Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest and has some of the most impressive waterways and lakes; some being Ohio and the Great Miami Rivers, and Lake Erie. Apart from the natural wonders, it’s home to the rumbling roller coasters of Cedar Point and the conservation attractions of The African Safari Wildlife Park and The Wilds.
It’s home to a large Amish community and offers a glimpse into the early German settlers’ history. Here are some of my suggestions for RV parks that are worth visiting in this unique state.
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Evergreen Park RV Resort, Dundee
Evergreen is in the heart of Ohio’s Amish community, and it’s an ideal base to venture out and experience home-cooked Amish meals at one of the restaurants. Other attractions are the Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, any of the many furniture and cheesemakers, the historic Zoar village, or the Amish Country Theatre for some light-hearted entertainment.
If you enjoy RVing in style, then this is one park you cannot miss. Heated shower floors and waterfall hot tubs are some of the luxuries Evergreen has to offer. It also has games and fitness rooms, an arcade and a pool table, a snack bar, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.
There are 87 full hookup sites with 20 and 30 amp service, and you can choose between both backup and pull-through stands. WiFi is available, and the park is pet friendly.
Camper Village – Lighthouse/Cedar Point, Sandusky
If you want a quiet holiday in a secluded forest, then this isn’t for you. Camper Village is all about action, roller coasters, and lake adventures. The Cedar Point amusement park is right on your doorstep, and you’ll be a part of the screams and excitement. This spot is ideal for adventurous families who want to be in the middle of the action.
This superb campground has an outdoor pool and hot tub, a store, laundry facilities, and clean bathrooms. The 120 RV sites are large and have full hookups with 30 and 50 amp service and both back-in and pull-through stands. WiFi is available, and each site has a picnic table. Campers get deals on tickets and an early entry pass into the amusement park.
Cross Creek Camping Resort, Delaware
One of the best-maintained campgrounds in the state, Cross Creek, is a family orientated park. The amenities include volleyball and basketball courts, a pool, wagon rides, bike rentals, pedal carts, a clubhouse, and hiking trails. They also arrange themed weekends, and Christmas is a delight.
Attractions close by are the Alum and Delaware State Parks, wineries and breweries, and the Perkins Observatory. Delaware is famous for fishing, clamming, and crabbing, and you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and paddleboarding on the waterways.
Cross Creek has 208 RV sites with 30 and 50 amp service, and the stands are all full hookup with back-in and pull-through stands. The season is from April to November.
Buckeye Lake/ Columbus East KOA, Buckeye Lake
The campground is a 40-acre tree-filled park, which gives everyone space to enjoy their holiday. It has 270 full hookup sites with 30 and 50 amp service, and you can choose a back-in or pull-through stand. It has WiFi in the common areas, a snack bar, bike rentals, a pool, a dog park, a games room, a giant chessboard, volleyball and basketball courts, and mini-golf.
One of the major attractions in the area is The Wilds; a conservation reserve for endangered species from around the globe. If you like art, you need to explore the Short North Arts District with its quirky specialty shops, cafes, pubs, and art galleries. If it’s the culture you’re after then, the German village may be of interest, or you may want to be adventurous and experience the ZipZone Canopy Tour.
Ohio is a RVers dream with its natural grandeur, beautiful lakes and waterways, fun-filled amusement parks, and vibrant cities. The intertwined settler history with the modern way of life makes this state an exciting RV destination and well worth a visit.