East Harbor State Park RV & Campground Guide


Along the shores of the vast Lake Erie, East Harbor State Park offers many opportunities for outdoor activities and fun! You can boat, fish, swim, and look for water-loving birds, shorebirds, and other wildlife that make the park’s wetlands their home. 

Weather in East Harbor gets quite chilly in winter, with a January average low of 21°F. Summers are mild, with highs in the low 80s. The park gets an average of 5-8 days of rain each month, with its rainiest months in spring. 

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Spring 31-68 F
Summer 64-83 F
Fall 38-73 F
Winter 21-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in East Harbor State Park

Camping is available at 340 sites with electric hookups at the park. There are showers, flush toilets, and a dump station nearby. Bicycles can be rented at the camp office, and there is a fish cleaning building available for campers to use. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

Fort Firelands RV Resort

This campground includes a complex that looks like an early 1800s frontier fort and encompasses a restaurant, shops, a flea market, and a stage for bands and other activities. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes 

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: n/a

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: showers, laundry, pool, playground, mini golf

Surf Motel & Campground

The Surf Motel & Campground is near Lake Erie, and is within biking or walking distance of the lighthouse or quaint downtown shops. The campground is just a half hour drive from Cedar Point and other Ohio attractions. 

  • Water hookup: n/a

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: pool, fishing pond, playground, showers, boat parking, laundry

RV Rentals Near East Harbor State Park

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What to Do at
East Harbor State Park

Inside East Harbor State Park

There are a number of things to do at East Harbor State Park.

Boating: Lake Erie obviously offers a lot of boating options! A marina at the park allows guests to rent docks seasonally or for the day, and has fuel, a launch ramp, a mechanic, boat supplies, and a restaurant. There are also places to launch kayaks and non-motorized boats as well. 

Disc golf: There’s an 18-hole course, plus one practice hole. The course is near the Lockwood Shelter House. Players need to bring their own equipment as the park does not have rental equipment. There is no fee to play. 

Fishing: Lake Erie is the walleye capital of the world, and also has yellow perch, channel catfish, smallmouth, and white bass. The East and West Harbors are great places for bluegill, crappie, and carp. Anglers are required to have a valid Ohio fishing license. 

Hunting: Hunting for waterfowl is allowed on the easter side of the offshore islands. A valid Ohio hunting license is required. 

Swimming: The park has a 1,500-foot sand beach on Lake Erie where swimming is permitted. 

Hiking: There are a number of trails through the park that total more than 10 miles. Trails are all multi-use, and allow hiking, biking, snowmobiles, and more. 

Winter recreation: Park visitors can snowmobile, ice skate, ice fish, ice boat, and cross-country ski in the park during snowy months. 

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How to Get to
East Harbor State Park

Take US-6/Tiffin Ave, then turn left onto Fremont Ave. Turn right to merge onto OH-2 W, and take exit 125A-B for OH-269 N toward Lakeside/Marblehead. Continue onto OH-269 N. Continue to follow OH-269 N until you turn right onto E. Harbor State Park. 

The address for the park is 1169 N. Buck Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio.

Entering East Harbor State Park

There is no entrance fee for the park.

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Frequently Asked Questions About East Harbor State Park

What is the climate of East Harbor State Park?

The climate of East Harbor State Park is fairly cold overall. The temperature usually hovers around the 70s during summer and can regularly drop below 30 during winter. The park sees quite a bit of snow from December through February.

What is the best time of year to visit East Harbor State Park?

For activities like boating, fishing, swimming, and hiking, the best time to visit East Harbor State Park is between June and August. However, it's also a great spot for winter-based recreation during January and February.

What kind of wildlife can be found in East Harbor State Park?

East Harbor State Park is known as a great bird-watching destination. Some of the local species you might spot include great blue herons, black-crowned night herons, and egrets. Muskrats and red foxes are also commonly seen around the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in East Harbor State Park?

East Harbor State Park features a whopping 340 RV campsites. Each of these sites features electrical hookups, and they also offer convenient access to showers, flush toilets, and a dump station.

Are pets allowed at East Harbor State Park?

Dogs are allowed at East Harbor State Park. However, they must be kept under control at all times while staying on leashes no longer than six feet. Dog owners may also have to provide proof of rabies shots.