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Shawnee State Park, OH

434 RV rentals

Shawnee State Park of Scioto County, Ohio, is a gorgeous state park located in the Shawnee State Forest. This park is nicknamed "Ohio's Little Smokies" as the forest gives an excellent view of the blue haze shrouding the region's rolling hills. From traveling through its rugged foothills to exploring its valleys, beaches, and wooded areas, Shawnee State Park will be a memorable visit.

Since being home and hunting grounds to the Shawnee tribe and later coming into possession of white settlers, these areas of the Shawnee State Forest have retained most of their natural appearance. Book an RV in Scioto …

Beaver Creek State Park, OH

247 RV rentals

Planning a motorhome camping trip? Then consider Beaver Creek State Park in Ohio, one of the state’s most scenic parks nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Not too far from the cities of East Liverpool and Lisbon. These cities would make great day destinations while you are on your rental RV vacation to Beaver Creek State Park. With different habitats like bottomlands, a gorge, forests, and the Little Beaver Creek, there are quite a few interesting outdoor recreational activities to enjoy in the park that covers about 2,700 acres of land.

With a history that goes …

Caesar Creek State Park, OH

481 RV rentals

One of the best places in Ohio for outdoor recreation is the 3,741-acre Caesar Creek State Park in the southwestern part of the state near Waynesville. The park also boasts a 2,830-acre lake that was created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers erected a dam in the 1970s. Water recreation at the park is a big draw for visitors, and many drive their RV to Caesar Creek State Park for camping and outdoor fun.

Want to go camping at Caesar Creek State Park but don't have an RV? You can book an RV in Warren County and …

Paint Creek State Park, OH

455 RV rentals

Whether you're basking on the sandy beach, launching a kayak, or casting a line for freshwater fish, Paint Creek State Park promises a bounty of outdoor adventures. The park was founded in 1972 and occupies more than 5,500 acres within the Paint Creek Valley, a scenic pocket of the Buckeye State that will captivate you with rolling hills, crystalline streams, and colorful wildflowers.

Planning a getaway to Paint Creek State Park? Book an RV in Highland County and you'll enjoy the freedom to explore the Paint Creek Valley at your own pace. You'll also find a great selection of RV …

Deer Creek State Park, OH

472 RV rentals

Bring your RV to Wallsburg, Utah, located less than 15 minutes from Heber City, and spend a few days camping at Deer Creek State Park. If you don't have your own rig, book an RV in Wasatch County before driving over to the park for a weekend getaway full of boating, hiking, picnicking, and kiteboarding.

Provo and Orem are less than 30 minutes to the south of Deer Creek State Park and offer excellent shopping and restaurant choices. Make sure your rental RV is fully stocked before signing in at the park so you can enjoy the entire weekend …

Delaware State Park, OH

483 RV rentals

Does your RV camping trip take you to the upper Midwest? If so, you might want to check out Delaware State Park in Delaware, Ohio. This forested park is located just 45 minutes north of Columbus, an hour southwest of Mansfield, only 20 minutes south of Marion, and is a nearly 1,700-acre hub for campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Through westward expansion, European colonizers discovered the shores of Lake Erie and decided it would be a good place to build a settlement. In order to protect their families during the war between the Delaware tribe and the British …

Jackson Lake State Park, OH

1136 RV rentals

Planning a weekend of camping at Jackson Lake State Park near Oak Hill, Ohio? If you don't have your own rig, book an RV in Jackson County and spend time visiting Ohio's spectacular state and national parks. Even though Jackson Lake State Park is a smaller park at just over 100 acres, it does have some of the most picturesque views in the entire state.

Columbus is about two hours to the north of the park and is an excellent destination for visitors, with restaurants, shopping, attractions, and sightseeing. Another great tourist destination is Chillicothe, which is only …

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH

283 RV rentals

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is Ohio's only national park, is 33,000 acres in size. Nestled in between the bustling cities of Akron and Cleveland, this is one of the smallest and newest national parks in the United States. Located in northeastern Ohio, this park was initially designated as a Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area in 1974, and later on as a national park in 2000.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's landscape is dotted with forests, rock formations, cliffs, and rolling hills. This national park gets its name from the 22-mile stretch of Cuyahoga River that weaves through the park. …

Great Seal State Park, OH

460 RV rentals

The artist who was commissioned to design Ohio’s official state seal in the early 1800s drew inspiration from a particular set of hills south of Columbus, OH. The seal depicts a rising sun over green hills and a sheaf of wheat in the foreground. In the early 1900s, logging and mining companies began to creep toward these same hills.

The Ohio residents, concerned that the distinctive landscape would be erased, urged the state of Ohio to protect its heritage. The state agreed, purchased several acres in the early 1930s, and officially established it as a state park, naming it Great …

Mosquito Lake State Park, OH

242 RV rentals

Mosquito Lake State Park is located in northeastern Ohio near the town of Warren, between the cities of Cleveland and Youngstown. The state park lies on southern shores of Mosquito Creek Lake, one of the largest lakes in all of Ohio. The area surrounding Mosquito Lake State Park is the perfect combination of Ohio countryside and suburbs, making it the ideal place to take an RV rental for a weekend or so.

Mosquito Lake State Park's close locality to Mosquito Creek Lake provides campers with an eclectic mix of water-based and park-based recreation, including fishing, boating, hiking, and …

Mary Jane Thurston State Park, OH

481 RV rentals

Mary Jane Thurston State Park can be found in northwestern Ohio, not far from the Ohio - Michigan border and the Ohio cities of Toledo, Bowling Green, and Napoleon. The 591-acre park was named after Mary Jane Thurston, a school teacher from Grand Rapids, Michigan, who bequeathed land for the building of the park. Stradling the southern banks of the Maumee River, Mary Jane Thurston State Park is a riverside recreational paradise, with fishing, boating, and swimming being the staple pastimes here. This idyllic location, combined with its closeness to many major north Ohio cities, makes Mary …

Pymatuning State Park, OH

279 RV rentals

The 3,512-acre Pymatuning State Park is located near Andover in Ashtabula County, Ohio, and just over an hour east of Cleveland. The park is split into numerous small packets spread along the shoreline of Pymatuning Lake, many of which are in neighboring Pennsylvania. When you book an RV in Ashtabula County you open up a beautiful area to explore with the family.

The lake was created in 1934 by damming the Shenango River near Jamestown, PA. A three-mile causeway connects the two states near the center of the lake, close to the Ohio park office. With an area …

Punderson State Park, OH

283 RV rentals

Punderson State Park is located in northeast Ohio's, Newbury Township. Acclaimed for being Ohio’s premier winter sports park, it’s not very far from the cities of Aurora and Wickliffe. For some more added fun, include them on your motorhome camping trip to Punderson State Park. The park offers a range of outdoor recreation activities for visitors, so it’s a good idea to book an RV in Geauga County to cover the park and its surrounding towns that have many unique areas of interest. The park is also home to the 150-acre Punderson Lake, making it an ideal fishing and …

Barkcamp State Park, OH

294 RV rentals

Hidden around 12 miles from Barnesville, and less than nine miles from Warnock is where you will find the 1005 acre Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County, Ohio. It sits under 10 miles from Egypt Valley Wildlife Area and is centered on Belmont Lake, a 117-acre water mass that has increased in size over the years. Smack in the middle of a mining village in Belmont, Ohio, Barkcamp state park is surrounded by valleys and rolling sandstone hills and is an ideal place to set up your rental RV.

The park sits where Barkcamp Creek once ran through, a …

Stonelick State Park, OH

494 RV rentals

Stonelick State Park is set in the rolling hills of southwest Ohio and is one of the top outdoor recreation areas in the state. The park occupies more than 1,000 acres and is anchored by a glassy lake that's ideal for swimming, boating, fishing, and paddling. Beyond making a splash, Stonelick State Park offers plenty of opportunities to reconnect with nature in the Buckeye State. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake, stretch your legs on scenic woodland trails, and admire colorful wildflowers.

Planning a getaway to the Midwest? Book an RV in Clermont County and you'll enjoy the freedom …

Wolf Run State Park, OH

360 RV rentals

The south-eastern area of Ohio is home to beautiful Wolf Run State Park, which is made up of rugged hills, lakes and some dramatic landscapes. The scenic woodlands offer visitors ample opportunity for a range of recreational activities such as hiking and boating, while many people choose to search for an RV in Noble County, simply to enjoy the wooded great outdoors.

The park covers 1046 acres and is easily accessible from the nearby towns of Caldwell, Cumberland, and Byesville, as well as further afield. There are plenty of camping adventures to be had at Wolf Run State …

Blue Rock State Park, OH

347 RV rentals

Near the center of Ohio lies Muskingum County, which is a great place to go camping with an RV. When you book an RV in Muskingum County, you’ll have easy access to Blue Rock State Park and all that it has to offer. This state park was made official in 1949 after the official formation of the Division of Parks and Recreation in Ohio. The park rests on bedrock that was formed millions of years ago under a shallow inland sea. This sea formed limestone, shale, and sandstone layers, and the blue-colored shale found in the Blue Rock State …

Findley State Park, OH

444 RV rentals

Once upon a time, Findley State Park was a state forest. Today, however, this beautiful Ohio state park is a popular camping spot and outdoor recreational hub.

Located in Wellington, less than an hour southwest of downtown Cleveland, this 838-acre park offers a little something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and swimming on a 93-acre lake, not to mention tackle more than 16 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

And with plenty of space for RVs in its large campground, Findley State Park is perfect for a family camping vacation.

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