Hocking Hills State Park

Hocking Hills is considered by many to be the ultimate hiking and camping destination in Ohio. The falls, caves, and overlooks are exceptionally stunning. We have hiked in the region for years and greatly enjoyed the campground during our annual family camp out. It has long been a goal to visit the park during the splendor of the fall. The campground is very popular and was full well in advance of the weekend, but consistent checking for cancellations eventually landed us a prime spot. In fact it was the exact spot we had in the spring!


The Hocking Hills Campground is also known as Old Man’s Cave Campground for its proximity to the famous natural feature of the same name. It features 170 sites. Sites 24-70 have full hookups, but all sites except numbers 81-93 offer electric. Understandably, the non-electric sites seemed to be where the tents congregated. We greatly enjoyed site 155, off the main road as it offered a bit more seclusion, although we did have to deal with neighbors who enjoyed watching their outdoor TV for the better part of the day. Sites 159-163 would be our top picks, while those are around the camper cabins would be a last choice. Sites 95-140 seemed to be a bit more narrow and would require closer inspection.



In the summer months, there is a nice-sized pool. Bathrooms seemed newly renovated and very nice. There is even a large, clean laundry room. According to the internet, hot showers are available here year-round, putting this on our list of winter campgrounds to try.


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