8.5 Excellent

South Bass Island State Park

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

1523 Catawba Ave
Put-in-Bay, Ohio 43456
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 136
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.64286
Longitude: -82.83553

Elevation: 589' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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2 Reviews

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Exceeded expectations! This is the only campground on the island and it's lovely! Deeply wooded on the bluffs of Lake Erie with plenty of space between sites and grassy areas near the water. Easy access from the ferry. Upper RV section has FHU in the center section, perimeter sites have water & electric. Lower section is for tents only, and most tent sites have an open view of the lake. Numerous bathhouses, you won't have to walk far! A rock beach and boat launch are near the entrance. Leave your vehicle at the CG because parking is very limited in town. Instead rent a golf cart from one of the numerous outfitters - there's one within walking distance of the CG. Or you can use a $3 taxi to get around - they will pick you up at your camp site. (Call the taxi number posted at the bathhouse for campsite pick up, as not all taxi services are permitted inside the state park.) Stayed a week in early Oct and the CG was mostly empty during the week, but full on the weekend. Wonderful stay! We'll be back! We camped at South Bass Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the top of Perry's Monument - excellent view of the islands

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. Lots of trees and shade. There are 11 full hook-up sites. All are back in's and are a bit cramped, but not too bad. All the roads and pads were repaved this year. Some of the tent sites are on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie and the views are spectacular. Put-in-Bay is a very unique and fun place. Lots of bars and restaurants in town, which is across the island. State dock and boat rentals nearby. Winery about 1 mile away. Taxi service is available for $3/pp to/from any part of the island. The ride there might be a stopper for some. The ferry fare for my 30' was $45 each way, but I consider it worth it considering the beauty of the park and island. We camped at South Bass Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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