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East Harbor State Park

Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio


1169 N. Buck Rd.
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440
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Sites: 580
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.54495
Longitude: -82.81940

Elevation: 594' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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50 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Lots of big rigs. The pads were nice, level, asphalt with almost all in full sun. Lots of families with little kids and dogs, but all were well behaved. Not much to do in the campground itself but it's a good jumping-off point for exploring the Lake Erie coast. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C216
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

1. Bring your bike. There are lots of flat bike trails, including a two-lane, asphalt bike trail to the beach. 2. Jolly Roger Seafood Restaurant in Port Clinton has good walleye and perch at good prices. Everything's fried though.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Great location, lots to do, camp host always present, clean sites, small and nice store, service excellent. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A163
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to State Park Beach to swim in Lake Erie. Lots of restaurants and shopping close. Take the Ferry to Put In Bay for a day trip, more than worth it.

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A nice Ohio State Park right on Lake Erie. It is much better now that the entire campground is "pet friendly." We prefer the pull through sites in section B, but that was off limit to pets until 2017. Section C is tight unless you are on a full hook-up site. The multi-purpose blacktop trail (walking/bike/etc.) allows for a nice access to the beach. Even just a nice bike ride or walk is great in this park. WiFi is available near the camp store. Showers could use updating, but they were still nice, clean, and hot. We enjoyed our stay and there is plenty to do in this area of the state. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B19
Site Surface
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Wonderful campground, grounds staff and camp store employees are awesome and super friendly and helpful. Access to Lake Erie and the inlet are both very accessible, views are beautiful and grounds are very well maintained along with the restrooms and the shower houses. Pet friendly and people friendly, have stayed several times and will continue to visit in the future since we are both retired and can camp whenever we want now. Recent visit we had a lot of rain and we were able to be relocated without any problems or questions. Beautiful grounds for walking or fishing or just simply relaxing outside. We have enjoyed all of our stays here. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C117 then C119
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do in the area, Put in Bay, Kelly's Island, Middle Bass Island...ferries and lots of places to eat. Cedar Point is a hop, skip and jump for day trips. For the absolute best Lake Erie Perch you must eat at Jolly Roger's!! No matter when we go one afternoon is always set aside for our afternoon meal there, we would never miss it! Grocery stores and WalMart in the vicinity as well.

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Review Count: 105
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 59

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

A very large, decent Ohio state park on the shore of Lake Erie. Unfortunately, it really didn't do much for us as sites are close together, there are limited trails, and while the entire campground is now open to dogs, I certainly wouldn't call it a dog friendly park. We had one of the few full hookup sites, which was nice (I understand they are new in the last 2-3 years), but be sure and make reservations if you want full hookups. The vast majority of sites are also not suitable for big rigs so choose your site carefully (all full hookup sites are big rig friendly). We'd stay again if passing through the area, but we certainly wouldn't go out of our way to visit. Decent, but not great AT&T signal and open sky for satellite reception. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A172
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 443
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 109

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has four areas to camp without electric, electric, and full hookups. It is huge; there were some areas where it was posted no pets, but that policy has changed and now the campground is pet friendly in all areas. We stayed here at the beginning of the season with about 10 other RV's. The one bathroom open was in the B section and they were opening as we drove in. There is a basketball court, hiking trails, beaches, picnic areas, amphitheater, play grounds, boat launch ramp, fish cleaning area, disc golf, volleyball, horseshoes and archery. It's a good place to stay to visit the Marblehead Lighthouse SP, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and the famous Cedar Point. Sunday through Wednesday Nights the Ohio State Parks accept Passport America with its 50 percent off. This campground is too big for me but the Sandusky Bay is beautiful. We had self checkin since it was early in the season. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Section B
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at a full hook-up site in C loop. Very nicely kept grounds. We did not use bathroom facilities but we did check them out, (glad we got a full hook-up site) but they had new bathroom facility across the way from us that was super nice. No bug issues while we were there. The sites were not very private but they were very clean and large enough. There are not many full hook-up sites and no water at any other sites. There is a dump station that got lots of use. Park and Campground is right on the Great Lake Erie with a tree line around the campground. Would definitely go back if we could get a full hook-up site. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

All the locals eat at Jolly Roger in Port Clinton when they want fish! It's a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with AWESOME food!!

There are some great museums and tourist attractions to see here but lots of things are only open on the weekends by late September.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Nice State Park. Were there from Sunday to Wednesday. A bit crowded when we checked in but by Monday less than half full. Lots to do in the area.

Only area C open for pets. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
c
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Nette's for a great coney dog

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

very nice state park, well maintained and staff was the best!!! Roads and paved sites were very good shape. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C231
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Our site is very uneven, some of the other sites were better. Well maintained roads. They are adding a new bath house. If you have pets please be careful, loops A and B don't allow pets!!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Clean, quiet, customer-service oriented experience. We really enjoyed the karaoke contest and outdoor deejay dance party. Lake Erie was very nice for swimming and wasn't far at all from the campgrounds. Our site was very large and very well shaded with mature trees. Our animals were welcome. Rules weren't excessive but were very well enforced. Park was easy to find and easy to navigate once on the grounds. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pet Section
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Lake Erie. Close to Put-in-Bay Ferry. Lots to do. Bring your bike

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a week at a pull-through electric only site, C226. It had an asphalt pad and was long enough, but it was the least level site we have ever stayed in. Funny, considering the state park is the flattest in Ohio. It was also difficult to maneuver in and out. We put some ruts in the grass and the ground was very soft from rain. We like the park, but if you want a pull-through, you need to get your reservation in 6 months ahead for a level site. The dump station and potable water were clean and easily accessible. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C226
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lots to do on the lake and the beach is nice.

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Review Count: 253
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are rather close, narrow pad and have little drainage for rain water. Utilities are located in the proper place and worked fine. Grass needed to be cut at the campsites. This is the first Ohio State Park I've been to that needs some overall fixing up. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful setting on Lake Erie. Largest state park campground in Ohio. Nice trails and gorgeous beach. Friendly camp hosts. Sites are not very private and you need to reserve the full hook-up pull -through sites as soon as you can. Very busy on the weekends. Good camp store with sandwiches and ice cream available. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful and clean was my first impression. Very helpful staff. Small walk or drive to the sandy beach. Lots of nice walking trails. Bikes to rent. Three campgrounds....1) no electric, 2) elec no pets 3) elec with pets. Upon arriving they asked us if we needed to fill our holding tank with water and directed us to the fill area. For the size of the campgrounds it was very quiet. Would definitely return. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Park is on the lake although we did not see any sites that were on the lake or had lake view. Very spacious park-like setting in all the loops. Lots of sites! Paved pull-ins and back-ins. Large park with lots of biking potential and great beach front to play in. Showers and baths very clean. We primarily selected this CG because it was a Passport America campground which is unusual for a state park but found out that we did not read the fine print and the PA discount was not honored on day we were there. Would come back though. We camped at East Harbor State Park in a Motorhome.

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