Ohio Campground Reviews
Here you will find reviews of campgrounds in which we have stayed in the state of Ohio
For details on how we choose a campground and our review criteria, go to our Main Campground Reviews page.
The reviews you find here will be from most recent to oldest since the older the review, the less relevant it may be. The "Overall Rating" is on a scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being the best.
Also, you will notice that each listing shows a corresponding "Journal Site" number. This refers to when our stay occurred in our journey and the number on the Map Of Our Travels on our daily Journal. By going to our Journal for the dates indicated in the review, you may be able to find out more about the campground and the area - but no promises. :)
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Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, Ohio, MI - October 2010
Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, Ohio - October 2010
Dates: October 21, 2010 - October 27, 2010
Location: About 60 miles southeast of Columbus, OH. Eleven miles southwest of Logan, OH and U.S. Hwy 33.
GPS Coordinates: 39.43235N 82.53901W
Our Site Number: 7
Reason Selected: The Hocking Hills State Park was recommended as a great natural area with good hiking.
Setting: The campground is up a narrow curvey road from the campground office/store. The campground sits on a ridge amongst tall hardwoods, and it is isolated from the rest of the park, although you can hike to some of the main attractions. Interior roads and pads are paved, but there is very little space or privacy between sites. The setting of the campground itself is nice, but the sites aren't especially attractive.
Guidebooks: None used
Big Rig Friendly: It's accessible to big rigs and there are a few sites that can accommodate big rigs, but I wouldn't call it "big rig friendly". The eleven mile drive from Logan on Ohio 664 is very narrow, hilly, and curvy as is the road leading from the campground office/store to the campground. The sites are not particularly long and you will likely have to park a toad or tow vehicle on the grass or in the parking near the pool. There are places to turn a big rig around at the end of the loops, but the campground certainly wasn't built with today's larger RVs in mind.
Hook-ups: Electric only - 30 amps (there are some sites without any hook-ups but they will only hold truck campers, Class B vans, and pop-ups). There are only two places to take on water in a fresh water holding tank. The first is in the campground office/store parking lot and most people don't see it. You have to loop around the office/store and the spigot is on the far right (the wrong side of a rig driving around the loop). The other one is located at the top of the road leading to the campground between the two camping loops. Larger rigs will have to block traffic to take on water there. There is a dump station within one of the campground loops. In addition to a few pit toilets scattered around, there are two bathhouses with flush toilets and showers.
Laundry: Decent laundry facilities on site.
Price & Discounts: Nightly - $27 - $28.
Other Factors: There were a few sites to get rooftop satellite. There is great hiking from the campground and more in other areas of the park that are a short drive away. There is a stocked lake a short walk from the pool area of the campground. Bathhouses are okay and cleaned every day. They are fairly typical for an older state park and highly inadequate if the campground is full. Website is decent and includes a campground map, but it could use a few campsite photos. Staff in the office were busy but cordial. There are 18 first-come first-served sites and all the rest of the 169 sites are reservable. Gas station and Super Walmart 11 miles. Beautiful area of Ohio.
OVERALL RATING: 7.0 (out of ten)
This campground is very popular. When it is full, it feels a little claustraphobic. It's one of those places where they seem to have thrown in as many sites as they could get on top of the ridge. Most of the sites are geared toward smaller RVs and tenters, but everything is mixed in together. Few people obey the 10 m.p.h. speed limit. It's not a horrible campground, but it certainly doesn't have the "it" factor for us. And it is a tad on the pricey side for 30-amp electric only and very little privacy. But the geologic features of the area and hiking make it worth visiting.
Hocking Hills State Park
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Dates: October 18, 2010 - October 21, 2010
Location: 10 miles east of Toledo on Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio.
GPS Coordinates: 41.68008N 83.39899W
Our Site Number: 41
Reason Selected: It was about 100 miles from our prior campground and in the direction we were headed. Also, we liked the reviews on RVParkReviews.com about spacious sites with privacty.
Setting: Large 252-site campground with 8 loops in sort of a prairie setting. The campground is isolated from the rest of the park and is very quiet. All interior roads and sites are paved. Every site is pretty large with vegetation in between for privacy. Some sites have taller vegetation than others, so the level of privacy varies. Still, the sites are quite well spaced so there is plenty of room. Not a lot of tall trees within the campground but shade can be found in some sites. The sites at the end of each camping loop on the cul de sacs tend to be larger. There are two good sized lakes within the campground. Four of the loops border the lakes, but only a few sites are actually at the lake edges.
Guidebooks: None used
Big Rig Friendly: Most sites are large enough for any size rig and the access roads are plenty wide. Note: The campground entrance is about a mile west of the main state park entrance.
Hook-ups: Electric Hook-ups only with 30 amps. Numerous places throughout the campground to take on water - two at the dump station near the entrance and two spigots in each loop. Nice, convenient dump station with easy access coming in or going out. Places within each loop to dump gray water if necessary. One bathhouse with flush toilets and three showers for every two loops.
Laundry: Very nice, small laundry facility and one of the least expensive we have encountered.
Price & Discounts: Nightly - $26 - $27.
Other Factors: Championship golf course; Five miles of paved bike trails; Hiking trails; Inland lake with beach; Beach on Lake Erie; Fishing in campground lakes open to campers only; Jet ski, sea kayak, bicycle rentals. Nature Center; Rooftop satellite not a problem in most sites. Courteous staff. Super Walmart about four miles away. There is a wonderful lodge and restaurant within the park. One loop of 25 sites, Sites 30 - 54, is first-come, first served - all the rest of the 252 sites are reservable.
OVERALL RATING: 9.0 (out of ten)
Wonderful campground. We loved the size of the sites, the privacy, and the space between sites. I suspect, it could get pretty hot in the summer with the lack of shade. And it's probably not quite as nice when it is full as the bathroom and shower facilities are probably not quite adequate for peak weekends. But, we would stay there again in a heartbeat - definitely some "it" factor sites.
Maumee Bay State Park
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