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Leesville Lake lies in eastern Ohio, between the towns of New Philadelphia, Uhrichsville, and Carrollton. Leesville Lake was created in 1939 with the construction of the local dam by the U.S army corps of engineers and has continued to provide recreation for the local county ever since. There are excellent fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities to be found at Leesville Lake. This, combined with its closeness to many of Ohio’s major cities, makes it the perfect place to take an RV rental. Access to the lake with a rental RV is made even easier with both Highway 212 and Highway 332 passing along its shores. Many campgrounds are to be found within a short distance of the lake, making camping with an RV here simple.

Whether you wish to catch that next big fish, sail away from your stresses on the idyllic water, or simply take in the best of Ohio’s countryside, Leesville Lake is the place for you. Book an RV in Carroll County, OH, and see what Leesville Lake has to offer you.

Getting Outdoors

Leesville Lake attracts many visitors every year for its fishing opportunities alone. Those keen anglers among you will be pleased to hear that the lake is home to a wide range of fish species, each with their own unique sporting characteristics. Leesville Lake continues to be the top lake for catching muskellunge fish in the entire Ohio state, with many catches reaching trophy-winning sizes. There is also an abundant number of largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, and walleye here, making Leesville Lake extremely fertile ground for anglers. Whether Leesville Lake campers choose to fish from the miles of shoreline or a boat out on the water, they will often find success.

Leesville Lake covers over a thousand acres, meaning boating is the best way to explore the water. Boating also gets the most out of your time spent here. With two public boat ramps, access to the water is made simple. Those motorhome camping without their own boats should head to the ‘Leesville Lake South Fork Marina.' Here, campers can hire a wide range of water-going vessels to enjoy out on the lake. Why not hire a six or twelve person pontoon, perfect for the entire family to enjoy a serene sail along the lakes waters. For the more adventurous, Leesville Lake South Fork Marina also rents out kayaks, great for exploring the many hidden coves and shores of Leesville Lake.

Although close to major cities, the area surrounding Lake Leesville offers some of the most picturesque countryside and wilderness in all of Ohio. The Leesville Wildlife Area east of the lake provides campers with the chance to leave lakeside activities behind and lace up their hiking boots. Three hundred ninety-four acres of wildlife reservation encompasses trails that wind around these foothills and woodlands combining idyllic walks with nature watching. With varying length and elevation, these trails are perfect for both beginner and seasoned hikers.

Camping at Leesville Lake

Those RV camping at Leesville Lake have a few choices on where to camp, all depending on the camper's personal preference. Located on the north tip of Leesville Lake is ‘Petersburg Marnia and Campground,' a perfect choice for those who wish to be directly on the shores of the lake. This campground provides full hookups, including 20, 30, 50 amp electric, water, and sewer hookups. On-site facilities include a dump station, flushing toilets, showers, and RV storage.

A short drive from Leesville Lake will take campers to the ‘A1 Twin Valley Campground,' a site again, packed with camping amenities. Campers here are provided with full electrical, water, and sewer hookups. Facilities include flushing toilets, dump stations, laundrette, and on-site swimming pool.

Exploring The Area

A short drive west from Leesville Lake will take campers to the city of New Philadelphia, a place packed with day-trip opportunities for the whole family to enjoy. For those with an interest in all this history, head to the ‘Historic Schoenbrunn Village.' Visitors are welcomed into an 18th-century village restored exactly as it once was, these include sixteen reconstructed wooden structures, alongside the original church and cemetery. Before you wander around the awe-inspiring village, a visitor center and museum offers a detailed exhibition on the history of the village and its surroundings, allowing you to appreciate the structures better.

A little drive further south will take campers to the town of Uhrichsville and the Uhrichsville Water Park. This water park is the perfect day out for families, especially those with young children. The park consists of a heated pool, a pair of two-story water slides, and a young children's play area perfect for non-swimmers and toddlers. This water park offers the chance for families to join in the fun of the park together or just relax by the pools as their children are safely watched over by a lifeguard.

At about forty minutes, the drive from Leesville Lake to the city of Canton is a little further than others, yet it is worth it for the day trip opportunities. One such place is the MAPS Air Museum, a museum holding more than fifty aircraft. Visitors can view a range of military and civilian aircraft from throughout history. The museum's ‘Gallery of Heroes Room’ holds detailed models and period items from many wars. Various display artifacts are here, including a piece of the battleship Arizona from Pearl Harbour. Many other items on loan from members of the museum and community who fought in America's wars. A perfect day out for those interested in United States aviation history.

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