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NOTE:  From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, as well as the first two weeks in October, those people not registered as valid campers in the Campground are not permitted to drive through the campground from 5PM on Fridays until 1PM on Sunday due to high use of the area and maximum capacity on cars. You are permitted to park and walk through the park at any time. (It's just the vehicular traffic that is restricted). Pets are permitted in certain areas only. Please observe the signs and printed information on pets. Thank you!!

Campsite Rentals

East Harbor has the largest number of camp sites in the Ohio State Park system. There are hot showers, flush toilets, a boat ramp, laundry facilities, a camp store, picnic tables and fire rings. Reservations can be made through the Ohio State Parks Reservation System.  You may call 1-866-OHIOPARKS, (1-866-644-6727) or you may also make reservations online at  (See direct link below!)

There is an $8.00 fee per reservation made. East Harbor will also have a number of sites available for walk-in's only.  We do expect to have high demand on these sites.  Campers should consider making reservations if possible. (Reservations CANNOT be made by calling the park direct), although the East Harbor staff will still be available to happily answer any questions that you may have. 

A family, or a maximum of six people, may camp on a single site. There is water in the campground and two dump stations for self-contained units. Extra vehicles must be parked out front in the Visitors lot. Visitors can walk or bike back to camp sites. Only one vehicle per camp site, except that two are permitted on pull through sites. All vehicles and boat trailers must be parked on camp asphalt pads.



Rates Effective April 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Non-Electric Campsites: $22.00 per night

Non-Electric Pull-thru site: $24.00 per night

Back-in Electric Sites: $27.00 per night

Back-in Electric with water and sewer: not available until May 1 - $31.00 per night

Pull-thru with Electric: $31.00 per night

Pull-thru with Electric, water and sewer: not available until May 1 - $35.00 per night

$1 extra per night on weekends from weekend before Memorial Day to weekend after Labor Day

$2 extra per night on holiday weekend for Memorial Day, July 3 and 4, & Labor Day Weekend

$10 fee for non-campers to use the dump station


Golden Buckeye cardholders may receive a 50% discount Sunday through Thursday nights, and a 10% discount Friday and Saturday nights. A current Golden Buckeye Card must be shown at time of registration and may be used by official cardholder only. East Harbor State Park also accepts the Passport America discount. With a valid Passport America card campers get 50% Sunday thru Wednesday nights on regular camping only.


Did You Know?
Within our park we have a Camp Store that carries a variety of food staples and treats, as well as firewood and ice, hand dipped Toft's ice cream, souveniers, clothing, camping supplies, and much more.

Group Camping

Sites 1 through 10 are reservable through the Centralized Reservation System at 1-866-644-6727 only.  There is an $8.00 fee per reservation made. The fee for  a group site  no matter what type of group you are, is $90 per night. The $90 fee will cover all overnight guests and vehicles and up to 10 tents per site. There are no ADA facilities or ADA campsites in the group area.

Availability - May 1, 2015 thru September 23, 2015

Maximum of two pets per unit

Number of Group Camp Sites - 10

Number of camping units per group site - 6-10

You must register prior to setting up any equipment.

Arrival Day Procedures:
After checking in at the Camp Store, you may:

  1. The first person from the group to arrive will “check in” at the check-in station (if open) or at the Camp Store. Upon confirmation of your reservation, this person will receive a packet that contains the tag for the post, 10 orange tags to be put on the different camping units, and 10 yellow vehicle passes.
  1. Note – Additional tags and passes are available at the store and will be issued based on available room at the site. If the site is full, any additional vehicles will need to be parked in the overflow lot by the Camp Store.
  1. This person will proceed to their reserved group site and place the post tag on the post that contains their reserved group site number.
  1. After checking the arrow on the post to ensure which area to set up in, this person will get set up. Then place an orange tag on your camping unit and a vehicle pass in your vehicle(s).
  1. As other members of your group arrive, they will be directed to the proper group site. After they get set up, they need to put an orange tag on each of their camping units and a vehicle pass in their vehicles. ALL CAMPING UNITS ON THE SITE MUST DISPLAY AN ORANGE TAG AND ALL VEHICLES ON THE SITE MUST DISPLAY A YELLOW CAR PASS.
  1. A person from the group wishing to arrive a day early or stay a day later can do so based on the availability of the group site. If available, the camper will pay $23 the price for a non-electric campsite.

 Things to keep in mind:

  1. Each paying unit is permitted a dining fly.

  2. One toilet building is located in the group area. We do not have any shower house facilities located in the group area. Please use one of our three shower houses located in the general campground.

  3. Visitor hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. They must park in the lot next to the Camp Store or the lot next to Park Office.

  4. No person shall publicly consume or display alcohol.

  5. Be kind to our environment by not hanging or nailing anything from/to trees. Firewood is available at the Camp Store. Please let our trees do what they do best...GROW.

  6. Roping off your section is Prohibited; it is a Safety Hazard.

  7. Be courteous to your neighbor. Quiet Hours are from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

  8. Pets must be kept on a leash (6 ft. max.). Mutt mitts are provided throughout the campground. Please do not leave pets unattended. They too must observe quiet hours. Be sure to clean up after any pet you may have.

  9. Tables and fire rings are provided for each section. Please do not take them from neighboring sections.

  10. All other East Harbor State Park Rules apply to the Group Area and are enforced.



Camper Cabins

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The following information pertains to the two Camper Cabin units.

     Availability - April 1 thru October 31, 2014

  • Reservations are accepted through the new Ohio State Parks Reservation System and are necessary due to the high demand of the program. To make reservations you may call 1-866-OHIOPARKS (1-866-644-6727) or online at: There is an $8.25 fee per reservation made.

  • The advance reservation fee of $55.00 plus tax is due at the time the reservation is made and this fee will be applied to cover the first night's stay in the Camper Cabin.

  • There is a minimum stay of two nights.

  • The fee for the Camper Cabin is $55.00 plus tax per night or $330 per week.

  • Check-in time is from 4PM to 8PM. Please try to come in during this time. Go directly to the camp store to register and you will then be directed to your Camper Cabin. Your car pass will be issued at this time.

  • If you are unable to check-in by 8PM, please call 419-734-5857 and give the approximate time of arrival. This is necessary so someone will be available to check you into the Camper Cabin unit.

  • At check-in and checkout, you and a staff member or volunteer will inventory the equipment in the Camper Cabin unit.

  • Maximum number of occupants is five.

  • Pets are prohibited in the Camper Cabins and on the Camper Cabin sites.

  • Visiting hours are from 7AM to 10PM.

  • Two vehicles are permitted per Camper Cabin site. All extra vehicles must be parked in the overflow parking lot by the Camp Store.

  • East Harbor State Park's rules and regulations apply to our Camper Cabin campers and guests.


Furnished Equipment

  • Fully enclosed wooden structure with an outdoor deck
  • Futon full size bed with a bunk bed (twin) & Two bunk beds (twin)
  • Free Standing Outdoor Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Coffee Pot w/filters
  • Air Conditioner
  • TV/DVD w/remote
  • Picnic Table
  • Fire Ring for campfires
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • AM/FM Clock Radio
  • Smoke Detector
  • Indoor Light
  • Fly Swatter
  • Three Ice Cube Trays
  • Mop & Bucket
  • Broom and Dust Pan
  • Throw Mat

Shelter House

There are three shelter houses available for rent at East Harbor State Park. Lockwood Shelter is on Park Road #3 by a fishing pond and near hiking trails. It is next to an area large enough for volleyball or softball games and a horseshoe pit is located nearby. This shelter can easily accommodate 100 people.

Harborview Shelter is on Park Road #1 facing East Harbor. There is a basketball hoop and a horseshoe pit at the shelter. It is also within walking distance to the swimming beach. This shelter can easily accommodate 100 people.

Lakeview Shelter is located adjacent to the old South Beach parking lot and offers a great view of Lake Erie. While swimming is not allowed at the old South Beach, the current swimming beach is within walking distance. The Lake Erie shoreline and hiking trails are located nearby. Lakeshore breezes may affect paper products or other loose items. This shelter can accommodate 30-45 people.

Lockwood and Harborview shelter houses have two fireplaces each, electrical outlets, an overhead electric light and picnic tables inside and outside the shelter. There is drinking water available and a pit latrine is located beside each shelter house.
Lakeview shelter house has electric outlets, picnic tables inside and outside the shelter, and waist high grills. Drinking water and a pit latrine are located across the parking lot.

The reservation fee for a shelter house is $50.00 per day; this is non-refundable. There is an $8.25 fee per reservation made.   The reservation time runs from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The reservation fee must be paid in advance. The reservation is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from Spherix. The fee is payable by credit card,  check, or gift certificate.

Shelter House Regulations
We ask that you pay particular attention to the following regulations when renting a shelter house. If you have any questions, please contact the Park Office at (419) 734-4424 ext. 2.

  1. Please place all litter in the cans or dumpsters provided. Do not dispose of trash in the fireplaces.

  2. It is illegal to overtly and/or publicly display alcoholic beverages in the park.

  3. Please vacate the shelter houses by 10:00 p.m.

  4. Please turn off the electric lights when you leave.

  5. Please park all vehicles in the parking spaces nearby.

Bike Rental

*Located at the Camp Store. An adult must sign the bikes out.

$2 per hour rental fee + tax

$10 per day rental fee + tax

Fat tire bikes & Tandem bike   $5 per hour or $20 per day