8 Parks near Reedsville, Ohio
Sep 2011 - $26.00
Forked Run (pronounced "fork-ed") is in another time. It's away from cell phones and urban sprawl. The park offers few creature comforts. Basic electricity, latrines, old and perpetually wet shower houses. Yet where can you watch a huge barge drift down the Ohio River? Or catch sight of bald eagles? The park is lovingly maintained. I have never come across a more caring and dedicated staff. On a holiday, they drove to each site and made sure campers knew a big storm was approaching. Forget the game boys, kids here splash and swim at an idyllic beach, play frisbee golf, cornhole and rent boats for the lake. We bought delicious local tomatoes. It's unlikely there is anyplace to eat out, or even get groceries nearby. We needed gasoline, and found a BP about 30 minutes of semi-windy road with an ice cream stand that sold excellent cones, malts and food. The big warning is for big rigs. I don't know. Maybe there's a way to come in from the west or southwest, but OH 124 has hills and tight turns with narrow sections. Patience and sound equipment recommended. We pulled a popup (which we saw plenty of at camp area 2) and I held my breath on one occasion while sensing the Ohio River was "right there" and no guard rail. This is only a few miles, but care is needed along OH 124 from US 50. Drive it in the day. On the other hand, a very nice boat launch to the Ohio River is nearby, so skilled people do this all the time. Be wary of your GPS from Parkersburg. Take US 50 all the way to 124. We stayed only one day but will definitely return to hike and explore. - arborvitaes
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Just an overnight for us,
But what a neat campground, Lots of seasonal campers, but the owners have kept some very nice spaces available for us short term folks like us.
It's just a great little park...
Would surely stay here again the next time were in the area..
Very nice owners... - happyflyer
May 2016 - $30.00
As others have said, this is a really nice place. Kind of secluded in a great area. The owner obviously works very hard keeping the place looking good and everything working. It is mostly well-kept seasonals but there is an area for transients with 3 long gravel pull-throughs and some grass back-ins. We had a pull-through, and it was long enough to park anything on wheels. He wasn't putting anyone in the grass sites because it has rained a lot, and the ground was really soft. The gravel pads were fine. The transient area is open, so no problem with satellite reception (no shade to speak of either). Utilities were good, Verizon internet and cell worked well. The road into the CG is one lane, but it was not a problem. There wasn't that much activity on it, and the seasonals are used to it - they will get out of the way of an RV going in or out. - JA1800
Jul 2014 - $30.00
Nice little country campground outside of Coolville. Has been here many years and is always full as it is about the only ticket in the area. The owners do take pride in keeping the campground tidy and they do not seem to put up with any nonsense, which is a good thing these days. This is mostly seasonals, but they do have spots for transients, We are in a large field in the new section and we were escorted by the owner to the spot and had plenty of room for our forty footer. The road coming into the campground is a bit steep and gravel. It is also narrow, so keep that in mind and watch for someone coming down the hill and you will be fine. We had no problems. The hookups worked fine, no issues with surging. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. Enjoyed our stay, some of the seasonal folks we met were quite friendly. - buffy
Sep 2016 - $34.00
The park was quiet and looked quite well maintained.
There were maintenance people working all around the park.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. - Larry Burkett
Aug 2015 - $10.00
Site, although pull-through, was short, tight, and soft if it rained. Many permanent/seasonal residents. - rracer5
Oct 2011 - $25.00
A small but very friendly campground. Some of the nicest people I have ever meet. Just your everyday Mom and Pop campground where you become family. I would give this place an A+++ just for how out of the way they go to please you. Wish all campgrounds where this accommodating. Two fishing lakes stock with Bass, Catfish,Blue gill,Crappie. LP fill on site as well as cheap firewood. - Ty M
Jul 2016 - $35.00
A very well maintained and attractive CG right beside the Ohio river. Directly across the river from a power plant. Staff super friendly and helpful. No credit cards accepted. Pay by cash or personal check. Entrance road is long, gravel, and 1-lane with no "passing lane". No overhead obstacles except power line about middle of grass sites (away from river), about 13½ feet up. Sites along river are long-term so transients are across the little gravel road in the grass. Sites are super-big, very spacious, level with pedestal at mid-rig. FHU-30/50. Fires permitted at some sites. Well-water, pressure and taste okay. Office store has snacks, ice cream, soft drinks and is an antique store run by the owners. No RV supplies. Restrooms at far southeast end of CG but I didn't check them out. No propane sales. Nice playground. Laundry is a single washer and dryer in basement of office, $5.00 per load. No other amenities (pool, spa, etc). No Wi-Fi. Verizon cell coverage is "1 bar". - StephenK
Jul 2006 - $30.00
One of my favorite campgrounds. Although no waterfront sites are available, you are located on the river bank overlooking the Ohio River. View of Southern sky for satellite access is limited, for Dish TV and Hughes internet. - Rex Carlyle
Dec 2016 - $1.00
The past two years rate went up $170, paid $150 extra to have gravel on lot. There are no shade trees. Pond for kids to swim in, filled with stagnate river water. Zip line $8.00 to go 200 feet. Myself and several seasonal campers left due to unprofessional actions of owner. I can't give this campground a good review! - Bill McCoy
May 2015 - $35.00
Fairly new park with mostly seasonal sites. It backs up to the Ohio river where there is a lot of barge traffic to watch. The sites are gravel and the roads are gravel. There is good Verizon coverage, but no park internet. The rate seems to be a little high, for the area and amenities.
The owner is very accommodating and they are putting a lot of work into the park. This is a less traveled area of Ohio and West Virginia, with a lot of history. If you are in this area, I would recommend this park. - retiredfields
Aug 2014 - $25.00
This is a good camp. Site was reasonably level. Electric & water were both good. There is a bridge to cross and a hill to climb but not a problem for us. The pond has fish as we saw adults and children pulling out catches. Bath house was clean and has a combo lock. There is a commercial quality play area for children. The Wi-Fi never quit. We planned on 3 nights stayed extra. Owners are helpful. The town of Ripley is close and has shopping and restaurants. - tuffee1
May 2007 - $20.00
We stayed here on our way south from Michigan. We found this to be a scary place - lots of locals staying in not-so-nice RVs. The group next to us were definitely "on" something, once they came in from work (or watever). The restrooms here are about the worst we've ever encountered in 7 years of RV travel. We locked all doors, went to bed, and pulled out very early in the morning. We would never stay here again. - MaineDon
Jun 2005 - $20.00
This is pretty much a mountain residential trailer park with a few RV sites. The entry is via a rickety looking bridge over a deep creek. The pull-throughs are wide enough but quite unlevel. The scenery is nice, and there is a lake with ducks. The bathroom and shower were little use and had a spider web and a sewage smell. The phone was missing from the bathhouse wall, and the candy machine was empty. The pop machine looked abandoned. For an overnighter, it is OK if you are self-contained. I would not return if there were an alternative. - mackalee
Sep 2011 - $21.00
Most of the campers at Lake Snowden are "extended stay" and many spend the entire summer at the lake. Sites are available on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even a seasonal basis. One big draw for campers is the Ohio Pawpaw Festival that is held every year. It is a fun, family festival with bands, kids activities, and heck they even sell Pawpaw beer for mom and dad! The people are so mellow and fun here, it is a great time. The campground always seems quiet, even during the Pawpaw festival. The campers are respectful and adhere to the rules and curfews. This is a place to go if you have a boat. The lake is very pretty for the paddler, and the fishing is fun for the angler. The grounds are kept up well, and there are stores and gas stations close by. It is very close to Athens, Ohio and the historic Ohio University campus. A short drive to Athens will give you night on the town or a day full of fun at a relaxed and quaint college town From the web site: "Campsites are divided into 4 areas. The Locust Grove is ideal for those wanting to use the horse trails. Big Oak camp has some lakefront sites and is close to the play area. Hickory Camp is close to the camp shelter house and off the beaten path. Hilltop Camp offers sites on the hilltop with hot showers and flush toilets (vault toilets are located in the other camps). Lake Snowden is a 675 acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of four lakes which form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136 acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio. The shelter houses, restroom facilities, beach, shoreline fishing holes, and fish hatchery make Lake Snowden a full-featured recreation park." - Accidental RVer