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West Branch State Park Campground

West Branch State Park Campground / Campground in Ohio

West Branch State Park Campground Lakeside Marblehead Ohio
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"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few are dirt." ~ John Muir

West Branch State Park, located in Ravenna, Ohio, offers a perfect escape for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. The campground, along with West Branch Reservoir, provide a wide range of recreational activities. It is an ideal destination for a family getaway or a solo adventure.


West Branch State Park Campground


The Ohio State Park/Campground

  • 42 Full hookup sites

  • 148 electric sites

  • 1 Non-Electric

  • 20 Equestrian Site (Non-Electric)

  • 3 Group Camps

  • 2 Reservable Shelter Houses

  • Shower Houses

  • Flush Toilets

  • Laundromat

  • Dump Station

  • Playground

  • Volleyball Court

  • Disc Golf

  • Water (seasonal)

  • Picnic Tables

  • Fire Rings

  • Dumpsters

  • General Store 

  • Beach

  • Natural Trails

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Campground is open year round

  • Spotty cell service

  • Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online at ohiostateparks.gov or by calling (866) 644-6727.







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RV/Camper/Tent Campsites

Campsites can be reserved on the ODNR website or by calling 866-644-6727. There are electric, full hook-up, and non-electric sites.


  • Fire rings

  • Picnic tables

  • Flush toilets

  • Showers

  • Dump station

  • Pets are permitted


The campground sites varied in size and layout. While some sites were very spacious, others were not. Shade also varied between sites with some sites being completely open while others had plenty of shade.

 

At the campground, some sites have a great view of the water. Ours was especially nice, with a wide-open view that was amazing. We could see the water perfectly, and it made our camping experience extra special. Make sure you use google maps to find the best site for you.

 

As for the cell service, it was spotty for some people. We have Verizon and did not have any issues.

The Ohio State Park Campground was very clean.







Recreational Activities at West Branch State Park Campground

West Branch State Park campground offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. The campground provides opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, volleyball, and disc golf. The park also features picnic areas and playgrounds.

 

There is a small beach located in the campground. A larger beach can be found in the park across the Michael J Kirwan Reservoir.

 

West Branch State Park offers a plethora of activities to keep visitors entertained:

 

  • Boating and Fishing: The 2,350-acre West Branch Reservoir is perfect for boating, fishing, and swimming. Boat rentals are available at the marina.


  • Hiking and Biking: There are several trails throughout West Branch State Park Campground and the park itself.


  • Horseback Riding: The park features almost 20 miles of bridle trails, providing a scenic route for horseback riders.


  • Disc Golf: There are 2 disc golf courses located at West Brand State Park. One is located at the entrance to the campground. The other is located in the park by the beach.



Hiking at West Branch State Park Campground


Hiking Trail at West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

West Branch State Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The park’s diverse habitats support a wide range of species. The woodlands, meadows, and wetlands offer ample opportunities for photography and wildlife observation.

 

There are 4 hiking trails you can reach from the campground. They are fairly easy to moderate.  The trails are all natural and can be muddy in spots.


Below are the West Branch State Park Hiking Trails.

  • Club Moss Trail .8 Mile

  • Deer Run Trail 1 Mile

  • Jay Lake Trail .6 Mile

  • Wild Cherry Trail .6 Mile




Time lapse video of the hiking trails at West Branch State Park Campground


Hiking Trail at West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio
Hiking Trail at West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio
Hiking Trail at West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio
Hiking Trail at West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio
West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio


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West Branch State Park Campground Beach

The beach at West Branch State Park Campground is a small, peaceful area ideal for relaxation. It has a couple benches and picnic tables where you can enjoy a meal by the water. Pets are not allowed on the beach.


West Branch State Park Beach Campground in Ohio
West Branch State Park Beach Campground in Ohio


Boat Launch at West Branch State Park Campground

The boat launch at West Branch State Park Campground is very convenient for visitors. It has a lot of parking spaces, making it easy to park and launch your boat, even when it's busy. Although we didn't take any pictures, the boat launch's ample parking and easy access to the lake make it a popular choice for boaters.


Boat Launch West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio


West Branch State Park Campground Disc Golf Course

The West Branch State Park Campground has a fun 9-hole disc golf course perfect for all skill levels. However, be prepared for muddy conditions during the rainy seasons. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors and add some activity to your camping trip.


West Branch State Park Campground Disc Golf in Ohio




Wildlife at West Branch State Park Campground

At West Branch State Park Campground, we encountered a variety of fascinating wildlife during our brief stay.





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Birding at West Branch State Park Campground

When we visited West Branch State Park Campground, migration was pretty much over. However, there were birds galore. According to eBird, 190 species have been spotted at the campground.


When we visited West Branch State Park Campground we spotted/heard:



West Branch State Park Campground


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Our Experience at West Branch State Park Campground

West Branch State Park Campground is beautiful and offers diverse recreational opportunities. We enjoyed relaxing by the campfire, hiking the trails, and exploring downtown Ravenna.

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to West Branch State Park Campground. Being right next to the reservoir made for a beautiful campsite and wonderful experience.

 

We visited the campground in the spring after a rainy spell. This did lead to a lot of wet, muddy areas, but that is to be expected. However, the wet areas did make the disc golf courses a little harder to navigate and enjoy.

 

We highly recommend the Ohio Campground for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure. With abundant activities and attractions, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, downtown Ravenna is conveniently located just 10 minutes away. Ravenna has a variety of dining and shopping options for those looking to explore beyond the campground.

 



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Additional Notes:

  • The trailer pads in the main camping areas are blacktop.

  • For the most part, the sites seem to dip toward the road. Not too bad where it is hard to level your RV. We did see a few that were not level at all. Please watch video to see the sites.

  • The roads in the campground are a decent width.

  • Roads are blacktop.

  • The campground was well-kept.

  • Each campsite had a picnic table and fire ring.

  • There are 4 shower houses located throughout the main campground.

  • The campground beach area is located at the end of camping area 3.

  • Most of the camp sites have quite a bit of shade.

  • Certain sites offer a waterfront view.


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West Branch State Park Campground in Ravenna Ohio

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What You Can Expect at East Harbor State Park Campground

Please note that Ohio Campground trail rules and regulations can change at any time. The following information was in effect for West Branch State Park Campground as of June 2022.


West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Flush toilets.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

There are o mountain bike trails at West Branch State Park.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

We saw lots of birds.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Foot bridges.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Concealed carry is permitted.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Dogs are allowed in campground and on the trails. They are not permitted on the beach.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Trail surfaces are natural.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Campground roads and pads are blacktop.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Each lot has a picnic table and fire ring.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

There is a playground near the check in station.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

There were no benches on the trails.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

A lot of shade.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

No shelter houses in the campground.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

The trails are not well marked, but easy to navigate.




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

There are dumpsters located throughout the campground.



West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

Michael J Kirwan Reservoir




West Branch State Park Campground in Ohio

ADA compliant campsites.





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