Tent Camping Sites in Ohio

Kathleen Roberts
Family camping

Are you planning to go tent camping in Ohio? There are many campgrounds located throughout the state. Of the many places to go tent camping in Ohio, you will want to find the one with the most to offer for your family. More than just a place to pitch your tent, the best campgrounds have something for every camper, including children and adults.

Popular Tent Camping Sites in Ohio

State park campgrounds and KOA campgrounds are among the most popular destinations for tent campers in Ohio.

Ohio State Parks

No matter what part of the state you plan to visit, chances are that there is a state park campground nearby. Ohio has 56 state parks for your camping enjoyment. Many of them are open year-round although some may have limited facilities in the winter. You can conveniently make reservations up to six months in advance online, but reservations are not required to enjoy the beautiful campsites of Ohio's state parks.

Stay at your chosen site for up to 14 days with up to six people per site. You can even bring your pet . Two pets per site are allowed as long as you keep them leashed at all times. Ice and firewood are available at all state park campgrounds. You can choose a site offering full-service electric, sewer and water or a premium site. Some premium sites are waterfront, while others may offer special amenities depending on the park.

Rates are reasonable to camp in Ohio state parks, ranging from $15 to $35 with winter rates being $2 less per night. Group rates are also available.

To find information on other Ohio state park campsites, visit the website at Camping in Ohio State Parks.

KOA Camping in Ohio

Ohio has eight KOA campgrounds with fantastic amenities for the whole family. Camping at KOA campgrounds will provide you with clean restrooms and showers as well as activities like miniature golf, fishing, boating and swimming. In addition, some KOAs offer Kamp Kitchens and high-speed Internet. Each individual KOA will offer different activities and planned events so that you can enjoy a fun-filled vacation without ever leaving the campground.

Rates for a KOA campsite in Ohio will vary, but as an example; a family of two adults and two children traveling with a pet can enjoy a tent camping site with water and electric for an average of $41 per night. While this is a bit more that a campsite in a state park, the abundance of activities and amenities makes the price an incredible bargain.

You can also save up to 10 percent on your visit if you purchase a Value Kard for $16. Value Kard membership is good for one year and not only gives you a 10 percent discount, but you will also get great deals on other camping related services. For more information, check out the Value Kard website.

Finding Ohio Campsites

There are many other places to reserve tent camping sites in Ohio. For further research, visit the Ohio Campground Owners Association for a regional directory of other campgrounds located throughout the state.

Tent Camping Sites in Ohio