Great Seal State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located in Chillicothe, Ohio, Great Seal State Park takes its name from the official seal of Ohio as many of the prominent features of the park are in the seal. The Ohio Scioto Valley and the mountains surrounding the park provide beautiful vistas, and its location in the middle of the sandstone hills that surround the Appalachian Plateau further make it a great place for hikers, bikers, and birdwatchers. The 1,862-acre park is near the city of Circleville, OH, where you can shop, wine, and dine to kick back after a day of exploring. Most of the days are quite sunny throughout the year, so just about any time is a good occasion to visit.

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Spring 30–75 F
Summer 59-86 F
Fall 34–79 F
Winter 19-43 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Great Seal State Park

There's no better way to explore the beauty of this park and the surrounding areas than from the comfort of your RV. If you don't have an RV, you can rent one through RVshare

Great Seal State Park Campground

Great Seal State Park Campground has 15 primitive campsites that are all located within the safety of the park. These sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should be sure to get there early to reserve a spot. The first 10 sites accommodate equestrian camping complete with tie lines behind the campsites. You can bring your generator as long as you operate it outside of the quiet hours of the night. From the campsite, there's a drinking site where you can access drinking water. The sites are friendly to pets, but you have to keep yours on a leash and pick up after it. Note that the campground remains closed during the winter months. Nightly rates start at $25.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: fire rings, drinking station, vault toilet, horse shelter, picnic sites with tables, and a playground

Scioto Trial State Park Campground

Scioto Trail State Park Campground is one of the natural areas in Chillicothe, OH, that provides a quiet and secluded camping experience. The park occupies 228 acres with forested roads and stunning vistas of the Scioto Valley. Inside the park is a store that offers snacks, paddleboat rentals, gifts, and other camping supplies. You can play basketball or horseshoes at the park with equipment rentals available at the store. The lakes and ponds in the park make for terrific swimming and fishing spots, and the trails allow you to explore the beauty of the area. Nightly rates start at $25, and there are 75 sites from which to choose.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: showers, playground, basketball court, and camp store

Sun Valley Campground

Located six miles west of Chillicothe, Sun Valley is open all year. Inside the campground is a pond for swimming and fishing. Visitors can also play basketball and indoor games in the game room. The sites accommodate big-rig RVs and trailers. The campground provides great areas for family outings and reunions. From the site, you have easy access to a shower and a dump station. There are 45 sites to choose from and nightly rates start at $27.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: showers, basketball court, pond, and playground

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What to Do at
Great Seal State Park

Inside Great Seal State Park

The Great Seal State Park is a wonderful place for those who love nature. In summer and spring, you can enjoy activities such as biking and hiking along the extensive trails, disc golfing, birding, and sports and recreation inside the park. During winter, the park offers great grounds for cross-country skiing, hunting, and picnicking. 

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How to Get to
Great Seal State Park

If you're driving from Cleveland, take I-71 South, and drive to I-270 West and then to U.S. 23 South. Travel south along Route 23 through Circleville all the way to the Delano exit. From there, you'll see signs to the park entrance.

From Columbus, drive along U.S. 23 South, through Circleville all the way to Delano exit, and follow signs to the park.

If you're coming from Chillicothe, drive on State Route 159 North all the way to Delano Road and then to Marietta Road intersection. From there, turn right, and you'll see the park entrance. 

Entering Great Seal State Park

The park is open all year, but the campground might close during the winter months. You can drive into the park any time between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Great Seal State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Great Seal State Park?

If you like challenging hikes and mountain biking, then Great Seal State Park in summer and early fall is best. You can enjoy the magnificent sights of the Ohio countryside.

What is the climate of Great Seal State Park?

The weather at Great Seal State Park is mild in each season. In the summer, the high is usually in the low 80s. In the winter, the low average is right around freezing.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Great Seal State Park?

Woodpeckers and owls cruise the skies over the park. In fact, most of the wildlife in the park consists of various songbirds and raptors. You can also see deer and small game in the park.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Great Seal State Park?

There are 15 campsites at the park. These primitive campsites do not include electricity, water, or sewer service. There are also five special campsites for equestrians. According to the government map of the park, the shelter houses are wheelchair accessible.

Are pets allowed at Great Seal State Park?

Pets, including horses, are welcome at Great Seal State Park. As with most other places, you'll have to clean up after your pets and keep them from annoying other campers. Dogs must be leashed.