Kelleys Island State Park RV & Campground Guide


Kelleys Island State Park presents the perfect view of limestone cliffs, crystal caverns, and the beautiful Lake Erie. The island was formed during the glacial period when massive ice sheets entered Ohio. Before the war of 1812, the area was occupied by Ottawa and Huron Indian tribes at different times throughout the years; European settlers eventually moved the tribes out. Over time, islanders soon realized that the cultivation of grapes was very profitable, and sometimes, they called Kelleys Island "Wine Island." Two major cities near the state park are Sandusky and Marblehead. 

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Spring 29-70 F
Summer 61-84 F
Fall 35-74 F
Winter 31-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Kelleys Island State Park

An island is an oasis all on its own, but when you add the comforts of an RV to the mix, you'll have a luxurious home away from home delight. If you are someone who doesn't own an RV, consider renting one with RVshare.com, where you can choose from many sizes and models. 

Forest RV Park

Forest RV Park offers various seasonal spaces from mid-April to mid-October, making it the perfect location for summer fun. The sites are 30 feet by 40 feet and can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 40 feet long. There is a camp store on-site for the convenience of all seasonal campers.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Swimming pool, laundry facility, and playground

Fort Firelands Resort

Fort Firelands Resort offers both seasonal and weekend camping sites for all RV sizes. The resort has a restaurant on site that serves various breakfast and lunch items. A shop is also conveniently located on the grounds where you can get fishing supplies, clothing, and a host of other items. You can fish, swim, or chill by the fire at this well-maintained resort.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Hot showers, restroom, and basketball court

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What to Do at
Kelleys Island State Park

Inside Kelleys Island State Park

Inside Kelleys Island State Park, you'll be able to explore the six miles of hiking trails that lead to scenic vistas, historic sites, and two nature preserves. The preserve is a quiet place to observe wildlife. With boat access to Lake Erie, anglers will have a blast trying to catch the many fish species that live here. Visitors can head to the 100-foot beach to go swimming or catch some rays during warmer seasons. Picnic areas and a picnic shelter are also available inside the park. 

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How to Get to
Kelleys Island State Park

The Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line provides daily vehicle and passenger service from Marblehead and Sandusky to Kelleys Island. The ferry accepts automobiles, walk-on passengers, bicycles, and pets, and it can also accommodate RVs, tractor-trailers, trucks, and tour buses. You could also fly to the island and land at Kelleys Island Land Field Airport.

From the Kelleys Island Ferry Boat Line, continue straight and make a left onto East Lakeshore Drive. Turn right onto Division Street and follow for about a mile and a half to the state park.

From Kelleys Island Land Field Airport, head west toward Monagan Road and turn right. Follow Monagan Road until you reach Hamilton Road and then, make a left. Follow Hamilton Road to Ward Road and turn left. Go less than a mile to Division Street and make a right. Travel for about a half-mile to the state park.

Entering Kelleys Island State Park

Kelleys Island State Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Kelleys Island State Park Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $0.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Kelleys Island State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Kelleys Island State Park?

The best time to explore Kelleys Island State Park is in the summer. Aside from the warm weather, you will get to hike nature trails, sightsee historic sites and watch wildlife.

What is the climate of Kelleys Island State Park?

Kelleys State Park has a continental climate, featuring warm, humid summers with temperatures between 61 and 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are mostly cold, with temperatures between 31 and 37 degrees Fahrenheit.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Kelleys Island State Park and what is the cost?

Booking a camping area at the state park is not a requirement. Guests wishing to do so will be pleased to know they can reserve a space up to six months in advance. Reservation costs vary.

Are pets allowed at Kelleys Island State Park?

Pets are allowed at the state park, provided they behave well. They must be on a leash no longer than six feet when outside the vehicle. Guests must clean up after their pets.

Is Kelleys Island State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Kelleys Island State Park is entirely accessible for disabled guests. It features wheelchair-accessible trails and handicap parking spots. The park also features ramps on docks and building entrances and exists.