Echoed with geological patina, reverberated by the popular gasps of backpackers, Old Man’s Cave is, by far, the most sought-after wonder in Hocking Hills. The like-named campground is situated within accessible means to the picturesque two-mile trial that hugs the melodious gorge. And be sure to make a reservation for a campsite in advance; both the primitive and modern campsites fill-up quickly.
Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes, Cabin
25 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Old Man’s Cave Campground.

Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Suzy
Suzy A.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 28th, 2016

Something between an RV park and a state park campground. Don't let the crowds put you off, tho. Grin and bear it at the campground, then during the day take full advantage of the lovely trails, the caves, the natural rock formations and those rivers. Bathrooms are new-ish, but there's a real bug problem at this campground (maybe because the water treatment is right on site); bathrooms swarmed. My campsite (G1, right between the public swimming pool and the sewage treatment area) is best avoided but try to score the larger group campsite next to G1, and you should be okay. What I loved: the trails through rhododendron jungles, the rush of the river and the falls.

Ash Cave, Hocking Hills.  The trail's a little tame, a little groomed, but head out there in the evening, when things settle down, and you'll appreciate the quiet.The group camp site (G1) where I spent one night in late May.  It was shoulder season, so the fact that I was right between the public pool (not open yet) and the camp's sewer treatment didn't matter!  I recommend the other group sites.
Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua J.
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December 8th, 2017

Ive lived here my entire life basically and you dont need much just make sure if its your first rime walk from old mans cave to ash cabe an amazing hike

Hipcamper Jenelle
Jenelle C.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2017

It's Old Man's Cave! Hard to go wrong here. Another spot that seems to be more suited to RV camping than tent camping. WE actually paid to stay in the group area because were with a few other families. Loved the spot. Close to the restrooms, showers, laundry, and the kids favorite: the pool! It was hot when we went to s it was nice for the kids to get to cool off in the pool. The restroom was clean. If you find yourself needing to use the laundry (like we did thanks to some rain, and a leaky tent..... thankfully it was just some wet towels) make sure you have some change, and bring your own detergent and fabric softener. We definitely plan on going again.

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Melissa S.
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September 18th, 2017

Be prepared
For some beautiful sights!

Hipcamper Heidi
Heidi S.
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October 11th, 2017

Stayed in site 90 and recommend. Go to Old Man's Cave area early to avoid crowds.

Hipcamper Jim
Jim B.
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December 17th, 2018

Lousy wi fi at the campground

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Hocking Hills State Park
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39.43° N, 82.539° W
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