Rocky Fork State Park RV & Campground Guide

Ohio

In southwest Ohio, Rocky Fork State Park is one of the best Ohio park locations for outdoor enthusiasts. Wetlands and dolomite caves make up a significant part of the landscape. During the 1800s, the region was host to several mills. Nearby towns include Hillsboro, Bainbridge, and Marshall. Camping, boating, swimming, and caving are some of the most popular activities to enjoy in the area.

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Weather
Spring 31-71 F
Summer 60-83 F
Fall 34-76 F
Winter 25-41 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Rocky Fork State Park

Taking an RV is one of the most convenient, enjoyable ways to see a state park. When you rent an RV from RVshare, you will have the chance to enjoy everything that makes state parks such excellent destinations without the hassles that come with finding hotels or sleeping on the ground in a tent. The following campgrounds have something to offer for everyone, from thrilling outdoor activities to tranquil campsites where you can relax and savor the scenery, and they are best enjoyed in an RV. 

Sun Valley Campground

Sun Valley Campground is host to 45 campsites ranging in price from $27 to $40 a day and provides access to a dump station. Full hookups include 30/50 amps, with back-in and pull-through access. Great family-friendly amenities include a pond that is ideal for both swimming and fishing, a basketball court, and a game room.

Lake Hill Campground

Lake Hill Campground spans 65 acres with 57 sites that guests can rent from $27 to $31 daily, with weekly and monthly rates available. These sites have back-in and pull-through access for greater convenience, with 30/50 amps, and guests can rent golf carts that can be used for convenient and fun transportation around the park. Some of the great features at Lake Hill Campground include beautiful scenic trails that can also be accessed via ATV, a four-acre lake with a swimming beach, and catch-and-release fishing.

Shawnee Valley Campground

Shawnee Valley Campground stands out as a popular RV campground because of its kayak rental options. Guests should call to confirm the availability of sites, which include back-in and pull-through spots with 30/50-amp connections or full hookups. The campground provides transportation to and from the river for kayakers staying at one of the campsites. 

Scioto Trail State Park

Scioto Trail State Park is on 218 acres with beautiful forested views and 55 RV sites. These sites are 50/30 amp, and guests are advised to call about rates and the availability of sites with full hookups and back-in or pull-through access. Some of the amenities the campground features are a store that offers souvenirs and camping supplies, paddleboat rentals, and horseshoe or basketball games.

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Rocky Fork State Park

Inside Rocky Fork State Park

Rocky Fork State Park boasts a lake that is 2,080 acres and offers excellent conditions for water-skiing and sports fishing. A natural wetland area, dolomite caves, and a gorge are all sights that are worth seeing. There is a disc golf course with 18 holes that provides a new experience for campers and an active way to take in the scenery. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the trails, including a scenic loop ideal for bird observation and a second loop for deer-herd observation.

Outside Rocky Fork State Park

The area of Ohio near Rocky Fork State Park has restaurants, stores, and other sites of interest that you are sure to want to check out. The restaurants available serve many kinds of cuisine to suit different tastes and occasions. The stores available have a range of souvenirs and other products, and there is plenty to see in the area whether you're looking for additional ways to spend time in nature or for quirky, one-of-a-kind attractions such as the world's largest horseshoe crab. 

Restaurants

Beechwood Carryout & Pizza

Beechwood Carryout & Pizza has favorites that include pizza and burgers along with other classics like pork tenderloins, and there is an outdoor dining option on the deck. The setting is casual and family-friendly.

Type: American

Location: 6501 Beechwood Ln, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Ohayo Japanese Steakhouse

Ohayo Japanese Steakhouse offers favorites like hibachi steak and shrimp as well as appetizers like crab sticks. One favorite that a lot of regulars never want to miss out on is fried cheesecake.

Type: Japanese

Location: 1256 N High St, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Crazy Burrito La Cascada

Crazy Burrito La Cascada has favorites that include steak burritos, taco salads, and chimichangas. This restaurant also has a full range of soft drinks and beers, including domestic and imported brands.

Type: Mexican

Location: 140 Roberts Ln, Hillsboro, OH 45133

The Frog and Club Restaurant

The Frog and Club Restaurant has a family-friendly atmosphere with steakhouse favorites like hand-cut steaks and pork chops. Side dishes that guests can choose from include loaded baked potatoes and homemade macaroni and cheese.

Type: Steakhouse

Location: 451 Danville Pike, Hillsboro, OH 45133

The Paxton Restaurant

The Paxton Restaurant serves breakfast foods as well as meals perfect for lunch or dinner. Some of the options include omelets, breakfast sandwiches, steak dinners, seafood platters, and burgers.

Type: American

Location: 108 W Main St, Bainbridge, OH 45612

Shopping

Cole's Bait & Tackle

Cole's Bait & Tackle has a selection of bait and tackle that are in high demand at local fishing spots. One thing that visitors have reported is that the owners are helpful in assisting you with selecting the bait that you need.

Location: 14489 US-50, Bainbridge, OH 45612

JR's General Store

JR's General Store sells something for everyone, from fresh meat and produce to locally made syrup and furniture. Shoppers can easily find souvenir items in this store as well.

Location: 4715 OH-41, Bainbridge, OH 45612

Larry's Party Shop

Larry's Party Shop sells a broad selection of beer, including craft beers that might be difficult to find elsewhere. The store also carries cups and other useful accessories.

Location: 113 Muntz St, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Factory Connection

Factory Connection has discounted name-brand clothing and shoes from several popular brands. This store also carries several lines of accessories that you will want to check out.

Location: 1472 N High St #700, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Sightseeing

Fort Hill Earthworks & Nature Preserve

Fort Hill Earthworks & Nature Preserve is a site where you can learn more about local Native American culture and explore some hiking trails.

Location: 13614 Fort Hill Rd, Hillsboro, OH 45133

Fallsville Wildlife Area

Fallsville Wildlife Area has a very calm setting where visitors can take a look at local waterfalls and enjoy seeing a wide variety of bird species. Visitors to this area enjoy the photo opportunities that they can easily take advantage of during their visit.

Location: 10211 Careytown Rd, New Vienna, OH 45159

The Arc of Appalachia

The Arc of Appalachia offers some of Ohio's most beautiful, scenic trails for either hiking or jogging with excellent wildflower views in the spring.

Location: Hillsboro, OH

World's Largest Horseshoe Crab

The World's Largest Horseshoe Crab is a roadside attraction that is fun for all ages to visit. It also provides plenty of photo opportunities.

Location: 7592 OH-124, Hillsboro, OH 45133

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How to Get to
Rocky Fork State Park

From Cincinnati, start on Highway 471 South. After about 16 miles, you will merge onto Highway 275 East. Take Exit 59 to Highway 450 East. From the 450 E, you will turn right on Ohio Highway 50 East and travel for about 38 miles into Hillsboro. Follow the road as it takes a slight right to Highway 124 East/ East Main Street. Turn left onto North Shore Drive.

From Chillicothe, take Ohio Highway 50 West out of town. It's basically a straight shot as you stay on OH-50 E for 31 miles. Turn left on to North Beach Road. After about two miles, turn right onto North Shore Drive.

Entering Rocky Fork State Park

This park's operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Per Adult (12 and older) : $0

Per Child (6-11 years old) : $0

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