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12 RV Parks near Vandalia, Ohio
We did however find 12 campgrounds within 25 miles of Vandalia. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Vandalia in the left hand column.
Sites: 54 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 25 Reviews
Jul 2018 - $21.00
Long long ride from gate to Fam Camp. Very helpful hosts on site. Utilities worked well. One jack sunk into to site. This campground was build before the 45 footer, so site just barely long enough and turns are a bit tight. Also with slides very close to neighbor. Not complaining at 21 per night just commenting. Would stay again! - hug448844
Jun 2018 - $25.00
We spent a weekend here while visiting the USAF museum. The location is excellent, and surprisingly quiet for an active duty air force base. Due to changes in security, the gate information you see on line may not be accurate. We were only able to access the main gate as the closest gate is now permanently closed. I recommend you call for directions. The campground is easy to access. Our pull through site easily accommodated our 40' rig and tow. The hostess was a complete joy. We will be returning to this excellent FamCamp! - Cyclist922
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Great MWR campground. Located back by the Reserve Squadron. Peaceful, quiet and well worth it. Hosts are awesome. Extremely helpful and courteous. One of them, a retired FE, got us in to our spot without any problems. No issues with Satellite reception. Water and electricity were fine. Do yourself a huge favor. Make note of the 24 hour gate in your GPS. The north gate closes as do most gates on this base. If you don't know the base it becomes an unwelcome adventure to find your way off. - KodiTzu
May 2019 - $56.00
Lots and lots of trees, beautiful flowers, a lake, a pool, and very clean. Charming place to bring kids. Sites are pretty close together but that didn't bother me. - Givmeabr8k
May 2019 - $80.00
I do understand some campgrounds charge premium for weekends...HOWEVER, this is the only campground in 20 yrs that considers THURSDAY a weekend BECAUSE we were checking OUT on Friday...$80 for Thursday night. Also our water went from clear to yellow to brown for all three nights of stay...were told it was a cycle?? They give KOA a bad name. - PRBR
Apr 2019 - $60.00
Management does not think through RV placements. They clump RVs together when there are multiple empty sites with the same amenities. We stayed for 6 nights and saw this consistently. They are full during weekends but they can think through weekday customers more strategically to make them comfortable. Pull through sites are very tight. Don't plan on using the fire ring. They are too close to neighbor's RVs. Electric, water, and sewer are right in the middle of neighbor's site. Significant road noise from I-70 since campground is right next to it. WiFi must be logged in every hour. Signal is generally strong but drops frequently. Many rules but they are not enforced. Our neighbor had two pit bull mixes even though they are not allowed. The dogs were tethered outside a lot. There were at least two dozen poop piles that were never cleaned up even after it was brought to staff's attention twice. They allowed dogs to mess in our area but didn't clean it up. We could not leave windows open due to smell. They had multiple propane tanks stored outside along with fencing, tubs, and trash. They appeared to be the only permanent resident in the park. This place is ideal for children and families who will spend minimal time in their camper. This is the second time we've stayed here and had bad experiences both times. We won't be back. Unfortunately, the Dayton area has limited RV options and most, like this one, will fall below your expectations. - budm108
Sep 2017 - $25.00
We camp here every year to attend the Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil (SOFA) Blacksmith convention. This is a large county fairground with an active horse training facility and trotter track. It's a historic property and fairly well maintained. Camping with electric-only service is offered in the front and back fields. The front area has some road noise, the back section is quieter. Both areas are big rig accessible. A few paved sites with shared water connections are also adjacent to the grandstand, but those spots are not offered through the SOFA conference. Camping during SOFA is quite crowded. Shared electric service for 4 sites is provided on poles placed throughout open grassy areas, so everybody crams around the poles and you're right on top of each other. Tent campers also take up precious electric sites making the front area a real jumble, even though there's plenty of other fields to set up a tent. If you need electric service, there's more room to spread out in the back section than in the front. For a big gathering like SOFA, we're glad to have camping provided, even if it's a tight squeeze. And plan to come early if you want an electric site at SOFA-most spots are filled by noon on Friday! - Flying Mantis
Jun 2019 - $41.00
Many full time residents in run down, unkept trailers and sites. Numerous stored old trailers. Back area is very run down. Numerous trains throughout the night and a busy interstate. Nice and helpful host. Nice pond with swimming area. Rec room with limited activities or games. - Terry Custer
Sep 2018 - $32.00
Very dirty and run down. Close to highway, but also very close to an active railroad track and trains seemed to pass through our RV at least 3 times during the night. Power pedestal old and sketchy, worried about quality of power. I would avoid this CG if at all possible. - FMICLON
Jun 2018 - $38.00
I enjoy it. The lake is truly a large pond but the water is clean. The restrooms were clean, yes a little out of date but it's a campground not the Hilton. The staff were friendly even willing to shutdown the pond so i could S.C.U.B.A. dive. The sites were close just like Deer Creek State Park. If you are coming from the city and you don't want to hear traffic - sorry, its here. Also the train (you get used to the noises). Instead of buildings and sidewalks you get trees and grass, birds singing (you know, nature). I saw all the bad reviews and I'm glad I didn't listen to them. - Levi Wazoski
Sep 2011 - $30.00
We stayed here in a brand new Bounder. Staff was very nice. Campers were very friendly. Fantastic fenced double dog run. Lovely setting. Shaded spots. Some traffic noise but we didn't hear it inside our RV. - Cherie in Ohio
May 2011 - $25.00
An older campground that is small and plain, but is a really pretty setting. Campsites are gravel and/or grass and larger than most campgrounds we've been to. It's nothing fancy but we will go back. People are friendly and camping and fishing are relaxing. - Bippie D
Sep 2010 - $25.00
This campground is truly a dump. Interior roads are gravel and full of pot holes making them unsafe for driving. Broken down motorhomes everywhere. The office is on top of a hill very difficult walk. Once there your met by a pit bull. The whole place is very scary looking. We couldn't get out of there fast enough. - derbycatz
Jun 2018 - $28.00
This campground is literally in the middle of a cornfield, however, there is plenty to see and do both in camp and the surrounding area for the entire family. The Camp is very relaxing and straddles a meandering creek ending in a pond that offers fishing. There is a full service RV dealership and store on site. Most of the campers are long term tenants. - T E Barnhizer
Apr 2017 - $28.00
Nice campground. No full hookup sites. Quiet campground. You get to pick what site you want. There is a nice creek running through the campground. Good campground for group camping or family reunion camp out. - onetwin
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This park is only a few miles from the highway, but as stated you feel like you are out in the country. There are back-in sites around the edges of the large, grassy well mowed campground with a curved slightly sloping layout. There is a section of pull-through sites that are laid out on slight slope. The sites are well kept, but full hookups are only available on a small number of sites. The positive side was the bathrooms are air conditioned, almost too cold in fact, but they needed the floor painted and spruced up. Hubby said his shower floor was bare concrete, not spic and span but the toilets and sink were clean. This was a nice one night stop on our way home. - Maga04
Aug 2018 - $10.00
This is a very nice campground, although it is mainly set up for tent campers. There are not many RV sites with electric. The site surface is not extremely long. We were able to get our 31-ft 5th wheel in the site having it all the way back and the back end over grass. The truck fit in front at an angle. There are no shower facilities, and the toilets are pit toilets. They are clean and really do not smell, but lots of flies. Most of the RV sites with electric are in the sun. TV reception was very good. There was a camp host, but we did not see them the entire time we were there. There were RVs coming in and out all week and the sites with electric were full most of the time. The first road going to the RV site is narrow and should be made a one-way road. The park is very nice and the area is exceptional (we live in this area). - Dagma
Aug 2017 - $20.00
If you are looking for a camp ground, here is one. I still think it is a little high priced at 20$, for a dry camp with pit toilets and no showers, but the setting is great. It was well kept, but there were cans in the fire ring. It was pretty convenient to the museum at Dayton. If you are approaching with an RV, force your GPS to make the approach from SR343 at Meredith and not from Grinnell. The very limited number of electric sites are usually not available as they are the first to go by reservation. - Matt_C
Jul 2016 - $22.00
We stayed in an electric site in a travel trailer and took in the beauty of the park. It is one of the older state parks and does have pit toilets with no showers but potable water. Dump station has non potable water and camp host were on site 24-7 . Has a lot of hiking trails and historical value of the 1900's . Only 10 electric sites and the rest is primitive. Would like to see showers and flushe bathrooms installed as well as camp spots with more electric sites an accurate numbers for sites. It is a quiet and quaint park . Will return again. - Edith Park
Jul 2018 - $24.00
Been a couple years I think since I last posted about this campground. This year they added 10 paved 50 amp Pull throughs. Most of these are 100' long sites with plenty of room for rv and toad or Pull vehicle. These 10 electric sites were added over the 2017 winter and were available for use this year. So in total there are now 20 electric sites. The other 10 electric sites are older and tighter and short. The lake is still plagued by lily pads around the edges but dredging is suppose to be on the schedule. The naturalist does a great job with the kids with all kinds of projects. If you are from out of state, there is no access fees like many states charge. If you are from Ohio and have a golden buckeye card for being 60 you can get 50% off during the week if you reserve on line. - knightab
Aug 2016 - $23.00
There are only 10 hookup sites, all pull through. All have 50 amp, no water, no sewer available. They fill up quick in the summer months so you need to reserve as soon as you know you are coming.
Lake is within walking distance at about 150 yards but there are lots of lily pads along the east shore. Limited ranger patrol as this is a small lake and they work out of Springfield. The local Game Warden does patrol as well. Now the Watercraft division is seen pretty regular.
Pit toilets only no showers. Dump station with potable water is available.
Good clean power.
Fishing is popular but can be tough fishing, large strippers have been caught here. Osprey are often seen diving for fish along with lots of deer and Blue Heron.
There are no motors: electric or gas allowed on the lake. It is a nice scenic lake to canoe, kayak or take a row boat out on, along with sail boats. Boats are available for rent at the marina and bait store. Lake is 2.5 miles long. You can leisurely kayak around the shore in about 3 hours. - knightab
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Super nice campground, so quiet. Only has ten electric sites. In off season not many of the non electric were full. I really liked that the campground was on the water and that the lake was a no motor boat lake. Helped contribute to the quiet. All bathrooms were pit toilets, no shower facilities. Very nice for a few days visit. - naner
Aug 2017 - $42.00
This campground is way overpriced for what you get, but there are hardly any other choices if you want to tour the Air Force Museum. (It's about 30 minutes away.) We called ahead and asked for two sites. Our friends needed a pull-through since they are having car trouble and couldn't unhook. The campground is located down some long country roads, but they are OK. The main entrance has a narrow gate that's kind of scary for a big coach, but if you go past that entrance, there's another one without a gate. You have to go to the 5th-wheel where the owner lives, and she was pretty disorganized. She had let someone else park on the pull-through site she had planned on letting our friends use, so they had to roam around the grassy area looking for a level place. She had given us a site with a nice concrete pad, but there was no way to get level on it, so we also had to try several grassy sites before we could find a level spot. Fortunately, there were no other campers in this area, so we just kept trying different ones. The large grassy area LOOKS level, but it's not! (My husband was just about to drive away!) And, none of those sites have sewer. We asked if the price was the same without sewer and she said we still had access to it by pulling up to a site with sewer, so the price is the same! (Of course, those are all taken, so there's no place to dump!) There is NO bathroom and no WiFi. I had a good enough Verizon signal to use data. It is a pretty campground with some small lakes surrounded by grass, and the other campers (mostly permanent) were friendly. Then there was the guy who came home from work and let his two big dogs poop in the grass near us without picking it up. I guess if he lives here, he thinks he doesn't have to! - mom2wildlife
Apr 2016 - $13.00
We've stayed for both 2014 and 2015 summers as seasonal campers. It is a beautiful park. We loved the grass and the lake access for our Weims to swim. The owners, who also manage, and the help are very friendly and courteous. The problem is there's so much mismanagement and avoidance of uncomfortable situations with rowdy, drunk, weekend or holiday campers, makes this place a real problem for responsible campers.
But in 2016, they changed the deal on fishing in the stocked lakes. It used to be free fishing to all monthly/seasonal campers. No longer. $10 dollars for 12 hours. $300 for seasonal pass. In both cases, per person, not per site.
We absolutely loved this place until the changes in fishing, and the lack of authority by the owners/management. With proper management and more aggressive enforcement of rules, that is, quiet hours and rowdy, noisy, drunk parties, this place is a gold mine.
Nightly rate based on $400 monthly rate, including electricity. Price bumped up to $425 in 2016, with electricity. Very fair deal. - R_R PRanger
Apr 2015 - $40.00
This park is like you are camping in someone's back yard. There are many full time residents here. The road to the park is a narrow farm road and is hard for big rigs. - Ba-01_