Camping Ohio: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds

Camping Ohio: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds

by Bob Frye

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Overview

No other campground guidebook focuses solely on the Prairie State. Ohio offers a surprising array of quiet, out-of-the-way parks replete with lakes, rivers, rugged hills, and even rocky cliffs. Camping Ohio opens the door to these places. It includes: • Up-to-date trail information and route descriptions • Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails • Difficulty ratings for each hike • Historical highlights • Detailed trail maps • Zero-impact camping, and wilderness safety tips and techniques

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762781805
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 07/07/2013
Series: State Camping Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 753,000
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bob Frye has not only spent most of his life hiking the mountains, fields, and hills in and around Pittsburgh, he's also been writing about those experiences for nearly two decades. A full-time journalist — Frye is outdoors editor of the Tribune-Review newspaper in Pittsburgh — he's written countless articles on the region's woods and wildlife for newspapers and regional and national magazines. That work has won accolades, too. He's won numerous first place awards for his work from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Associated Press Managing Editors, and Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association. Frye has been tabbed as an expert on the region's outdoors, as well. He's made numerous appearances on Pittsburgh TV and radio stations, discussing opportunities to get out and explore the region's outdoors, the environment, and wildlife management. He's also spoken to many outdoor groups. Frye currently lives in North Huntingdon, just east of Pittsburgh, with his wife Amanda and sons Derek and Tyler.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Ohio's Public Campgrounds xv

Campground Entries xix

Camping Ohio Amenities Charts xxiii

Other "Camping" xxiv

Trip Planning xxix

Camping Etiquette xxxix

Map Legend xlii

Northeast: Erie's Shores and More 1

1 Geneva State Park 4

2 Pymatuning State Park 4

3 Shenango River Lake Recreation Area 5

4 Perry Township Park 7

5 Punderson State Park 8

6 Big Creek Park 9

7 Headwaters Park 10

8 Chickagami Park 11

9 Cuyahoga Valley National Park 12

10 Portage Lakes State Park 13

11 West Branch State Park 14

12 Mosquito Lake State Park 15

13 Berlin Lake Mill Creek Recreation Area Campground 16

14 Beaver Creek State Park 17

15 Guilford Lake State Park 18

16 Fernwood State Forest Hidden Hollow Campground 19

17 Friendship Park 20

18 Leesville Southfork Campground 21

19 Atwood Lake Park 21

20 Sally Buffalo Park 22

21 Harrison State Forest Trailriders and Ronsheim Campgrounds 23

22 Tappan Lake Park 24

23 Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds 25

24 Coshocton Lake Park 26

25 Mohican State Park 26

26 Mohican-Memorial State Forest Park and Pack Camp 28

27 Pleasant Hill Lake Park 29

28 Charles Mill Lake Park 30

29 Malabar Farm State Park 31

30 Findley State Park 32

Southeast: Wild and Wonderful Ohio 35

31 Blue Rock State Park 38

32 Dillon State Park 39

33 Muskingum River Parkway State Park 40

34 Salt Fork State Park 41

35 Barkcamp State Park 42

36 Piedmont Marina Campground 43

37 Piatt Park 44

38 Ring Mill Campground 45

39 Lamping Homestead 46

40 Wolf Run State Park 47

41 Seneca Lake Park 48

42 Wildcat Hollow Hiking Trail 49

43 Stone Church Horse Camp and Trail 50

44 Hocking Hills State Park 51

45 Hocking State Forest Horse Camp 52

46 Monday Creek ATV/OHM Trail System 53

47 Burr Oak State Park 54

48 Strouds Run State Park 55

49 Burr Oak Cove Campground 56

50 Haught Run Campground 57

51 Hune Bridge Campground 57

52 Lane Farm Campground 58

53 Leith Run Recreation Area 59

54 Kinderhook Horse Trail 60

55 Washington County Fairgrounds 60

56 Lake Hope State Park 61

57 Zaleski State Forest Horse Camp 63

58 Vinton Furnace State Experimental Forest Hunting Camp 64

59 Forked Run State Park 64

60 Jackson Lake State Park 66

61 Lake Alma State Park 67

62 Raccoon Creek Park 67

63 Gallia County Fairgrounds 69

64 Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area Iron Ridge Campground 69

65 Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area Oak Hill Campground 70

66 Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area Pine Knob Campground 72

67 Hanging Rock ATV/OHM Trail System 72

68 Pine Creek ATV/OHM Trail System 73

69 Timbre Ridge Lake 74

70 Vesuvius Horse Trail 75

Southwest: Wide Open and Varied 77

71 Buck Creek State Park 80

72 John Bryan State Park 80

73 Jacoby Road Launch/Morris Bean Reserve 82

74 Old Town Reserve 82

75 Narrows Reserve 83

76 Mill Bridge Launch/Bud Owens Landing 84

77 Constitution Park 84

78 Great Seal State Park 85

79 Tar Hollow State Park 86

80 Tar Hollow State Forest Horse Camp 87

81 Scioto Trail State Park 88

82 Shawnee State Park 89

83 Shawnee State Forest Bear Lake Horse Camp 90

84 Pike Lake State Park 90

85 Rocky Fork State Park 91

86 Paint Creek State Park 92

87 Cowan Lake State Park 93

88 East Fork State Park 94

89 Winton Woods Campground 95

90 Miami Whitewater Forest 96

91 Steamboat Bend Campground/Woodland Mound and Park 97

92 Stonelick State Park 98

93 Governor Bebb MetroPark 99

94 Caesar Creek State Park 100

95 Hueston Woods State Park 101

96 Englewood MetroPark 103

97 Taylorsville MetroPark 104

98 Carriage Hill MetroPark 105

99 Possum Creek MetroPark 106

100 Germantown MetroPark 106

101 Twin Creek MetroPark 108

102 Sugarcreek MetroPark 109

Northwest: Island Adventures and Quiet Relaxation 110

103 Darke County Fairgrounds 113

104 Kiser Lake State Park 113

105 Indian Lake State Park 115

106 Lake Loramie State Park 115

107 Mercer County Fairgrounds 117

108 Grand Lake St. Marys State Park 118

109 Hardin County Fairgrounds 119

110 Saulisberry Park 120

111 Ottawa Metro Park Campground 120

112 Van Wert County Fairgrounds 122

113 Riverbend Recreation Area 123

114 Van Buren State Park 125

115 Williams County Fairgrounds 125

116 Fulton County Fairgrounds 126

117 Harrison Lake State Park 127

118 Maumee Bay State Park 128

119 Buttonwood/Betty C. Black Recreation Area 129

120 Mary Jane Thurston State Park 131

121 East Harbor State Park 132

122 Kelleys Island State Park 133

123 South Bass Island/Oak Point State Park 134

124 Middle Bass Island State Park 135

125 White Star Park 135

126 Wolf Creek Park 137

Central: The Center of It All 138

127 North Branch Kokosing River Lake 140

128 Mt. Gilead State Park 141

129 Delaware State Park 143

130 Alum Creek State Park 144

131 Pastime Park 145

132 Deer Creek State Park 146

133 A.W. Marion State Park 147

Appendix: Packing List 149

Index 153

About the Author 157

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