11 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 2016 - $38.00
We've stayed here 2x for a total of 12 nights. Great setting & location with plenty of amenities. The weekends in the summer get a lot of families, but the weekdays are very quiet. We will stay here every year when we come to Cincinnati. - McGarrert50
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Well kept, level sites with plenty of room. A pretty park with lots to do -- walking, running, biking, boating. Water pressure was very low during the weekend and improved on Monday but tasted good. Power was reliable and stable. Sewer outlet spaced conveniently. Staff pleasant. Price listed includes tax, but there was also a one time $10 vehicle fee. We plan to return. - cbcon2
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Campground rules not enforced. Diverted valve went off couple times and woke up to water pouring on ground. Reported it to office to no avail.....vandalizism, bad valve, etc??? They didn't know how it was to work nor did they offer to send Maintenance over to check out / change out. Fixed problem myself with pipe clamp only to have it happen again. So I added a couple zip ties and that resolved the problem for me anyway....not sure about next tenant. Appears WW needs monies so bad they even let folks stay beyond their own written rules....no more than 14 days in any 30 day period. What's good for one, should be good for all. - Sassygirl
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
Jul 2016 - $20.00
All former comments are true. We've stayed a week for $100 total. Park was full most of the time in very hot weather, thus our site #2 had electrical issues. FMCA couldn't get electrician to site due to weekend. Our power guard system shut off due to low voltage as low as 103. Other times of the year, we've never had a problem. We moved to overflow area (nearer the power source) and all was fine. Will definitely use the park again. Just be sure and check hookups for set up is complete if it's a time of high power usage. - smdrm
Jun 2016 - $20.00
The FMCA Campground has 15 full-hookup sites for members to use. All sites are on paved surfaces. Maximum stay is two nights per month at no charge; maximum five additional nights at $20 per night. In addition, there are overflow sites with electric only.
The facility used to be the mail forwarding office for FMCA. The office is now closed and the Wifi is off.
We have stayed a number of times. If you are in the Cincinnati area at least once a year this alone is worth the cost of your membership.
3590 Round Bottom Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
(800) 543-3622. - The Penguin
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
Oct 2016 - $29.00
Most sites at this campground are really tight and close together, but somehow we got a really nice site parallel to the lake so we had a beautiful view of the lake right outside the door. I wasn't sure how we were going to get our 41 foot rig parallel parked in that spot, but the guy that works there was very helpful with that. The people that work at this campground are some of the friendliest campground owners/employees we have ever encountered! And the neighbors were all really friendly as well which helps a lot when the sites are so close together. We stayed here so we could visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter with other friends that were also camping there. The museum is only about 10 minutes away, but the ark was about 45 minutes. Both places were awesome and well worth a visit. Verizon 4G worked great here. - Love2Camp777
Sep 2016 - $41.00
Gravel roads and sites. Good water pressure, barely usable wifi, open for clear satellite access. Noisy near the Interstate. Convenient for an overnighter, but that's it. - The Hilts
Jul 2016 - $43.00
I would have given the park 5 stars for cleanliness; however, we used their paddle boats that they advertise is available to residents, and they were filthy. We had to walk back up to the office to get a broom in order to brush off the leaves, dirt, cobwebs, and spiders, before using them. We are self contained, so otherwise it was really nice. We enjoyed walking around the lake. Nice park. - C and K on the Road
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 2015 - $28.00
We actually like this campground quite a bit, but it has more to do with overall park than the campground itself. The park has a lot of things to do with a nice lake and and hiking trails along with nice paved bike trails. The campgrounds however leave a bit to be desired. We stayed on site 133 and it was not very level. We had to crank the tongue jack all the way down to get the camper level on this site. The site is gravel but was in pretty good condition. We did like that this site was surrounded by deep woods. The site was adequate but not large. It does seem that the 11:00 PM quiet time was enforced or at least we didn't have any real rowdy neighbors and the campground quieted down pretty quickly. It is true as other have said that you have to go to the boat house at the lake to check in and the park staff were teenagers that were friendly but not too knowledgeable about the actual campgrounds. Also as other have pointed out once in the park the signs to the actual campgrounds are confusing -we missed a turn and wound up having turn around in an almost not big enough parking lot- had our 24' camper been larger, we would have had a heck of a time turning around to make the correct turn. And finally -also as others have mentioned- the dump station is on the wrong side. We didn't pull out until Monday so it wasn't a problem for us. We went down to the boat house parking lot -about a 1/4 mile away- and turned around put the dump on the correct side of the camper, but then you have to pull completely through the campground loop again or do some type of fancy backing to get back on the main access road. Bottom line is we like the overall park a lot, but the campgrounds leave quite a bit for improvement. - campdaddy
Jul 2016 - $16.00
I wasn't expecting to like this park as much as I did. The owners were very nice and the pool was clean. This is an older park, but I found it to be very organized and easy to get around despite some narrow roads. We enjoyed our stay. There were a lot of commercial businesses nearly, but overall it as no noisier than most campgrounds. We would definitely stay here again. Easy on and off the Highway. - Ginny H
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Would give you the pros and cons but have little to say as for pros. As for cons, I'll start with quiet hour starts at 11:00 and it is LOUD til the last minute. The sites are dirty grey crushed rock that tracks white if there is the least amount of dew/moisture on the ground. Bath/shower are smaller than a closet and if ya don't mind large spiders/ants/other crawlers...there is hot water. I believe we were but one of two motorhome in the entire park. I guess that should have told me something from the beginning. But then, we were very tired and looking for a quiet nite (?) along the creek. If your needing the same...keep on movin cause this sure isn't it. I'm going to be very generous giving this campground a 3. - Sweatlife
May 2016 - $28.00
This is an older park so the facilities could use some updating, however they were reasonably clean. The site was a back in with plenty of room. The connections were at the rear so extra hoses are needed. The pull through do have centrally located hook ups. The site was level. - Al and Anne-Marie
Oct 2016 - $22.00
Well maintained park. Only 35 minutes from downtown Cincinnati but feels like it's a world away as it's a pretty setting up on a hill. At & t cell signal was weak to nonexistent. Received 17 over the air TV stations. Bathrooms were old but clean. Sites were somewhat shallow (many had to park sideways in front of their campers or elsewhere) and the sites were mostly unlevel. Sites had decent separation with the exception of those in the two circle loops which were too close together for our comfort. The camp store has the basics but Florence is only a 15 minute drive with all the stores you could ask for. A rather small bundle of firewood was $5 but just outside the park there's a guy selling firewood out of his driveway for the same price and a larger bundle. There's a nice playground in the campground and this place is loaded with families. Minature golf 0n site. As others have stated bring enough water hose because the water hookups are shared and might not be very close. - Fdwt994
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This was an overnight stop for us and this appears to be a very popular campground with a mix of tents and RVers and lots of kids. Looks like that it is big rig friendly depending on the site. Utilities were fine but the bath house was old and needed much more attention due to the high volume of users. Had 2 bars of Verizon LTE at our site but only 3G at the campground entrance. Campground hosts were very friendly and attentive. Public roads to the campground are pretty narrow. Do not take Exit 171 off I-75 because some of the roads are extremely narrow for our dually truck. Campground had a very popular pool and miniature golf. I liked this place better than my spouse and we probably would not stay here again. SWe stayed in a motorcycle tent trailer. - roadking
Jun 2016 - $20.00
we enjoyed our stay at big bone lick , with about 60 sites it is a quiet out-of-the-way camphround, but still minutes away from the Florence Kentucky area with shops, a mall, restaurants galore. It appeared that the majority of the sites are a bit unlevel but not so much that it could not be corrected. Electric and water were an easy reach . Campground does have a pool and two large playgrounds, The bison herd was interesting but the park museum is small. We enjoyed our stay . - depguy
Jul 2016 - $43.00
We came in without a reservation and were fortunate to get a site for one night on July 4 weekend! Our spot was a large back-in on the Ohio River and it was nice and level with all the hookups nearby. There was no WiFi or cable but we didn't mind that at all. We did need their maintenance man to check the power pedestal as the 30 Amp plug showed signs of burning/arcing. Everything checked out OK and we enjoyed our night listening to kids playing, folks talking and singing around campfires, and watching stars and the satellites in the sky. - KC8RXQ
Nov 2015 - $43.00
Pluses: Lots of Halloween activities for the kids, nice clubhouse, and firewood delivery right to your campsite. Outer loop spots are decently spaced but inner loop look hit-or-miss.
Minuses: Roads are in terrible condition - doesn't look like they have put fresh gravel down in a year so the potholes stayed a muddy mess even when it didn't rain. WiFi was useless - it was crowded, but we couldn't log on even once the two days we were there. Playground is small. - selmore
Sep 2015 - $17.00
It was pouring rain the entire time we at the park so we didn't really get a chance to do much or even take advantage of the area. We chose to stay on the upper level which we later found was somewhat of a mistake as the sites all have really bushy trees with lots of low hanging branches. We found out later that the sites on the lower portion by the river don't have that problem. From the little bit we could see through the rain, it appeared to be a nice park with lots of family activities. It is also near 2 casinos, one of which will come to the park, pick you up and return you for free. We were so tired and wet we just opted to stay in for the night. It was rather far from the road, but the drive was easy and had it been sunny probably rather scenic. The site was FHU and very level and long. We hope to go back when the weather is better. - LovinFT
Jul 2016 - $25.00
1st site (b39) terrible but staff was great in changing us to c45 which was full hookup. 1st site electric only. New sites just installed were obviously engineered by a non rv camper, big mistake on what should have been a big plus for the park. Sites length at least 20' too short for average rv and toad or pickup pulling a trailer. This makes everyone park on the grass so when park is full all you see is vehicles and RVs. So much for green space. Another faux Pau was the 4" steel pipe labeled "clean out". This required a doughnut adapter vs the threaded PVC fitting most Campgrounds use. Advised park staff of this botched job.
Nice park and mamas grill is excellent for food and wifi which we could not get at the park with Sprint service. - budwang
May 2016 - $27.00
this was our first stay at an Ohio state park. this is a huge park. It was early in the season so the place was pretty empty. the sites are well spaced. I bet this place is great in the summer. We were here for a local geocaching event during spring break. Bathrooms and the park were clean. - TeamErnzer
Oct 2015 - $27.00
This park has been fully updated in the past 2 years (previously stayed here and things were in major need of repair). The park has newer paved roads and campsite pads, new electric service (including the pole/service at each individual camp site), and showers. They recently (I'm told this past summer) added a few pieces of playground equipment, but this is still on the wish list for the park as their playground is super small for this size park. Trails could use some much needed repair and maintenance. This is a nice state park, but outside of biking and walking, you need to provide your own entertainment. They have a small putt-putt course for an additional fee near the ranger's station and a new bike trail connected to the surrounding community. Friendly and helpful staff, but there could be a little more effort put into cleaning the showers - satisfactory, just not as well cared for as I would like to see in an updated shower house. Overall, a great park now that renovations have been made. - IBpraisingGod