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Old 08-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hocking Hills-OH Camping

looking to see if anyone has had any recent experience in camping around the Hocking Hills area. i looked at RV Park review and on here and limited comments. I know this is somewhat of a hilly area, and not all campgrounds can get a 38ft DP in the sites. KOA is booked up for the weekend in Oct we want to go there. we want to try the line zipping again at this location. just thought i see if anyone here has any suggestions on a good place.

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We went down in May 2010. At that time we owned a 34' class A and had our toad with us. We stayed at the state park. We are frequent visitors of East Harbor SP in northern Ohio. I was a bit disappointed in the park. The spaces were tight. Shower houses could have been kept up better. As far as the hills go I wouldn't worry. Our Gasser did fine with the toad. The SP is a bit hard to find due to lack of signs. We went down with 2 other campers and we all were a bit disappointed. But we are going to give them the benefit of the doubt and try the trip out again.
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With your coach, you'd find the state park a bit cramped. Since the KOA is full, if you can do without a sewer connection, I'd recommend Lancaster Campground. It's really small, but decent CG in Lancaster. It's off old Rt 33 (not the new bypass, the old route that goes by the mall) & even though the address is listed as West Fair Avenue, you actually turn onto Elmwood & weave your way back to the CG. If you stay there, I recommend Pizza Cottage (take a right out of Elmwood onto W.Fair & go less than half a mile). Great homemade-dough pizza.

I haven't been to this one: Lakeview RV Park. I found it by Google-ing CG's in Lancaster. I looked at their ammenities & they seem to have a lot & some sites have concrete patios. The newest review on rvparkreviews is from last yr, but they're consistently in the upper range. Might be worth a shot since Lancaster CG doesn't have fhu's.

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Lori,

thanks for the info, i figured you would know that area pretty good. we saw also Happy Hills Camp and Hocking River RV park. when i called and gave them my rig size, they would say " we can fit any size rig in here"....i know how that part OH is, plus these are older campgrounds. i will call Lakeview tomorrow. Again THANKS
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You're most welcome. I didn't even mention Happy Hills as it's best suited for smaller TT's & such. We were there back in the early 2000's when we had a 25ft TT. I'm surprised they even said they could fit you. More like they'd shoe-horn you in & with the older electric hook ups you wouldn't be "happy" (despite the CG name).

I've never heard of Hocking River RV Park. Although, from the website, it doesn't look accomodating to rigs our size, it might be for smaller RV's so I'll have to at least check it out next time I'm in the area.

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The Hocking Hills State Park runs the gambit of sites, from tent only to some that will handle a 40' rig. We have camped there each of the last 2 years for a week. Last year my parents in their 38' DP. had a nice level site. Here are a few pictures of Hocking Hills campground and the caves. Hocking Hills 10' & 11'

Best advice here is to do a drive-thru for any future trips. Mark down some good sites for future trips....
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i think this coming Monday (long weekend) we will take a ride down and look around. only about 2 hours from the poor house. thanks for everyone's input.
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we live in Hocking County and my vote would be the State Park. there are 2 places to zip line so check the reviews on both. I have not done either one, but if I were to try it I would do the one by the golf course in Rockbridge. but again I have not tried it. Hocking River CG is close to town, but it seems a bit pricey to me. when you ride down this weekend you might want to check out the Flea Mkt. on rt 33. it is just past the zip line place in Rockbridge. there is also Lake Logan CG on Lake Logan Rd. get off 33 at 180, turn right and take the very first left. CG will be on the left. can not make a recomendation one way or the other. if you check it out turn left when you leave and follow the road past the lake and it will bring you out to rt 664. turn right and you will be on your way to the State Park.
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If your checking out the state park, once you get to the top of the hill, the first loop to the right are the non-reserveable sites. There are some larger level sites down near the water tower ( right hand side of park) and sites 154,156,158 and 160 ( in the middle) on the other side of the park for larger RV's. And #135-143 area too (Far left as you get to the top of the hill.

**Just a note. The Hocking Hills "check in station" Is right near the upper start of the cave area. After passing the check-in station you will go up a winding hill (paved) for about 1/2 or 3/4 of a mile. This will drop you off at the top of the ridge. Half the campground is to the right the other is to the to left along this road with a few short side streets.
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thanks for everyones advice. we drove down there and was able to get one of the last few large sites at the State park. we will be there over the long holiday weekend in Oct (7-8-9-10).
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If you like to eat out, here's some recommendations (all Logan):
Nice dining: Sandstone
Amish: Old Dutch Restaurant
Home cookin': Bush's
BBQ: Millstone Southern Smoked BBQ

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Thanks Lori.

If i tell the better half, she for sure will want to try all three, and not cook at all.

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Your lucky to get a site for that weekend...

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"Warning" Don't take route 664 "north of Logan.....It is a roller coaster ride....If you live north of Hocking it would appear tempting as a shortcut, but trust me it is a white knuckle at best....

664 south of Logan is not bad. They paved a few areas since we were there last time.

If you have a toad, you will want to un-hook before you go up the hill after the state park check-in station.
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that holiday weekend that we are going they had about 7 opennings (even for 40ft RVs), the next weekend, they had none. now we need good weather...
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