Lake Loramie State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

Lake Loramie State Park

occupies 407 acres on the southwestern corner of the 1,655-acre Lake Loramie (locally referred to as Fort Loramie Lake) in Ohio. The builders of the Miami-Erie Canal created the lake as a reservoir to keep the water level of the canal constant. Today, the lake provides fresh water for communities in the area and is a recreational resource. It does not matter what season you visit; there are plenty of recreational opportunities for you and your family year-round. The village of Fort Loramie is only two miles from the park, and Dayton, OH, with a population near 150,000, is the closest metropolitan city.

National Park Sample Image
Weather
Spring 27-73 F
Summer 57-83 F
Fall 30-73 F
Winter 20-43 F
National Park Sample Image
Trip Planner
Use our FREE RV trip planner to begin customizing the perfect RV trip. Continue
National Park Sample Image

RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Loramie State Park

Most visitors use an RV to camp at Lake Loramie State Park, taking advantage of the comfort and practicality the vehicles provide. The experience of traveling in an RV is like taking your home with you. If you don't own an RV, consider renting one through RVshare.

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

RV Rentals Near Lake Loramie State Park

Nearby RV Rentals

Restaurants

What to Do at
Lake Loramie State Park

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.

Outside Lake Loramie State Park

Though the communities close by Lake Loramie State Park are small, they provide excellent examples of the hospitality travelers have come to expect when visiting western Ohio. Restaurants of various cuisines offer a mix of tastes that will thrill your palate. Friendly shops are as varied as any found in the country. Educational opportunities that will excite you and your children abound in the area.

Restaurants

Keyhole Pizza

After a hard day playing at Lake Loramie State Park, get a pizza from Keyhole Pizza in Fort Loramie. The selections on the menu are the traditional pizza choices made with fresh ingredients. The restaurant also serves sandwiches and entertains diners with pool, darts, and karaoke.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: 6621 State Route 66, Fort Loramie, OH 45845

17 West

To experience great food, drive 6 miles north of the park to visit 17 West. The menu selection is limited but excellent. Try the chicken piccata or the sea scallop dishes for an extra-tasty meal.

Type: American, Vegetarian

Location: 17 West Monroe Street, New Bremen, OH 45869

The Wooden Shoe Inn

The Wooden Shoe Inn is only a 3-mile drive from the park. This restaurant specializes in German cuisine. Look for the Dunkel bourbon-glazed salmon for an exquisite entrée that pleases the palate.

Type: German

Location: 6 North Main Street, Minster, OH 45865

Shopping

Casey’s General Store

If you are looking for snack food or groceries, visit Casey’s General Store. Here you will find those filling snacks that you crave after a hard day of playing. You will also find frozen pizzas, pistachios, and candy to recharge your energy.

Location: 12 South Main Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845

Miami Valley Central Mall

When you discover a need to shop at several different shops, drive 17 miles south from the park to the Miami Valley Central Mall. You will find 31 shops of various types at the mall, including national brands such as Dunham’s Sports, Bath & Body Works, and Claire’s.

Location: 1220 East Ash Street, Piqua, OH 45356

Front Porch Candle Company

Gifts that smell great are the best gifts to send. At the Front Porch Candle Company in Botkins, OH, you can find scented candles, wax tart melts, and fragrance oils that you will not find elsewhere.

Location: 17009 Heiland Kies Road, Botkins, OH 45306

Sightseeing

Wilderness Trail Museum

To get more information on local history, visit the Wilderness Trail Museum. The museum is tucked into a brick two-story building constructed in 1853 to house travelers on the Miami-Erie Canal. Each room in the building is dedicated to a different aspect of local history.

Location: 37 North Main Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845

VanDemark Farm

For a great time with the family, visit VanDemark Farm. Located just 14 miles southeast of Lake Loramie State Park, this business features exciting rides such as zip lines, a petting zoo, and hayrides. A golf course and a driving range provide plenty of exercise for adults while their children enjoy the more thrilling aspects of the farm.

Location: 2401 South VanDemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365

The Bicycle Museum of America

The Bicycle Museum of America has a collection of over 900 bicycles. Of those bicycles, the museum continuously displays 200. Guides and interpreters lead children and adults through the history of a vehicle that did so much to transform the American landscape through its innovation.

Location: 7 West Monroe Street, New Bremen, OH 45869

National Park Sample Image

How to Get to
Lake Loramie State Park

To approach the park from the west, you will have to travel through Fort Loramie. The drive from Fort Loramie to Lake Loramie State Park begins on Elm Street. Elm Street turns into Ohio Highway 362 North (OH-362 N). Follow OH-362 N for a mile until you reach a left turn to stay on OH-362 N. Drive for another half-mile to the park entrance. 

To reach Lake Loramie State Park from Dayton, take Interstate 75 North (I-75 N) from North Main Street. Follow I-75 N for 39 miles. Take Exit 93 onto Ohio Highway 29 West (OH-29 W). Travel along OH-29 W for 12 miles to the park entrance.

Entering Lake Loramie State Park

Lake Loramie State Park is open from dawn to dusk for day-use activities.

Entry fee : $0

You’ll make memories that last a lifetime when you take an RV adventure to Lake Loramie State Park. If you don’t have an RV of your own, rent one with RVshare! If you share your trip photos on social media, be sure to tag us, or send them to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog.