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Shawnee State Park

4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth, OH 45663-9003
+1 740-858-6652
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Beautiful campground

This could be the No.1 campground in Ohio, but..... it is so outdated as far as no water hook ups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janey H
Portsmouth, Ohio
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Place to get awY

We arrived on Thursday night, late Friday night one could feel the increase on people arriving to... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Ronnie M
West Chester, Ohio
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4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth, OH 45663-9003
+1 740-858-6652
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could be the No.1 campground in Ohio, but..... it is so outdated as far as no water hook ups and so far to get your water when time to refill!! Also some lots, really nice ones are closed because of the old electricial system...More

Thank Janey H
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived on Thursday night, late Friday night one could feel the increase on people arriving to enjoy the park. Many things to do, paddle boats, canoes, mini golf and much more. Water was hot in the shower house, that's great. It was a quite...More

Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting! Nature at its finest. However the Lodge and cabins are lacking. Our cabin ended up with a busted water heater the first day of our trip. The whole kitchen was a lake, sopping towels everywhere. They had no open Rooms or cabins to...More

1  Thank Angela H
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Park area is kept very clean. There are plenty of places to picnic, fish, and swim. The lodge offers day time conference rooms. The Nature Center offers daily activities. Military gets a discount on Camping.

Thank jackie W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The park itself is great. The staff was wonderful. The facilities were okay. It was a holiday weekend and I know the staff was not to blame for the shower houses. BUT this was the worse place we have ever tent camped. I called months...More

Thank Jena B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I spent a week camping in the Shawnee State Forest. The area has awesome trails and views of the Appalachian foothills. Hiking and birding was excellent. Food at the lodge was very good. However, camping was challenging. The water quality at the lake was muddy...More

Thank bscole54
Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy all the out door activities this is the place to be. There is a hotel and cabins to stay in, it's up to you. They have a wonderful pool one inside and one out....More

Thank true1172
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We spent a pleasant afternoon hiking the trails of this tranquil state park . It was very peaceful and quiet. There are camping facilities, a lodge and restaurant, as well as a golf course, none of which we visited.

1  Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a very enjoyable week camping at this state park. The facilities were clean and one of the bath houses is heated and is open all year. I enjoyed hiking the trails that were easy to get to from the campground. Catch dinner at...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Stopped by on a Sunday drive. Very quiet the day we were there. I found this would be a great place to relax and read a good book. Plenty of quiet spaces.

Thank Tonya P
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Questions & Answers
18 July 2017|
Response from skrinkletoes | Reviewed this property |
Yup! Inside and outside pool.
9 October 2016|
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Response from rgm-wdm | Reviewed this property |
The cottages we saw did not have hot tubs...sorry
Christine B
27 August 2015|
Response from D Keith A | Reviewed this property |
You might be a little crowded. There were only 4 of us. Ours had one bathroom.