren State Park is the ideal spot to flick that wrist and beat your friends at yet another disc golfing tournament. Nestled among crops of soy, wheat, and corn, consider this a little farmland oasis for you and all your best buds. Channel that inner Legolas and go bow-hunting, or catch a wide variety of fish from carp to bluegill at Van Buren Lake. Motor boat it up or row around old-school on the waters of the lake, the choice is yours. With multiple horseback and hiking trails available as well, we're confident you'll love the generous serving of activities available for the campers here. Did we mention there's a butterfly gazebo and volleyball courts as well? Save yourself the trouble of contemplating, and just book it now. There's no way your frolfing team will resent you for it.

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