20 Low-Key Camping Spots Within a Quick Drive From Cleveland

With summer finally here, it's time to go explore the great Ohio outdoors by spending the night away from home. In this list you'll find camping sites for everyone from the most experienced backpacker to the best glamper around. Easiest of all, these spots are all within a 2-hour drive from Cleveland.

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Clay’s Park Resort
13190 Patterson St. NW., North Lawrence, 330-854-6691. Drive time: 55 min.
Whether you’re seeking an adventure-filled vacation or taking some much-needed time away from the kids, this combined camping resort, water park and events center is sure to offer something for you. Be sure to check out the water park, where you can get in deep with the
slides, ziplines, ring swings, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, before heading to the beach house and grabbing a drink at the beachfront tiki bar. 
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Clay’s Park Resort

13190 Patterson St. NW., North Lawrence, 330-854-6691. Drive time: 55 min.

Whether you’re seeking an adventure-filled vacation or taking some much-needed time away from the kids, this combined camping resort, water park and events center is sure to offer something for you. Be sure to check out the water park, where you can get in deep with the slides, ziplines, ring swings, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards, before heading to the beach house and grabbing a drink at the beachfront tiki bar.

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Findley State Park Campground
25381 OH-58, Wellington, 440-647-4490. Drive time: 56 min.
Channel your inner Thoreau at the densely wooded Findley State Park. With an 838-acre forest, along with a beach and lake, this campsite is perfect for those looking for a traditional camping experience complete with biking, boating, swimming, hiking and wildlife watching.  
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Findley State Park Campground

25381 OH-58, Wellington, 440-647-4490. Drive time: 56 min.

Channel your inner Thoreau at the densely wooded Findley State Park. With an 838-acre forest, along with a beach and lake, this campsite is perfect for those looking for a traditional camping experience complete with biking, boating, swimming, hiking and wildlife watching.

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Camp Sandusky
3518 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, 419-626-1133. Drive time: 1 hr.
Only a ten-minute drive from Cedar Point, Camp Sandusky is a great choice to supplement your trip to Cedar Point with some natural scenery. Offering over 200 campsites, including amish built cabins, this campground features two pools, volleyball and basketball courts, pedal cart rentals and a famed bunny farm, where you can pet and feed the bunnies for free. Even if 
Cedar Point is not your destination, you can explore the local area by taking a short ferry to Put-in-Bay or visiting the nearby African Safari Wildpark.   
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Camp Sandusky

3518 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky, 419-626-1133. Drive time: 1 hr.

Only a ten-minute drive from Cedar Point, Camp Sandusky is a great choice to supplement your trip to Cedar Point with some natural scenery. Offering over 200 campsites, including amish built cabins, this campground features two pools, volleyball and basketball courts, pedal cart rentals and a famed bunny farm, where you can pet and feed the bunnies for free. Even if Cedar Point is not your destination, you can explore the local area by taking a short ferry to Put-in-Bay or visiting the nearby African Safari Wildpark.

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West Branch State Park Campground
5570 Esworthy Rd., Ravenna, 330-296-3239. Drive time: 1 hour
Park your RV or hitch your tent, then set off to the beach, forest or lake at the West Branch State Park. With recreational activities such as horseback riding, wildlife watching, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking or hunting, this state park offers the classic camping experience. 
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West Branch State Park Campground

5570 Esworthy Rd., Ravenna, 330-296-3239. Drive time: 1 hour

Park your RV or hitch your tent, then set off to the beach, forest or lake at the West Branch State Park. With recreational activities such as horseback riding, wildlife watching, fishing, hiking, swimming, biking or hunting, this state park offers the classic camping experience.

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Mosquito Lake State Park Campground
1439 Wilson Sharpsville Rd., Cortland, 330-637-2856. Drive time: 1 hr., 10 min.
With 2,483 acres of forest, vast marshes, a wealth of wildlife and one of the largest lakes in Ohio, this campground is an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts everywhere. The park offers a variety of amenities, including a marina, naturalist programs, fishing and boating opportunities, a dog park and a disk golf setup. 
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Mosquito Lake State Park Campground

1439 Wilson Sharpsville Rd., Cortland, 330-637-2856. Drive time: 1 hr., 10 min.

With 2,483 acres of forest, vast marshes, a wealth of wildlife and one of the largest lakes in Ohio, this campground is an ideal choice for nature enthusiasts everywhere. The park offers a variety of amenities, including a marina, naturalist programs, fishing and boating opportunities, a dog park and a disk golf setup.

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Mill Creek Campground
7400 Bedell Rd., Berlin Center, 330-547-8180. Drive time: 1 hr., 16 min.
Located on Berlin Lake, this family campground offers 314 sites for RV and tent setups. It is especially intriguing for hunters, anglers and wildlife lovers, who can catch an abundance of small game, fish from the lake’s rare walleye population or spot bald eagles and nesting ospreys.  
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Mill Creek Campground

7400 Bedell Rd., Berlin Center, 330-547-8180. Drive time: 1 hr., 16 min.

Located on Berlin Lake, this family campground offers 314 sites for RV and tent setups. It is especially intriguing for hunters, anglers and wildlife lovers, who can catch an abundance of small game, fish from the lake’s rare walleye population or spot bald eagles and nesting ospreys.

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Jamestown Campground
2660 Williamsfield Rd., Jamestown, PA., 724-932-3141. Drive time: 1 hr., 28 min.
Positioned in the heart of Pymatuning State Park, this campground allows access to all 16,892 acres of the park, including the largest lake in Pennsylvania. Visit the fish hatchery operated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission or spot some wildlife at the viewing areas run by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Fishing and boating supplies are available, along with boat moorings, rentals and a launch. 
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Jamestown Campground

2660 Williamsfield Rd., Jamestown, PA., 724-932-3141. Drive time: 1 hr., 28 min.

Positioned in the heart of Pymatuning State Park, this campground allows access to all 16,892 acres of the park, including the largest lake in Pennsylvania. Visit the fish hatchery operated by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission or spot some wildlife at the viewing areas run by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Fishing and boating supplies are available, along with boat moorings, rentals and a launch.

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Cricket Hill Cabins
5731 Township Rd. 351, Millersburg, 800-293-8301. Drive time: 1 hr., 31 min.
Experience Amish country at the Cricket Hill Cabins tucked in the woods between Berlin and Millersburg. A creek at the bottom of a steep ravine divides three unique cabins, each equipped with a full kitchen, jacuzzi tub, gas grill and a private deck and hot tub overlooking the ravine. Even more, this serene and secluded locale is only 3.5 miles from Berlin, where you can find wineries, cheese houses, antique shops and Amish farms. 
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Cricket Hill Cabins

5731 Township Rd. 351, Millersburg, 800-293-8301. Drive time: 1 hr., 31 min.

Experience Amish country at the Cricket Hill Cabins tucked in the woods between Berlin and Millersburg. A creek at the bottom of a steep ravine divides three unique cabins, each equipped with a full kitchen, jacuzzi tub, gas grill and a private deck and hot tub overlooking the ravine. Even more, this serene and secluded locale is only 3.5 miles from Berlin, where you can find wineries, cheese houses, antique shops and Amish farms.

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The Mohicans
23164 Vess Rd., Glenmont, 740-599-9030. Drive time: 1 hr., 38 min
Glamp in the scenic Mohican valley at one of the Mohicans’ four Amish-built cabins or six authentic treehouses. Centrally located between Mohican State Park, Findley State Park and Malabar Farm Park, this campstay is surrounded by Ohio’s natural beauty. Be sure to take a Tree Frog Canopy tour and adventure through the tree tops on zip lines, sky bridges, and platforms suspended above the forest. 
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The Mohicans

23164 Vess Rd., Glenmont, 740-599-9030. Drive time: 1 hr., 38 min

Glamp in the scenic Mohican valley at one of the Mohicans’ four Amish-built cabins or six authentic treehouses. Centrally located between Mohican State Park, Findley State Park and Malabar Farm Park, this campstay is surrounded by Ohio’s natural beauty. Be sure to take a Tree Frog Canopy tour and adventure through the tree tops on zip lines, sky bridges, and platforms suspended above the forest.

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Beaver Creek State Park Campground
12021 Echo Dell Rd., East Liverpool, 330-385-3091. Drive time: 1 hr., 4 min.
Set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this campground offers 2,722 acres of forest wilderness to explore. Spend some time fishing or relaxing at the Little Beaver Creek, 
a state and national wild river, before setting off on foot or horseback on one of the many hiking and bridle trails. 
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Beaver Creek State Park Campground

12021 Echo Dell Rd., East Liverpool, 330-385-3091. Drive time: 1 hr., 4 min.

Set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this campground offers 2,722 acres of forest wilderness to explore. Spend some time fishing or relaxing at the Little Beaver Creek, a state and national wild river, before setting off on foot or horseback on one of the many hiking and bridle trails.

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