Camp destinations in Ohio



Mt. Gilead, Ohio, is a pretty small town only an hour north of Columbus, Ohio, with two bucolic lakes and a state park with plenty of campsites perfect for your toy hauler fifth wheel. Once you’re there, you can swim, canoe or just fish for bass and bluegill to your heart’s delight. There’s even a 200 seat amphitheater available for rental, in case you want to schedule a family reunion or other outdoor event.




Northeast of Mt. Gilead, bring your fifth wheel trailer and visit Mansfield Ohio along Rt. 42, home to the internationally renowned and exceptionally beautiful gardens at Kingwood Center.   The 47 acre estate was willed to the city to be used as public gardens in 1953, and since then has become home to numerous seasonal outdoor events and a summer concert series. With easy camping available nearby at the Clearfork Marina, plan a day enjoying the refined and quiet beauty of the Kingwood Center grounds.  




The Mid Ohio Sports Car Course is another stop to be included on any vacation to the Mt. Gilead area with your fifth wheel travel trailer. Twenty minutes from Lake Gilead, the sports track has been hosting national race weekends since 1962, with room for 10,000 spectators. Along with an on-site camping area, the Sports Car Course also offers 16 different driving programs, along with 4 motorcycle performance classes.


Kokosing Lake Wildlife Area is also nearby, offering terrific hunting and fishing for the avid outdoorsman. Both require licenses, so plan ahead. The Kokosing Lake Campground features 42 sites with full hookups for your Fuzion RV, along with lots of opportunities for boating, bicycling and grilling up those fresh caught seabass, northern pike, bluegill and bullhead on the barbecue.

Finally, any vacation to Mt. Gilead and surrounding areas with your ultralite travel trailer would not be complete without a visit to the Wyandot Popcorn Museum in Marion, Ohio. Sure, there’s great camping available at  nearby Hickory Grove Lake, and of course you can also visit the Warren G. Harding memorial and historical center also in Marion, but the Wyandot Popcorn Museum features the world’s largest collection of popcorn poppers and peanut roasters!