Summer weekends are dwindling down which means fall camping is around the corner. Cooler daytime temps and chilly mornings are perfect for a coffee around the campfire. It’s not too late to plan one last camping trip before back to school!
Families visit Hocking Hills
for its unique rock formations and caves. Within the state park, over 25 miles of trails takes visitors down into cliff gorges and high above waterfalls. In the state of Ohio, it’s one of the most scenic natural terrains.
Campbell Cove, Logan KOA and Hocking Hills State Park are known for their nicely maintained campgrounds with extra amenities.
located on Lake Logan with 60 campsites, Campbell Cove offers a swimming hole and beach, playground, jump pad, arcade, kayak rentals and a super nice camp store.
etched into a hillside, the KOA is a peaceful campground with full hook up, electric/water, rustic and cabin sites. The KOA offers gem mining, a heated pool, entertainment room, wifi and camp store that delivers pizza and firewood right to your site.
Hocking Hills State Park:
steps away from the very popular Old Man’s Cave trail, the Hocking Hills SP campground has traditional electric/full hook up sites as well as Hike-In camping. The park’s Hike-In sites have no road access and campers must hike in 1/2 mile to their site. Great for the intermediate camping family!
Checking out the local eateries is a must when in Hocking Hills. Whether you’re looking for a delicious chimichanga from La Cascada
or a high quality buffet at the Olde Dutch Restaurant
, options are plentiful and diverse! Your typical pizza fare is also plentiful, for those easy nights where you just need a quick bite to eat. Other well known diners include Chelle’s 33, Hungry Buffalo
, Millstone BBQ and JimBo’s Burgers. Don’t worry, the kids will be happy with several fast food options as well.
The Hocking Hills State Park has went through a major transformation over the past couple of years. A brand new visitor center (complete with interactive exhibits) greets families at the short-cut of the Old Man’s Cave trail. This entrance is a hidden gem because many folks don’t realize they can skip the first half of the trail. Highly recommended for families with younger children who still want the full experience of gorgeous rock shelters and caves. For those families with older kids, 4-5 hours can be spent perusing the many cave trails like Conkle’s Hollow, Ash Cave, Devil’s Bathtub, Rockhouse and many more.