Maumee Bay State Park
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Introduction

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Lake Erie, bringing your RV to Maumee Bay State Park is the way to go. The Maumee Bay is a part of Lake Erie itself, and you’ll get to experience a swampy marshland comparable to the Florida Everglades - but up in the north. This park is dedicated to looking beautiful and scenic, and they do a great job at it by keeping everything here clean and trimmed.

There’s a lot of history that comes from Maumee Bay, including hard times dealing with flooding, storms, and devastation. But after lots of work was put into a new draining system, the area opened up to new and better opportunities. Maumee Bay officially became a state park in 1975 and now serves as the perfect lakeside getaway destination, perfect for any RV camper looking for fun.

They have lots to get into here, including the popular summer fun of boating, swimming, and fishing.They also have a nature center you can check out, and a place where you can practice archery. In the winter, you can come here for wild sledding opportunities, as well as skiing and much more. The temperatures stay well around the freezing range, creating the perfect snowy environment. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll be guaranteed a great time here at Maumee Bay State Park.

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Transportation in Maumee Bay State Park

Driving

At Maumee Bay State Park, you’ll find that getting around in an RV is quite easy. You won’t have to worry about running into any sort of driving restrictions at all, so you can have a worry-free trip. Getting to the park is easy with GPS, and once in the park, it’s easy as well.

Parking

If you decide to just bring your RV to the park for the day, you should notice that parking options are easy to find, even for the largest of RVs. Just like with driving and navigation, RVs are very welcome here in the park, and that includes having plenty of parking options. There is also overflow parking available if the park begins to get full.

Public Transport

Campgrounds and parking in Maumee Bay State Park

Campsites in Maumee Bay State Park

Reservations camping

Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA

Just 15 miles from local attractions such as the famous Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, the Toledo East/Stony Ridge KOA is a perfect basecamp for exploring the area. The campground is positioned in a quiet country setting situated in shade trees with picnic tables and campfire rings at every site. Full hookup, pull-through sites feature cable TV, and Wi-Fi is available throughout most of the park. Bring a pup to the off-leash Kamp K-9. For kids of all ages, enjoy summer weekend hay wagon rides or spend time by the heated pool. Youngsters enjoy the gem mine and families love the miniature golf course.

Monroe Co. / Toledo North KOA

Appreciate beautiful landscapes in the great middle-American town of Petersburg. It’s all about the peace and quiet, and fun summer living at Monroe Co./Toledo North KOA. Enjoy lakeside views, or splash into the refreshing lake waters with a trip down the 220-foot water slide. Monroe Co./Toledo North KOA boasts a list of amenities like Wi-Fi, cable TV, fishing, mini golf, a dog park, pull-through sites for rigs up to 60 feet, and much more.

The Campground at Maumee Bay State Park

There are 252 sites available at the campground here in the park. These sites all have 30 amp electric hookups, and the best news is that they’re open and available all year long.

When you stay here, you’ll be surrounded by luscious meadows and cute ponds, which you are welcome to fish at as a camper. You’ll have lots of space to move around as well, allowing to to feel free in this camping environment. Go for an easy hike or bicycle ride on one of the many available paths, or take the kids to play out on the playground. There is a dump station nearby that you can use as well. You’ll also have access to flush toilets and hot showers during your stay here, so that you can have everything you need to feel clean and comfortable. Reservations for this park can be made the same day as your planned arrival, or up to six months in advance.

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Shelter Camping

If you still want something a bit rougher to test your camping abilities, you can reserve a shelter, which can be done up to a year in advance. These shelters are 18 feet by 20 feet, and they’re all ADA accessible. Some are grass surface, while some are sand surface. Some also have charcoal grills and picnic tables that you can use. Keep in mind that these sites are still fairly primitive compared to other camping options, so you won’t have electricity. You will have access to restrooms nearby though.

Cabin Camping

If you want something a little nicer like the lodge but still want that wild and natural feeling that you get with RV camping, you should check out cabin camping. There are 24 deluxe cabins here, and they offer lots of amenities as well. You can choose one that has 2 bedrooms, or one with 4 bedrooms if you have a bigger group. Each cabin also has heating and air conditioning, along with a gas fireplace and fully equipped kitchen for all of your cooking. You’ll also get to enjoy the scenery of the wetlands, as these cabins are located near the golf course here at Maumee Bay State Park.

Maumee Bay Lodge

Staying at the lodge located here at Maumee Bay will give you a spectacular experience. There are 120 total guest rooms and 8 conference rooms that can seat up to 800 people each. This lodge is quite luxurious with indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub and sauna, a game room, indoor and outdoor racquetball courts, a fitness center, a dining room, and so much more. You’ll definitely feel relaxed and well entertained here, so if you’re looking for an alternative to RV camping that’s a bit nicer, you’ve found it once you’ve looked into staying at Maumee Bay Lodge.

Seasonal activities in Maumee Bay State Park

In-Season

Exploring the Trails

There are many miles of trails available here, many of which are multi use. Inland Lake is perfect for hikers, bikers and joggers, and is three miles long. If you or another family member is in a wheelchair, the Interpretive Boardwalk is the perfect place for a stroll and totals two miles. There’s also a Multi Use trail and Mouse Trail, which are both two and a half miles long.

Picnicking

Along the beach areas, you’ll find many picnic areas with tables and grills scattered all around. These are perfect for any family picnic, as you’ll have a gorgeous view of the beach while you eat. There’s no better way to hang with friends and family than over a nice picnic with a great view.

Golfing

The golf course here is absolutely beautiful with lots of lush grass and rolling green mounds. This is a very unique 18 hole golf course that you’ll want to play on, as it is considered to be of a “Scottish Links” style. There’s even a golf pro shop located here that is perfect for any golfer.

Boating and Swimming

There are 57 acres of inland lake that are perfect for non-motorized boating, including kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. There are slips available for reservation as well, and you may want to take advantage of the excellent fishing opportunities here. You can also go swimming at the sand beaches that you’ll find in the park. There are just so many water opportunities in the summer.

Archery

There is an archery range located right here in the park that is available to you for free. They have seven lanes which feature both static bag and 3D targets. This range is open from sunrise to sunset everyday, so you’ll have plenty of chances to go check it out when you visit.

Off-Season

Play in the Snow

There’s no better way to unleash your creativity in the winter time than getting out in the snow to build snow sculptures. Many people build igloos and snowmen, but you don’t have to stop there. You can also make lots of snow angels, or even sneak up on someone for a friendly snowball fight.

Sledding

Sledding can be a lot of fun for people of all ages, so bringing the family along with all their sleds is a great idea. There is even a hill here in the park that has been top rated for sledding, guaranteeing that you and your family will have ultimate fun sledding out here.

Ice Skating

When the conditions are just right, the ponds and lake make for excellent spots for ice skating. Test your balance by getting out on the ice in those skates. Just be sure that the ice is plenty thick enough first before venturing out.

Winter Hiking

If you’re not up for cross-country skiing, you can still go out and enjoy the scenic trails. There’s nothing holding you back, just be sure to bundle up for the cold. You might also want to strap on some snowshoes if the snow is pretty deep. There’s so much to discover here.

Cross-Country Skiing

In the winter time, some of the trails are open for cross-country skiing. The Mouse Trail is perfect for this exciting activity, and you’ll find many people skiing on this trail when the conditions are right. Whether you’re new or experienced, you’ll be sure to have a great time when you go out.

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