John Bryan State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Mound Builders and the Shawnee Native Americans were the first people to explore the beauty of this land. John Bryan State Park has 100 different trees and shrubs and 340 species of wildflowers that enhance this area's exquisiteness. This 752-acre park also contains a remarkable limestone gorge by the Little Miami River. Over time, each layer of limestone and shale bedrock was covered by warm, shallow seas or was scoured by slow-moving glacial ice. As the glacier retreated with warm temperatures, the gorge valley began to provide a suitable habitat for many plant species. The closest cities near the state park are Cedarville, Fairborn, and Springfield.

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Weather
Spring 31-74 F
Summer 61-85 F
Fall 34-77 F
Winter 22-41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in John Bryan State Park

Whether you visit John Bryan State Park in the summertime or during the winter, an RV would ideally make the visit more comfortable. If you don't own an RV, easily rent one! Search through RV rentals near Yellowstone, Ohio to find the perfect one for your trip.

Enon Beach Campground

Enon Beach Campground offers all kinds of camping from lakeside tent sites to full-hookup RV sites. Swimming, boating, and fishing are just a few of the things you can do here. Gas stations, groceries, and restaurants are available in the nearby village of Enon, Ohio. RV rates begin at $29 per day, $174 weekly, and $480 monthly.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Sewer dump, fishing pier, snack bar

Frontier Campground

Frontier Campground is an 11-acre wooded property with both pull-thru and back-in sites. The campground accommodates all RV sizes from motorhomes to travel trailers and more. There is firewood available and a dump and fill station on-site. Frontier is just .2 miles away from Spring Valley Wildlife Area, which offers boating, fishing, and wildlife observation. The RV rates start at $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Entertainment deck, recreation center, playground

Wilmington RV Resort

Wilmington RV Resort is located between Cincinnati and Dayton. It is one of the natural preserves in Ohio, offering 170 acres of gently rolling land and a beautiful lake perfect for canoeing and fishing. They are equipped to accommodate any size of RV. You can also store your RV at the resort when it's not in use. RV rates begin at $62 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool, hot tub, hiking trails

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What to Do at
John Bryan State Park

Inside John Bryan State Park

Adventurers who enjoy rock climbing and rappelling will love stepping out along the North Rim Trail. If rock climbing and rappelling are out of your league, you can hike one of 10 trails that total about 12 miles of nature; the Arboretum Trail also permits bicycling. Mountain bikes are allowed on 9.7 miles of interconnected single-use and multi-use trails. Winter recreation that visitors enjoy doing include sledding and cross-country skiing. Other things to do inside the park are picnicking, camping, fishing, boating, and disc golf. 

Outside John Bryan State Park

Yellow Springs and the surrounding cities offer various restaurants and authentic foods such as Indian, Latin-Caribbean, European, and American. The shops nearby are filled with homemade items, gifts, souvenirs, and groceries. The area attractions consist of various preserves, a historical park, museums, and an artistic rock garden. Getting to discover and learn about the region just outside the state park will give you an understanding of its history and culture.

Restaurants

Sunrise Café

Sunrise Café is a locally owned business that makes everything from scratch to provide customers home-cooked meals and desserts. Most of their food comes from the local farmers, with some of them being certified for organic produce.

Type: American

Location: 259 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Calypso Grill and Smokehouse

The Calypso Grill and Smokehouse serves authentic Latin-Caribbean cuisine from hearty smoked pumpkin and coconut stew to a curried lamb burger with smoked pineapple salsa. Top your meal off with a coquito or winter mojito.

Type: Latin-Caribbean

Location: 1535 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Ms. Miller's Hometown Diner

Enjoy hot-off-the-grill burgers and more at Ms. Miller's Hometown Diner. Daily specials and freshly baked pies are just a few things offered here.

Type: Diner, American

Location: 46 North Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314

Winds Café

The Winds Café began as a collectively owned and operated café. Since then, the food they prepare is European-inspired with an American twist to it. Another twist is the wine cellar, where they cultivate their own wine. They offer wine classes and tastings monthly to help those who are interested in developing their palates.

Type: European, American

Location: 215 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Aahar India

Visit Aahar India to taste authentic Indian food from Punjabi Kadhi and Daal Bati to Unchmail Khichdi and Hummus Curry.

Type: Indian

Location: 101 South Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Shopping

Urban Handmade

Check out what 70-plus artists have designed for these amazing and treasured shirts. Urban Handmade is located in beautiful downtown Yellow Springs, Ohio, which is just a couple of miles from the state park.

Location: 113 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Fairborn Plaza Shopping Center

In Fairborn, Ohio, the Fairborn Plaza Shopping Center offers various stores all in one place for a quick and easy shopping experience.

Location: 1174 North Broad Street, Fairborn, OH 45324

Tom's Market

Tom's Market is the closest grocery store to John Bryan State Park, making it the ideal place to restock your RV's refrigerator. This specialty grocery store provides a variety of nutritious foods and more.

Location: 242 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Kroger Marketplace

In Fairborn, the Kroger Marketplace is another grocery store nearby that offers fresh produce, meats, and more.

Location: 1161 East Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH 45324

Family Dollar

This store offers low prices on a broad range of items, including discount groceries and cleaning supplies. Family Dollar also offers seasonal items and toys to help entertain your youngsters.

Location: 25 East Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, OH 45324

Sightseeing

Trailside Museum

The Trailside Museum is the welcome center for Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The museum features hands-on displays and exhibits to bring visitors closer to nature. Guided hiking tours take place here throughout the year to teach about the natural environment.

Location: 405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve

This 268-acre preserve guards one of the most impressive dolomite and limestone gorges in the state. The Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve encompasses a 2-mile stretch of the Little Miami State and National Scenic River, just east of John Bryan State Park.

Location: 2381 OH-343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Hartman Rock Garden

Stop in to see the nationally recognized visionary art environment by self-taught artist Ben Hartman. The Hartman Rock Garden was constructed between 1932 and 1944 using glass, stone, concrete, wood, and whatever else was available.

Location: 1905 Russell Avenue, Springfield, OH 45506

Carillon Historical Park

Step back in time and watch Dayton's past come to life on this 65-acre open-air history museum. Not only will you learn about Dayton's history, but Carillon Historical Park will also teach you how this city changed the world.

Location: 1000 Carillon Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409

Koogler Wetland Prairie Preserve

Feel your stress evaporate as you stroll through nature at the Koogler Wetland Prairie Preserve. You not only can see wildlife but also smell and listen to the simple joys of nature. Camping, fishing, cycling, and hiking are just a few things to do here.

Location: 2735 Beaver Valley Road, Dayton, OH 45434

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How to Get to
John Bryan State Park

From downtown Yellow Springs, head northwest toward Corry Street and then make a right. Follow Corry Street until you come to the first intersection. Turn right onto US-68 North/Xenia Avenue and then turn right onto OH-343 East. Follow for approximately 1 mile, turn right onto OH-370 South, and follow to the state park.

Entering John Bryan State Park

John Bryan State Park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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