Mohican State Park RV & Campground Guide


Encompassing a sprawling 1,110 acres in northeastern Ohio (and backed up by an additional 4,525-acre state forest to add even more exploration options to your docket), Mohican State Park is a popular destination for a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, from hiking and biking to horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and enjoy water-based sports on Clear Fork River and nearby Pleasant Hill Lake. Conveniently triangulated between Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, it’s an accessible weekend getaway locale for many midwesterners, and also a worthy destination for those coming in from out of town.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the park also offers a variety of educational, naturalist-led activities and excursions to bring visitors further into the heart of the landscape. The Junior Naturalist program is designed to get kids between 7 and 14 excited about the outdoors and help them become better stewards of the planet going forward. The park is also home to an annual mountain bike race (which is also open to hikers) known as the MTB 100. 

No matter what draws you to Mohican State Park, a little bit of planning goes a long way when it comes to enjoying your trip to the fullest. Here are our best tips and tricks for getting the most out of your upcoming Mohican State Park vacation!

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Spring 25-70 F
Summer 53-82 F
Fall 31-74 F
Winter 13-37 F
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Nearby Cities
Loudonville, Ohio
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mohican State Park

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to upgrade your camping experience, this might just be it. Although sleeping under the stars is attractive, it’s hard to beat having a real mattress and pillow while you do it! Whether you’ve yet to experience the RV life at all or you’re an older timer looking for a different RV camping experience, you’ll find rigs of every shape, size, and style available on the peer-to-peer market at RVshare. (Plus, you’ll save a ton of money on your RV rental!)

Camping is available on-site at Mohican State Park, whose campgrounds include 100 sites with electrical hookups and 51 full-hookup sites as well. The park also offers flush toilets, hot showers, a dump station, and a campground store, as well as athletic fields, loaner games, and sporting equipment.

However, as is the case with most state parks, the onsite campground at Mohican fills up quickly. That’s why it’s important to review a few Plan B options in the area -- here are a few to choose from!

River Run Family Campground

Conveniently nestled nearby on the scenic banks of the Black Fork and Clear Fork Rivers, River Run Family Campground offers level sites suitable for even large RVs, as well as conveniences and extras like a camp store, snack bar, swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and more. Although a full-service bath house is available, the showers are on a pay system in order to promote water conservation. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no, but dump station is available

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: flush toilets, hot showers (for a fee), playground, snack bar, camp store, swimming pool, game room, basketball court, sand volleyball court.

Mohican Adventures Campground and Cabins

Along with tent camping and cabin rentals, Mohican Adventures Campground and Cabins offers full-hookup RV sites generously equipped with picnic tables and fire rigs, with rates starting at an affordable $40 per night for the first two adults. (Fees for additional guests may apply.) The park is a full-on resort destination, complete with a go-kart track, aerial park, adventure golf courses and more. They also offer packages including guided river trips if you’re looking for -- as the campground’s name suggests -- a more adventurous way to explore the area.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: guided river trips, go-karts, aerial park, adventure golf, picnic tables, fire rings, indoor pool and hot tub, stocked fishing lake and pond, playgrounds

Smith’s Campground and Cabin

A quiet retreat offering partial hookup sites, Smith’s Campground and Cabin is a great place to turn if you agree with the sentiment that simple is better. Their quiet, forested countryside is a great place to rest and relax -- and it’s pet friendly, so you don’t have to leave without Fido.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no, but dump station is available

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: big rig friendly, flush toilets, showers, dump station

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What to Do at
Mohican State Park

Inside Mohican State Park

No matter what level of outdoor adventurer you consider yourself, there’s plenty to see and do at Mohican State Park. Maybe you’ll just wander a hemlock-covered footpath, or maybe you’ll grab your mountain bike and get a little dirty -- either way, you’re sure to enjoy the view.

Hiking and mountain biking are two of the most prominent activities park visitors participate in, with an acclaimed 25-mile trail beckoning whether you travel by foot or by tire. The park’s trails are separated into several smaller, day-trippable excursions, including gorge rim paths as well as those that wend their way by waterfalls.

Fishing is allowed in Mohican’s Clear Fork River, which is one of only three streams in the entire state of Ohio that’s stocked with brown trout. Anglers can also pull up largemouth bass, bluegill, and white crappie -- so long as they have a valid Ohio fishing license

Boating, kayaking, tubing, and swimming are all popular activities, particularly in the hot and humid summer. Pleasant Hill Lake, while not technically a part of the state park, is very nearby and offers boating opportunities without horsepower limits. 

Hunting is not allowed within the state park proper, but it is available in the state forest next door so long as you have proper licensure. 

Outside Mohican State Park

Don’t get us wrong; exploring Mohican State Park could easily keep you busy for a lifetime. But northeastern Ohio has a whole lot more to offer the discerning visitor, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on these nearby stops worth seeing! 


Adventure calls, but you’ve gotta stop for a lunch or dinner break at some point. Here are our best suggestions for where to turn when your tummy gets to grumblin’.

Trails End Restaurant

Pizza is just the beginning at this local favorite, serving up all-you-can-eat comfort food to keep you fueled and ready for even the rowdiest river trip. 

Type: Pizza

Location: Green Township, Ohio

Stela’s Ice Cream Shoppe

Got a sweet tooth? This is the place to sate it. Whether you’re in for a small cone or a boat-sized sundae, you’ll be sure to get your sugar rush and then some at Stela’s.

Type: Dessert

Location: Loudonville, Ohio

Wedgewing Family Restaurant

Dining doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious, as this casual, family-owned option proves. Choose from specialty burgers with hearty toppings like extra sharp cheese and bacon, or enjoy classic house specialties like meatloaf, fried chicken, or the haystack salad, a delicious plate of sloppy Joe covered with homemade sauce and fresh veggies.

Type: American

Location: Perrysville, Ohio


Need something to bring back to the friends and family who are patiently waiting at home -- or maybe a souvenir for yourself? Here are a few shops to check out near Mohican State Park.

Creative Outlet Indian Store

Filled to the brim with arts, crafts, and jewelry, Creative Outlet is actually the largest retailer of Native American goods in the area, so if you’re after a genuine dreamcatcher or pair of moccasins, be sure to stop in. They also offer more traditional take-homeables like knick knacks and T-shirts, so it’s worth stopping in to browse around.

Location: Loudonville, Ohio

Richland Mall Shopping Center

A traditional mall experience with foundational department stores like Macy’s and JCPenney, if there’s something you’ve absolutely got to have, chances are you can find it at Richland. 

Location: Mansfield, Ohio


Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm State Park is nearby to Mohican in Lucas, Ohio, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience what life was like during a simpler time decades ago. Explore the historical significance of the preserved structures on guided farm or big house tours, or simply take the opportunity to meander along the nearby hiking trails.

Location: Lucas, Ohio

The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum

The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum has a mission to serve the Mohican area as a source for historical research, learning, and discussion, and also offers community events and exhibits in order to promote awareness and education. With both rotating and permanent exhibits including physical artifacts and photos, you might be surprised by how much you learn during your visit.

Location: Loudonville, Ohio

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How to Get to
Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is located immediately southwest of Loudonville, Ohio and is accessible via Ohio State Route 3. You can also navigate to the park by keying the following physical address into your GPS or nav system:

Mohican State Park

3116 OH-3Loudonville, Ohio 44842

Entering Mohican State Park

Unlike many other states, Ohio doesn’t levy a fee for entrance to its state parks -- though camping fees and equipment rental costs may apply, depending on your planned activities. 

Whether you’re adventuring in an RVshare rig, going tent camping, or even just wandering through the park on foot, we can’t wait to hear all about your adventures at Mohican State Park and beyond! Tag us in your social media posts and stories, or email the photos and details to us directly at [email protected]. We’ll share some camper adventures with our readers on our blog, Instagram, or Facebook!