We were traveling through Ohio on a early autumn cross-country RV trip visiting family in Columbus and our longtime RV friends Lee and Sherian Shriver in Ashland.
While we were there, the Shrivers took us on a site-seeing drive that included the 4,525-acre Mohican-Memorial State Forest in northeast Ohio.
Within its boundaries is the amazing year-round family-friendly 1,110-acre Ohio Mohican State Park with five miles of the scenic Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River running through it.
There are two campground that feature spacious campsites with fire pits. Bathrooms are never too far away with showers that have lots of hot water.
The Main Campground (Class A) — Electric is open all year round. According to park sources, the water shuts off the beginning of November and turns on at the beginning of April, weather permitting.
Th Main Campground includes: 33 full service RV sites (water, sewer and electric) – $39
– 118 electric — 30/50 amp service – $31
– 10 non-electric — Tent only – $26
* Please note; Campsites are $1/night less Sunday- Thursday.
Covered Bridge Campground (Class B)
25 NON RESERVABLE – First-come first-served basis only – $21.
*Please note; Campsites are $1/night less Sunday- Thursday.
Call (866) 644-6727 – Camping Reservations
To keep everyone healthy and active, the surrounding park area includes 32 miles of hiking trails; 22 miles of bridle trails; 8 miles of snowmobile trails; 24-mile mountain biking trail; 10 “Park and Pack” (backpack) campsites; a fire tower; 1.5-mile Discovery Forest interpretive trail.
As one reviewer on Mapquest said: “Fantastic park! There is so much to do here. You can go canoeing or camping or hiking or biking, enjoy a nice picnic, creek walk, geocache.”
Mohican State Park is located in southern Ashland County bordered by State Routes 3 and 97, close to Loudonville, Ohio. The park can be easily accessed from Interstate 71.
Nearby, only about four miles west of the campground on State Route 97, is the Ohio Memorial Forest Shrine that honors sons and daughters who died during war conflicts.
To read more about this RV Short Stop click here.
Photos: (Click on photos to enlarge) From top: Covered bridge on the Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River and montage of trails within the park. (Courtesy of Mohican State Park. Bottom: (from left) Sherian Shriver, Jimmy Smith and Lee Shriver enter the Ohio Memorial Shrine (Julianne G. Crane).