First the good: They have a pool, and it appeared fairly clean. And now the bad: 1) Roads, or lack thereof. They sent me to a site down along the river. This camping area, although it was not disclosed to me, appears to be designed for only tent camping or small popup campers. The path there was an extremely steep dirt road that is washed out in several spots with 6 inch deep ruts. I was pulling a 30 ft trailer and no one said a thing about this! If I didn't have 400 HP and 4x4, I'd have never made it back up. And thankfully it wasn't pouring rain at the time. I'm still worried that I may have damaged my trailer bearings. 2) Signage, or lack thereof. Apparently "toodik" is native for "lost in the woods" because you will be hard pressed to find any sort of signs, and the map provided was drawn by a 5 year old and looks nothing like the actual grounds once there. 3) If you like mosquitoes, you're in luck. I've never in my life seen so many congregated in one area. They were so thick you could see dark clouds of them swarming. Judging by our many welts, they don't mind Deep Woods Off. 4) Watch out for extra fees! Things like bringing children or just arriving a little early. Also, cancellation fees are STEEP. A min of $25 for > 7 days, or $40 if less. For no shows, you lose the $40 AND they bill you the balance too. They are bloodsucking vampires not unlike their mosquitoes. 5) When I asked if they accepted Passport America, the lady's response was, "what's that?". 6) If you plan to go canoeing, be sure you bring a LOT of money. I grew up around this area and use to canoe as a kid all the time for almost nothing. American greed at it's best, a family of 4 will now set you back well over $100.
But don't let all of this deter you, they DID have a pool. We camped at Camp Toodik in a Travel Trailer.
Tips for other Campers:
Go support the Grist Mill, then buy sandwiches at the Mohican Country Market and have a picnic and hike in the State Park.
This campground was average. Their pool was small but it was as warm as bath water which we really enjoyed. They have a lot of activities. They even had a chocolate slip and slide for the kids; that was really awesome. Some people had really loud music playing behind us all night which was annoying. We would return again. We camped at Camp Toodik in a Motorhome.
We were pleased when driving in to the campground to find that it was very wooded. The grounds were well cared for and the landscaping was inviting. The campground had all gravel roads and most all of the sites were grass. We enjoyed having a grass site because our dogs tracked in less rocks and dirt. Had it been rainy during our stay, however, the grass site may have been less desirable (potential mud and tire ruts). We stayed at a site on the main hill. The sites near the front were fairly close together and we noticed several campers in large units having a difficult time maneuvering into their sites. There is one post with two spouts for water that two sites share, so if you are at an even numbered site you need a long water hose. The same applies for electricity. Farther back into the campground the sites were more spacious. There were also several sites along the river’s edge. These sites were very nice but were all booked when we reserved. They are the farthest out from the camp store and pool, however. For a more details visit: http://crazy4camping.com/campsite-reviews/ohio/camp-toodik-loudonville-oh/ We camped at Camp Toodik in a Tent Trailer.
Called to make reservation and pick a site. Told them it was a Pop-Up. The site picked would not work for most Pop-Ups as it was hilly. Day before we were to arrive they couldn't find our reservation. They did have it when we got there. It was misplaced. Trip in had me wondering where I was going as we turned off a paved road onto a small paved road then around a farm and up a VERY STEEP hill with a turn 2/3 of the way up (after mentioning it they told us we should have taken the back way though they didn't mention it when I called). Was not full at all on Saturday (which had us wondering why not). On Sunday we had the whole area to ourselves but there were campers on the other side of the camp and down by the water. It was nice to have all the area to ourselves. Like boon-docking but with water and elect. We picked the place because they had a pool and the cheapest rates for canoeing. But, AT&T has NO COVERAGE in the area and we would be the only ones on the river with no way to contact anyone in case of emergency. We opted for another place for the canoeing. Pros: Large shower area; could shower and dress in a decent amount of room. Pool was clean and nice. Site I choose was large. Staff was friendly. Had things for kids on the weekends. Cons: Shower area needs hooks (they put one hook over the door after it was mentioned). Wife mentioned her bathroom had not been cleaned in some time. She kept an eye on one very common place to see if it ever got cleaned; it didn't. Mostly had hot water though I did have one that was only lukewarm at best. They were unfamiliar with site boundaries and general landscape of what could go where. River and campsites by river were 0.3 miles from everything and down a steep grade -good exercise? I would recommend the place (but come in the back way off 39 NOT BY WAY OF 3) if you want somewhere away from a crowd. Though they were supposed to be busy on the weekend (we left on Friday for another campground because there were no open spots for us to stay suitable for a pop-up). We camped at Camp Toodik in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $30.00
I wasn't sure what to expect as the campground's web site doesn't have a lot of pictures, but we were booking at the last minute and most of the other Loudonville parks were full. Then we arrived and had to travel back a rural road to reach the campground - I was getting pretty skeptical. We were pleasantly surprised! This campground is really nice. It is full of mature trees so it's nice and shady and very pretty. The bathrooms were basic but in good condition, very clean, and the showers had nice, hot water with stalls big enough for changing clothes privately. The campground was pretty quiet when we visited which was also nice. We'll definitely go back to Camp Toodik. We camped at Camp Toodik in a Tent Trailer.