Now that summer is nearly in full swing, you’re probably wondering where you’re going to take your summer camping trip this year. Last summer, we highlighted some of our favorite camping spots in Ohio, and we wanted to expand that list. (View the original article
here.) The following are 11 more extraordinary spots for camping in Ohio:
1. Lake Hope State Park (McArthur)
Within the 26,824-acre Zaleski State Forest, you'll find the quiet, peaceful Lake Hope State Park. Swimming, boating, fishing and hiking are popular activities here. And if you want to splurge on a dinner, check out the Lake Hope Lodge. (And be sure to explore Lake Hope Furnace while you're here.)
2. Nomad Ridge at The Wilds (Cumberland)
Experience glamping at its finest on the grounds of Ohio's own safari. Nomad Ridge features a luxurious private yurt with running water, Asian-inspired decor and a personal deck next the Wilds’ animal pasture areas.
3. Long’s Retreat Family Resort (Latham)
This southern Ohio family resort in Latham has transformed its swimming hole into a mini water park, complete with a splash pad, diving board and three water slides. Camp here in a tent, cabin or RV and make a weekend out of it.
4. Secluded Sanctuaries Tipi Buteo (Logan)
Located within the Hocking Hills area is a traditional Sioux style tipi that features wood floors inside, a queen bed, indoor chiminea and seating for two. It's a truly unique way to camp.
5. Deer Creek State Park (Mount Sterling)
A swimming beach, disc golf, a lodge (with an indoor pool), several hiking trails, fishing, boating and golf make this a popular camping choice for families. It covers a total of 2,337 acres and features several primitive camping sites as well as cottage options.
6. Ravenwood Castle Gypsy Wagons (New Plymouth)
For a truly unique, rustic getaway, check out the gypsy wagons at Ravenwood Castle. Each of the two heated wagons include ceiling fans and a kitchenette, but you will need to bring your own bedding, towels, air mattress or sleeping bag.
7. Hueston Woods State Park (College Corner)
Just 5 miles from Miami University is a state park, lodge and conference center that features tons of family fun. Boating, fishing, swimming and primitive camping are just a few of the many amenities here.
8. Clay’s Park Resort (North Lawerence)
At this camping resort, you have a unique option to choose from the traditional campsites if you wish. The canvas cabins at Clay's Park Resort in Lawrence are "where comfort meets a starry night." With custom, Amish built log furniture and wood platforms, these canvas tents feature one queen bed, one set of bunk beds and a trundle bed.
9. Strouds Run State Park (Athens)
Strouds Run State Park in Athens County features multiple hiking trails, cabin getaways and peaceful swimming and boating on Dow Lake. It's a quiet, peaceful spot to camp.
10. Bay Beach Park (Navarre)
This 2-acre water park lake in Navarre features tons of family fun, including a miniature golf course, paddle boats and other amenities. Make a mini summer vacation out of it and camp at one of their 60 sites.
11. Kelleys Island State Park (Kelleys Island)
In addition to the traditional camping options, Kelleys Island State Park features two yurts that sleep up to six. Each yurt features an efficiency kitchen, private bathroom with shower and a furnished living/dining area.
Have you camped at any of these places before? Where is your favorite place to go camping in Ohio? Let us know!