13 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 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
Jun 2013 - $30.00
I'm glad I visited this campground before reading the reviews, otherwise I wouldn't have camped there. Maybe they've done some renovating in the months or years since most of these reviews were written, or maybe I'm just not picky. Admittedly, my wife and I weren't swept off our feet by the luxury and vast amenities, but we've stayed in worse and paid more for them. We full time so we visit a lot of campgrounds, and I feel Enon Beach Campground doesn't deserve the bad rap it has. While the showers and bathrooms are certainly dated, you get level (mostly paved), shades sites with full hookups and plenty of space compared to other places we've been. There are a lot of full time residents there and the "RV Graveyard" does take away from the coziness a little, but the two weeks we spent there we had no problems with anyone carrying on or making noise, and found all of the folks we interacted with to be very nice people who would do anything to help you before they even met you. The staff was friendly, and they have an entire section of the beach for dogs to go swim in the water separate from the roped off swimming area. There was also a fishing pier and a dock with some paddle boats that can be rented for $2 per half hour. We certainly got used to the trains and the hum of the interstate after a day or two, and honestly didn't notice it after a while unless we were sitting outside. We would definitely stay here again and plan on it in the near future. - The Bells 412
Jun 2013 - $35.00
A transportation junkies dream! Railroad tracks right outside the park, and I-70 100 yards away. Frontage road and a highway on the other sides! Noisy? This place defines noisy. Also motorcycles and ATV's. Lots of permanent sites, older rigs - thought we were getting into a "Deliverance" campground! Big sign at the gate "No Guard Dogs". A pit bull tied to a golf cart passed us almost immediately. Something good to say? A great spot to watch Norfolk Southern trains and count the semis on I-70. We will not stay here again. - renodick
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
Aug 2013 - $22.00
This is a lovely, peaceful, camping area in a large park. There are five level pads with electricity suitable for motorhomes, trailers or 5th wheels. All other sites are tent sites mostly on open grass. There are several vault toilets throughout the campground - they are not real pleasant (buggy and smelly). There is a dump station - not level - and a road is blocked when using it. No potable water at dump (though there is a spigot on another loop). We camped here several days as we took our daughter to a nearby college. This location was very convenient for that purpose. Since we're self-contained in the motorhome, I'd be happy to camp here again but I'd likely not come here as a destination vacation spot. - AndersonFamily
Aug 2013 - $22.00
We really enjoyed our two nights at John Bryan SP. We were on site 8 and had plenty of space. The campground doesn't have very many sites with electric, but the ones that do are paved and level. Mid week it was quiet and the weather gorgeous. The best part is the proximity (2 miles) from the Little Miami Bike Trail. We WILL be back!! - busyteach
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
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
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
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This is the standard that all KOA's should strive for. We had a back-in elec/water, cable tv site for our 25 foot motorhome. Like camping in the woods w/lots of shade and even a small stream right behind the site. Many more amenities than most KOA's- see their website. Super clean and very well maintained. We stayed here early August for a couple of nights. Campground was busy but not jammed. Highly recommended. - VT Jeff
Aug 2016 - $46.00
Large CG about 8 miles west of Dayton with easy entry on paved CG roads, but further in CG gravel roads. Pull through sites for Class A MHs closer to the camp store mostly without shade and many not quite level, but many trees shading further in back in mostly level graveled sites. Sites have long concrete pads by the graved, but narrow RV pads. The CG roads and sites are in curved twisted arrangements, and it is easy to get confused where you are, but CG map and well marked site numbers help.
Very clean Bathhouses with like new facilities. Unable to get WiFi reception at my site. Lots of kid activities about; for a price. Two lakes with walking path.
Pricy for two overnights just to sleep while on business in Dayton. Only CG nearby Dayton except even further east of Dayton state parks. - 210jem
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
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
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This CG is off the beaten path. It is a hard left turn into the park and if another rig is checking in, you either wait in the travel lane or, if you were not paying attention and turned in, you will block the whole roadway.
This CG is not big rig friendly and I had to fight to get into my pull through site. The water hookup was on the right side. It was a 3/4 to 1 inch line with a Y splitter that was shared with another coach. The water pressure stayed around 20 PSI and we had to use the house pump to shower. There were a lot of long termers and a controversial flag was flying near the rear of the property. We left early. - Michael47
Jun 2015 - $32.00
No discount offered even though this is a Good Sam park. Showers not clean-should not get high rating that's in Good Sam directory. Separate restroom was acceptable. Pool not open and grungy. - Click
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