West Branch State Park

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
5708 Esworthy Road
Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Phone:
330-296-3239

Web:
West Branch State Park

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 198
Number of Sites with Electric: 155
Number of Full Hookup Sites: 29


West Branch State Park's large lake with its many forks and coves is extremely popular with fishermen, boaters and swimmers • The park's meadows and woodlots provide an excellent backdrop for camping, hiking and horseback riding

Camping
Camp Office at West Branch29 full service sites
155 sites with 50-amp electric hook-up
14 non-electric sites
Heated showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities and a trailer dump station
Some lakeside sites offer boating access
Camp office loans games and sporting equipment to registered campers
A group camp is available for organizations of up to 50 people

Picnicking
5 picnic areas are situated in scenic locations around the lake
6 picnic shelters are available
4 picnic shelters can be reserved in advance online or by calling 866-644-6727

Swimming
700-foot sand beach
BeachBeach house has restrooms with changing booths, snack vending area and outside showers
Check for water quality advisories

Fishing
Year-round fishing at West Branch offers large and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, bluegill, catfish and trophy-class muskellunge
Fishing access is available at 3 paved and 2 gravel launch areas as well as numerous shoreline access points
Wheelchair-accessible fishing pier is located by the marina
Valid Ohio fishing license is required

Boating Marina
The 2,650 acre lake is designated for unlimited horsepower
Boat rentals, gasoline and supplies are available at the marina
6 launch ramps provide access to the lake
Dock rentals are on a seasonal basis
Dock 9 is wheelchair accessible
No-wake zone extends 300 feet from all shorelines
Entire area west of Rock Spring Road causeway is also a no-wake zone
Boat swimming area is located in Silver Creek Bay, southwest of the beach

Trails
Mountain Bike Trail
More than 14 miles of hiking trails
Portion of the state's Buckeye Trail passes through the park and is linked to the campground by a 2-mile spur trail
12 miles of mountain biking trails
Mountain biking is permitted on snowmobile trails and designated track trail
After leaving the parking area and riding up to cable line road there are 6 loops (some connected, some not) that provide approximately 12 miles of single and double-track * Read more about biking on the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association web site
20 miles of bridle trails traverse woodlands and meadows, riders must provide their own horses
Horse camp is open by permit only

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)
Extensive snowmobile trails start at the west boat ramp
Cross country skiing
Ice Fishing
Ice Boating

Hunting
Open for hunting, in season, with small game, waterfowl and deer being most common
The northeastern section of the park, bound on the west by Rock Spring Road and on the south by the lakeshore, is closed to hunting
This no-hunting area includes the park office, camp area, horse camp, picnic areas, beach, marina, dam and East Boat Ramp
400-foot no hunting/safety zone extends from all other developed facilities
Hunting is limited to shotguns and primitive weapons for most game
Valid Ohio hunting license is required
Target shooting is prohibited

More To Do
Playgrounds
Volley ball court
 

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