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One of Ohio’s nicknames is The Heart of It All, and the name perfectly sums up why campers should consider visiting this midwestern state. Ohio has activities for every type of RV traveler, from beautiful lakes and rivers to hiking to sporting events to big city attractions. Here are the 15 best RV parks in Ohio to stay at while enjoying the state’s diverse activities.
- 1 Best RV Parks in Ohio near Lake Erie
- 2 Best RV Parks in Central Ohio
- 3 Best RV Parks in Western Ohio
- 4 Best RV Parks in Eastern Ohio
Best RV Parks in Ohio near Lake Erie
The northern border of Ohio lies on Lake Erie. Here are the best RV parks in Ohio near the great lake.
Cedarlane RV Resort
Located within one mile of Lake Erie, Cedarlane RV Resort offers a beautiful, conveniently located campground to serve your family’s camping needs. The gated resort offers over 300 campsites with full or partial hookups.
In addition to the location, the amenities are what make Cederlane one of the best RV parks in Ohio. These upgraded features include two heated outdoor swimming pools, an interactive sprayground, a snack bar, a Tiki lounge, fenced dog runs, sports courts and more!
Sun Retreats Geneva on the Lake
Situated right across the street from Lake Erie, Sun Retreats Geneva on the Lake offers 110 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds for your outdoor vacation. The RV parks houses over 100 campsites, most of which are pull-thrus with full hookups.
Onsite amenities include a miniature golf course, an outdoor swimming pool with a fun mushroom water feature and a catch and release fishing lake. Campers will also enjoy eating and drinking at The Loft, the RV park’s restaurant and lounge.
The Resort at Erie Landing
Located within the larger resort, the RV campground at Erie Landing offers over 200 RV campsites with full hookups. The waterfront resort is located on the Portage River, and campers have access to all of the resort facilities.
The amenities include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor spa, a large fitness center, an arcade and game room, a bar, pedal carts, kayaking, frisbee golf, racquetball, pickleball, live entertainment on weekends and so much more.
Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday
Located in the quaint town of Thompson, the Grand River Valley KOA Holiday sits in the middle of Ohio’s wine country, just minutes from Lake Erie and Cleveland. The campground has almost 200 campsites, all of which have full hookups.
For an upgraded camping experience book a patio site with a private deck or gazebo or a Paw Pen site with a private fenced dog run. All campers can enjoy the KOA’s amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor game center, a jumping pillow, a stocked fishing pond, a swimming pond, golf cart rentals and more.
Best RV Parks in Central Ohio
Here are the best RV parks in center of the state, including RV parks near the state capital, Columbus.
Alton RV Park
For RV travelers who want to visit Columbus, Alton RV Park is one of the most convenient campgrounds to the city. Just nine miles west of downtown Columbus and 11 miles from The Ohio State University, campers have convenient access to all of the city’s attractions.
The beautifully landscaped RV park offers 35 full hookup campsites. There are limited onsite activities, but all campers have access to Wi-Fi, a camp store, updated bathhouses and laundry facilities.
Cross Creek Camping Resort
Located in Delaware, Ohio, just half an hour north of Columbus, Cross Creek Camping Resort is a family-oriented RV park. The campground has about 200 campsites with full or partial hookups.
The resort has many onsite activities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a jump pad, hiking trails and basketball, tennis and volleyball courts. The resort also hosts regular events on holidays and weekends, including live music, karaoke and wagon, fire engine and train rides.
Walnut Creek Campground and Resort
Located an hour south of Columbus, Walnut Creek Campground and Resort is one of the best RV parks in southern Ohio. The campground has less than 100 RV campsites with full or partial hookups.
All of the campsites are spacious with plenty of room to spread out and play. The RV resort’s amenities include a large outdoor swimming pool, a spring-fed lake, basketball and volleyball courts and golf cart trails.
Wolfie’s Campground is located 45 minutes east of Columbus in the town of Zanesville. The small RV park has just over 50 campsites with full or partial hookups.
The pull-thru sites are long with plenty of room for big rigs to park. Activities at Wolfie’s include a heated, saltwater swimming pool, a game room, basketball courts, yard games, a scenic nature trail and an outdoor movie theater.
Best RV Parks in Western Ohio
Below are the best RV parks in Ohio’s western region, including RV parks near Cincinnati and Dayton.
Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA Holiday
Another awesome KOA campground in Ohio is the NE Cincinnati KOA Holiday, which is located about 40 minutes from the city’s downtown in an area known for amusement parks. The RV park has over 100 RV campsites, most of which have full hookups.
Amenities at the campground include an outdoor swimming pool, a fenced dog park, a large children’s playground, a Gaga ball pit, a jump pad and a basketball court.
Sauder Village Campground
Sauder Village is Ohio’s largest living-history village featuring costumed guides and working craftsmen in more than 40 historic homes, shops and community buildings. The campground at Sauder Village offers about 75 RV campsites, several of which have full hookups.
Aside from touring the historic village, campers will enjoy a splash pad, basketball court, children’s playground and a fishing lake. Campers also have access to an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and game room at the Sauder Heritage Inn.
Tucker’s Landing RV Park
Nestled on the shore of the Ohio River and just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Tucker’s Landing RV Park is one of Ohio’s best city RV parks. The campground offers just under 100 RV campsites, all of which have full hookups and concrete pads.
Although the campground does not have many onsite activities, it does offer expansive river views, fishing and proximity to all of Cincinnati’s attractions.
Best RV Parks in Eastern Ohio
Next up, are the best RV parks and campgrounds in eastern Ohio.
Austin Lake RV Park
Located an hour west of Pittsburgh in eastern Ohio, Austin Lake RV Park is an amazing summer playground. The 1300-acre property offers multiple RV camping areas with full hookup campsites.
Many of the fun activities at the RV park are on the large lake. Water activities include inflatable water toys, a giant tube slide, boat rentals, bumper boats and even a dog swimming area. Land-based amenities include miles of hiking trails, a concession stand, multiple playgrounds and a sandy beach.
Evergreen Park RV Resort
Located less than an hour south of Akron, in the heart of Ohio’s largest Amish community, Evergreen Park RV Resort is another fabulous campground in Ohio. The RV park has 87 RV campsites, all of which are paved, spacious and offer full hookups.
The best part of Evergreen Park is the incredible pool house, which includes an indoor swimming pool, a waterfall hot tub, a snack bar, a fitness room and an arcade. On hot days, the roof over the pool is opened to let in sun and breeze.
Salem / Lisbon KOA Holiday
The Salem / Lisbon KOA Holiday is a peaceful countryside resort in northeastern Ohio. The KOA campground has over 150 RV campsites, all of which have full hookups. The campground also has all of the fun amenities that camping families love.
The onsite features include an outdoor swimming pool with inflatable slides, a splash pad, a fenced dog park, a dog wash station, a snack bar, a large fishing pond and a playground.
Shadow Lake RV Park
Last, but not least on our list of the best RV parks in Ohio is Shadow Lake RV Park. Shadow Lake is located in the middle of forests in southeastern Ohio. The 96-acre campground offers 106 RV campsites, 91 of which have full hookups.
Campers who love spending time in nature will enjoy the park’s three ponds, lake and direct access to hiking trails. Other amenities at Shadow Lake include an outdoor swimming pool, a playground, horseshoe pits and a basketball court.
Thanks for reading our guide to the best RV parks in Ohio. If you are taking an extended road trip across the country, also check out our lists of top RV parks in the following states and regions.
Which of these RV destinations is at the top of your list? Share your pick in the comments section below.
Christina Pate is a seasoned full-time RVer who, along with her husband Justin, has journeyed across the US, Canada, and Mexico. Drawing from her extensive travels, RV repairs and RV renovations, she founded Travels with Ted to guide and inspire fellow RV enthusiasts. Christina is also the co-author of The Owner’s Guide to RV Maintenance and the creator of My RV Log Book.