April 2009 Issue
Brush Creek Campground
Travel along the mighty Ohio to explore the historical, cultural and natural wonders along the river’s banks.
For camping at its best, rest your head at the Brush Creek Campground, where Brush Creek meets the Ohio River at Brush Creek Island, about ten miles east of Manchester. The large campsites are impressive, especially since they offer peace and privacy, even during holiday weekends. RVs have electric and water hookups within view of the magnificent Ohio River, while a lovely assortment of green tent sites overlook the mouth of Brush Creek and the Ohio River. “We’re about the environment and rusticity, and getting out under the stars next to the river,” says Linda Morrison, a CPA who helps her husband Roger and son Tony run the campground during the summer months. Amenities include a camp store, clean outdoor showers, a boat ramp and a hiking trail. Open April through November, weather permitting.
Brush Creek Campground,
17085 U.S. Rte. 52, Manchester, OH 45144, 937/549-3380 (April through November), 440/748-1684 (off-season). www.freewebs.com/brushcreekcampground
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