Cooler weather greets campers


By Ron Brohm - Contributing Writer



Fall is a great time to go camping. Enjoy Halloween, fall colors and Thanksgiving in the great outdoors like these tent campers did at the Buck Creek State Park campground.

Fall is a great time to go camping. Enjoy Halloween, fall colors and Thanksgiving in the great outdoors like these tent campers did at the Buck Creek State Park campground.


Photos by Ron Brohm

The top-notch mountain biking trails are very popular with campers at John Bryan State Park.


Photos by Ron Brohm

No tent, no camper, no problem. At Kiser Lake State Park campground, you can rent this cool little camper cabin.


Photos by Ron Brohm

Don’t overlook camping in the fall this year. Just because summer has ended and the kids are back in school doesn’t mean camping has to be over for the season.

Fall is a great time to go camping. It’s not nearly as hot in the fall. It’s kind of perfect weather actually, usually sunny with cool breezes. Campgrounds are still plenty busy on the weekends here in Ohio.

A recent trip through some local area campgrounds showed bustling activity such as Halloween costume contests at the amphitheater at Buck Creek State Park Campground and the annual Fall Festival in full swing at the Indian Lake State Park Campground.

There are more than 50 state park campgrounds and over 500 privately-owned campgrounds throughout Ohio, many with amenities ranging from playgrounds and outdoor amphitheaters to go-kart rentals, high-tech game rooms and mountain biking trails.

Here are some local campgrounds to check out this fall:

-Indian Lake State Park Campground has nearly 500 campsites, a large camp store, a new dog park, amphitheater, large commissary, free Wi-Fi, boat camping, cabins and many playgrounds.

-At Kiser Lake, rent one of the little camper cabins or pitch a tent in one of their 69 non-electric sites or power-up in one of their 10 electric sites. There are many nice hiking trails at Kiser Lake. Check out the Lakeview Trail. This campground has a outdoor amphitheater also.

-At Buck Creek State Park, you can rent a cabin overlooking beautiful C.J. Brown Reservoir. Watch a movie at the outdoor amphitheater or play disc golf and even learn about plants and animals from the naturalist at the nature center. Take a walk in the sand on the campground beach that connects to the lakeview trail and then grab a burger at the marina restaurant afterwards. Buck Creek has 89 electric campsites.

-If you like mountain biking and hiking then head to John Bryan State Park near Yellow Springs. There are over 20 miles of some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the entire Midwest. The campground has over 60 campsites and a day lodge available for rentals.

Fall is a great time to go camping. Enjoy Halloween, fall colors and Thanksgiving in the great outdoors like these tent campers did at the Buck Creek State Park campground.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_brohm1.jpgFall is a great time to go camping. Enjoy Halloween, fall colors and Thanksgiving in the great outdoors like these tent campers did at the Buck Creek State Park campground. Photos by Ron Brohm

The top-notch mountain biking trails are very popular with campers at John Bryan State Park.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_brohm2.jpgThe top-notch mountain biking trails are very popular with campers at John Bryan State Park. Photos by Ron Brohm

No tent, no camper, no problem. At Kiser Lake State Park campground, you can rent this cool little camper cabin.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2018/10/web1_brohm3.jpgNo tent, no camper, no problem. At Kiser Lake State Park campground, you can rent this cool little camper cabin. Photos by Ron Brohm

By Ron Brohm

Contributing Writer