Maumee Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide


Maumee Bay State Park officially opened its doors to the public in 1975 after the state of Ohio bought much of its land in 1974. This state park borders Maumee Bay, which is part of Lake Erie. Downtown Toledo, Interstate 75, and Interstate 90 are only 20 minutes away. The park comprises more than 1,300 acres, so there's plenty of room to explore shorelines, wetlands, marshes and more. Whether you want to spend time out on the water or on dry land, you'll have plenty of recreational options in this beautiful state park in Oregon, Ohio.

Nearby Cities:

  • Northwood, OH

  • Curtice, OH

  • Oregon, OH

  • Toledo, OH

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Spring 32-69 F
Summer 64-83 F
Fall 37-74 F
Winter 22-38 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Maumee Bay State Park

Campground Accommodations

Maumee Bay State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 50 feet

  • Other amenities: Dump station, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, ponds, bike rentals, horseshoe pits, basketball court, playground

Wild Wings Campground & Marina

Just a 23-minute drive from the state park is theWild Wings Campground & Marina, located by Lake Erie. It boasts 80 acres of marina, 60 acres of campground, and a long list of amenities to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. Daily rates start from $35.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: showers, playground, activity pavilion, pond swimming beach, fishing ponds, marina.

Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA Journey

Toledo East / Stony Ridge KOA Journey is a peaceful country park which is perfect for people on the go, or for those who just want to get away from it all! It’s located in Toledo, meaning that you’ll not only be close to the state park, but many of the region’s most famous attractions too.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: heated swimming pool, pavilion, gem mine, dog park, mini golf, cable TV, playground.

Magee East Marina & Campground

Magee East Marina & Campground is located between Toledo and Port Clinton, right near the Madgee Marsh Wildlife Area. Lake Erie is easily accessible from the park, providing guests with excellent views and fishing opportunities. Campsites with electric and water hookups costs $28 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: general store, bar, marina.

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What to Do at
Maumee Bay State Park

If you want to go golfing on a beautiful course that was crafted in the "Scottish Links" style, then you should check out the Maumee Bay State Park Golf Course. There's also a seven-lane archery range, and winter sports include cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating and snow hiking. The Lake Erie beach area has multiple excellent picnicking and grilling places that you can use for cooking and eating after you've worked up an appetite exploring the park.

Please note that the Nature Center and the large loop of the Boardwalk Trail are undergoing renovations and will reopen in the spring and summer of 2024, respectively. Contact the park office at 419-836-7758 for answers to any questions.

Multiple bodies of water and high-quality trails provide ample places to have an enjoyable time at Maumee Bay State Park.

Inside Maumee Bay State Park

Maumee Bay State Park might be very popular for camping, but people also flock here because of the wide range of fun outdoor activities on offer. Whether you’re hoping to enjoy hiking, boating, swimming, golfing, or more – there’s certainly something for every type of traveler at Maumee Bay. 

Hiking : The park contains acres of meadow, marshland and woodland, and the best way to explore this is through hiking the multiple trails on offer. One of these includes the Mouse Trail, a 3-mile diverse trail winding through meadows and young woodlands. There are also several miles of paved combination trails for bicycling and cross-country skiing, as well as a boardwalk.

Boating : Lake Erie provides 57 acres of inland lake that is suitable for canoeing and other non-motorized boat use. Canoes, paddle boats and row boats are also available for rent.

Swimming : The state park has two sand beaches which are ideal for swimming. One beach is located on the Lake Erie shore while the other lines the park's inland lake. 

Golfing : There is an 18-hole "Scottish Links" style golf course located in the state park. Players can expect low, rolling mounds, bent grass fairways, greens and tees, numerous sand bunkers and ponds. Lessons, golf outings, and a golf pro-shop are also available.

Winter sports : When it snows at the state park, there are still plenty of fun activities to be enjoyed, including cross-country skiing, winter nature walks, ice skating, ice fishing, and sledding on the area's top-rated sledding hill.

Fishing Fishing

If you drop a line in Lake Erie, then you may find out why people call it the "Walleye Capital of the World." Other fish you can catch in Lake Erie include bass, drum and catfish. You can also fish at the inland lake and the canoeing lake, which both hold bass, crappie and bluegill. You will need an Ohio fishing license to fish here.

Geocaching Geocaching

Multiple caches are located within Maumee Bay State Park. Most of the caches can be found near the Erie shoreline and the boardwalk.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Birding is popular here thanks to the presence of more than 300 species of birds within the park. The best place to see these birds is the Trautman Nature Center, which features an indoor viewing area and a boardwalk trail that are ideal for watching a wide variety of birds.

Stargazing Stargazing

Between the beach, boardwalk and trails, Maumee Bay State Park has many stellar locations for stargazing. Don't forget to bring your camera with you so that you can take some once-in-a-lifetime shots of the heavens.

Flora and Fauna

At Maumee Bay State Park, you'll have the chance to see plants like cottonwoods, willows and cattails. Animals that live in the park include frogs, butterflies, snakes, raccoons and deer.

Hiking Hiking

Several of the trails in the park are open to foot traffic only. The Interpretive Boardwalk and the Storybook and Mouse Trails are for hikers only. Hikers can also share the bike path and the multi-use trail with bikers.


Lake Erie is a beautiful place to take your motorized boat as you can dock it at the Maumee Bay Lodge Marina for convenience. The best place to take your canoe, kayak, rowboat or paddleboat is the inland lake. Boat rentals are available for those without their own crafts.

Swimming Swimming

You can go swimming on Lake Erie and the inland lake at two designated swimming beaches. Both beaches have restrooms, sun shelters and showers located nearby. If you stay at the park's lodge, then you can take advantage of its swimming pool.


The bike path and the multi-use trail are both open to bikers, but you must share these trails with hikers and joggers. You can rent a bike at the park if you don't have your own with you.

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How to Get to
Maumee Bay State Park

If you're coming from Toledo, take State Route 65 to Craig Bridge Street, and cross the Maumee River. Turn left onto Front Street, and turn right onto Millard Avenue. Turn left on Otter Creek Road before turning right onto Cedar Point Road. Turn right onto North Curtice Road, and drive to the park's entrance.

Entering Maumee Bay State Park

You don't have to pay to enter Maumee Bay State Park since all Ohio state parks offer free admission.

Parking is available in 14 parking areas that are scattered throughout the park. You'll be able to park close to the camp office/park store, the campground, the beach, the inland lake, the Trautman Nature Center and more.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Maumee Bay State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Maumee Bay State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Maumee Bay State Park?

If you're interested in spending time on or in the water, then you'll probably want to come during the warm summer months. If you'd rather get out in the snow, then you'll want to visit during the winter months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Maumee Bay State Park?

Maumee Bay State Park's shoreline is home to bald eagles, herons, gulls and Canada geese. In the wetlands, you may encounter snakes, frogs, muskrats, raccoons and turtles.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Maumee Bay State Park?

All of the park's 256 campsites have electric hookups; 20 sites feature full water, sewer and electric hookups. Campsites cost $27 per night. Full-service sites don't have water during the cold months.

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

Reservations at Maumee Bay State Park are mandatory and cost $6.50 each. You can make your reservation up to six months in advance and as late as the day before your visit.

Are pets allowed at Maumee Bay State Park?

Pets are welcome as long as they stay in designated campsites and areas in Maumee Bay State Park. Your pet must be on a leash and is only allowed at pet-friendly campsites, yurts and lodge locations.