Mohican State Park RV & Campground Guide


When looking for a mesmerizing scenic spot full of natural beauty, Mohican State Park in Ohio has you covered. Clear Fork Gorge, Lyon's Falls, and the Mohican State Scenic River are some favored destinations among people who visit the park. The hiking routes through gorges and along cliffs offer hikers varied terrain to explore. Alternatively, horse riding enthusiasts will have their choice of several bridle trails that wind their way through breathtaking scenery. For a day trip, six picnic areas in the park give individuals and groups alike a place to relax and have a meal. Don't forget to check out the nearby Mohican-Memorial State Forest for even more adventure.

Nearby Cities:

  • Loudonville, OH

  • Perrysville, OH

  • Akron, OH

  • Columbus, OH

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Spring 47-70 F
Summer 78-82 F
Fall 49-74 F
Winter 31-37 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mohican State Park

Campground Accommodations

Mohican State Park Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 60 feet

  • Other amenities: Showers, flush toilets, camp store, swimming pool, playground, grills, fire ring, picnic tables, dump station

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

At the park, you can explore Ohio's great outdoors on the well-maintained hiking trails that traverse the area. Or, enjoy boating on Pleasant Hill Lake and the Mohican River. You will encounter fascinating wildlife no matter which activity you choose. Kids will love the playground, and there are also basketball and volleyball courts. In addition, the park offers educational programs throughout the year, including archery lessons and guided nature walks.

Bring your horse, hiking shoes, bicycle, and bathing suit for a variety of outdoor adventures 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. 

Fishing Fishing

Pleasant Hill Lake and the streams in the park offer excellent fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, and white crappie. Wolf Creek is a hot spot for smallmouth bass, and Mohican's Clear Fork River is one of only three Ohio streams stocked with brown trout. You must get your Ohio fishing license before angling in the park.

Geocaching Geocaching

There are several geocaches at the park for those seeking hidden treasure. You can use your smartphone or GPS device to find one. Once you do, you can take a prize and sign the logbook. However, remember to bring an item with you to leave in the container for the next adventurer.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Bird watching is popular at Mohican State Park, with dozens of species of birds to add to your birding journal. Be sure to pack your binoculars to see wild turkeys, bald eagles, and various songbirds.

Flora and Fauna

The forest and woodlands of Mohican State Park feature white oak, red oak, black oak, red maple, white pine, beech, ash, and tulip trees. Additionally, you'll find sycamores, willows, hawthorns, and dogwoods. Living among the trees are white-tailed deer, skunks, opossums, and red foxes. You may also spot smaller critters like dusky salamanders, American toads, and gray tree frogs.

Hiking Hiking

Several hiking trails are available for adventurers in the park. The Gorge Overlook Trail is 2 miles long and takes trekkers to a scenic overlook. The Hemlock Gorge Trail is a difficult trek for more experienced hikers and takes guests to a scenic covered bridge. The Pleasant Hill Trail is perfect for family excursions and is a relatively flat, short trip around the lake. The bridle trails and mountain biking routes are also open to hikers, but watch out for riders.


You can kayak or canoe the lake and waterways. For those who prefer a more leisurely experience, the Mohican River is popular for tubbing in the summer. Access points are located in multiple spots throughout the park.


The Mohican Mountain Bike Trail loops the gorge, passing through the park and into the state forest. This 25-mile trail has been featured in the media as one of the best mountain biking trails in the state.

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How to Get to
Mohican State Park

Mohican State Park is located in northeast Ohio. From Columbus, take I-71 to Highway 97 outside of Lexington. Head east on Highway 97, passing through Bellevue and Butler. Follow the signs to reach the entrance to the park, which will be on your right.

Entering Mohican State Park

Multiple parking areas are scattered throughout the park, including one near the main entrance and another at the head of the bridle trail. As with all state parks in Ohio, there is no fee to enter and explore Mohican State Park.

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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Mohican State Park

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

Many recreational enthusiasts love the warm months from late spring to early fall at Mohican State Park, as the temperatures are perfect for tubing, fishing, and exploring the wilderness. However, when enough snow covers the ground, snowmobilers arrive to hit the trails that start in the park and extend into the nearby state forest.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Mohican State Park ?

White-tailed deer, skunks, opossums, red foxes, and wild turkeys roam the park and can be spotted from the hiking trails. Birders can look forward to seeing a variety of raptors, waterfowl, and songbirds.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Mohican State Park ?

Mohican State Park has 184 RV camping spots. One hundred of these spots have electrical hookups, 51 have full hookups, and 33 spots have no hookups. Some of the primitive sites offer waterfront views along the river.

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

Reservations can be made at the time of arrival, and you can register at the park office. However, due to the park's popularity, it is strongly recommended that you book your site in advance, either by phone or online. Guests may reserve a camping site up to six months in advance. The nightly fee for a campsite at Mohican State Park is $22 to $50.

Are pets allowed at Mohican State Park ?

Pets are welcome at Mohican State Park. You can bring two, and they are allowed on the hiking trails. However, pets must be on leashes, and you are responsible for cleaning up after your furry family members.