Mohican State Park
1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,525-acre state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio's most unique natural regions. The striking Clear Fork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer a wilderness experience while the resort lodge and cabins provide luxurious accommodations overlooking Pleasant Hill Lake.
Went here many times as a kid, stayed again this past weekend in a cabin. Wow! Cabins are warm and cozy but roomy, renovations were incredible (almost too good or "modern" but that's probably my sense of nostalgia), but honestly spent most of the time outside anyway. Trails and park were just as I remember them, which is as one of my favorite Ohio parks. Had no problems at all with our dog staying with us. Can't wait to go again! If you are a tent camper, you are best to seek out one of the "primitive" camping sites which are well away from both the road and RV sites.
We stayed in one of the cabins for New Years weekend. Cabins are completely remodeled and very nice. Comfortable, clean, great views and loved the gas fireplace. Love to see our tax dollars at work in our beautiful Ohio State parks.
Regarding the campground, "campground" is a criminally loose term. It's a RV and trailer parking lot with nice restrooms. The area is much closer to route 3 than it looks on the map, so during the day you will only hear cars and trucks driving by. At night when traffic dies down, the overwhelming ambient sound becomes RV heating or AC units. If you're a tent camper like me, this place is utter hell. As someone who grew up in the southwest going to hardcore campgrounds where "modern amenities" and "there's a restroom somewhere nearby" are interchangeable, this was a very sudden and unwelcome change. If there is one saving grace anywhere, the restrooms are the nicest I've seen at a campground. That's the only nice thing I can say, but it's something I suppose? It doesn't change that normally I go camping and come home feeling refreshed, relaxed, and better able to handle the stresses of city life but this time I came home feeling exhausted. As a tent camper who needs a true escape into the wilerness, this was just an overall horrible place and easily the worst campground I've ever stayed at.
It's been a number of years since I was here to camp. When my children were much younger we camped here at least one time a summer. My youngest daughter learned to swim in the pool at Mohican State park campgrounds. We found a number of great improvements. New shower facilities, new playground, new camp store, and all of the sites have electricity. Half price camping with a golden Buckeye card. Yup we're that old now. Come on down!
Very clean and family friendly campground. The stay we had here was great from the check in to the check out I don't have any complaints. The staff was friendly and helpful, the bath houses were cleaned daily and were actually clean. The camp sites were freshly mowed right before we pulled in. The commissary had activities going on for the kids to do during the week and can win prizes. The camp store was also well stocked with all the essentials. The only thing that I would suggest, and it is not the state park's fault, is that they look into having someone install a cell tower in or near the park. I'm not someone who sits in their campsite on my phone all day, but if I wanted to call someone just to see where they were or if we should meet somewhere there is no cell phone service. You may get a text here or there but to get a reliable voice call is very hard. I also talked with my family about this and thought it would be a good idea in case someone has an emergency and needs to make sure they have a good connection to talk to authorities. Other than that the campground is a great place to spend a family vacation!