5 Places to Go Camping in Dayton

If you are wanting to tent camp, lodge in a cabin or if it’s in the luxury of an RV, there is nothing greater than getting outside and enjoying the great outdoors.

If outdoor activities such as canoeing, swimming, and or hiking are things your family likes to do, then Dayton has some great places to get your family out and about.

Here are five places around the greater Dayton area to camp:


7796 Wellbaum Road, Brookville


Enjoy a full activity schedule from now until October that includes an Ice Cream Social and/or Wine & Cheese Social every month at the Dayton Tall Timbers KOA. Stay in one and two bedroom and deluxe lodges, nestled comfortably in the woods. RVs are welcome, as well.

COST: $27 for Value Kard Rewards membership, rates vary by time of year and type of lodging

RESERVATIONS: koa.com/campgrounds/dayton/reserve


(937) 275-PARK (7275)

There are 14 camp areas available throughout four MetroParks, including Englewood, Germantown, Possum Creek and Twin Creek MetroParks. Most sites are primitive (vault toilet, fire ring, picnic table). Bring gear, food and water. Due to the threat of the emerald ash borer, do not bring firewood to any MetroParks facility. A limited supply of firewood is provided. Permits are required for both front country and backcountry camping.

COST: Varies depending on campsite and day of week


1355 Wildcat Road, Greenville

(937) 548-7921

The campground features a pond for fishing and swimming, paddleboats for rent. There is propane, pop, ice, ice pops and ice cream in wrappers available. Wildcat Woods is near the Annie Oakley Birthplace and Museum, Eldora Speedway, Wright Brothers Museum, Winery at Versailles and other attractions.

COST: $25 per night, $1,000 per season (Current as of June 2015)


760 Franklin Road, Lebanon

(513) 932-7717

Camp by tent, RV or rent a spacious cabin at this campsite that is only minutes from Kings Island. Nearby attractions include The Beach Waterpark, Armco Park, Cincinnati Premium Outlets and Miami Valley Gaming.

COST: Monthly rates from $615 (May 1- Sept. 30) and $435 (Oct. 1 – April 30), additional fees rates are based on two adults, and two children (Ages 5-17…kids 4 and under are free), additional adults ($99), additional children ($25), a $100 campsite deposit is due at time of reservation. Deposits are added to your first month’s rent, family tent rates from $27.

RESERVATIONS: sunrisereservations.com


2401 Enon Road

(937) 882-6431

Enjoy camping with 20, 30 and 50 amp electric service and water taps. You can swim in the clear, chlorine-free spring-fed lake or sun on the sandy beach. You can fish at Enon Beach without paying an extra charge, and although most of the customers adhere to a “catch and release” policy, you are allowed to cook your freshly-caught catfish, bass, bluegill or sunfish for dinner. Kayaks, canoes and fishing boats are welcome, but motorboats are not permitted. 

COST: Daily rates from $22, weekly rates from $174 and monthly rates from $480. Rates are valid for up to 4 people.See full rate schedule (current as of June 2015).


For a list on what to pack for your camping trip, be sure to download our printable HERE

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