West Branch State Park

Ravenna, Ohio



Ravenna, Ohio
Phone: (330) 296-3239

Sites: 198
Recent Rate: $26 8/2016

Latitude: 41.140851281542
Longitude: -81.118379831314

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

56 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Paved sites, fairly level and quite wide. Didn't use restrooms but did peek in and not only are they spacious and clean, but each building contains laundry facilities and a book exchange. We would come here again if we are in the area. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

The town of Ravenna offered a lot more than expected.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This may be my #1 camp ground. If you are a fisherman, this is the place to camp. The hiking trails are well marked and you can ride your bike almost anywhere in the park. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
full hookup site 120
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Nearby shopping and dining is also good.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 12

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

Exceptional bathroom/shower facilities - the bathrooms are clean and modern and the are in good repair; the showers are individual lockable shower rooms with a bench and hooks. Many of the sites, however, need maintenance. The site pad is asphalt, but only as wide as the camper. For probably half the sites there is a drop off from the asphalt pad to ground level. This makes for a steep, and dangerous step out of the camper. Also, if it has been raining there is nothing but mud where the door side of the camper is. Many sites short, but some pretty good views of the lake. Some of the interior sites are better and less "impacted". We camped at West Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Closest grocery store is about 6 miles away

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Lovely park well kept with good space between sites. We don't use their showers/bathrooms normally but I did check them out & building was newer and cleanliness was average. We had a pull thru with full hookups and were very happy. Beautiful surroundings, wasy drive from interstate. Note: full hookups MUST be reserved in advance. Otherwise if you arrive after hours you can only get electric. Supposedly you can reserve same day for a site. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We met friends for dinner in Cuyahoga Falls which was @ 40 mins away @ seemed to have a good selection.

We spent a day at the Rock and Roll hall of fame and boarded our dogs at Camp Bow wow in Cuyahoga Falls.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is close to Akron. The park itself is well maintained, paved sites, full hook ups are available. The sites aren't always very level, however, ours wasn't too bad. Some of the campsite loop roads are very narrow. It is very quiet and orderly. We found it hard to make a reservation thru Reserve America so we called directly without much satisfaction. We took our chances and just rolled up and had the good fortune to get a full hook up site. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

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

We stayed 4 nights to see the area based upon the positive reviews for this location. That was a mistake.

The park is far enough from I-76 (Exit 43, SR-14) so there is no noise from the Interstate but if you follow the signs to the park they take you along Rock Spring Rd (SR-183). Rock Spring Rd is in poor condition - narrow, patches over patches. It is better to use SR-14 to SR-5 to Rock Spring Rd. Using that route, you only have to go over a steep railroad crossing overpass just after you turn off SR-5 onto Rock Spring Rd. Yes, there is train noise in the park from these nearby tracks and low flying military cargo aircraft.

Our rating was influenced by how well the park is cared for and condition of the shower/laundry/bathhouses. Had it not been cared for so well and the shower/laundry/bathhouses in such good condition, the rating would have been lower as this is another park that doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level parking pad!

The interior roads and site parking pads were paved. Only a handful of sites appeared level. The majority had a single or double pitch some of which were significant. Saw one Class C motorhome with about 12" of blocking under one from tire and about 6" of blocking under the other front tire trying to get level. Saw one travel trailer with the rear stabilizing jacks extended completely with about 6" of blocking under the jacks and the tongue hitch right on the ground trying to get level. There is a lot of privacy between the sites due to vegetation and park layout. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50 amp), and multiple sewer connections. The utility connections were about midway down the sites. There was fluctuating water pressure. There was an outside table and fire pit but the layout for the campsites are strange to say the least. Some have the table and fire pit behind the parking pad and others have the table and fire pit on the side opposite the RV's door(s). We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Although the campground is on a lake, there really isn't a view or access to the lake from most of the campsites. There are a handful of sites that have a view of the lake but the extensive vegetation reduces the view of the lake. The bank is steep so getting to the lake is difficult.

We made day trips out to visit several National Park Sites (Guyahoga Valley National Park, David Berger NM, First Ladies NHS & James A Garfield NHS).

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Second stay here. The RR were great. Always clean. Quiet most of the time. Used the park as a base for biking in the NP north of Akron. Mainly a boating SP. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

check out the A&W root beer stands...... hadn't done that for 50+ years.

Bike & ride in the near by NP was a good value.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park with lots to do. Park was laid out by the US Army Corps of Engineers so lots of space between sites, but as the park has been around for sometime roads can be narrow and backing into some spots with a larger rig can present a challenge. Staff is very helpful. We had a 'beach' area very close to our site and we were able to launch our kayaks in a little cove right behind our site. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
165
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you just want to stay in the park, fine, but park is very close to other activities including the Aurora Outlets, lots of shopping.

Great area if you have a boat, kayak or canoe.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The limited number of full hookup sites tend to get booked months in advance - not even the campground hosts get one! But forgoing water and sewer isn't much of a hardship with bath houses like these, and it's only $1.25 to wash a load of clothes. Sites are 50 amp and huge. Most are screened by trees and vegetation on three sides, fairly level side-to-side but pretty sloped front-to-back. Narrow (10') asphalt pads, but the roads are plenty wide for backing in (some pull-through sites). It's incredibly quiet at night, and we had an awesome view of the Perseid meteor shower!

Most of the staff were delightful, but one lady in the office ignored us each time we approached the desk and either helped people behind us (who came in several minutes after we did) or disappeared into the back without a word. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete

Campground Details

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

Several hiking trails as well as mountain bike, bridle and snow mobile trails (street bikes have to stick to the road). Paddle boards are available for rent, and maybe kayaks since they offer a (free!) ranger-led kayaking trip on Saturdays. Beaches, movie night for the kids, ice cream social, etc.

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

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

The park campground is kept clean and rules are enforced enough to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone. There is no swimming pool, but there is a small beach available at the campground, and a larger beach within the park. The showers and laundry facilities are kept clean and in good condition. We have already made reservations to stay here again. I only wish there were more full hookup sites available, as we had to use an electric-only site. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

This park is geared toward quiet and nature. Fishing and "no HP limit" boating are excellent. The small town of Ravenna is only a few minutes away with a few dining and shopping choices, but if you want more you will have to drive about an hour to Akron, where there are many choices.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park with good paved sites. Overall this park was manicured to perfection. (Great job, workers.) We had 50 amp only with no water or sewer. There is water and a dump station available if needed. Our RV is 40' long. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

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

The grounds were the most manicured that I have seen in eight years! Keep it up! We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
98
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Thirty minutes from Aurora Factory Outlets.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Great state park - clean, level sites, all kinds of room and privacy. Park was 95% full yet felt like you were alone. Great bath house, nice playground. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
170
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Nice swim beach

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a lot of time at Westbranch. The sites are nice although they are not very level. There is privacy between most sites. The bathrooms are excellent and are well maintained. The camp store has basic essentials. There are weekend movies and ice cream socials. The utilities work well and are 30/50 amp. My AT&T cell service works well at most sites. Our biggest complaint; however, is that it is very difficult to get a spot. Reservations can be made six months in advance. It is nearly impossible to get a spot for a holiday weekend. This frustration has led us to searching out other Ohio State parks. We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

One of Ohio's best state parks. The bathrooms are the cleanest I've seen anywhere in the country. The park is laid out well. All sites are blacktop. There is a small store on site, a nice playground, a boat ramp, and a small beach area. I would give this park a ten, but it's very hard to get in here. If you try to reserve a spot six months in advance, you better be on the phone at the stroke of midnight or you will be out of luck. Weekday stays are much easier to achieve. This isn't a fault of the park. In fact it's a testament to how nice Westbranch truly is. It's just frustrating that the park fills so quickly. Some spots are better than others. My favorite electric-only sites are 1 or 2. If you like the sun, site 15 and 55. If you like a view of the lake while being in the shade, site 87 or 93 and if you want a pull thru FHU sites 105-109. The camper hosts are friendly and approachable. Nice park! We camped at West Branch State Park in a Motorhome.

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