Hueston Woods State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Hueston Woods State Park

covers 3,000 acres along the southwestern border of Ohio where it meets Indiana. The park includes Acton Lake, a 592-acre man-made lake that offers some of the state's best fishing opportunities. A dense, 200-acre, old-growth forest of mature beech and sugar maple is designated a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service. Several small communities, including College Corner, Oxford and Israel Township, surround the park. Camden, 10 miles to the east, is the largest community in the area.

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Weather
Spring 29-75 F
Summer 58-85 F
Fall 32-75 F
Winter 22-47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hueston Woods State Park

Hueston Woods State Park is an attractive spot for RV campers thanks to its vast array of adventure opportunities. The most comfortable camping method is with an RV. If you don't own an RV, try renting one from RVshare.

Hueston Woods State Park Campground

Hueston Woods State Park Campground offers 255 RV campsites with access to electricity. Twenty of those sites provide full hookups. If you're camping in the park and don't have full access, fresh drinking water is available at conveniently placed water stations. Warm shower stalls are available, and restrooms with flush toilets are a viable alternative to sewer hookups. The RV camping area is on the west side of the lake. A boat launch site and 1,500-foot sandy beach offer plenty of access to the water. A game room, indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and golf course are some of the other amenities Hueston Woods State Park offers.

  • Water Hookup: Yes, for 20 sites
  • Electric Hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes, for 20 sites
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $25 per night

Hannon’s Camp America

Hannon’s Camp America sits 1 mile west of Hueston Woods State Park Campground, just outside of College Corner, OH. The park offers 28 RV campsites with electric hookups. The campsites are spacious and covered with grass, and most sites are shaded. Hannon’s Camp America even provides a dump station near the entrance. Hiking trails, a regulation-sized football field, two playgrounds, restrooms with flush toilets, a shower house and a camp store are included in the amenities visitors find at this campground.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 15/20/30 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35 per night

Whitewater Memorial State Park

Fifteen miles west of Hueston Woods State Park and across the Ohio/Indiana border lies Whitewater Memorial State Park. Whitewater offers 236 RV campsites with electricity. The campground does not provide any water or sewer hookups for RVs; however, it has restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers, as well as a dump station. A camp store offers firewood, snacks and a boat rental concession. Visitors have direct access to the 200-acre Whitewater Lake via a boat launch. Some of the favorite activities at Whitewater Memorial State Park are swimming, fishing, hunting, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 30 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $23 per night

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What to Do at
Hueston Woods State Park

Inside Hueston Woods State Park

Hueston Woods State Park provides an incredible number of activities within its grounds. There are 10 miles of hiking trails, most of which wander through the 200-acre old-growth forest and around the lake. A 1,500-foot beach provides a beautiful swimming area during the summer, and an indoor swimming pool at the lodge offers an opportunity for visitors to swim during the winter months. Angling in the lake is excellent, with ample supplies of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, saugeye, bullhead and carp. A boat launch is provided, but boaters must obey the 10-mph speed limit while on the lake. Visitors without boats can rent one at the local concession. Nature programs provide a valuable educational experience for adults and children alike. During the winter, many cross-country skiers visit the park. 

Outside Hueston Woods State Park

There are several small communities and two medium-sized urban areas within 10 miles of Hueston Woods State Park. These communities provide access to an incredible variety of restaurants and shops. Educational programs and family adventure sites are abundant in the rea, making a family vacation here a memory that lasts a lifetime.

Restaurants

Mac and Joes

While you're in the area, stop and visit Mac and Joes, the oldest tavern in Oxford, OH. This restaurant gives a new meaning to the term “American traditional” with extra-large servings and added spices. Check out the incredible array of 10-ounce burgers or the various submarine sandwiches.

Type: American

Location: 21 East High Street, Oxford, OH 45056

Paesano’s Pasta House

For a unique approach to Italian cooking, visit Paesano’s Pasta House. You get to build your Italian meal at this restaurant by choosing your favorite pasta, sauce, meat or seafood and additional vegetables.

Type: Italian

Location: 308 South Campus Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056

Powerhouse Pizza

For the best pizza in the area, visit Powerhouse Pizza, about 10 miles east of Hueston Woods State Park. This restaurant offers an incredible array of pies. Their menu also includes subs, salads and pasta.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 312 West Central Avenue, Camden, OH 45311

Shopping

Walmart Supercenter

There's a Walmart Supercenter in Oxford, OH, which can become a handy resource for campers as they have a diverse array of products. Campers who suddenly have a need for medicine, food, toys, apparel and so much more can find them all at a Walmart Supercenter.

Location: 5720 College Center Pike, Oxford, OH 45056

Darkhold Games

When the old standby games you brought to occupy the kids in the evening become boring, drive 21 miles northeast to Eaton and visit Darkhold Games. This store offers all the new board games and high-tech games your kids could want.

Location: 111 North Barron Street, Eaton, OH 45320

Robertson’s Sporting Goods

Every avid sportsman that plans a stay at Hueston Woods State Park should visit Robertson’s Sporting Goods. The store is in Middletown, 21 miles to the east of the park. You'll find the tackle, fishing hints and seasonal rules for any angling you may encounter on Acton Lake at this store. Hunting equipment, including extra ammunition, is also available.

Location: 6348 Germantown Road, Middletown, OH 45043

Sightseeing

G & J Kartway

Just 10 miles to the east of Hueston Woods State Park lies the G & J Kartway. The racetrack is a half mile of curves and straight stretches that challenge even the most seasoned Go Kart champions. Bring your family here to watch young drivers learn the ropes and have a blast.

Location: 1619 Barnetts Mill Road, Camden, OH 45311

Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures

About 15 miles to the west in Brookville, IN, is an exciting venue that's great for the whole family. Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures takes you and your troupe down a stretch of river with meandering curves and gentle rapids. You can choose to travel in canoes, kayaks, rafts or on tubes.

Location: 7040 Whitewater River Lane, Brookville, IN 47012

Vertical Advantage Helicopters

If your family has never ridden in a helicopter before, then visit Vertical Advantage Helicopters. The business is FAA-approved to provide sight-seeing tours for singles, groups or families. These tours provide memories for the kids that they'll never forget.

Location: 2460 Greentree Road, Lebanon, OH 45036

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How to Get to
Hueston Woods State Park

Everyone approaches Hueston Woods State Park through Israel Township, OH. To get to the park from Israel Township, travel southwest on Sycamore Grove Road until you reach the Main Loop Road. Turn left on Main Route Road an continue for 1 mile, then turn right onto Cabin Beach Road. After 500 feet, turn slightly left onto Cabin Road and follow signs to the park.

To approach Israel Township from the west, travel through College Corner on County Line Road toward Eaton Street. Take Eaton Street, which merges onto Camden College Corner Road. Travel the 6 miles to Israel Township. To approach Israel Township from the south, travel through Oxford, OH. The trip is only 7 miles, and the entire route is along Ohio Highway 732 North (OH-732 N), which takes you directly into Israel Township. Getting to Israel Township from the east is just as easy. Visitors from the east travel through Camden, taking Ohio Highway 725 West (OH-725 W) for 7 miles and turning left to follow OH-732 S for another 2 miles into Israel Township from Camden.

Entering Hueston Woods State Park

The park is open from dawn till dusk, and there are no entry fees.

Entry fee : $0

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