For a wonderful day exploring the great outdoors, there’s no better place to visit than Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. This 2,356-acre park has an endless amount of recreational activities and camping opportunities that make visitors feel at one with nature. From hiking and biking trails to playgrounds and swimming pools, these campsites have something for everyone to enjoy and are a wonderful way to get out and explore the beauty of Ohio. Whether you’re in a tent, trailer, or cabin, Hocking Hills camping is a nature lover’s dream come true.
Where to Enjoy Hocking Hills Camping
Hocking Hills State Park Campground
With 156 electric sites, 13 non-electric sites, and tent-only group camps, the Hocking Hills State Park campground is ideal for a weekend of fun amongst nature. Guests can enjoy the immense beauty of Hocking Hills, including hollows and caves, deep gorges, and breathtaking foliage alongside modern amenities like heated showers, flush toilets, a laundry facility, and a camp store. The kids will love splashing in the swimming pool, exploring playgrounds, and playing games in the volleyball court and horseshoe pit. As of January 2016, the campground is under renovation and will soon feature improvements like new playground equipment, a new wooden bridge to Old Man’s Cave, more trails to guide hikers, renovated cabins, and more.
Hocking Hills KOA
This family-friendly campground offers everything from primitive camping to full RV hook-ups. Hocking Hills KOA has four camping cabins and three lodges with kitchens, bathrooms, and air conditioning. Guests can enjoy a variety of weekend activities including swimming in the heated pool, playing horseshoes, and watching the kids romp on the playground. Campers also love the 75-foot gem mining sluice, where you can purchase a bucket of gem rough at the camp store, then wash the contents to uncover raw and polished gems, fossils, and sharks teeth. This campground is open from April 1st through November 1st.
Hocking Hills Adventure Campgrounds
Hocking Hills Adventures has three different camping locations – The Riverside, Canoe Livery, and Fun Center Campgrounds – and each has their own unique characteristics. The Family Fun Center offers electric hook ups for your RV, and the Riverside and Canoe Livery are ideal for those who prefer tent camping in a natural setting. The Riverside Campground is the most popular campground and has 80 spacious sites, many of which overlook the peaceful Hocking River. Each site also includes a picnic table and fire pit that’s perfect for roasting marshmallows after a long day outside. Be sure to check out a campground map to find the perfect site for you and your family.
Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls
During your vacation in our area, be sure to stop by Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls and enjoy lunch on the patio or make dinner reservations at our acclaimed restaurant, Kindred Spirits, before visiting our gift shop full of treasures. Or, if you plan on bringing the whole family, treat grandma and grandpa to a unique “Gramping” experience in one of our beautiful Hocking Hills cabins that will take the “rough” out of roughing it. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Hocking Hills!
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