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Findley State Park
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Introduction

Surrounded by breathtaking views of grand pines and lovely hardwoods, Findley State Park is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, featuring Sand Stone quarries that showcase the beauty of the park, along with its rich agriculture. Located in Wellington, Ohio this state park is an absolute must for your next RV excursion. You'll have a vast array of outdoor recreation in a unique forest setting. From hiking and boating to fishing and swimming, Findley State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor fun.

The forest views of Findley State Park are spectacular, growing on an abandoned farm. You will enjoy taking in the forest air while being surrounded by unique wildflowers, including woodland asters, marsh marigold, and bloodroot. There loads of wildlife that call the park home including beavers, raccoons, white-tailed deer, and red foxes. Historians and geology fanatics alike will fall in love with the area as they learn about the bedrock that underlies Findley State Park.

As soon as you park your RV at Findley State Park you can wander out onto one of the many trails around the park, or simply relax and enjoy the Nature Center located in the campground. You'll be able to stay in comfort at full hookup, electric, or primitive style sites. RV campers will additional conveniences like laundry facilities, a dump station, and a playground for the kiddos can all be found nearby. So, what are you waiting for? Aim the rig towards Findley State Park to enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer.

RV Rentals in Findley State Park

Transportation

Driving

Findley State Park is very easy to access by car or RV since it is located in Wellington, Ohio, less than an hour southwest from Cleveland. The park entrance is located off of State Route 58, and even those maneuvering large vehicles should have no issue navigating this well maintained two-lane route. Once inside the park, local roads will take you to various locations should you wish to explore, from the marina and disc golf course to the campground and trails. There are no driving restrictions for trailers or RVs in the park, so you will be able to get around easily, whether you're towing your camper or driving a motorhome

Parking

There are numerous options for parking trailers and RVs, with two lots in the park. You will be able to locate spots at the recreation area and trailheads. Of course, if you are staying overnight, parking is available at the campground. With over 16 miles of hiking and biking trails located within the park, it will be easy to get around on foot or by bike once you park the rig.

Public Transportation

Campgrounds and parking in Findley State Park

Campsites in Findley State Park

Reservations camping

Homerville KOA

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors while at the Homerville KOA. Fish in the creeks, watch wildlife from the pavilion or play in the pool. Settle into a grassy RV site with full hookups powered with 50-amp service. Sites can accommodate rigs up to 60 feet. You’ll find firewood and propane plentiful and available for purchase. Keep connected with Wi-Fi and browse the numerous attractions surrounding the lush grounds of the Homerville KOA. Cleveland and Akron are within an hour’s drive and offer access to big-city attractions and culture.

Findley State Park Campground

Findley State Park offers 257 pet-friendly campsites available for RVs and tents. The campsites are categorized as Findley Electric and Findley Non-Electric. One hundred fifty-nine of the sites offer no hookups, while 91 sites provide access to water and electricity connections. There are also 15 sites offering full hookups. Amenities at the campground include showers, comfort stations, and a dump station. Each site has a gravel or concrete pad, picnic table, and fire ring, and maximum length restrictions vary by site.

You'll be in close proximity to the trails and recreational area including a playground, volleyball court, a basketball court, and horseshoe pits. The campground is close enough to the lake that you can enjoy gorgeous waterfront views within walking distance. There is a two-night minimum stay for regular weekends and on holidays a three-night minimum. The campground is open year-round. and reservations can be made up to six months in advance.

First-come first-served

First-Come, First-Served Campsites

If you are looking for a great park and do not have a reservation, Findley State Park allows campers without reservations to utilize available walk-in campsites. There are 27 campsites and five electric sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you arrive when the office is closed, complete the self-registration envelope at the camp office, left of the bulletin board. These campsites provide comfort stations, showers, picnic tables, and fire rings. If you are lucky enough to snag one of these coveted spots you can enjoy all of the amenities of the campground including nearby recreational areas, a playground, and access to all the fun at the lake.

Alternate camping

Camping Cabins

If you prefer to camp with your creature comforts, or if you're just looking to get out of the RV for a night or two, consider renting one of the park's three camping cabins. Located near the campground area, the cabins can each sleep up to four guests and are equipped with modern conveniences like mini-refrigerators and ceiling fans. Restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers can be accessed nearby. Guests will find one full-size bed and two bunk beds inside each cabin, but no linens are provided so those hoping to stay in the cabins will need to bring their own, along with any other supplies they may need. The cabins are available from May through October, and reservations must be made in advance. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the cabins.

Group Camping

If you're camping with a crew, Findley State Park offers two organized group campgrounds. These walk-in only campgrounds can accommodate up to 40 people and are perfect for events or special occasions. Contact the park for more details about group camping.

Off-site Campgrounds

If all the sites are spoken for at Findley State Park, or if you prefer the comfort that private RV parks afford, there are many alternative options in the surrounding area. You'll find plenty of privately-owned RV resorts just outside of the park gates, and many offer top-notch amenities like seasonal swimming pools, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities.

Seasonal activities in Findley State Park

Off-Season

Shopping at the Camp Store

Should you need a snack during your stay at Findley State Park head over to the camp store. While there, you can also purchase firewood for use in the fire ring at your campsite. Minimal supplies are offered, however, they can get you through your day of fishing on the lake and provide you with basic necessities to help you enjoy your RV visit to the park. If you are in need of anything the camp store does not offer, the city of Wellington is just over two miles to the north.

Visiting the Nature Center

Findley State Park features shale and sandstone quarries that are the largest and deepest in the world. With most Berea Sandstone only 10 to 40 feet thick, the sandstone in the park reaches the maximum thickness of 200 feet or more. These bedrock foundations date back more than 300 million years. The Nature Center provides information on how these are formed and their importance to the park. After you set up camp, you can easily walk over to Nature Center, as it is located in the campground.

Birding

Findley State Park is home to the Duke's skipper butterfly, which is an extremely rare insect, so you will definitely want those binoculars in your campervan. Some of the birds you may see in the park include pileated woodpeckers, scarlet tanager,s barred owls, ducks, and loons. The mature trees are often havens for pine siskins and crossbills. Other hot spots for birding include the shorelines of the lake. The Spillway Trail is a nice one-mile trek that takes you around the lake and offers more viewing opportunities.

Disc Golfing

If you're looking to enjoy something out of the ordinary during your RV vacation to Findley State Park, head over to the on-site disc golf course. This family-friendly activity is offered free of charge and is a great way to spend some time outdoors. Whether you're a first-time disc golfer or a professional in training, this 18-hole course has something for every skill level. If you didn't bring your own gear along, equipment rentals are available.

In-Season

Fishing

Bring your best fishing rod and reel when you come to Findley State Park. The state park lake will let you test how good of an angler you are while you fish for bluegill and largemouth bass from the lovely Findley Lake. Stay close to the shoreline for better success. If you are an Ohio Resident you will need a valid fishing license, while non-residents may purchase a one-day fishing license, three-day non-resident tourist's fishing license, or an annual non-resident fishing license.

Mountain Biking

Findley State Park is a perfect place to bring your bike and cruise out into the forest trail. After you park your pop-up you can cycle down the Thorn Mountain Bike Trail, which is a nine-mile trail filled with turns and fast winding sections. Another amazing biking trail is the nearly two-mile Buckeye Trail, where you can trek along roads that marathon participants travel. Helmets are recommended on both trails for experts and novices alike.

Hiking

You will want to ensure that you have a great pair of hiking boots in your Airstream since there are nine hiking trails to pick from at Findley State Park that vary in difficulty. Should you be looking for an easy stroll, check out the Black Locust Trail. This half-mile trail takes you through forest vegetation with serene beauty all around you. If you are searching for a more difficult hike, Thorn Mountain Bike Trail is a nine-mile loop that will take you through heavily wooded areas.

Boating

Don't hesitate to hitch your boat to the back of the Sprinter, because Findley State Park offers 93 acres of tranquil waters on Findley Lake. If you didn't bring your own watercraft to the park, rentals of kayaks, canoes, and rowboats are available at the beach buildings from Friday to Monday. Visitors will find two boat launches available for use along the lake. If you feel the urge to be in the water rather than on it, there is a 435-foot sandy beach available for swimming.

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