Date of Stay: September, 2008
This was a very nice state park campground. We stayed 5 nights here. Some sites are small, some are large. Check their reservation web site to be sure that the site you chose is good for your camper unit. We camped toward the west side of Buffalo Ridge. Those sites are well shaded. Sites were plenty big enough for our 23' trailer and tow vehicle to park. Some nearby sites have shorter parking pads that would not be suitable. Shower houses were nice. Choose wisely. Roads were paved, most pads were paved. Special fully paved handicapped sites are available. The campground roads were nice for riding our bicycles. Being on the tallest hill around, TV reception was excellent at our campsite. Stations were picked up from Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and Bloomington. Electric hookups are good. Water is nearby the sites, bring your jerry can.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
This is a nice clean state park. This was our first trip here. We were there on the weekend and the campground was full. We stayed on one of the dead end loops with not much traffic. It was a good place to ride the bikes, but you had to watch out for the traffic on the main camp roads. Sites were large enough for us. There is lots to do in the area. If you have a boat, they have campsites on the water too.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Very nice state park. We stayed in the pull through section. The sites there are larger and you are not as close to your neighbor in this section. Some sites in the C section are back to back, close together. The state reservation site will help you avoid those. This is a good place for bicycle riding. The beach is an ok place to swim. This is a good location to camp to have access to the islands, Cedar Point and fishing. They have Wi-Fi at the camp store.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
This was the first time that we camped here. Thanks to the reviews on this site, I chose this campground. We were in at a river waterfront site on the Little Pigeon River. They are a couple dollars more, but are worth it. You have more room behind your camper to spread out and there are campfire rings behind these sites. We had a nice view of the river and it was fairly quiet. We have stayed several times at another campground down in Pigeon Forge that was much more cramped. The next visit to the area, we will return to Riverside Campground. The staff was friendly, the garbage was picked up and the place was clean and welcoming. Our site had a concrete patio, picnic table and full hookups (including CATV).
Date of Stay: September, 2006
This is one of the better Ohio state parks for camping. We stayed through the week and it was almost empty. Most of the sites are large with lots of room to spread out. Fire rings and picnic tables are at each site. Most sites are reservable on the state web site. There they include descriptions of the site to make it easy to choose. We camped in section "I" and I don't think there is a bad spot there, but that section is further away from the bathhouses than most.
Date of Stay: August, 2006
We camped here during the hot August season. It is an excellent campground, lots of room, privacy between campsites and very clean. We had an ocean front campsite on the north end. It was beautiful, lots of palm trees and lovely sunsets. The only downside was that the insects were very bad. I am sure that it was the season for them. If you like camping near or on the ocean, this is the place. The beach in the park is one of the best around.