Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the towpath trail. Primitive tent camping available on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, and the Great American Rail-Trail!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
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Additional Parking Spot
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We offer a bundle of kindling to get your campfire started easier.
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Fishing pole rental
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Smoky Joe Grill and Charcoal
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Northern Tuscarawas County History
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Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Biking is very popular on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail, Buckeye Trail & the Great American Rail-Trail in Ohio.
Canoes and Kayak rentals are available at nearby NTR Canoe Livery or you can bring your own.
We love fishing the Tuscarawas river for Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Rock bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, Flathe...Read more
Hike the Buckeye Trail, the Ohio and Erie Towpath Trail and the Great American Rail-Trail in Ohio. All three trails intersect h...Read more
Bring your paddle board to experience the Tuscarawas River Water Trail!
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to have a winter trail adventure.
Tuscarawas river during the summer months and a local community "Commons Pool" is about two miles east off Rt 212 on Hollingswo...Read more
We've seen deer, wild turkey, raccoons, and some beautiful birds in our yard.
Natural features you'll find at Primitive Towpath Trail Camping in Ohio.
River, stream, or creek
The Mighty Tuscarawas river is about 300 yards to our west.
We are located on the Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail just west of the village of Bolivar, Ohio.
300 yards to our west is the Tuscarawas river.
Several spots are available for campers to drive-in.
The vibe at Primitive Towpath Trail Camping
Places to see near Towpath Trail Peace Park
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Super laid back dog-friendly camp!
I absolutely loved my short stay at Towpath Trail Peace Park. It’s a lovely bit of land on a stretch of the Towpath that was perfect for some no-so-remote tent camping. The land for pitching tents was nice and flat and there were a great deal of mature trees at my spot that provided ample shade. The porta-john Shared by all the campers was well stocked and clean, with lots of hand sanitizer. I immediately felt like family when I stayed here, with chances to interact and have long chats with Joe and his family, along with the other campers. Joe had ample wood available for me purchase to use for a campfire and the whole experience was just very laid back. Joe really cares about this camping experience and is constantly looking for places to improve his campers’ experience, which is so awesome! It is currently a pack-in, pack-out trash disposal; however, before I left, Joe informed me that he had ordered two industrial trash bins for the next campers! Though the area is on a busy stretch of road between Navarre and Bolivar, it is quiet and peaceful at night. This property is super dog friendly and my dog had so much fun running around and chasing sticks with Joe’s dog and adorable golden retriever Air Bud. I would definitely stay at this property again in future and I can’t wait to see all the awesome improvements that Joe already has planned!
Should have a museum
Towpath Trail Peace Park Campsites has the union of so much history, I hope it can become a museum, being located at: Greenville Peace Treaty line that was established to give Indians, including the friendly Delaware Indians, rights to the lands to the west in order to end the Native American hostilities after the end of the Revolutionary war; Ohio Erie Canal next to its aqueduct, now with foot bridge over the Tuscarawas River, that brought civilization to the interior of Ohio; The Wheeling and Lake Erie Rail Road, replacing canals as the nucleus for settlement of the interior of North East Territory; Location of an original telegraph line that first brought instant communication across the Nation; and Scenic Byway 212 where it passes under the rail road. The park is wonderfully located to provide pristine aquifer water, camping and intended concession meals for hikers on the combined Ohio & Erie Canalway, Buckeye Trail and Tuscarawas County Trails. I highly recommend visiting this oasis before it becomes a tourist attraction and you can personally hear from Joe his research on the historical property and area that he wishes to share with the greater community. The Amish neighbors drive by in their buggies. The rustic campsites, on the bank of the canal, are also located within 6 miles of: Fort Laurens, the only Revolutionary War fort built in Ohio; Historic Canal village of Bolivar; Separatist community of Zoar; Ohio’s most historic Camp Tuscazoar; and second oldest Lynn Drive in Theater still in use.
I would go there again.
My stay was very pleasant. The grounds were well kept and supplied with picnic table fire ring and porta potty within few yards from the sites. If you like bird watching this is the place for you with many different species a birds and was able to hear owl calls at night. Towpath Trail is is just a short walk away.
This is exactly what we were looking for. Great location, great host, very well kept. Very clean porta potty yards from site, wood available, short walk to river. Perfect!! Even a super nice dog that may co.e say hello.
Joe was a welcoming and hospitable host! The port-a-potty was very clean and a great addition to the site. Another positive is that it was very close to the Towpath. Overall, it was a great stay!
Really cool area to stay in, and he's very knowledgeable about the history of you're interested in that aspect of traveling. Really kind host dedicated to continuing to improve the campsite.
We had a wonderful time here.Joe shared his vast knowledge of the area with us,from the Delaware Indians,to current day improvements and everything in between.The port-a-potty is well maintained and very clean.We purchased fire wood from Joe and his grandson delivered it to our site,offering to help us with anything we needed.The place sits between 2 trail heads, the dam is near and the town is adorable.We camped on the lower spot and even though it rained steadily from 11p to 9a, the ground did not get soggy or have any puddled water.The train did wake us during the night,but that's to be expected when camping near the canal.It's clear Joe is offering his place because he truly loves and wants to share, not to make money. We will go back!