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Camping in West Branch State Park – Complete Guide & Maps

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Ohio State Parks are known for great campgrounds, and the experience you’ll have camping in West Branch State Park is no exception!  Heading to West Branch State Park is a great way to spend a few days, or to use as a home base for exploring nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Whatever you plan on doing, camping in West Branch is a great option!

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We created this guide to help you navigate the planning for your time camping in West Branch State Park!

WEST BRANCH STATE PARK CAMPGROUND: OVERVIEW

There is one campground at West Branch State Park, and it’s large.  Here you’ll find options for camping with tents all the way up to large RVs.  There is even group camping!  From the campground you can hike and explore the park, play disc golf, launch boats and enjoy the scenery.

camping in west branch state park

The campground is one of the best we’ve ever been to with respect to the cleanliness of the facilities and bath houses.  We can’t recommend it highly enough!

Reservations are highly recommended, and you may make them six months in advance.  Be sure to get reservations during the summer months and on weekends in particular!

WEST BRANCH STATE PARK CAMPING SUPPLIES

There is a small camp store at West Branch State Park.  You can go here for any last minute needs.  To stock up on groceries, which we recommend doing ahead of your visit, you’ll want to go to Newton Falls, which is about 7 miles to the east. 

If you are in need of a big box store or camping supplies, then head west to Ravenna, OH, which is about 8 miles away.  Beyond Ravenna is the town of Kent, OH, which also has plenty of options for stores and supplies.

WEST BRANCH STATE PARK CAMPING: DETAILS AND CAMPGROUND MAP

West Branch State Park Campground

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West Branch Campground map in West Branch State Park, courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

  • Location: The West Branch State Park Campground is located at the end of Esworthy Road off Ohio State Route 5.
  • Accessible via: Car.
  • Reservations: Offered year-round. West Branch State Park Reservations.
  • Capacity: 198 sites.
  • Electricity / Water Hookups / Dump Station: Yes / Yes / Yes.
  • Toilets / Showers: Flush toilets and showers.
  • Additional details: This campground large with plenty of sites. The bathhouses are immaculately maintained and quite new.
  • Nearby: Inside of West Branch State Park, there are a ton of activities to do, including biking, boating, swimming, fishing, disc golf, picnicking and hiking. Right from the campground you can launch a boat, play one of the two disc golf courses and hike.  The West Brand North Loop Trail (3.2-miles, round-trip) is a great option and is located right at the overflow parking area for the campground.  You can read more about the park in our blog on Things to Do in West Branch State Park.
camping in west branch state park
camping in west branch state park

WEST BRANCH STATE PARK GROUP CAMPING

There are three group campsites at West Branch State Park.  The sites are large with hookups (electricity) at two of the sites.  Group C campground is made for tents or those not needing any electricity. 

 

camping in west branch state park

FURTHER INFORMATION ON WEST BRANCH STATE PARK FROM JUST GO TRAVEL STUDIOS

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