With more mid-sized cities than any other state in the union, it's a little bit hard to truly get out of an urban environment in Ohio. And if that is the case, you may consider staying in Ohio Motels. However, it can be done.
Camping is a popular activity for many Ohioans and when they head out of the cities they usually head to Lake Vesuvius. Iron Ridge Campground, Oak Hill Campground and Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area all provide places to set up camp around the lake and easy access to one of the best fishing and swimming lakes in Ohio.
Lake Vesuvius is a 143 acre lake with plenty of room for the types of crowds that come each summer. With only electric motors allowed on the lake, large fishing boats and speedboats have to look elsewhere for their fun and the lake has become popular with canoiests and other types of paddlers to come out for a day and spend time on the still water.
Paint Creek State Park hosts almost any activity you can think of, from sledding in the winter to mountain biking to horse trails and horse back riding for those that bring their own horses. The park also provides hot shower, electrical hook ups at most camp sites, and allow pets on designated sites.
There is no limit to the horsepower or speed of your boat on Paint Creek, so it picks up some of the boats that might otherwise have gone to Lake Vesuvius. The ample sand beaches and warm water don't hurt the popularity of Paint Creek either.
Delaware Lake, located just outside of Akron, receives most of the traffic from local waterskiers and wakeboarders. The dammed lake may have some trouble holding the crowds, but there is some camping around the outside and the US Army Corps of Engineers is careful to stress that only camping in developed campsites is allowed.
There are several more parks and sights to see in Ohio during your camping trip. Find more information here: