Wayne National Forest's Lake Vesuvius

Ohio Camping Guide

It’s time to hit the road and get back in touch with nature. From popular state parks to primitive backcountry sites, here’s our guide to finding your perfect camping getaway.

Towpath Trail Camping
The Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail allows travelers to explore Ohio history by following the route canal boats did during the 19th century. Here’s where you can pitch your tent along the way. Read Story

Buying the Right Sleeping Bag, Backpack and Tent
Bryan Wolf doesn’t want only to equip you for your next adventure, he wants to inspire it as well. The co-owner of Roads Rivers and Trails in Milford can help you make the big decisions when it comes to buying your camping essentials. Plus, check out products from a trio of Buckeye State companies that can get you ready to hit the trail. Read Story

Yurt at the Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
Ohio Yurt Camping
The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls offers its own version of roughing it: overnight stays in a completely comfy yurt. Read Story

Map of the Buckeye Trail
Buckeye Trail Towns 
The Buckeye Trail touches all four corners of Ohio and covers 1,444 miles. Here are four great trail towns along its route. Read Story

Lake Erie Bluffs
Ohio Waterfront Camping
Here are four experiences you'll love, from the northeastern Lake Erie shore to the heart of South Bass Island. Read Story

Ohio State Park Campgrounds Map
Ohio State Park Campgrounds
With more than 50 locations throughout the state, your next weekend adventure is a short drive away. Read Story
Camping with your Dog
Camping Essentials for your Dog
He’s your best friend, you want him with you. So, we asked Tom Puliafico, dog trainer and owner of at Lake Erie Dogs, how best to prepare for a trip with the pup in your life. Read Story

Shawnee State Park Overlook
Secluded Ohio Campsites
Looking for a side of peace and quiet with your next adventure? Check out these three spots tucked deep in the Ohio wilderness. Read Story
Tree-climbing lesson at Toledo Metroparks
Ohio Park System Classes
Want to do some structured outdoor exploring before packing up your tent? These four locations offer a full lineup of learning opportunities. Read Story