Harrison Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Harrison Lake State Park

is situated on 142 acres amid gently rolling hills in northwest Ohio, and it offers a beautiful wooded splendor in an agricultural region. At one time, the area was part of a vast wetland containing towering trees and soggy black soil. Today, the park harbors natural features associated with wetlands. Great blue herons and common egrets gather at the lake's shallow western end. Small mammals like raccoons, skunks, red foxes, and squirrels are often seen. Cities located near Harrison Lake State Park are Fayette, Archbold, and Wauseon, Ohio. 

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Weather
Spring 25-72 F
Summer 58-85 F
Fall 30-77 F
Winter 15-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Harrison Lake State Park

When you're looking to visit Harrison Lake State Park, an RV is the ideal home base. If you opt to rent an RV, consider renting one from RVshare.com, where you can select from various sizes and models. All rentals come with nationwide insurance and roadside assistance.

Sauder Village Campground

Sauder Village Campground offers a total of 87 sites with 77 of them equipped for RVs and campers. It's a gorgeous respite in the heart of rural northwest Ohio, located near various attractions and shops. The campground is just a little stroll from the historic village, a bakery, shopping, and restaurants. RV rates start at $26 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground, laundry facility, and bathhouse

Green Valley Campground

Green Valley Campground has well over 300 sites covering more than 80 acres and is about 35 miles from west of Toledo, Ohio. The campground features a 300-foot beach where you can go swimming or sunbathe. There is a playground where kids can play and meet other young campers. RV rates start at $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: No
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump stations, large clubhouse, and concession stand

Sunny’s Campground

Sunny’s Campground features five lakes and 800 campsites on 115 acres of wooded land. Swimming, picnicking, and fishing are a few things you can do at this campground. All sites are close to restrooms, hot showers, and camp activities. RV rates start at $33 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Camper storage, dumping station, and four playgrounds

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What to Do at
Harrison Lake State Park

Inside Harrison Lake State Park

Inside Harrison Lake State Park are several hiking trails totaling 3.5 miles, giving visitors a chance to take a scenic walk through the woodlands and lakeshore area. The park features a 150-foot swimming beach where you can go swimming in designated areas, build a sandcastle, or relax. The 105-acre lake is ideal for fishing and catching bluegill, northern pike, and largemouth bass in addition to carp, crappie, smallmouth bass, and bullhead catfish. Late season waterfowl hunting is allowed on the lake but not along the shoreline. Other activities you can enjoy inside the state park are RV camping, picnicking, disc golf, and bicycling. In winter, you can go cross-country skiing, sledding, or ice fishing.

Outside Harrison Lake State Park

You'll have no trouble discovering things to do outside of Harrison Lake State Park. The surrounding area presents a wide range of restaurants offering everything from Mexican dishes and comfort foods to American favorites. Convenience stores, gift shops, and other retail items are also nearby. Museums, wineries, and other area attractions are within a short driving distance from the state park entrance.

Restaurants

Mel's Place

Kick back and relax in this casual, laid-back bar. Mel’s Place serves various comfort foods, cocktails, wine, hard liquor, and more.

Type: American

Location: 106 East Main Street, Fayette, OH 43521

Barn Restaurant

Enjoy a casual dining experience at Barn Restaurant. It's a family-friendly restaurant that features selective homestyle favorites. On Friday and Saturday nights, a hot buffet is served.

Type: American

Location: 22611 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502

Your Time Café

From fish fry and burgers to Mexican night, you'll have plenty to decide on at Your Time Café. Live music is featured here every Monday night.

Type: American, Mexican

Location: 103 West Jackson Street, West Unity, OH 43570

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is located at the corner of Route 2 and Route 108 in Wauseon, Ohio. The restaurant features steakhouse burgers, chicken, and tasty ice cream treats.

Type: American

Location: 1489 North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, OH 43567

Cruisers Drive-In

This family-style restaurant serves various food items, including pizza, burgers, fish sandwiches, and sweet potato fries. Ice cream and other desserts are served here as well.

Type: American

Location: 706 North Fayette Street, Fayette, OH 43521

Shopping

Holly Jolly Christmas Shop

Holly Jolly Christmas Shop is a magical place with glistening trees and decorations for the Christmas season. Get all you need for the winter holidays.

Location: 119 East Jackson Street, West Unity, OH 43570

Pennycrest Floral & More

Shop for gifts, décor, or holiday collections at Pennycrest Floral & More. This florist can provide the perfect flower arrangement for any occasion.

Location: 220 North Defiance Street, Archbold, OH 43502

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages features a unique collection of homemade global gifts, oriental rugs, personal accessories, and more. You can also learn about their various artisans and quality products.

Location: 1205 South Defiance Street, Archbold, OH 43502

Dollar General

Dollar General sells pet supplies, electronics, toys, and various discounted items. You can also pick up basic needs like bread, eggs, and milk.

Location: 611 West Main Street, Fayette, OH 43521

Brown Bag Market

Brown Bag Market is located about 15 miles from the state park and offers a combination of local foods and Amish homemade bakery items. Delicious deli sandwiches are sold here.

Location: 14707 County Road J, Wauseon, OH 43567

Sightseeing

Goll Woods Nature Preserve

Goll Woods Nature Preserve features giant bur oaks, cottonwoods, chinquapin, and exceptionally large white oak trees. Some of these trees are 200 to 400 years old and measure 4 feet in diameter. There are five miles of scenic nature trails that take you through this enchanting woodland preserve.

Location: 5484 County Road 26, Archbold, OH 43502

Museum & Welcome Center of Fulton County, Ohio,

The Museum & Welcome Center of Fulton County, Ohio, is the perfect location to learn Fulton County’s history. The museum first opened in May of 2018. You'll learn about the natural, cultural, and historical resources found in Ohio. It also honors those who lived in the pioneer days. The general admission prices are $8 and below, depending on age.

Location: 8848 OH-108, Wauseon, OH 43567

Knotty Vines Farm & Winery

Knotty Vines Farm & Winery was originally a 3.3-acre farm that was turned into a vineyard. Today, there are well over 1,000 vines that are producing over 6 tons of grapes. The tasting room offers a small taste of their wine, and snack plates are also available.

Location: 2920 County Road 19, Wauseon, OH 43567

Stoney Ridge Winery

Shop for fruit wine, red wine, white wine, rosé, and hard cider at the Stoney Ridge Winery. Wine and dine in their rustic tasting room and full-service cocktail bar. You can enjoy the evening near the charming corner stone fireplace while you sip your new bottle of wine.

Location: 7144 Williams County Road 16, Bryan, OH 43506

Tiffin River Wildlife Area

Tiffin River Wildlife Area is situated in Fulton County in northwestern Ohio. The wildlife area consists of 463 acres of grassland, woodland, and several streams. The area is great for fishing, hiking, hunting, bird-watching, and observing nature.

Location: 23015 County Road J, Archbold, OH 43502

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How to Get to
Harrison Lake State Park

Coming from Fayette, you will want to head west on US-20 West/East Main Street toward North Fayette. Continue on US-20 West for about two miles, and then, make a left onto Co Road 26. Travel for 1.8 miles, and then turn right toward Harrison Lake Road. Follow it to the state park.

Entering Harrison Lake State Park

Harrison Lake State Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Sunday through Saturday.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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