Lake Loramie State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Loramie in Ohio was constructed to supply water for the Miami and Erie canals. After railroads took over as the preferred method of transportation and additional damage from the floods of 1913, the canals were abandoned for a while. Later, in 1949, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources turned Lake Loramie into a state park for the public's enjoyment. Enormous sheets of ice once covered the region that's now Lake Loramie State Park. As they melted, they left behind fertile soils, beech forests and large boulders.

Nearby Cities:

  • Minster, OH

  • Osgood, OH

  • Fort Loramie, OH

  • Sidney, OH

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Spring 28–72 F
Summer 58–84 F
Fall 32–77 F
Winter 17–39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Loramie State Park

Campground Accommodations

Lake Loramie State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 70 feet

  • Other amenities: Flush toilets, showers, dump station, dumpsters, miniature golf, horseshoes, playground, volleyball, canoe and kayak rentals, ADA-compliant campsites available

Lake Loramie State Park Campground

The campground at Lake Loramie State Park offers 160 RV sites. Most of the sites are near the lake or directly adjacent to the lakeshore, and many of the sites come equipped with boat tie-ups. Nearly every campsite is shaded, which helps protect campers in the summer months. Fresh drinking water is supplied at water stations placed throughout the park. A dump station is provided for campers to empty their waste tanks. Restrooms with flush toilets and warm showers provide comfort for all campers. The park features a 600-foot swimming beach where boat traffic is restricted for the safety of swimmers. Adjacent to the swimming beach are picnic areas, a playground, and a shelter house. Boats on the lake have no horsepower restrictions. Six boat ramps provide easy access for boats of considerable size. Eight miles of hiking trails wander through the nearby forests and along the lakeshore.

  • Water Hookup: No

  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $20 to $40 per night

Lazy R Campground

Twenty miles south of Lake Loramie State Park sits Lazy R Campground. The campground offers 90 RV sites. Picnic tables and fire rings are provided at each of the campsites. These sites are available from mid-April to late October. Restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers are available to guests. The campground provides a dump station to empty RV waste tanks. Additional amenities include a propane filling station, a shelter house, a playground, a fishing pond, a swimming pool, and a basketball court. Some of the favorite activities include wagon rides, horseshoes, and cornhole games. The fishing pond is fully stocked each month to ensure great angling for the campground’s guests.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $30 per night

Oakdale Campground

Oakdale Campground lies 26 miles east of Lake Loramie State Park in Quincy, OH. There are 115 RV sites in this campground, and each has its own picnic table and fire ring. Campsites can also handle rigs up to 40 feet in length. Fresh water is available through water stations throughout the camp, and restrooms with flush toilets and bathhouses with hot showers provide added comfort for every guest. The campground provides a dump station for guests to empty their waste tanks. Oakdale Campground sits along the shore of the Great Miami River, and boat ramps are available on the shoreline to launch even the largest of boats. Campground guests' favorite activities are boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. This campground is open from April 1 to October 31 of each year.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electric Hookup: 30 amps

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi Available: No

  • Pet-Friendly: Yes

  • Fee: $24 to $30 per night

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What to Do at
Lake Loramie State Park

The 1,655-acre lake offers fishing, boating and ice fishing opportunities. Picnic tables, grills, drinking water and restrooms make it easy to have a picnic while you're relaxing at the lake. You can also play disc golf on an 18-hole course at the park. In designated areas, hunting is allowed when it's in season. Registered campers can rent kayaks and canoes to explore the lake.

From summer to winter, there are plenty of fun adventures you can have at Lake Loramie State Park, including snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, hiking and kayaking.

Inside Lake Loramie State Park

Lake Loramie State Park offers an array of activities, no matter what season you visit. Swimming, sunbathing, hiking, fishing, and hunting are the favorite activities enjoyed by guests during the spring, summer, and fall months. More than 8 miles of trails wander through the dense forests and along the lakeshore. When the snow flies, the hiking trails become cross-country ski routes, the hillsides become sledding slopes, and ice skating and ice fishing draw people to the lake. After the lake is considered safe again in the spring, activities such as boat skiing bring out the adrenaline seekers.

Fishing Fishing

You can fish for largemouth bass, bluegill, bullhead catfish, channel catfish, carp and crappie at Lake Loramie. There are four fishing piers around the lake: Oak Grove, Daniels, Earl's Island and West Bank. The fishing piers at Oak Grove and Daniels are ADA-accessible.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Common wildlife sightings at Lake Loramie State Park are Canada geese and songbirds. You may also see bald eagles, trumpeter swans, American white pelicans and black squirrels. On Blackberry Island, you might spot barred owls and red-headed woodpeckers.

Flora and Fauna

You can see bald cypress trees, sweetgum trees and wildflowers at Lake Loramie State Park. On the lake's surface, you may find water lilies, American lotuses and cattails.

Hiking Hiking

Blackberry Island Trail is an easy hike on Blackberry Island through a dense forest with vines and over a bridge with views of the lake. In the winter, cross-country skiing is sometimes allowed on the trail. Little Turtle Trace Trail is an easy loop trail in a wooded area with a creek passing through it. Miami-Erie Trail, part of the Buckeye Trail, runs through Lake Loramie State Park. It starts at the park office and leads you to the canal.


You can travel in a kayak or canoe on Lake Loramie to experience the scenery on the water. On the northern end of Blackberry Island, you'll find a boat swim zone. The lake is classified as a "no wake" zone, except for a section of the western end that has a designated speed.

Swimming Swimming

There is a 600-foot sandy swimming beach at Lake Loramie where you can take a dip in the lake. Swimming is only allowed during daylight hours and in designated areas of the lake. A shelter house, a playground and picnic areas can be found at the swimming beach.


Bring your mountain bike to experience Little Turtle Trace Trail on a bike. You're allowed to navigate the park on your bike, but keep in mind that bikes aren't allowed on all of the trails, and you must obey any posted signs.

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How to Get to
Lake Loramie State Park

You may want to check if the roads leading to the park are open before your trip because they can close due to severe weather in the winter or flooding in the summer. Otherwise, it's easy to access the park, even in an RV.

From Sidney, travel on OH-29 W, then turn left onto Fort Loramie-Swanders Road. After about 7 miles, turn right onto OH-362 N. Your destination will immediately be on the right-hand side.

Entering Lake Loramie State Park

It's free to enter the park, and parking lots are available near the boat docking stations and the campground.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Loramie State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Loramie State Park?

Spring and fall are the best times of year to visit Lake Loramie State Park because there are fewer bugs and less rain, making hiking the trails a more comfortable experience. If you like winter sports, then winter is a good time to visit for sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Loramie State Park?

You can find waterfowl, songbirds and other small animals at Lake Loramie State Park. Possible sightings include bald eagles, red-headed woodpeckers, American white pelicans, trumpeter swans, Canada geese, owls and black squirrels.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Loramie State Park?

Yes, there are RV camping spots in Lake Loramie State Park. Your options include full hookups, electric and non-electric.

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

You're not required to make a reservation in advance to camp at Lake Loramie State Park. It costs around $20 to $70 per night to camp at the park, depending on which type of site you want to stay at.

Are pets allowed at Lake Loramie State Park?

Pets are allowed at Lake Loramie State Park, but you need to come prepared to show proof of their vaccinations and to clean up after them. You won't be able to bring them inside of park buildings or on the swimming beach, either. The state park also prohibits leaving your pet unattended.