6.3 Average
     
Portsmouth, Ohio

Shawnee State Park

Portsmouth, Ohio


4404 OH-125
Portsmouth, Ohio 45663
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Sites: 106
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.729563426216
Longitude: -83.178566774994

Elevation: 703' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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6 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park with a lot of things to do, so we will go back. Our camping experience was not good, unfortunately. We stayed in site #25, which we booked online, based upon the length of the pad and the photo of the site. The photo was quite misleading, as it showed the pad and the parking space and then the space to the right (utility side of the camper), all flat. When we arrived, we found that the space dropped significantly off the door side of the camper. This turned out to be a big problem for us, as we use a ramp to get our arthritic, 84 lb, 13 yo lab in and out of the camper. It was just too steep for him, so we ended up having to leave after one night. There were no other open sites that would have worked for us. This could have been avoided had there been a photo of the whole site. We learned a lesson with this one. We have a 33 ft fifth wheel, and there were only a few sites that would have accommodated us in the entire campground. It is much better suited for tents and small travel trailers. The sites were not planned well considering camper back in and camper doors and awnings are on one side, but often picnic tables and fire rings are on the utility side of the camper. As I stated earlier, we will return, but will be more careful on site choice. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Lots of activities for kids. Small travel trailers and tents will have an easier time.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed here for a family reunion weekend, otherwise we would not have attempted it. The state park is very tight and difficult to maneuver for our 43.5ft 5th wheel. I parked it in the parking lot at the base of the hill and scouted out the park on foot, as we had booked site #8 online months prior. I talked with the park employees who indicated that someone was already on my reserved site despite my name being on their paperwork. They asked me to walk up there and have the people already there come down and discuss the issue with them. Turns out they had booked the wrong weekend since I had already had this weekend reserved. In talking with others, the employees had not checked any IDs (not even mine once a dispute ensued). The only site in the campground which could accommodate my RV was site 8 since it is on a curve and could be backed into fairly straight on. My cousin had booked site 6 and was able to get a 35ft motorhome backed in. Once in the site, the camping experience was not bad. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
site 8
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is no water or sewer available. Fill up your potable water tank prior to getting on site. There is not available grocery stores convenient to the park either. They do have ice and firewood available on site for purchase.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We just dropped by without a reservation. Most of the sites are geared for smaller RVs, pop ups, or tents. We enjoyed our stay, but there weren't a lot of site options for our 26' trailer. Beautiful area, several hiking trails at the CG. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
88
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Golf course, lodge, pool, & swimming lake within park. Portsmouth is about 12 miles away, has groceries, bars, etc. Gas prices are a bit higher around here than other areas in Ohio- fill up before you get here.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a decent campground if you are just looking for a place to stay a weekend. It's a really wooded quiet place. The campground does not have sewer hookups. They really need to modernize it, everything seems a little dated, including the restroom/shower facilities. With a little work this could be a really nice campground. The location is beautiful. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground for small RVs, TTs, and tents but not good when you are here in a 40 foot motorhome. 30 amp power only, no water or anything else. Also, the camp stalls are set up backwards so you cannot use your awing and your outside living area is on the utility side of your camper. This park is best for tents and tent campers so you can set up facing either direction. Would not stay here again. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A friendly family atmosphere. Sites are black topped pads. It is a very hilly park but easy to maneuver. There is lots of shade. Warm, clean restrooms and shower houses. The staff was friendly and helpful. There are lots of family activities by park staff. There is a Lodge nearby and good fishing. We are definitely going there again. We camped at Shawnee State Park in a Motorhome.

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