20 Ohio Beachfront Camping Spots Worth a Weekend Road Trip

Whether you want to rough it in a tent or stay warm in a cabin, Ohio has enough waterfront campsites to please even the pickiest campers. This list of spots features campgrounds near bodies of water and beaches, so the whole family can enjoy everything from swimming to fishing. And they're well worth the drive from Cleveland.

Whether you want to rough it in a tent or stay warm in a cabin, Ohio has enough waterfront campsites to please even the pickiest campers. This list of spots features campgrounds near bodies of water and beaches, so the whole family can enjoy everything from swimming to fishing. And they're well worth the drive from Cleveland.

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Baylor Beach Park
8777 Manchester Ave. S.W., Navarre
This water park and scenic campground has been family owned and operated since 1954, so its staff knows its stuff. Home to dozens of R.V. lots, swimming and paddle boats and many games and activities, there is something for everyone in the family.
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Baylor Beach Park

8777 Manchester Ave. S.W., Navarre

This water park and scenic campground has been family owned and operated since 1954, so its staff knows its stuff. Home to dozens of R.V. lots, swimming and paddle boats and many games and activities, there is something for everyone in the family.

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Hocking Hills’ Riverside Campground
26650 Rockbridge A Rd., Rockbridge
Here, cabins and tent campsites are offered near the versatile Hocking River. You can go tubing, boating and rafting on the water. Plus, go carts, mini golf and a driving range are among the land activities this adventure features. 
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Hocking Hills’ Riverside Campground

26650 Rockbridge A Rd., Rockbridge

Here, cabins and tent campsites are offered near the versatile Hocking River. You can go tubing, boating and rafting on the water. Plus, go carts, mini golf and a driving range are among the land activities this adventure features.

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Bluewater Campground
2791 Road 173, Grover Hill
From slipping n' sliding to painting n' sipping, this campground and R.V. park has got your range of interests covered. Bluewater even gets into the summer spirit by hosting canoe races and other contests. 
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Bluewater Campground

2791 Road 173, Grover Hill

From slipping n' sliding to painting n' sipping, this campground and R.V. park has got your range of interests covered. Bluewater even gets into the summer spirit by hosting canoe races and other contests.

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Clay’s Park Resort
13190 Patterson St. N.W., N. Lawrence
Sure, you could bring your tent or trailer, but why would you do that when you could "glamp?" That's right, Clay's Park offers cozy cabanas and cabins. You can also visit its 10-acre Adventure Water Park, an indoor heated pool and a pub, as well as take part in sports and live entertainment, which is sure to make you say "camping who?"
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Clay’s Park Resort

13190 Patterson St. N.W., N. Lawrence

Sure, you could bring your tent or trailer, but why would you do that when you could "glamp?" That's right, Clay's Park offers cozy cabanas and cabins. You can also visit its 10-acre Adventure Water Park, an indoor heated pool and a pub, as well as take part in sports and live entertainment, which is sure to make you say "camping who?"

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Austin Lake Park
1002 Township Rd. 285A, Toronto
Come in your R.V., camp in a tent or rent a cabin. Not only does this park offer lakes for fishing, swimming and boating, but it includes hiking trails and a huge waterslide. And even though cell phones don't work here, WiFi is available. Thank goodness.
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Austin Lake Park

1002 Township Rd. 285A, Toronto

Come in your R.V., camp in a tent or rent a cabin. Not only does this park offer lakes for fishing, swimming and boating, but it includes hiking trails and a huge waterslide. And even though cell phones don't work here, WiFi is available. Thank goodness.

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Mosquito Lake Park
1439 State Route 305, Cortland
Don’t let the name scare you away. This state park includes a butterfly garden, an archery range and more. You can bring your furry friends and even rent a yurt if normal camping is too tough for you.
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Mosquito Lake Park

1439 State Route 305, Cortland

Don’t let the name scare you away. This state park includes a butterfly garden, an archery range and more. You can bring your furry friends and even rent a yurt if normal camping is too tough for you.

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Jackson Lake Park
3715 Cedar Hill Rd., N.W., Canal Winchester
This park has cabins, and offers R.V. and tent campsites. Glamping is also available here, with canvas belle tents. Activities are complete with a game room, a fishing lake and a nine hole disc golf course.
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Jackson Lake Park

3715 Cedar Hill Rd., N.W., Canal Winchester

This park has cabins, and offers R.V. and tent campsites. Glamping is also available here, with canvas belle tents. Activities are complete with a game room, a fishing lake and a nine hole disc golf course.

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Lake Loramie State Park
11070 State Route 362, Minster
Camp for as long as two weeks at a clip in this state park. You'll have plenty of boats to rent, movies to watch and cornhole to play while savoring the great outdoors. If you get tired of the sunny scenes, there's a nature center and heritage museum.
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Lake Loramie State Park

11070 State Route 362, Minster

Camp for as long as two weeks at a clip in this state park. You'll have plenty of boats to rent, movies to watch and cornhole to play while savoring the great outdoors. If you get tired of the sunny scenes, there's a nature center and heritage museum.

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Seneca Lake Park
22172 Park Rd., Senecaville
Bring your tent or R.V. and choose from a full amenities hookup (complete with water) or a rustic experience. If you're not into roughing it, that's okay. Cabins are also available. After your long day of fishing, boating and swimming, every now and then you can enjoy movies, group hikes or even fireworks.
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Seneca Lake Park

22172 Park Rd., Senecaville

Bring your tent or R.V. and choose from a full amenities hookup (complete with water) or a rustic experience. If you're not into roughing it, that's okay. Cabins are also available. After your long day of fishing, boating and swimming, every now and then you can enjoy movies, group hikes or even fireworks.

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 Morgan’s Outdoor Adventure
6262 Gilmour Rd., Morrow
This adventure prides itself on its boating experiences, so get ready to kayak, canoe and raft during your campout. If you're looking for something romantic, take advantage of the place's recurring "Twilight Canoe & Dinner for 2" events.
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Morgan’s Outdoor Adventure

6262 Gilmour Rd., Morrow

This adventure prides itself on its boating experiences, so get ready to kayak, canoe and raft during your campout. If you're looking for something romantic, take advantage of the place's recurring "Twilight Canoe & Dinner for 2" events.

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