12 RV Parks near Cincinnati, Ohio
Sep 2016 - $20.00
The rate reflects weekly rate divided by 7. This is a long-term park and not really meant for a weekend outing. That being said, when one wants to visit the area for 3 or more nights, the weekly cost of $135/week becomes equal or better than 3 nights at a normal commercial campground at $45/night. We were greeted by the park host on a golf cart as soon as we pulled in. He escorted us to our site, helped me move the picnic table, and then gave me advice on getting into the site. The sites are state park-ish. Electric and water hookup. Some sites are more spacious and typically have long-term residents on them. Riverside sites are all taken, so don't expect one of those for a weekend. There are some really long term units there, but they are are few. No shady characters. Most campers are full timers up north for the summer. There is a dump station near the exit of the park. There is a picnic table and a fire ring at each site. Downtown Cincinnati is about a 15 minute drive from the park. - WineStream
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We spent five days on a full hookup 50 amp site with a concrete patio. The site had ample room for our 35' and tow. The utilities were convenient and there was a reasonable amount of space between sites. This section of the park looks newer as there were only small trees at the site. Trees line the back of the sites though permitting evening shade. The center road offers concrete pull thrus. We paid $41 for an hour pontoon boat rental and rode around the lake. It was VERY convenient to all things Cincinnati as it was 3 miles S of I275 inside the loop. For a park inside a huge city, this park felt like you were in the country. One complaint: There is an older 30 amp section too. We moved to this area during the weekend. The sites were closer and we had a rude neighbor that had eight cars spend the weekend. Half of these visitors parked on our site.Next time I will tell the VIP about excessive neighbors who don't respect other peoples space. - Tammy7
Jul 2015 - $55.00
It's a gravel parking lot with crappy campers, no grass,. And don't be fooled, it really has no connection to the Woodland Mound park at all. Lots of rules. We were given a lecture about partying and when we told the lady that we have a three year old, those days are over, we received a lecture on quiet time. So we said we wanted to just camp and run up to the water park -- cue next lecture, on coming in and out of the park and creating a disturbance. - malik0976
Aug 2017 - $33.00
Generally very clean, but our fire pit was completely full of ashes when we arrived, and no one ever came to clean it out. The people in the site next to us pulled in front first instead of backing in, so their windshield was facing our drivers side windows. So, no privacy. A porta potty was right across from us. On our third afternoon, our 30 amp electric kept cutting off, even though we weren't using anything except one AC and fridge. It was a very warm day, so this made our last night most uncomfortable. They said there was nothing they could do because they couldn't get an electrician until the next day. Since this is a County owned, very large park, that's really unacceptable. I feel certain the county employs many electricians. Water pressure was not too good either. Took almost 1 hour to fill our freshwater tank. They only have a few sites with full hookups and the rest are 30 amp only, with no water or sewer. Definitely not worth what they charge for 30 amp service and nothing else. It's in a sketchy area, but it is gated. The price includes a $14.00 annual entry fee you are forced to pay. Not sure I would come back. - CEB002
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This is our second trip since 2015. There is now a splash area for kids. The sites are clean and level. The utilities work great. There is a concrete patio. There is not much shade on full hookups. The 2 mi walking path is always busy and boat rentals are available. We visited downtown CincIncinnati, Ark Encounter, ikea, the basilica in Covington, and Houdini's Escape from the campground. All was within 45 minutes but the road construction near Cincinnati is horrible. It's a nice place to stay to visit all things southern Ohio/Northern Kentucky and we will be back again. Nice place! - Tammy7
Jul 2017 - $38.00
Lots of gravel tent camping areas with electric only. Some gravel with FHU. Some concrete FHU. Generally a very goood quiet camp with spacoius lots. Since we were on electric only, we had to fill fresh water tank often, our site 42 was far from shower house. Water fill stations were very few and hard to access. However, will stay here again. - Sir_Charles395
Jun 2017 - $20.00
What a nice little campground for FMCA members! It's $0 for the first 2 nights, then $20 for the next 5 nights. Very good for a few days stopover. Concrete, level pads set in cul-de-sac with FHU's. Spacing is good with lush green grass. This is an FMCA members only site, there are 15 sites with another 8 overflow sites with electric only. The closest place to that you can camp Cincinnati too. It's about a 20-40 min. drive to attractions depending on where you are going, so nice and quiet. Sure can't beat the price (free for the first two days, then $20 for any day there after up to a week. You really only need about 3 days or so to see Cincinnati anyway, so it's perfect. Great stopover place. - MarieB
Apr 2017 - $20.00
Very good for a few days stopover. Concrete, level (!) pads set in cul-de-sac with FHU's. Spacing is good with lush green grass. This is an FMCA members only site, there are 15 sites with another 8 overflow sites with electric only. No facilities and grass was kinda tall while we were there. The rate is misleading, first 2 nights are free, $20 per night for up to additional 5 nights. - rvrrat520
Aug 2016 - $20.00
15 clean, perfectly level all-concrete sites around a small cul-de-sac. There are another 8 "overflow" sites with 30-amp electric only.
Contrary to previous reviews, there IS wifi. Read the brochure provided with the registration forms.
All utilities worked perfectly. Wifi was excellent. Campground is convenient to shopping and restaurants at Eastgate shopping complex and Mariemont neighborhood.
We stay here every year. - SusanRon
Nov 2014 - $35.00
Stayed in the equestrian campground due to size of camper (35 ft.) but did not have horse. Large level gravel space with water and electric. Lake was short distance from site so easy access with kayaks. Road bikes around park without any issues. Very peaceful and quiet setting. Fishing, golf course and wonderful environmental education center on site. Local winery very short distance away. - NKyCampers
May 2014 - $20.00
This was our first trip in our RV. This park is very poor. The park is not clean, They have 26 "Improved electric" sites available. The sites are very small - almost too small for a pop-up camper. They are basically small uneven pads on a hill close to the lake. Would be good for a tent but not for any type of camper. The park is gate controlled and if you have visitors they must pay for the vehicle to be on the grounds. There was a boat race on the lake the weekend that we camped. It was very loud and could be dangerous. I made reservations but was not notified of this high speed boat race. The boats started very early and went on into the evening. Park was staffed with what appeared to be high school kids that did not care. - depguy
Jun 2017 - $44.00
The campground is larger than it appears. We wanted a pull thru, so we didn't stay next to the lake. It was all gravel in our area with no shade trees. There appeared to be some long-term residents. The park is well maintained. There are several odd-looking ducks that roam the campground - they are fearless but friendly, and they don't seem to leave a lot of droppings around. They have limited office hours, and no one is there in the evenings. The office staff were very helpful in person and on the phone. They don't have online reservations, which I found irritating because I prefer to do everything electronically - we sent a deposit check through the US mail to hold the reservation. There are no organized kids activities, though there were paddle boats along the water that you can use. It was close to Cincinnati, which is why we chose it. I wouldn't consider this a destination campground, though if we'd chosen a back-in site along the water I might feel differently. - Morning Star
May 2017 - $44.00
Our 2nd stay here and not as pleasant as the first. I was quoted a rate on the phone that included a Good Sam discount so I made a reservation for the next day. When we arrived late afternoon the next day, they charged the full rate and didn't give me the discount even after I showed them my GS card! They advertise and tell you on the phone that they give the discount so I'm following up with GS about that. It was too late for us to find another overnight stop so I paid the full rate. I think that's what they're counting on if you get there late. As a self described mom and pop operation, they appear to make the rules on the fly. Some people get the 10% Good Sam discount, and others like us don't, and I don't know what criteria they used to determine that. We won't be stopping here again. - Flippitti
Apr 2017 - $40.00
Small campground, sites are long but close together just off interstate. Clean, appeared well kept but mostly gravel and rock. Driveways are narrow. Nice overnight stay. There was a 'glitch' when checking in which double charged me for the stay. Owners took prompt action and refunded money via check with a few days. - FOSJ
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Getting to this park requires good advanced mapping and intuition; there could be more directional signage. This park is not suitable for long 5th wheels and motor homes. The park map does not show the steep grades and very tight curves with large trees close to the narrow one-way road. Very few sites are level. Bring plenty of blocks. It was very difficult to back into my site due to the trees and the location of the electric post. Plan to drive your rig to the water station to tank up before backing in and setting up. Heavily wooded. Only electric hook-up. Camping is a long way from the rest of the park which has no place for swimming. The bath house is new, very clean and free. - Osita5
Jul 2016 - $27.00
The campground is in a nice park facility with a great play area for the kids located down by the lake. It is not real close to the campground though.
We also had to purchase an annual county park pass to be able to get in ($10.00).
The reason for the average rating is very few of the sites are level. Many of them are slanting downhill so it is hard to get level.
They could use a little better signage directing those who do not live here to the campground and check in. We drove past it the first time and had to call to find out where to go.
Also, even though they have a maximum camper limit of 6 people and two tents (or one camper unit and one tent) per site there were several that had many more than that, one having at least 18 people in it and one with 4 tents.
Their dump station is also located on a hill making it hard to get completely empty.
It is a very busy park on the weekends with lots of tent campers - 3 to 6 tents per site.
I would recommend this campground in certain areas only and during the week if possible. - prstlkid
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This campground is very close to my home, so we camp here pretty regularly. The upper sites are rather hilly, and most of the lower sites are mostly level. There are a few towards the bottom that have a bad slope, though. There is a playground located in the bottom section, as well. The park offers a lot of attractions (a snack bar, water park for little kids, paved bike trails, disc golf, fishing, hiking trails) and the campground features decent sized sites with plenty of shade. The bathrooms and showers have always been clean when we have camped, and the campground is monitored regularly by park rangers who are friendly and not overbearing. We have a pop-up so without a toilet, so we do not have the problem with the dump station that I keep reading about. Overall, if you are looking for a quiet campground with a lot of activities within the park, I would definitely recommend this park. - McLovin Camper
Jul 2017 - $31.00
The restrooms need an overhaul. The restrooms as far as I am concerned do not get the cleaning they should, need bleach to clean. The site was good, along with water pressure. Everything else was ok. - A_lan
Jun 2017 - $50.00
Overpriced for what you get. Filthy bathrooms, even though they are closed from 12-1 every day. Out of soap and paper towels in men's room, told to wait until cleaning time. This was at 9am! Still same trash and dirt in showers after cleaning time. Men's room is NOT handicapped accessible. My husband is a big guy with mobility issues and struggled big time. Very rude owners! Upkeep is at a minimum here. It seems they cater to drunks who like bad country music. If you can call it that. Will never return here again. - Maria Jones
Jun 2017 - $34.00
Had reservation, confirmation letter, they charged my bank account for one night. Arrived at 5:30PM, they didn't have a place for us, said that we had called and cancelled the reservation, which we did not. Left us scrambling to find a place to stay, not easy on a Saturday evening. Lots were very close together. - Kkss314
Aug 2017 - $21.00
We stayed here 4 nights to visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Spent so much time there, we didn't hike any trails or view the buffalo! Customer service was excellent. Please heed the advice to bring more hose length... we used two to reach our rig. Other than the lack of level sites, 50 amp and sewer, we loved this park and will return again for a longer stay. - Emcee
May 2017 - $20.00
This is a very nice state park CG. We were only here overnight so did not hike any of the trails or see the bones. The sites are paved but not very level. The park is about 10 very hilly and windy miles off I-71. There is 30 amp power and water at every site. Dump station on the way out. Lots of trees, and sites are not close except for a few right by the pool/bathhouse. Well-maintained and probably jammed on busy weekends. I don't know if there is much to see/do in this area but this is a pleasant state CG for a stopover. - virginianola
Apr 2017 - $28.00
Make sure you have plenty of water hose when camping here. We had 50' of hose, which was not enough, and then had to go in search of an additional hose. Sites are fairly short and unlevel. Staff is friendly. State needs to spend some money on upgrades for the restroom, laundry facilities, and maintaining trails (muddy). Mini-golf course could use some upkeep also. Good location for visiting Ark & local attractions in and around Cincinnati. After visiting some of the privately-owned campgrounds in the area, we were pleased we chose this one. - User3604
Sep 2017 - $41.00
This park has two sections; we stayed in the lower section along the Ohio River. This used to be our very favorite RV park, but this most recent stay was a disappointment. The road was a disaster, large potholes full of muddy water. The grass needed to be mowed, and we never did get their wi-fi to work. The final insult was: Since our last stay, the price per night went up over $10 per night. With some road repairs and general sprucing up, the park would be very nice, but I'm still not sure it would be worth $45 per night. - SW Ohio Travelers
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Pool can be hit or miss with chemicals and being green. Grounds upkeep has significantly declined over the last 2 years. HUGE potholes everywhere, they have said they are adding gravel for the last 2 years, if it rains, it is a muddy mess on the roads! - AEGR
Jul 2017 - $45.00
We stayed there for 2 nights with our GS camping chapter with 7 units and 1 using the very unsatisfactory cabin. The roads leading to the campsites are asphalt, but once you get to the area of the campsites the road turns to gravel and is full of numerous large potholes. On the one road you was supposed to leave out of campgrounds there was a pothole large enough to be a small pond and when I drove through it after a heavy rain with my Jeep Wrangler, I thought I was about to lose it in the pothole, it was so deep. When leaving this morning everyone try to avoid it by goin through an empty site over to the other drive which wasn't much better, but at least you wouldn't fall in. The park was very full as it was a NASCAR Weekend at Kentucky Raceway. The yard needed mowing and actually the whole park is in a state of severe array. Someone needs to get a hold of this park and clean it up or it is doomed to extinction. On a plus note, this park could be a SUPER NICE Campgrounds if someone would just give it a lot of TLC. Last but not least, it is also overpriced for what you get. Almost forgot, the Wi-Fi was atrocious, never was able to get on it. - paulbe
Aug 2017 - $42.00
Found this campground just be chance online. It had only been open two weeks and they're a little unsure of the operations. Very neat and clean with concrete pads and paved roads. There are only 6 pull thrus and about 50 backins. The backins are only 40' of concrete but we were able to hang our axle over the concrete to fit (45'). Some big rigs in the wrong site might have a little hassle getting into their site. Small stoned area next to site for parking and sitting area. It would be nice to have had a picnic table. Check in is at the lodge next to the park. Very secure with a fence. Dog park. WES all fine. Wifi slow with very few users. No amenities for children. - Team Asphalt