Oak Hill Campground

Area Status: Closed

The new campground is beautifully designed with 27 RV (includes Pine Knob Loop) sites and one group site (Two Points Group Camp). All campsites are fully accessible with water and electrical hook-ups. Two new flush restrooms with showers and one new vault restroom were installed. Campsites 2, 11, 19, 20, and 21 are not reservable. The sites have been designated for hosts or volunteers.

This family campground is located on a ridge on the west side of Lake Vesuvius.

There are 4 hiking trails that connect to different parts of this campground and boat dock. The Rock House, Black Oak, Old Beach, and Scarlet Oak Trails form a 1.5 mile loop with a 200-foot elevation change.

Black Oak Trail starts along the Rock House Trail and leads to Oak Hill Campground at the Black Oak parking area. The elevation change is 140 feet from the bottom to top of this 0.34 mile trail.

White Oak Trail is 0.14 miles and is a short cut between the Black Oak Trail and the White Oak Camping Loop.

Old Beach Trail is 0.61 miles long and starts at the Black Oak parking area in Oak Hill Campground. The trail follows the scenic old beach road to the Scarlet Oak Loop of Oak Hill campground.

Scarlet Oak Trail is 0.45 miles long and starts at the Scarlet Oak Loop of the Oak Hill Campground and ends at the boat dock. The elevation change in this trail is approximately 200 feet.

Chart on Oak Hill Campground Trails.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open seasonally from early spring to fall. Visit our Recreation page to see seasonal open and close dates for the current year. Opens outside of normal camping season for deer gun season only.  During deer gun season, only the Pine Knob Loop is open for camping, but without water.
Reservations: Reserve a site through recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made 4 days prior to arrival. Any unreserved campsites within the 4-day cut-off window are no longer reservable and only available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are taken during the deer gun season, first-come-first serve only.
Fees: Camping fees:
  • $20/night for full service electric sites (27 available)
  • Senior Pass and Access Pass (formerly Golden Age and Golden Access Passports) are accepted at this campground.  The fee for Pass-holders is $12.50/night.
  • $35/night for the Two Points Group Campground.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Ironton
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: 2 Flush Toilets with showers and 1 vault
Operated By: Ironton Ranger District, 6518 SR 93, Pedro, OH 740-534-6500

General Information

Directions: Located 6.5 miles north of Ironton, Ohio, just off State Route 93. Turn on County Road 29 and follow the signs to the Recreation Area (1 mile). Turn at the entrance to the recreation area to the left and go past the lake and the boat dock. The campground is approximately one mile up this road on the right. GPS Lat/Long coordinates for the area are 38 deg 36' 50" / 82 deg 38' 00".

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:

Half the sites are reservable at this family campground at Lake Vesuvius. Reservations are made through http://www.recreation.gov/

No. of Sites 25
Reservation Info May be reserved
No. of Accessible sites 3

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

27 campsites, of which 24 are accessible to RVs with electric and water hook-ups

No. of Sites 27campsites, of which 24 are accessible to RVs with electric and water hook-ups;
Pavement Type for Parking blacktop
Reservation Info Yes
Hookup - Sewer none
Size Restrictions Two 30' backins, three 40' backins, one 45' pull-through, eighteen 45' backin.
Dump Stations yes
Hookups - Electric 15W
Vehicle Clearance open
No. of Accessible sites 3
Rental info: Reservations are made through http://www.recreation.gov/

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

This area includes a group campground with a capacity of up to 50 people and includes a picnic shelter.  Shower facilities are available at the adjacent Oak Hill Campground site. Vault toilets available.

Fees: $35/night

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: Near all seven of the trails available at Vesuivus Recreation Area but a spur connects to the Rock House Trail.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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