Dillon State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Located in Muskingum County, Dillon State Park is situated in an area of diverse and interesting natural features. The landscape consists of a hardwood forest and some of the most magnificent wildlife, including wild turkey, white-tailed deer, bald eagles, and many waterfowl species. This picturesque setting allows for outdoor adventures that include nature observation or boating in the quiet coves and inlets. The 2,285-acre park allows hunting in designated areas, and an archery range is located at the Sled Hill parking lot with up to 40-yard targets. All hunters must obtain an Ohio hunting license. The cities nearest Dillon State Park are Nashport, Zanesville, and Dresden.

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Weather
Spring 31-73 F
Summer 59-84 F
Fall 34-76 F
Winter 20-41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Dillon State Park

State Parks and their campgrounds are great places to visit during any time of the year, and with an RV, you'll have the ideal comfortable home-base setup. If you're looking to rent an RV for your trip, consider renting one from RVshare, where you can choose the size that suits your family's requirements.

LA-Z Acres Campground

LA-Z Acres Campground is nestled in the scenic hills of eastern Ohio near Zanesville and just minutes from Route 16. Campers of all ages can enjoy camp activities like fishing, horseshoes, cornhole and live concerts. There are also restaurant options and a general store on-site.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Shower and restroom facilities, swimming pool and a basketball court

Friendly Hills Camp

Friendly Hills Camp features 24 sites that accommodate fifth wheels, small toy haulers and large RVs. The camp offers various opportunities for exploration, recreational activities and easy access to the Muskingum River. RV rates start at $30 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Swimming pool, hot showers and restrooms

National Road Campground

National Road Campground offers a calm, relaxing atmosphere with two gorgeous ponds stocked with various fish. Located less than one mile off I-70 and within two miles of Zanesville, the campground offers wildlife observation, nature walks and fishing opportunities.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Satellite TV, cornhole, restrooms and showers

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What to Do at
Dillon State Park

Inside Dillon State Park

You can enjoy a day in the sun at the 1,360-foot swimming beach located near the park office. Launch your boat into the 1,560-acre lake and try your luck at catching largemouth bass, saugeye, catfish, bluegill or hybrid-striped bass. You can also go canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding at the lake; rental opportunities for these recreational boats are available at the camp store. Seven nature trails navigate through the park, presenting a wide range of scenic landscapes for hiking, biking or horseback riding. Other activities you can pursue inside Dillon State Park are disk golf, picnicking, tennis and volleyball. In the winter, you can go sledding near the archery range.

Outside Dillon State Park

The surrounding area just outside of Dillon State Park features various restaurants and shopping opportunities for the whole family. There's also an abundance of attractions and entertainment options. From museums and historical art galleries to beautiful gardens, a movie theatre and more, you'll never run out of things to do.

Restaurants

Bill's Real Pit

Located five miles north of Zanesville on State Route-60, Bill's Real Pit specializes in slow-cooked meats with homemade sides to order. They offer various dessert options, including ice cream, homemade apple pie and root beer floats.

Type: Barbecue

Location: 5945 Frazeysberg Road, Nashport, OH 43830

The Warehouse Restaurant

Gaze upon the rustic historical décor in the dining room of The Warehouse Restaurant while eating your delicious meal, or enjoy a few drinks by the fireside on the beautifully lit patio. Be sure to try their legendary onion rings.

Type: Italian

Location: 18 East-West 9th Street, Dresden, OH 43821

Mizu Sushi and Grill

Watch the chef prepare a delicious Hibachi dinner that includes fried rice, vegetables, salad, soup, and your choice of meat. Mizu Sushi and Grill also prepares appetizers, entrees, and sushi.

Type: Japanese

Location: 3517 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701

Bogey's Tavern

Located north of Zanesville, Ohio, Bogey's Tavern provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can get comfort foods and a beer. Weekly lunch specials are also offered at this bar and grill.

Type: Bar

Location: 5845 Frazeysburg Road, Nashport, OH 43830

The Clover Key Restaurant

The Clover Key Restaurant prepares your food as you order, delivering fresh delicious food every time. From roast beef sandwiches and steak burgers to a shrimp basket, there are plenty of options. Healthy salad choices are also offered at this restaurant.

Type: American

Location: 6005 Newark Road, Nashport, OH 43830

Shopping

Kroger

Kroger is a grocery store near Dillon State Park, making it the ideal place to get your extra dinner items or restock your RV refrigerator.

Location: 3387 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701

Dollar General

Pick up your personal care supplies, cleaning materials, and seasonable items at the local Dollar General. Frozen foods, milk, baby supplies, and beverages are also obtainable at this discount store.

Location: 6412 Frazeysburg Road, Nashport, OH 43830

Colony Square Mall

Colony Square Mall offers a wide variety of retail stores, a pharmacy, and restaurants. Take a break from shopping and watch the latest motion pictures at the mall's movie theatre.

Location: 3575 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701

Casa Bella Ornamental Iron

Boutique handbags, specialty clothing, jewelry, and accessories are just a few items available at the Casa Bella Ornamental Iron.

Location: 3575 Maple Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701

Sunrise Shopping Center

Get your retail fix at Sunrise Shopping Center. With the vast amount of available stores, you're sure to find something you need or want at this shopping center.

Location: 80 Sunrise Center Drive, Zanesville, OH 43701

Sightseeing

Zanesville Museum of Art

Zanesville Museum of Art was originally established in 1936 as the Zanesville Art Institute by Edward Myers and his wife. In 1975, the institute relocated to where it stands today. Take a tour to view African, American, Asian and European art, or you can check out the pottery gallery.

Location: 620 Military Road, Zanesville, OH 43701

Mission Oaks Gardens

Mission Oaks Gardens is spread across 7 acres of land with hundreds of rare and unusual plants like magnolias, azaleas, conifers, and rhododendrons. This beautiful urban garden also features perennials, wildflowers, and annuals all year round. Nearly two of its acres display well over 300 trees representing more than 90 species.

Location: 424 Hunter Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701

Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio

Alan Cottrill is one of the finest figurative sculptors in the world, and he approaches his work with determination and passion. Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio features a wide range of works by Edison, Owens, Woody Hayes, and other historical figures. Military figures are also showcased throughout the grounds of the studio with historical insights of their service. Other sculptures showcased are coal miners, animals, and various portraits.

Location: 110 South 6th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701

Yan Sun Art Museum & Gallery

Yan Sun Art Museum & Gallery houses exhibitions, lectures, culture displays, and various permanent collections. The museum facilitates art and culture programs and supports talented artists from both non-Western and Western cultures. Yan Sun offers fascinating paintings covering marine subjects, a ballet theme, animals, landscapes of nature, and spiritual culture.

Location: 604 Main Street, Zanesville, OH 43701

Wildzipline Safari

Enjoy an experience you'll never forget at Wildzipline Safari, which offers an hour-and-a-half tour with five zip lines overlooking the animal pasture. Two professionally trained guides lead the tours, so you're sure to be in good hands. The safari tour provides various expeditions that overlook different endangered animals and feature a total of 10 zip lines. The rates start at $59, but discounts for lodging guests, wild members, and active military personnel are available.

Location: 14000 International Road, Cumberland, OH 43732

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How to Get to
Dillon State Park

If you're traveling from Nashport, Ohio, then you'll need to head south on Meadow Drive, toward Carl Drive. Turn left onto OH-146 East and drive for about five miles. Turn right onto Clay Littick Drive and follow it for 0.6 miles. Continue onto Dillon Hills Drive and follow signs to Dillon State Park. 

Entering Dillon State Park

Dillon State Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0

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