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Ohio RV Parks: The RV parks in Ohio You Want to Visit!

RV parks in Ohio are scattered widely throughout the state rather than being clustered in resort areas in the kind of distribution that you find in some other states. Our personal experience with Ohio RV parks is limited, as we stayed in just one there on our way southwest across Ohio from western New York to southern Indiana.

Our diagonal trip across Ohio was part of a 30,000-mile adventure we had begun the year before from our home in the Pacific Northwest. My wife and I had hit the road in a pickup truck towing a fifth-wheel trailer, going in search of America and of ourselves. Our road trip is recounted in my book, In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.

Here’s an excerpt from the book that touches on a portion of our Ohio experience:

“We pass through Columbus now on Interstate 71, Cincinnati-bound, and the farther south we drive the higher the corn becomes. In the fields to our left and right it must be at least waist high, and it’s only June 19. Not even the Fourth of July. A week ago in the Adirondacks, the corn was just sprouting through the sterile earth on those hardscrabble mountain farms.”

The Ohio RV park where we stopped on our way across the state was:

Mt. Gilead Campground near Mt. Gilead. It provided 46 gravel and 41 grass sites for travelers, 35 of them pull-throughs, 19 with full hookups and the rest with water and electric. It provided laundry room, groceries, RV supplies, LP gas, heated pool, recreation hall, boat rentals and a pond for fishing.

If you’re considering exploring any Ohio RV parks, I hope you’ve found these observations helpful. If you know of any other RV parks in Ohio that I should add to this list, e-mail me at

To read a great book about life on the road, including my travels through some of the great RV parks of the Northeast and the Midwest, grab your copy of In Search of America’s Heartbeat: Twelve Months on the Road.