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Pymatuning State Park, Andover, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed in the PA side for years and decided to try the Ohio park. The problem we had is that all the driveways are extremely short. This forces everyone to park their vehicles across their campsites, but they hang into the street and onto the grass between campsites. There were just cars everywhere. When you tried to maneuver to get an rv into or out of your site, you had to worry about the person across from you being parked in the road. When everyone tries to leave on Sunday at checkout time, you can't get out because there are vehicles in the road trying to hook up to campers. The sign when you enter says no parking off roadways/drives. This is clearly not enforced because it can't be. I even saw a large pontoon boat brazenly parked in the grass in someone's site. We were there after a rain and the grass in most sites was torn up from people driving on it. Our site was a swamp (079) and had huge tire ruts in it. We couldn't really even use it as a camping site, due to the mud, so we spent most of our time over by the lake. I'd avoid the sites near the cattails. We booked online and didn't know we were booking in a swamp, but this shouldn't even be a camping site. We did see other flooded sites so be careful if it has been a wet summer. There are some nicer sites in section 3. Most problems are due to the sites being far too short to accommodate a moderately sized camper and the tow vehicle. Otherwise, it's a nice park (if you avoid the dismal swamp area) but this problem with cars all over the roads will keep us from coming back. We have traveled and used state parks in more than a dozen states, and this is the first time we've seen this driveway length/parking problem. We camped at Pymatuning State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
79 - a swamp
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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