Location: Hocking Hills State Park GPS
Price: $27 – 41
Phone: (740) 385-6842
Hookups: 20, 30, 50, Water, Sewer
When looking for somewhere to stay in the Hocking Hills area we chose the state park because it was in the center of everything and you can’t really go wrong with staying at one.
However this stay got off on the wrong foot right away, we came in on Ohio-665 from the west (Dayton) and our GPS stopped at an intersection. So naturally, we turned there because we thought that was where the park was. The sign said cabins, what we found instead was a winding road that went up a long way and circled around. It became quite evident that the road was going to end and not turn around, we always tow our Jeep Grand Cherokee with us too and you can’t back up when towing a vehicle. We had to unhook our jeep and then back the RV and turn around and then rehook the Jeep back up again.
So take our advice if you’re coming from the west keep going straight, you will definitely know when you are at the state park but it’s about a half mile from the cabins.
When we got here it was well after peak season, so it was pretty easy to find a spot. In the busy season such as May-September, you will definitely need to make a reservation by calling (740) 385-6842
The spots are in a gorgeous area, it’s on a ridge and most of the area on the back of the lots go down. There are a lot of camping spots, however, I did notice that the spots were pretty small. We were able to pick our spot out, but it was hard to get out of when we decided to leave. The spots are angled in a way that makes them hard to back into and pull out of without going on the grass, especially for larger rigs.
The park does have some full hookup sites, but we did not venture out that way this time, the fire pits were very odd, they really didn’t do a good job at all as the whole bottom is unprotected so be careful when you get a fire going and make sure it’s full out when you decide to go to sleep.
Overall this is a nice place to stay, and actually, I would really say this is the only place to stay in the park because the other campground was not very appealing to us. Here is a general overview of what you can expect when you stay at this campground.
This campground has non-electric sites, electric sites and full hookups. Bathrooms and showers are also available. I don’t recommend using the showers and when you see them you’ll understand why. Fire rings are at each campsite. Other amenities available include: outdoor swimming pool, game room, picnic tables, and playground.
We paid the off-season price but I thought it was quite steep, our rate was $28/night for an electric only site and the site was pretty small. We stayed for two nights. This prices very almost every day and are dependent on the season, day of the week, and location. The prices range from $27 to $41 and you can view current pricing.
Water and dumping is available. You can stay at a full hookup site and they have a dump station that is free to registered guests. Otherwise, it costs $10.
There was spotty cell coverage for us. I won’t count on having service. For us it varies on how much tree cover was around us and how high we were.
You are allowed to have pets but they must be kept on a 6ft leash at all times and please pick up after your pet.
GROCERY & ERRANDS
This is fairly remote and there are is not a nearby
During our stay, we didn’t see more than 8 occupied at any one time. It’s a quiet campground. Quiet time is between 10 pm and 6 am but even outside that time frame, it was very peaceful.
There are 35 campsites (30 RV 5 Tent) in San Pedro. The campsites are in great shape, they are well maintained and there is plenty of room so they are “Big Rig” friendly.Each site has a covered picnic table and fire grill.
The campground is accessed via a 1¼ mile graded gravel road. You will be driving on a dirt road but it’s in good condition. There were some bumps on the way into the campground, so try to drive slow. Keep in mind that this is typically a dry climate so drive slower to reduce dust.
Things to Know Before You Go
They do not take reservations and sites are available on a first-come first-serve basis. The campground is generally open year-round and rarely fill up. Site #6 is typically the most popular. It is further away from the rest of the campground and it’s the only site with a view of the lake.
Most of the sites are out in the open with minimal tree coverage but there are a few sites that have a decent amount of shade during the day. The best site for shade will be the very first site you come upon after you enter the campground.
There is a self-pay fee station centrally located at each designated campground. You can pay by cash, check, or card.
There is not a direct access to the lake from this campground. If you are looking for lake access I would recommend staying at Governors Landing. There are fewer sites and the cost is $8 per night. They also have a max RV length of 28ft. I don’t know how strictly that is enforced but it’s pretty tight. Governors Landing is also the only State campground that had water available in the campground.