Campgrounds Close to Kings Island

Dad and son in tent in early morning

If you're looking for campgrounds close to King's Island in Ohio, you won't have too much trouble finding one that suits your needs. Many camping areas are close to the popular amusement park, making for a very convenient family vacation.

King Island's Camp Cedar

Located one mile from the park, King Island Camp Cedar is about as close as you can get to the King's Island amusement park. This versatile campground and lodge can accommodate RVs with prices starting at $99. There is also cabin lodging available. Some of the amenities include:

  • 184 RV sites
  • 73 cabins
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Dump station
  • Laundry facilities
  • Store
  • Some handicap facilities
  • Pool
  • Pets are OK
  • Open year-round

Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA Holiday

Lebanon/Cincinnati NE KOA Holiday is another campground close to King's Island. It is only 8 miles away. It is open year-round and allows big rig parking. Because this campground is very popular, reservations are suggested. Prices for an RV site start at about $63 a night. Amenities include:

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly campsite rentals
  • Pull through sites
  • Full hookup sites
  • Laundry
  • Cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Swimming pool
  • Showers and restrooms
  • Camp store
  • Playground
  • Wood

It is against the rules to bring in any firewood due to the unintentional transport of pests. There are places to get wood for your fire at the camp. If you have any questions, be sure to ask when you make your reservations. Bringing in your own wood can lead to large state fines.

Cedarbrook

Cowan Lake State Park

Cowan Lake allows camping all year and is 26 miles from King's Island. There are restrictions on pets, so be sure to ask about them if you plan on bringing a pet along. You can get a tent site for about $27 a night. Recreational vehicle sites are more expensive. Amenities include:

  • 237 paved campsites
  • 17 primitive sites
  • Four sites are wheelchair accessible
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Playground
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Mountain biking trails
  • Dump station
  • Showers
  • Flush toilets
  • Camp store
  • Sledding in season
  • Cross country skiing in season
Cowan Lake

Pine Cove Campground

Pine Cove Campground is a 25-acre camping area with access to Cowan Lake. It is a seasonal campground where customers rent for the entire season. The cost for a site at this park is $550 a month plus electricity. Weekend reservations are not accepted. Amenities include:

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flush toilets
  • Electric
  • Wood
  • Camp store
  • Fishing
Pine Cove Campground

Beechwood Acres Camping Resort

Beechwood Acres is located on Cowan Lake in Wilmington, Ohio. There are more than 100 sites that accommodate RVs and tent campers. Prices start at $50 per night for tent sites and RVs. Pets are allowed. Amenities include:

  • Pull thru sites
  • Camp store
  • Swimming pool
  • Live entertainment
  • Dump station
  • Lighted pavilion
    Morning fog on the calm lake, Cowan Lake in Wilmington, Ohio

Frontier Campground

Frontier Campground is located in Waynesville, Ohio. One of the unique things about Frontier is the security. Management monitors the campgrounds with a video security system. They only offer RV sites, and these are available for $40 a night and $500 a month. Other amenities include:

  • Large, spacious sites
  • Lodge with kitchen for groups
  • Laundry
  • Playground
  • Miniature golf
  • Swimming pool
  • Showers
  • Cabins
  • Bike trails
Frontier

Winton Woods

Winton Woods is about 30 minutes from King's Island, but if you are interested in cabin camping, this may be just what you are looking for. Cabins sleep up to six and include the following:

  • Kitchen
  • Heat
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Linens
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Dishes and cookware
  • Television
  • Deck
  • Outdoor fire ring
  • Grill

There are also RV sites available as well as regular campsites. The campsites start at $30 a night.

Campsite by lake

Other Campgrounds Close to King's Island

There are often small campgrounds locally that don't get a lot of advertising. It is good to get in touch with the local Chamber of Commerce to see if there are any new or small campgrounds that you are unaware of.

If you are willing to travel a little further to get to the park, you may be able to save a significant amount of money on your trip. Generally, the closer the campgrounds are to the amusement park, the more expensive the rates.

Here are some other campgrounds that you may be interested in that are close to Kings Island.

Always Call Ahead

It seems that campgrounds close unexpectedly for a variety of reasons. In order to ensure your trip goes smoothly and is enjoyable for everyone, be sure to call the campground you are interested in several months ahead of time. This will allow you to learn about the campground, find out if anything has changed, make your reservations, and be able to plan the rest of your trip with the knowledge that you will have a place to stay.

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