Punderson State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Punderson State Park

is a public recreation area that takes up 741 acres of land and 150 acres of a beautiful natural lake. It's in the glaciated plateau region of Ohio, and during the ice ages, this area was buried under glacial ice. The lake's aquatic environment, combined with the surrounding woodlands, provides a beautiful array of natural environmental wonders. In the park, the vegetation is just as different as the animal population: blue-eyed grass, buttercups, pennyworts, and wild geraniums are just a small number of wildflowers that inhabit the area. The lake is home to various shorebirds and waterfowl, including wood ducks, Canada geese, and blue herons. A few Ohio cities in proximity to Punderson State Park are Chesterland, Middlefield, and Newbury. 

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Weather
Spring 24-68 F
Summer 54-80 F
Fall 32-72 F
Winter 15-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Punderson State Park

State parks are always an excellent source of interaction with nature no matter what time of the year it happens to be. To make your trip more comfortable, simply rent one on RVshare where you will find the perfect rental for your family!

Roundup Lake Campground

Whether you are traveling for the weekend or a season, you are sure to have a great time at Roundup Lake Campground, which features 350 sites that offer plenty of room for large RVs. Area attractions include many trails through the woods for horseback riding, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Museum of National History.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Cable TV, dump station, and swimming pool

Kool Lakes Family Campground

Kool Lakes Family Campground is situated in the woods in the scenic Ohio Valley and Geauga Lakes region. It offers a 1.5-acre swimming lake with a sandy beach where you can catch a few rays. Boat rentals are available for those who are 18 and older. You can enjoy hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures at this campground.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Laundry facility, restroom, and showers

Paradise Lakes Family Campground

Paradise Lakes Family Campground is a family-owned campsite that's just a few miles north of Warren in Bristolville, Ohio. It offers a 44-mile paved bike trail and 26 acres of a well-stocked lake for fishing. The campground is near the Amish settlement, Eastwood Mall Complex, and the Western Reserve Greenway Bike Trail.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Dump station, camp store, and clubhouse with gaming room

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What to Do at
Punderson State Park

Inside Punderson State Park

You can go hiking on one of the seven easy to moderate trails totaling about 11 miles of nature. In winter, several trails are open to snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. The park features a 600-foot public beach where you can go swimming in the designated areas. Golfers can challenge themselves on the championship-rated 18-hole golf course. More exciting things to do inside the state park include bicycling, picnicking, fishing, volleyball, basketball, and shuffleboard. 

Outside Punderson State Park

The area just outside of the state park is filled with a wide variety of things to do. You'll find various restaurants that serve up Italian and American meals. Shops and sightseeing attractions are plentiful, so you'll have no trouble locating something to do for the whole family. 

Restaurants

Johnny's Grill and Pizzeria

Johnny's Grill and Pizzeria offers various food options from the grill or hot oven to your plate. Catering services are provided at this restaurant with a two-day advance notice requirement.

Type: Italian, American

Location: 12399 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

Mangia! Mangia!

Homemade pizza dough and rolls are just one reason visitors rotate the Mangia! Mangia! doors, but their delicious Italian and seafood meals are what makes them keep coming back.

Type: Italian, Seafood

Location: 11081 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

JC’s Restaurant

Can't decide what you want for dinner? JC’s Restaurant has a little bit of everything, from steak dinners to pasta and more. There is a kid's menu with smaller portions for little appetites.

Type: American

Location: 13816 West Center Street, Burton, OH 44021

Sapore Restaurant

Sapore Restaurant is situated next to the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking recreational culinary building. The restaurant is simple yet elegant, pairing the right ingredients to create an unforgettable positive dining experience. A few popular menu favorites are the tagliata di filetto and petto d'anatra alla mantovana entrées.

Type: Italian

Location: 8623 Mayfield Road, Chesterland, OH 44026

The Washington Street Diner

The Washington Street Diner has been serving classic American dishes since 2004. The diner opens up at 6:30 a.m. to serve breakfast to the early risers and stays open until 2:30 p.m. to provide lunch for those looking for a quick bite to eat.

Type: American

Location: 8233 East Washington Street, Chagrin Falls, OH 44230

Shopping

Dollar General

Dollar General is just one mile down the road from Punderson State Park and is the ideal place to pick up snacks, drinks, or personal care items. Over-the-counter medicines are also sold here.

Location: 12222 Kinsman Road, Newbury Township, OH 44065

Save A Lot

Every day at Save A Lot, you'll find quality fresh produce, vegetables, and meats to restock your RV's refrigerator.

Location: 15561 West High Street, Middlefield, OH 44062

Newbury Center Plaza

The Newbury Center Plaza is situated at the intersection of Kinsman Road and Auburn Road. It's filled with a bank, restaurants, a spa, and more.

Location: 11110 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

West Geauga Plaza

West Geauga Plaza is a hometown shopping experience featuring 30 different stores. From a supermarket and pharmacy to specialty stores with one-of-a-kind items, you're sure to find something you need or want.

Location: 12628 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH 44026

Chagrin Falls Shopping Plaza

Chagrin Falls Shopping Plaza is in the heart of downtown Chagrin Falls. The plaza provides plenty of shopping options with specialty retail stores.

Location: 10–64 Shopping Plaza, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Sightseeing

Sharon James Cellars

Sit back and relax with an uncorked bottle of wine from Sharon James Cellars. You can savor a wine sampling in the tasting room before purchasing your favorite blend of fruits. They specialize in white wines, rose wines, and red wines. There is also a full-service kitchen that serves appetizers, paninis, cheese plates, and sliders.

Location: 11303 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065

Century Village Museum

Experience history and beauty at the Century Village Museum. You can take a guided tour in one of the historical buildings during scheduled tour times or enjoy a free stroll through the grounds. The Crossroad Museum Store offers history books on Geauga County along with other amazing products.

Location: 14653 East Park Street, Burton, OH 44021

Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve

This 101-acre park is home to a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Walter C. Best Wildlife Preserve features three trails totaling 1.6 miles that are accessible for hiking, walking, running, and cross-country skiing. Other popular activities you can do here are bird-watching, fishing, picnicking, and discovering nature all around you.

Location: 11620 Ravenna Road, Munson Township, OH 44024

The Rookery

The Rookery habitat is located in an old glacial lakebed comprising mostly wetlands with open marshes and swamp forest. A beech-maple forest and several red-maple stands provide habitat to various animals. The area is open for visitors from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Location: 10110 Cedar Road, Munson Township, OH 44024

Oberland Park

The park is the perfect spot to take a stroll through the woods and observe what nature has to offer. The trail is less than a mile long but is beautiful any time of the year. Oberland Park has soccer fields, a pavilion with picnic tables, and more.

Location: 14639 Auburn Road, Newbury Township, OH 44065

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How to Get to
Punderson State Park

From Ohio-87 West, the route turns right and becomes East Park Street. Make a slight left onto Spring Street and another left onto West Center Street. Continue on Ohio-87 West/Kinsman Road for 3.2 miles and then take Portlew Road to Ohio-87 East. Make a right onto Stone Road. Go left onto Potlew Road and then take another left onto Ohio-87 East. 

Entering Punderson State Park

Punderson 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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