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Sandy Springs Campground

Sandy Springs Campground sits along the shores of the Ohio River on the border between Ohio and Kentucky. This family-friendly campground is very close to many of the most stunning areas of the region, with beautiful views of the river. The campground is under two hours' drive from Cincinnati, and Lexington, Kentucky, is a two-hour drive southwest.There are 40 campsites at Sandy Springs Campground, with water and electric hookups and 30/50 amp service. There are private restrooms with showers for your comfort, as well as a washer and dryer on site. There are also a dump station and honey wagon services. The campground has a playground on-site with slides, swings, and a basketball court. A boat ramp makes it easy to access the Ohio River directly from the campground.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

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Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

RV camping at Sandy Springs Campground puts you just a short drive away from the Edge of Appalachia Nature Preserve, which is one of the best places to enjoy the rolling hills and greenery of the Appalachian region. This area is managed by the Nature Conservancy and preserves the unique forest system in the area. This nature preserve has an extensive range of hiking trails, which have varying degrees of difficulty. The 24-mile trail system takes you through beautiful bluffs and even waterfalls in the area. Easier trails will take you through the plains with gorgeous views.Another popular outdoor destination to explore when you're RV camping in southern Ohio is Shawnee State Park. This state park is known for its rolling hills, which are covered in lush green trees. The area was once home to the Shawnee Indian tribe as well as settlers traveling from the east, but for the past century, the forest has been preserved. Within the park, there are ten miles of hiking trails, some of which are available for horseback riding. Turkey Creek Lake is also in the park, and there are boat rentals and launch ramps so you can go boating and fishing. Fish you might hook in the lake include catfish, largemouth bass, and rainbow trout. There is also a swimming beach in the park.Of course, the Ohio River itself is a very popular place for boating, and it is directly accessible while camping in an RV at Sandy Springs Campground. The Ohio River is very long, running all the way from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to southern Illinois, and passing through Cincinnati and Louisville. Depending on the water levels and the season, you can fish in the Ohio River at several points, either from your boat or from the bank. The area is particularly well-known for catfish.

Exploring The Area

Sandy Springs Campground is in a very secluded part of Ohio. The closest town is Vanceburg, Kentucky, but it is only accessible by boating across the river or driving up to the town of Portsmouth, where there is a bridge. Portsmouth is the most convenient place to fuel up your motorhome rental and pick up groceries while camping at Sandy Springs Campground. The city also has several services that you might need while camping in the area, including banks and car repair shops. Portsmouth has several independent and chain restaurants if you would like to enjoy a meal out. The town is also home to the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center, which showcases local art.Cincinnati and Lexington are both within easy day-tripping distance when you book an RV rental in Adams County. Cincinnati has a beautiful zoo and botanical garden in the center of town. The city is also home to the Newport Aquarium and the Krohn Conservatory, which houses several species of butterflies. There are several excellent museums in Cincinnati as well, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, and the American Sign Museum, which showcases uniquely American signs with rich histories. Another notable museum is the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which showcases the dark history of slavery in the United States. Findlay Market in Over-The-Rhine is also worth a visit. Local artisans sell unique food and handcrafted goods.Lexington is known for its equestrian history and is home to the Kentucky Horse Park. There are also many interesting historical attractions in Lexington, including the Mary Todd Lincoln House, The Henry Clay Estate, and the Waveland State Historic Site. Fort Boonesborough is also an interesting attraction as a preserved historic fort with costumed reenactors. The area is home to many countryside vineyards for wine enthusiasts. It also has some of the best distilleries in the country.


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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.