Van Buren State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
12259 Township Road 218
Van Buren, Ohio

Phone:
866-644-6727

Web:
Van Buren State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 60
Number of Sites with Electric: 13

Van Buren State Park is quietly nestled in a small but valued remnant of woodland surrounded by beautiful corn, wheat and soybean fields in northwest Ohio. Van Buren offers a calm, peaceful retreat with camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities that can be enjoyed year round.

Camping
Family campground at the east end of the park offers 10 electric and 19 non-electric campsites
Pets are permitted on designated sites
Tables, fire rings, drinking water, vault latrines and a dump station provided
Sports equipment and games can be borrowed by registered campers from the camp host
Multi-use/Equestrian camp offers 3 electric and 28 non-electric sites -- picket lines, tie rails and manure bins are available
Primitive, walk-in, youth-group camping area for up to 200 people is located in the southeast section of the park and is available by reservation

Fishing
Catches of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bullhead, bluegill and carp await the skilled angler
A valid Ohio fishing license is required

Boating
Excellent boating opportunities for rowboats, canoes and boats with electric motors only
Launch area is located at the north parking area on Township Road 229

Trails
3 miles of mostly single-track mountain bike trails meander through the south shore woods providing both novice and intermediate riders with scenic views of Van Buren Lake and woodlands while crossing the boardwalks over ravinces and offering some challenging features • Trailhead begins at the South Shore Picnic Area parking lot • Follow the blue blazes
5 hiking trails that also allow mountain bikes
4 bridle trails that also allow hiking and mountain bikes

Picnicking
10 Picnic areas are situated in scenic locations throughout the park
3 shelterhouses are available for reservation online or by calling 866-644-6727

Disc Golf
9-hole Disc Golf course is located throughout the day use and north shore areas of Van Buren Lake
The course traverses open picnic areas, wooded pines, rolling terrain along the lake shore and shaded areas throughout the park
The course begins and ends at the west end picnic area
Check out the course layout
Maps and brochures are available at the kiosk

Hunting
Park property east of Township Road 229 is designated for bow hunting only, in accordance with state laws
A valid Ohio hunting license is required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
Cross-country skiing
Ice skating
Ice fishing

More To Do
Volleyball courts and horseshoe pits available at some picnic areas
Nature center is located near the family campground and offers interpretive displays, a beautiful prairie garden, live animals, and a bird viewing window
Nature programs are offered during the summer months
Butterfly gazebo
Playground equipment
 

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