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St Marys, Ohio

Grand Lake St Marys State Park

St Marys, Ohio



St Marys, Ohio
Phone: (419) 394-2774

Sites: 204
Recent Rate: $28 8/2016

Latitude: 40.549254639978
Longitude: -84.43808555603

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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 ?
  • 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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • 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 yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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 no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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Review Count: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 19

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

Very nice state park on the north side of Grand Lake St Marys. We were parked in the new full hook up section. Our site was OK, but all the sites are slanted from the drive and are at 90° to the drives making very hard to park a larger RV without getting in the grass. The class A RVs on both sides of us had their rear tires off the ground to level. At the present time the lake is toxic with warning posted not to enter the water subject possible harm. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
152
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in the loop with full hookups. Service was good, good power and good water pressure. Sites are not very level at all. Had a large site as we were on an end.

Lake is disgusting. Has been affected by Blue Green Algae for last 5-6 years. Emerald green water, signs saying avoid all contact with water.

Lots of camp hosts who are very friendly. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
151
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Celina is pretty close for shopping and eating.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice state park. Everything is wet right now, but that is not their fault. It has rained for abut a month straight up here. But a nice campground, well kept, clean restrooms. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

New full-hook up sites, wide, with very narrow road and parking pad so kind of tricky backing in. LOTS of locals who let their dogs run but if you aren't local don't try it, you may get a ticket (we don't have a dog but saw one couple ticketed while we were there). In short, not traveler friendly. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $12.50 per night for their off season discount. Camp hosts were wonderful. They had inexpensive laundry facilities. Everything was clean and well kept. There was a dump station and potable water available. The only problem was that the lake was off limits for swimming due to alga pollution. We would stay here again. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 369
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park. Dump station has easy access, water supply is close to dump off road. Showers cleanliness make up for the lack of sewers at camp sites. Pull through camping sites are "bellied" down in center making leveling for a short motorhome a bit hard. Rate is special 50% off pricing due to low occupancy at present. We will return. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

I'm sure this is a great place for a family outing/weekend, but I have to point out (as an overnighter, just passing through): 1. Reservations fee $7.25? Really? Fee above reflects base camping fee. With reservation, it's $32.25. Too much for a park with only electric hookups. 2. Web site says there is an off-leash dog park. Nothing listed on map. 3. No warning until arrival that park has a no alcohol policy. Just would be nice to know. (You have to sit through all kinds of warnings about cancellations, etc. when you call for a reservation. You'd think this would be in the list.) 4. When you click on "Get Directions" on the web site's camping page, it gives you directions to the west end of the lake. The campground is on the east end. It's a big lake. Then when you call, the person may not even know how to give directions. 5. When the park is empty, why would someone assign an overnighter to a spot farthest from the lake? I guess I should've pulled up the map to pick my own spot, but I was on a poor Internet connection, so I relied on the phone reservations fellow's advice. Bad idea. Pick your own spot. 6. And when you do have a reservation, it'd be really great to move the heavy picnic table out of the site pad, so when tired travelers arrive in the evening, they don't have to do the heavy lifting themselves. Harumph. End of rant. Think I'll put on my shoes and go for a walk. It IS pretty here. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice, clean quiet park in a lovely setting. Friendly staff. Excellent state park facility. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful State Park. Restrooms and showers kept clean all weekend, lots well tended, plenty of water spigots and water drains throughout the park, park staff friendly and helpful. Camp hosts very friendly, had activities for children and movie night on Saturday evening. Beach was closed due to water quality unfortunately. Would give this campground a 10 but it was a little too "wide-open", there are plenty of shade trees, but it isn't as private as some places we've been, the lots are decent sized, but there isn't much / any privacy between the lots. WiFi is fast, but does not reach very far into the campground. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Lots to do in a clean, well kept state park. Sand volleyball, lake swimming, 2 playgrounds, horse shoes, basketball, nature center, weekend movies, hiking paths, boat rentals, bike rentals, mini golf. Courtesy boat docks for campers! Shade and semi open sites. We saw a fair amount of 40' rigs as well as pop ups and tents. Campers were friendly and quiet in the evenings. There were convenient laundry facilities in each of the shower house. The host campers were helpful and available for questions. The park is great to bike in too. Not too hilly for the little ones. Restaurants on the lake for those with boats. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A state park is Passport America! Three nights of our stay were only $11. Beautiful park, wide spots, helpful staff. Guest marina steps from campground. Lake swimming available. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park, good sized sites. Had many activities for the kids: outdoor movies, planned activities like scavenger hunts and craft projects. The lake was not very clean, but the kids did not seem to mind. Nice play areas and interior roads. This park also had a laundry mat. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We were pleasantly surprised with this state park campground. We stayed at site 169 and it was right by the lake; a pull through with moderate slope. The grounds were well kept. Even though we dont have small children the playground equipment looked very nice. The bathrooms were some of the cleanest we have seen in a state park. The young lady working in the campground office was very polite and made the experience a good one. This is not a large campground; but a very nice one. We will go back. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2005 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park, with lots to do. There is a boat ramp for the campers, and boat docks also. They have a putt-putt course, basketball and a sand volleyball court. They also have bike and canoe rentals. The bathrooms and showers were very clean. Most of the sites are large and roomy, with plenty of space between you and your neighbors. We camped at Grand Lake St Marys State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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