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Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

Bowling Green, Ohio
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Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

Hello,

I'm looking for options of camping with my family this summer. We live in NW Ohio and would like to stick with a 5-6 hour radius. Either an extended weekend a couple of times during the summer or a whole week would be nice.

We've got three kids, ages 9, 8 and 4. Travel anytime between June and mid August. We enjoy water sports, hiking, the night sky, and obviously camping. My 8 year old enjoys science and history. The other two are always just along for the ride.

We tried Sleeping Bear Dunes two years ago and loved it but not ready to go back there yet. This is our off year were we're staying close to home but I'm outta ideas. Please help!

West Virginia
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1. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

West Virginia has a ton of fun camping places and outdoor activities.

This site provides a lot of info: https://gotowv.com/

For camping with a family, you'd probably find Ace Adventure a lot of fun. They offer things like zip lines, a water park, etc. They even have kid friendly rafting trips.

https://aceraft.com/

Bowling Green, Ohio
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2. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

Thank you for your input!

Centerville, Ohio
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3. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

We know BG

Take a look at WV State Parks

http://www.wvstateparks.com/

Any Beach
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for Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, West Virginia
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4. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

Our State Parks are great, but I think you would be happier in the Fayette County area...the New River Gorge National Park. Look at Ace Adventures as mentioned in the first post, or Adventures on the Gorge. Plenty to do with both companies and they are very close to each other. Lots of hiking for all fitness levels in the Gorge area.

https://www.adventuresonthegorge.com/

https://aceraft.com/

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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

Thank you!

6. Re: Close to home summer camping from NW Ohio

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