15 Gorgeous Places To Go Camping In Ohio

Summer is in full swing which means it’s time to bust out those tents.

We live in such a beautiful state and there are so many different places to choose from and get back to nature. If you’re in need of a wonderful weekend getaway, check out these awesome places to go camping here in the Buckeye State.

Grab the s’mores and the bug spray, friends. It’s time to get out there and enjoy a weekend under the stars.

Mohican State Park

Price per night: Around $30 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 78 miles
Amenities: Cabins; Electric Campsites; Non-Electric Campsites; Full Hook Up Campsites; Camper Cabins; Commissary; Swimming Pool; Pet Friendly

Shawnee State Park

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Price per night: starting at $24-25 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 105 miles
Amenities: Amphitheater; Basketball Court; Beach; Bike Rental; Boat Launch Ramp; Boat Rental; Canoe Rental; Comfort Station; Convenience Store; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Fishing; Flush Toilets; Golf; Handicap Access; Hiking Trail; Horseshoes; Hunting; Lake; Marina; Miniature Golf; Nature Center; Parking; Pet friendly; Picnic Tables; Playground; Ranger Station; Shelter House; Showers; Swimming; Telephone; Tennis Court; Volleyball Court

Kelleys Island State Park

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Price per night: starting at $31 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 135 miles
Amenities: 45 non-electric sites; 82 electric sites; Pet friendly sites; Showers, Flush Toilets, Dump Station; Volleyball Court; Playground; Cabins, Yurts; Lake

Hocking Hills State Park

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Price per night: starting at $30 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 57 miles
Amenities: 156 electric sites; 13 non-electric sites; Showers; Flush Toilets, Laundry Facility, Dump Station, Camp Store; Swimming Pool; Playground; Volleyball Court; Horse Shoe Pit

Lazy River At Granville

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Price per night: starting at $38-$65 per night for a standard back-in with water and electric.
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 40 miles
Amenities: Swimming Pool, Spray Ground, Zipline, Basketball, Game Room, Playground, Horseshoes, Sand Volleyball, Camp Store.

John Bryan State Park

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Price per night: starting at $25-$26 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 58 miles
Amenities: Cross Country Skiing; Drinking Water; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Fishing; Hiking Trail; Pet Friendly; Picnic Table; Pit Latrines; Restrooms; Sledding; hike to Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

Dillon State Park

Price per night: starting at $27-$28 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 58 miles
Amenities: Amphitheater; Archery Range; Basketball Court; Biking; Boat Launch; Boat Rental; Canoe Rental; Comfort Station; Disk Golf; Dump Station; Fishing; Flush Toilets; Handicap Access; Hiking Trail; Hunting; Kayak Rental; Laundromat; Nature Center; Parking; Picnic Table; Playground; Ranger Station; Showers; Star Gazing Area; Swimming; Telephone; Tennis; Courts; Volleyball Court

Alum Creek State Park

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Price per night: starting at $31-$32 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 21 miles
Amenities: 20/30/50 Amp Electric; Air Conditioning; Amphitheater; Basketball Court; Beach; Boat Launch Ramp; Boat Rental; Bridle Trails; Camp Pond; Comfort Station; Disk Golf; Drinking Water; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Flush Toilets; Hiking Trail
Horseshoes; Marina; Mountain Bike Trails; Naturalist Programs; Nature Center; Parking; Pet Friendly, Picnic Table; Pit Latrines; Playground; Restaurant; Shelter House; Showers; Swimming; Telephone; Volleyball Court

Columbus North KOA

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Price per night: KOA Prices Vary
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 33 miles
Amenities: Max Amp 85; Wi-Fi; Cable TV; Pool; Snack Bar; Propane; Fishing; Firewood; Pavilion; Dog Park; Canoes; Kayaks; Laundry Room; Petting Zoo

Hueston Woods State Park

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Price per night: starting at $27-$58 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 112 miles
Amenities: Basketball; Beach; Bicycle Trails; Bike Rental; Boat Launch Ramp; Boat Rental; Boat Storage; Bridle Trails; Comfort Station; Disk Golf; Dog Park; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Golf; Hiking Trail; Horse Arena For Rent; Horse Rental; Horseshoes; Limited Hunting; Miniature Golf; Parking; Picnic Shelter For Rent; Picnic Table; Picnicking; Pit Latrines; Playground; Showers; Snack Bar; Swimming; Telephone; Vault Latrines;

Salt Fork State Park

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Price per night: starting at $29-$30 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 91 miles
Amenities: Amphitheater; Beach; Boat Launch Ramp; Bridle Trails; Camp Office; Camp Store; Comfort Station; Dock; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Fishing; Golf; Hiking Trail
Hunting; Lake; Marina; Miniature Golf; Nature Center; Parking; Pet Friendly, Picnic Table; Putt-Putt Golf; Ranger Station; Showers; Swimming;

East Harbor State Park

Price per night: $31-$32 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 126 miles
Amenities: Amphitheater; Basketball Court; Beach; Boat Launch Ramp; Boating; Camp Store; Comfort Station; Convenience Store; Cross Country Skiing; Disk Golf; Dump Station; Fishing; Flush Toilets; Handicap Access; Hiking; Hiking Trail; Horseshoes; Hunting; Ice Fishing; Ice Skating; Naturalist Programs; Parking; Picnic Shelter; Picnic Table; Playground; Potable Water; Ranger Station; Restaurant; Showers; Sledding; Snowmobiling; Swimming; Volleyball Court

Indian Lake State Park

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Price per night: $29-$30 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 74 miles
Amenities: Air Conditioning; Amphitheater; Basketball Court; Beach; Bicycle Trails; Bike Rental; Boat Launch Ramp; Boat Rental; Camp Store; Comfort Station; Dump Station; Fire Rings; Fishing; Flush Toilets; Golf; Handicap Access; Hiking Trail; Horseshoes; Lake; Naturalist Programs; Parking; Pet Beach; Picnic Table; Playground; Ranger Station; Showers; Swimming; Telephone; Volleyball Court; Waterfront Sites; Welcome Center; Multi-Purpose Building

East Fork State Park

Price per night: Starting at $29-$30 per night for a campsite with electricity during peak season
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 97 miles
Amenities: Amphitheater; Beach; Boat Launch Ramp; Boat Rental Nearby; Boating; Bridle Trails; Camp Office; Camp Store; Dump Station; Fishing; Hiking Trail; Horse Rentals At Nearby StablesHorseback RidingHunting NearbyLakeNaturalist Programs; Parking; Playground; Putt Putt Golf; Showerhouse/Restrooms; Swing Set

Buckeye Lake KOA

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Price per night: KOA Prices Vary
Distance from Downtown Columbus: 30 miles
Amenities: Basketball; Fire Truck and Wagon Rides; Game Room; Gem Mine; Giant Checkers; Giant Chess; Horseshoes; Jumping Pillow; Motorcycle Clubs; Patio & Deluxe Sites; Planned Activities Available; Primitive Tent Sites; Clubs & Rallies; Sand Volleyball Court; Shuffleboard;


Originally published 6/2/17. Updated 7/1/21.

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