John Bryan State Park

John Bryan State Park

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Typically, the secret to enjoying summer in Ohio is a mixture of air conditioning and swimming pools. On the rare occasion that summer storms bring lower humidity we make a bee-line for the nearest park. It seems we were not the only people with this idea on Saturday. The trade off for not hiking in sweat soaked socks is a trail as busy as the mall in December.

John Bryan State Park is located just outside the quirky town of Yellow Springs. It is home to a 59 site campground. Unfortunately, the only toilets available are single stall vault toilets and they did not smell particularly great by mid-summer. Some sites on the perimeter have relatively level pads, but much of the camping is in the middle of a grassy field. I honestly wish the facilities were a bit better because there are so many great activities to explore in the area. But based on the lack of free camping spaces mid-day Saturday, it seems we are the only ones hesitating to camp. Continue reading “John Bryan State Park”