13 RV Parks near Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5215 Thurlow Street Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio 45433 (map) | (937) 257-2579
Sites: 54 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 13 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Beautiful park located in wilderness side of base. Sites were asphalt and fairly level. Some sites had shade. Electricity was reliable, but water pressure was quite low. Park is located only steps from Bass Lake. Guests may use the club house which includes a game room with pool table. Camp host was extremely helpful and friendly, and made our stay very enjoyable. Commissary and BX are on the opposite side of the base. - CWinLV
Jun 2016 - $22.00
We called for reservations and paid over the phone. That way we parked in our site when we arrived without having to check in with anyone. Stayed 4 nights in overflow which is the first row of back-ins facing the street as you enter the park Overflow has 50 amps and water. There's a dump station. Restrooms and shower were cleaned regularly. Small laundry room but cheap - $1 to wash, 50 cents to dry. Our site was long and level. No shade. Grass was cut regularly. Met the camp host who was super helpful. She was always busy doing something outside. Water pressure was very low. All the full hook up sites and pull thrus were taken or reserved while we were there, most for longer than two weeks. The park is on base but not close to much. I'd stay again for a day or two but not worth it to me for any longer. - Flippitti
Jul 2014 - $25.00
We stayed here several days in our Class A with toad while we taught on base. The convenience of being able to stay nearby while providing instruction was a big plus. The FamCamp is quite a drive from the main gate which makes locating it more difficult for nighttime check-in. We found the site we stayed fairly level, and sewer, water, and 50 amp hookups worked fine. Water pressure is a little low at the camp. The bathrooms. . . well, I don't recommend using them unless they are cleaned and upgraded. The machines in the laundry facilities were also lacking in maintenance, so we used the washer/dryer in our rig for laundry. The on-site staff was friendly but the office staff is lacking in service. We made several calls to the office, left messages and requested call-back but most requests went unanswered. The same was true for the on-base staff we were working with. There was some construction being performed at one of the sites due to a water leak, but that did not detract from our stay. There are probably better facilities in the area, but for sheer sake of convenience while working on base we would return to the location. We needed to have work done to our rig (air suspension hose fitting sheered off in Indiana) and found a company (Interstate) that could come on base to do the work. That was a BIG plus! Of the FamCamps we have stayed at, these facilities were the worst. Still, if you are required to do work on base, this camp is doable. - JERICO1
Sep 2016 - $38.00
The restrooms were clean on arrival. Stayed 3 nights and they were not cleaned. Woodales"s rates restooms 5 they are generous, for what is charged the restroom facility needs to be up dated. I would describe restrooms as VERY outdated. Reminded me of WWII barracks. Shower heads were disgusting. IF the water came out it was cold or hot. I didn't even want to touch the shower faucets. Outside appearance was very nice, trees, lake, as long as you didn't look at the resident trailers. The laundromat was clean and looked like new machines. The wood for fires was cheap and burned well. Even though advertised, there was no rec room. if you do not need to use the restroom I would recommend the campground. - woodviolets
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Located by 2 busy highways AND RR crossing. Train ran all night whistling almost every hour at crossing. Large RV bone yard and perm residents, looks like an old trailer park. Owners nice. Would NOT recommend! - One 2 snowbirds
Sep 2013 - $35.00
Read the earlier reviews. Very high noise level, particularly the trains. Small roads with tight turns for anything over 36ft. Hookups on wrong end of pad. Low water pressure, and you have to share that with your neighbor. Had to drive across grass to reach our site. Run down permanent sites with unfriendly occupants. Park exit is very narrow, and trees badly scratched the side of my coach. I would not recommend this for even an overnight stop. - Westside
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We stayed in an electric site in a travel trailer and took in the beauty of the park. It is one of the older state parks and does have pit toilets with no showers but potable water. Dump station has non potable water and camp host were on site 24-7 . Has a lot of hiking trails and historical value of the 1900's . Only 10 electric sites and the rest is primitive. Would like to see showers and flushe bathrooms installed as well as camp spots with more electric sites an accurate numbers for sites. It is a quiet and quaint park . Will return again. - Edith Park
Nov 2015 - $20.00
This small campground in a state park was in "off-season" mode in November, with all accessible water shut off. We found some in a day-use building, with the aid of other campers. The sites are power only - no water or sewer, and the rate reflects that. We saw an employee only once in our two night stay, and the camp hosts never did appear. Nonetheless, the facilities were adequate. No laundry, and all sites have reasonable satellite access. We might stay here again. - wandrr
Oct 2014 - $22.00
This is a beautiful state park with limited facilities. No sewer or water hookups, but there is a dump station. There are also a few water faucets, but none really close enough to the RV sites to make it practical to fill the water tank. There are only pit toilets available, though they are the nicest pit toilets I've ever seen. There are 10 electric (20/30/50 amp) sites, though only 6 may be reserved. Sites 4-9 are the reservable sites, with 4 being a pull-through. Sites 1-3 are walk-in only and are the most shaded. Site 10 is for the camper-host. The sites are level asphalt and 35-40' long. There are some new pads across from the RV sites, but they have no electric, and no site numbers. It looks like they may be increasing the number of RV sites. Verizon wireless service was strong. We stayed Sunday and Monday nights, by Monday afternoon there were only 2 campers in the entire campground. Nearby attractions include the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, Glen Helen Nature Preserve, Clifton Mill, the town of Yellow Springs, and the not to be missed Young's Jersey Dairy! - justduit2
Sep 2011 - $30.00
We stayed here in a brand new Bounder. Staff was very nice. Campers were very friendly. Fantastic fenced double dog run. Lovely setting. Shaded spots. Some traffic noise but we didn't hear it inside our RV. - Cherie in Ohio
May 2011 - $25.00
An older campground that is small and plain, but is a really pretty setting. Campsites are gravel and/or grass and larger than most campgrounds we've been to. It's nothing fancy but we will go back. People are friendly and camping and fishing are relaxing. - Bippie D
Sep 2010 - $25.00
This campground is truly a dump. Interior roads are gravel and full of pot holes making them unsafe for driving. Broken down motorhomes everywhere. The office is on top of a hill very difficult walk. Once there your met by a pit bull. The whole place is very scary looking. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. - derbycatz
Apr 2016 - $13.00
We've stayed for both 2014 and 2015 summers as seasonal campers. It is a beautiful park. We loved the grass and the lake access for our Weims to swim. The owners, who also manage, and the help are very friendly and courteous. The problem is there's so much mismanagement and avoidance of uncomfortable situations with rowdy, drunk, weekend or holiday campers, makes this place a real problem for responsible campers.
But in 2016, they changed the deal on fishing in the stocked lakes. It used to be free fishing to all monthly/seasonal campers. No longer. $10 dollars for 12 hours. $300 for seasonal pass. In both cases, per person, not per site.
We absolutely loved this place until the changes in fishing, and the lack of authority by the owners/management. With proper management and more aggressive enforcement of rules, that is, quiet hours and rowdy, noisy, drunk parties, this place is a gold mine.
Nightly rate based on $400 monthly rate, including electricity. Price bumped up to $425 in 2016, with electricity. Very fair deal. - R_R PRanger
Apr 2015 - $40.00
This park is like you are camping in someone's back yard. There are many full time residents here. The road to the park is a narrow farm road and is hard for big rigs. - Ba-01_
Oct 2014 - $35.00
Lots of room in park. Can walk around lakes. No restrooms or showers. No wifi or cable. Lot level, but most of them are grass. Not crowded but we were at end of their season - mostly regulars there for weekend, noisy until rain forced them inside. - padre44
May 2017 - $51.00
Sites were spacious and fairly level. Gravel. Interior roads were tight but manageable in a 40' RV with tow. A common issue we face in some parks, including this one, is there are trees in the inside of tight turns, so either the trunk will scrape or the branches will.
This KOA is HUGE and one of the most beautiful KOAs we've ever been in. One of the most beautiful campgrounds we've ever been in. There are gazebos and lots of picnic tables and even full hookups for the tent spots - we've never seen that before. There's a creek to wade in, and a mini golf course. IF this KOA had swings and a bounce pillow it would be heaven to us. Oh, and there were two ponds too, with frogs, all sorts of birds, fish. We would ABSOLUTELY stay here again. It was so beautifully maintained, you can tell the owners put lots of their earnings into maintaining this place and keeping it beautiful. It was also super quiet because of all of the trees, it made us wish we were staying longer. If we're ever in the area again, we'll go back, it was just delightful. Water pressure was GREAT here too! - chasmyn
May 2017 - $49.00
We have been traveling for nine days. This campground is by far the best one yet. Perfectly maintained, with fresh flower hanglng pots on the covered bridge spanning a meandering creek and on the rental cabins scattered throughout. Two lakes with fountains for boating. Playgrounds, minigolf, and even a "pan for gold" activity for the kids, as well as horseshoe pits, basketball court and soccer fields. Multiple loops of shady campsites. Fresh gravel on sites. Each with a firepit and some with patios. A little store, a "cafe" and several beautiful gazebos. Excellent landscaping. So, so nice. It was a shame that we were only there one night. The staff appeared to be mostly college age folks. Very friendly. I could see having a family gathering there. - Paul and Jeannette
Oct 2016 - $52.00
Just an overnight stop, requested level space, so we wouldn't have to unhook. Arrived after dark, Site 9 was 6-8 inches different end to end, needed to disconnect to level. Nothing wrong with site, just disappointing!!! - uawillyk
Aug 2016 - $13.00
A wonderful value with Passport America rates. We stayed three nights. Great level sites. 30 amp electric only. Very quiet stay. - W Davidson
Apr 2016 - $14.00
We stayed one night & this was a welcome break from the places by the interstate where you hear cars all night. A beautiful state park well cared for & plenty of green & space betwen sites. Lots of hiking & nice quiet roads for biking. There is a lake and marina and a campers beach. Regular season starts May 1 & until then it is walk up only. You self register after you pick pit your site. They give a 50%pa discount Mon thru Thurs. Ohio veterens stay free. A really nice park where I would have gladly stayed longer but we are on our way home! I checked out laundry and bathroom and they were basic and not too bad, though it did not look like they were being cleaned daily. Potable water at the dump station on the way in...sites are electric only. - chasing60
Sep 2015 - $29.00
Maybe because it is so close to our house, but I see nothing extraordinary about this park. It's a nice park and is kept well manicured; the sites are average for us anyway; not real close to each other but not what we would consider large or particularity isolated. The pad surfaces are blacktop and fairly level. The roads leading into the campground are blacktop and in good condition. Some sites are shaded some are not. Some have lake-views some do not. One loop does not have electric; all others have electric but no water or sewer. Like I said, its a nice campground and you will not be disappointed. - campdaddy
Mar 2017 - $41.00
Frontier Campground has a lot of potential and the owner is working toward making improvements. This park is tucked away in the quiet of the country and while there are no actual hiking trails within the park, it bumps up against a large wildlife area that has a public lake for fishing and trails for hiking and biking. The sites and interior roads are gravel, trees are trimmed and make for easy movement. All sites, both back-in and pull through, were naturally shaded with mature trees, but we were still able to get satellite coverage. Most sites had a picnic table, fire ring, and either a gravel or concrete patio. All sites are full hook-ups ( offers both 30 & 50 amp) and utilities were in good working order. I used the laundry room and while small (2 washers/2 dryers), it was in good working order. An added convenience is the onsite propane station. Now the "potential" part. In addition to RV sites, the park offers log cabins, a swimming pool, Clubhouse, basketball court, and a cute little playground - all of which could use some tender loving care to bring them back up to what I am sure once were great little attractions. - the Fishers
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Sites are level and gravel with a lot of shade, sites are close together but enough room for slide outs....some sites have small patios and there are some permanent campers but there was no problems...we have a 36' motor home and had no problems getting around but this could be an issue when the park is full with a lot of vehicles...the owner was very friendly and helpful...they had free wifi but we never did get connected, but phone service was great, we have at&t...we picked up about 30 tv channels so that is a plus....pet friendly, nice playground for kids, pool...the main shower house was closed for season but there was 2 other main restrooms, men and women with flush toilets and one shower stall that was clean with plenty of hot water...loved the area and would return... - smoky40
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This place is not what the photos make it seem to be. The lots are tiny by length and width and the lot of grass as wide as a trailer. You will be looking into your neighbor's camper. Spider webs all over the showers showed they hadn't been cleaned in a long time. We were given a corner lot that barely fit a trailer, then the fire pit is 1 foot by the road! Camper was four feet in other direction. The park attendant kept trying to back out of demands to be moved even though there were empty lots. He had agreed to move us over the phone, then in person says 'you need to watch it' after I said if we don't get a new lot we are leaving and I request a refund again. That was I said to get agreement to move in the first place, after explaining how a fire pit that can't be moved off the road is not a campsite. He was creepy and tried to back out. Then goes on about how he was pulling in favors to do this. And later how it was only his upbringing that he was to get through the day. Parents should have given a lesson in customer service and respect. Not going back. It was obvious that campers that had been there pushed for no neighbors because of cramped conditions. Everyone kept moving there trucks because there's no parking on lot unless you want to park your truck at your picnic table. - park ranger
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This park is only a few miles from the highway, but as stated you feel like you are out in the country. There are back-in sites around the edges of the large, grassy well mowed campground with a curved slightly sloping layout. There is a section of pull-through sites that are laid out on slight slope. The sites are well kept, but full hookups are only available on a small number of sites. The positive side was the bathrooms are air conditioned, almost too cold in fact, but they needed the floor painted and spruced up. Hubby said his shower floor was bare concrete, not spic and span but the toilets and sink were clean. This was a nice one night stop on our way home. - Maga04
May 2016 - $21.00
Had a wonderful time, this camp was awesome. The people were great. Very friendly staff and very beautiful campground. Had fun at their huge Flea Market. Got a few very nice items. I would highly recommend, we will visit this campground again. - Jack Mac Innes
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Pretty basic, clean quiet. The thing that put this over the top was the fantastic service on our RV. We did a complete 10,000 mile checkup and they took care of some electrical issues. I was a little concerned since we were off the beaten path sort of. But the knowledge of the mechanics and willingness to explain what they were doing made me feel very comfortable with their work. I would stay here again. The park was very spacious and getting around was very easy you really had a feeling you were out in the country and not squeezed into some tight spaces. - David Thrasher
Aug 2016 - $23.00
There are only 10 hookup sites, all pull through. All have 50 amp, no water, no sewer available. They fill up quick in the summer months so you need to reserve as soon as you know you are coming.
Lake is within walking distance at about 150 yards but there are lots of lily pads along the east shore. Limited ranger patrol as this is a small lake and they work out of Springfield. The local Game Warden does patrol as well. Now the Watercraft division is seen pretty regular.
Pit toilets only no showers. Dump station with potable water is available.
Good clean power.
Fishing is popular but can be tough fishing, large strippers have been caught here. Osprey are often seen diving for fish along with lots of deer and Blue Heron.
There are no motors: electric or gas allowed on the lake. It is a nice scenic lake to canoe, kayak or take a row boat out on, along with sail boats. Boats are available for rent at the marina and bait store. Lake is 2.5 miles long. You can leisurely kayak around the shore in about 3 hours. - knightab
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Super nice campground, so quiet. Only has ten electric sites. In off season not many of the non electric were full. I really liked that the campground was on the water and that the lake was a no motor boat lake. Helped contribute to the quiet. All bathrooms were pit toilets, no shower facilities. Very nice for a few days visit. - naner
Jul 2010 - $18.00
We stayed here with two grandsons over the 4th of July weekend. We camped in a large site on the lake so that my husband and the kids could fish, and for the view of the lake. The lake front sites are across the main road from the rest of the campground. None of them have hook-ups of any kind. Everyone just parks their campers in the grass in that area. We took a couple walks through the main area of the campground. The sites on that side were mostly shady, but most were very small. It was a holiday weekend, so the park was full and crowded. Only 10 of the sites have electricity. There is no running water at the campground, only a continuous flow of water from an Artesian well located near the marina. Bathrooms are pit toilets, and in the heat of summer they were utterly disgusting. The smell and the flies kept us out of them, and we used our Luggable Loo inside our shower tent. We also brought along a solar shower since there are no showers at the park. This lake has a no motor policy, and attracts many fishermen. We rented a small human-powered fishing boat, and were able to keep it at our campsite for the weekend. There were park personnel conducting many activities for the kids throughout the weekend. There were also movies available for them in the evenings. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. This campground seems to attract a more rowdy crowd than we normally enjoy camping with. People were just running through and actually coming to our campsite to fish. There is no privacy. I realize that it was a holiday weekend, but I had the impression that this is the way it is at this park. I don't think we'll go back. - Scotswife