The best camping near Pymatuning State Park

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

The best camping near Pymatuning State Park

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

Camping near Pymatuning State Park

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

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Sawdust FarmCamp

5 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · Geneva, OH
Welcome to Sawdust FarmCamp! Located in Geneva, Ohio. We have four different sites to choose from: 1 tent site, 2 glamping tent sites, and 1 cabin. We also have the option to book all our sites for a 15 person retreat with spacial extras only available for that listing. Portable toilet available, pets welcome, campfires permitted. Potable water and hot water showers are only available at or cabin and our glamping sites only have solar camp showers (not the tent site). New hot showers are being planned for the 2024 season. Naturalist Isabelle H. Klein wrote a collection of letters from her home of Sawdust (named form the sawdust left by the loggers of the early 60’s) for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Explorer Magazine from the winter of 1969 to the summer of 1976. They then were published as the book “Letters From Sawdust” by the Press of Case Western Reserve University for the Museum. It is a lyrical voyage through the seasons at the Sawdust Tract in Northeast Ohio. She details encounters with the wildlife of the area as well as the changing seasons and plant life. Reminiscent of Thoreau's writings about Walden. In 1978 an additional house was moved onto the property from Sidley's gravel pit and joined with the existing Klein farmhouse. We decided to preserve almost 400 acres of the property with the help of the Western Reserve Land Conservatory for the Cleveland Museum Of Natural History, Natural Areas. Forest is home to the red-sided dace, and 10 rare species of birds, including cerulean warblers. The original small family farm and surrounding woods we have retained are being restored and updated. We are proud to call Sawdust home and would love to share it with you.
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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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Bass and Buck Tent Adventures

8 sites · Tents230 acres · OH
With over 230 acres, a lake, trails, the Grand River, and plenty of wildlife. Bass and Buck Adventures is the perfect place to get away. Once known as Parkman Gorge the valley was a hub for water powered industry in the early 1800's. The river and valley is home to a wide array of wildlife. Deer, turkey, eagles, hawks, owls, mink, river otters to name a few. The area also attracts many song birds including a wide variety of warblers. There is also an abundance of wild flowers. The valley is rich in Native American history. Many artifacts have been found on the property. My great grandfather talked about the last Native American to live in Parkman had a cabin on one of the bluffs along the river. In the 1820's there was a water powered sawmill and forge on the river. The boy scouts used the valley for a camp in the 1930's. My grandpa purchased this property in the 50's from Ohio Edison. Ohio Edison's plan to dam up the river for hydro power never materialized. The valley has been a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, "jeeping". Many of the items used for the camp sites have been reclaimed. The fire rings are old tractor rims and scrap steel. The tent platform is from reclaimed deck lumber. The firewood is excess cutoffs purchased from a local sawmill. For more information log onto our website. bassandbuckadventures.com
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Barrel Run Creek

4 sites · Tents80 acres · Rootstown, OH
Camping at our farm you will enjoy extremely private wooded sites surrounding our vineyards. The property is cut by Barrel Run Creek and flanked by the NSF railroad (hence our theme and name). The sites comes stocked with firewood, trash can and picnic table. Located behind the main vineyard of Barrel Run Winery, you are a short walk to the bathroom we leave unlocked for campers if you choose. We have closed the winery but the campsites remain. The sites are very private. Thank you!
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Bill S. and Nancy's property

9 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Mercer, PA
It's pretty dark here. There are no large cities anywhere around here. My family moved here in 1957 and I purchased it from my father in 1975. My wife is responsible for much of the landscaping and home improvements that have been done since 1990. We are retired self-employed .
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Flannel Dog Farm

3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Ashtabula, OH
Located less than a mile from Lake Erie, our 1860's brick farmhouse is an area icon. This seven acre homestead is where we grow our own food, raise sheep, chickens and bees, bake sourdough bread, brew beer and wine, and create art in Copper Leaf Studios. We are a monarch waystation and have several acres dedicated to native pollinators, plants, and trees. Much like our farm's name, our place is warm, welcoming, rustic, and a bit gritty. We are advocates of inclusion, local community, and sustainable living. We love telling and hearing good stories. We believe in the powers of kindness and peace. We hope to share our part of the world with others. We have firewood onsite for HipCamper use. Our breakfast is not to be missed (included for Peace Portal & Covered Wagon sites; optional for tent campers) and features farm fresh & local ingredients. We offer an outhouse with a composting toilet as well as a traditional flushable half bath with running water and power. Pets are welcome. Message us if you have any questions!
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The Tiny Home

4 sites · Lodging7 acres · Barkeyville, PA
Learn more about this land: The TINY HOME features: • 240 square feet plus sleeping lofts • Sleeping space for 5 consisting of one double bed and two single beds in the lofts and one pullout on the main floor • Electric fireplace, stove, and oven • Refrigerator • Central HVAC • Large wooden deck.   The SITE also features: • Wooded trails • Three fire pits with plentiful free firewood • 250 square foot pavilion with picnic table.   • Trails thru woods plus large lawn area OTHER: •  Pets generally permitted but not inside house. • Recommend good tires, or 4 wheel drive to get up driveway, deflating tires may be necessary in bad weather. • No Smoking Inside
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Hidden Lakes Family Campground

42 sites · RVs, Tents75 acres · Montville, OH
We are privately owned and are not part of any corporate campground chain that pushes the “rack em and stack em” mentality. We can give you personal attention and larger campsites with more green space and elbow room – the way camping should be. AMENITIES: - Doubled Site Sizes and MEGA Sites - 50 Amp Pull Throughs - Deluxe Tent Sites - RV Sites with Water and Electric - Group Camping - Inground Pool - Free Modern Restrooms with Hot Showers - Playground - Planned Activities - Camp Store (ice, firewood, snacks, ice cream) - 7.5 Acre Fishing Lake (catch and release) - 2.5 Acre Fishing Lake (catch and release) - 2.5 Acre Swimming Lake with Beach - Large Recreational Fields - Basketball - Horseshoes - Pet Friendly - Rental Hall with Full Kitchen - Rental Pavilions - Free Dump Station We have also featured throughout the year, activities such as Western Days, Medieval Days, Slime Party, Football Camp, Wagon Rides, Squatch Hunting, and more.
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The Farm at Grand River

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · Thompson, OH
Come enjoy rest and relaxation with the animals. Pitch a tent or park your RV in one of our pastures by the cows and goats. Kids and pups will enjoy our small splash creek. 15 minutes from the wineries and kayaking at the Grand River. Enjoy the farm Fresh Eggs. Walk the grounds and enjoy the animals in the barnyard and all the 75 acres. Kids will enjoy our ultimate farm playground and craft playroom!!! We offer shuttle to kayak the Grand River and the Wineries. We also offer Beautiful Bell Glamping tents upon request... CHECKOUT IS 2PM https://www.facebook.com/groups/5125508934232636/?ref=share TheFarmAtGrandRiver.com
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Michelle’s Primitive Camp Nook

3 sites · Lodging9 acres · East Palestine, OH
My Mini horse farm is a relaxing place in the country for a peaceful retreat.
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French Creek Flood Plain Overlook

1 site · Tent36 acres · Union City, PA
This tent site sits in the woods on a hill just above the corner of French Creek (2022 PA River of the Year!) and a small tributary creek. It faces northwest over the valley providing amazing sunset views. This location is on the high-side of the Union City Dam which is a dry bed, flood control dam. Which means during snow melt, or rainy streaks, the dam will fill up and flood the entire valley. However during dry spells, French Creek will appear as any other creek. At peak flooding, it will make its way all the way up the tributary valley, making a beautiful lake front campsite. Unfortunately, this only occurs a few weeks out of the year (typically early spring and occasionally during wet falls) and is fairly unpredictable (you can compare the high-water vs low-water views from the photos). Most of the summer you can still enjoy the view over both the tributary valley and French Creek valley. (DISCLAIMER: Once or twice a year during the wettest streaks, the water rises high enough to flood the driveway, making it impossible to drive up directly to the campsite. If this happens, you will be notified before so you can choose either to be refunded and not stay or you can park 100 yards up the road and hike into the campsite to enjoy the unique and rare lakefront views. Again, these are natural events that are infrequent and unpredictable, but also provide a truly spectacular setting.) Located at the end of a dead end dirt road, adjacent to 100's of acres of federal protected land, and within sight of agriculture fields, there is an abundance of wildlife. For over 20 years, an active eagles nest has been located 1 mile north providing amazing opportunities to see either adult or juvenile eagles flying over French Creek hunting for fish. Deer can be seen early morning and late evening in the fields, as well as frequently crossing both valleys. All types of waterfowl flock the lake when it's flooded. I've personally seen up to 1000 geese at one time. Beyond relaxing and wildlife watching, there are plenty of other activities to explore in the area. Access to many nature walking trails. The Union City Dam, less than 1.5 miles down the road, provides walking, biking, scenic driving, and picnic opportunities. Kayaks/canoes can be used to float the creek when dry or paddle up and down the reservoir lake when flooded. Centrally located between the 2 small towns of Union City and Waterford with gas stations, grocery stores, great local dinning options, and more. About a half an hour drive to Erie and Presque Isle State Park. Come enjoy this extremely unique stretch of French Creek and Pennsylvania woods! DISCLAIMER: There is an active gravel pit to the North of the campsite. During weekdays from about 7 AM-5 PM, you will likely hear and possibly see some activity from the gravel pit.
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Roller-Coaster Road Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents350 acres · Cooperstown, PA
The Roller-Coaster Road Ranch offers many maintained trails, perfect for hiking or horseback riding, The property is mainly forested, but does contain numerous open spaces perfect for a rustic camping experience. The farm has a few large open fields that are plowed and planted seasonally. Various wildlife populates the area; whitetail deer, turkey, black bear, and bald eagles. A stocked trout stream passes through portions of the property and connects to a larger stream with many options for swimming, wading, and crayfish hunting. Many different campsites are available in various uniquely situated sites.
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The best camping near Pymatuning State Park guide

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About

Pymatuning State Park has got it all spring, summer, winter and fall. Suit up for swimming and sailing in the 17,000-acre Pymatuning reservoir, dress down for fall fire-side tent camping and beat the apocalyptic winter blues with a cabin, your best pal and a little ice fishing. For a quick getaway with enough activities to fill a week-long agenda, Pymatuning State Park is just common sense (for the Commonwealth).

When to go

The ideal time to visit Pymatuning State Park is during the warm summer months, from June to August, when the park is vibrant with life and activities are in full swing. Winters can be harsh, with limited access and activities, making it less ideal for a visit.

Know before you go

  • Check weather conditions before your visit, as the park's activities are weather-dependent.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking and bring insect repellent to enhance your comfort.
  • Be mindful of park wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.
  • Review the park's safety guidelines, especially if you plan to engage in water activities.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available, but it's wise to bring essentials like water and snacks.

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