Many American families love the freedom of camping. For some that means packing up a tent and roughing it for a while, while for others it means loading up in a class b motorhome and hitting the highways, being completely self-reliant for many weeks. Some of the most beautiful places in Ohio can be reached while camping, check one or more of them out today!

10. South Bass Island State Park

Those looking for a chance to get away from it all and still be close to the water will enjoy a stay at Put In Bay, Ohio. This campground offers great views and access to Lake Erie, and boaters will find that this park offers easy access to boat docks without the hustle of nearby Oak Point.

9. Mary Jane Thurston State Park

Anglers will especially enjoy staying at the 591-acre state park that offers some of the best fishing in the state of Ohio in the Maumee. Campers will find many nooks and crannies just begging to be explored. This park features a historic canal that history buffs will enjoy.

9. Hocking Hills State Park

This park offers many activities that are waiting for your arrival. Hikers and photographers will love exploring Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. Archers will love competing on this campgrounds archery range. The park has nine hiking trails that wait for you to discover them. Many artists work near you and wait for your arrival.

8. Indian Lake State Park

If you enjoy playing in the water the 5,800-acre state park offers opportunities to boat, fish and ski. Do not forget about the fun of camping in the winter and this park offers a great opportunity to do just that with abundant opportunities to snowmobile, ice skate, cross country ski, ice fish and ice boat.

7. Paint Creek State Park

Equestrians and mountain bikers both enjoy camping at this campground near Bainbridge, Ohio. The park features 18.2 miles just for trail riding and 12 miles of paths for mountain biking. After you have worked up a lather, then cool off at the 1,000 foot sandy beach with outstanding swimming facilities. Some of the best pheasant, rabbit, white-tailed deer and duck hunting are located on the adjacent public lands.

6. Cowan Lake

The beautiful water lilies make this park one of the most beautiful in the nation, and it is located right in the great state of Ohio. In addition, the 1,075-acre park offers great opportunities to fish, sail, canoe and swim. Many campers enjoy hiking through the mature woods filled abundant birdlife.

5. Deer Creek State Park

Anglers get an early start at this campground that offers some of the best early spring saugeye fishing to be found in the state. They can also enjoy catching catfish, largemouth bass and crappie. The campground offers a great 18-hole golf course complete with 10 ponds and 52 sand traps. The park also features great equestrian, mountain biking and snowmobiling trials.

4. Evergreen Park RV Resort

Guests at this campground enjoy a luxurious camping experience with buggy rides and an indoor heated pool with a large hot tub. There is much to be explored near this campground so come ready to explore the Amish country. Several nearby theaters give regular performances. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is also located nearby.

3. NASCAR RV Resorts at Indian Creek
Something exciting is always happening at this resort with campground pig roasts being a regular feature. This park also has regular bands playing. It has its own miniature golf course just waiting for someone to challenge you. The ice cream at this campground is outstanding. The pool is large and kept very clean.

2. Beachwood Acres

Located near Lake Cowan, this beautiful park is filled with activities that everyone will enjoy doing. Adults and children alike will delight while digging for gemstones at this park. Enjoy walking to the nearby hiking trails, ample fishing opportunities and playing in the heated swimming pool.

1. Shady Trails Family Campground

Antique lovers adore visiting the wide variety of shops near Hillsboro, Ohio, while the children are playing in the pool and the largest game room of any campground in the state.