Oak Hill Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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

Current Conditions: Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area campground closures will be extended until at least June 25th due to waterline repairs. All affected customers' reservations will be canceled and fully refunded until the sites are opened.
Operational Hours: Open 24 hours a day from the first Friday in April through the last Monday in October. 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.
Open Season: TBD 2020 - October 25, 2020
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".

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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