Camping Made Easy

From camping gear, to campfire cooking, to engaging camping activities, Metroparks has you covered. Get Outside Yourself and choose one or all of these fun and all-inclusive camping options engineered to help you let go of the details and focus on making memories.

Premium Campsite Gear Rental and Set-Up 

Want to try camping with your family but unsure if you want to invest in the equipment? Let us help you have a successful family camping trip by providing high-quality gear and setting it up before you arrive. Gear is available year-round. 

  • 1-4 people: One 4 person tent, 4 sleeping bags (rated to keep you warm down to 0°F), and 4 sleep pads. Fee: First Night $100 non-members, $90 members, +$20 per additional night. Campsite and equipment rental included.
  • 4-8 people: Two 4-person tents, 8 sleeping bags (rated 0°F), and 8 sleep pads. Fee: First night $120 non-members, $110 members, +$30 per additional night. Campsite and equipment rental included.
  • 2 Person Hammock Camping: The Drey—a two-person hammock camping platform at the Cannaley Treehouse Village. 2 hammocks, 2 sleeping bags (rated 0°F), and 2 sleep pads. Fee: First night $80 non-members, $70 members, +$20 per additional night. Campsite and equipment rental included.

Set up will take place before arrival at 3 p.m. and clean up at 12 p.m. the day of checkout.
Equipment can be provided at any one of our campsites except Granger Island and Johlin Cabin.

Call 419-407-9700 for gear rentals.

Rentals need to be scheduled at least 4 days in advance.

No pets please. No food allowed inside the tents or sleeping bags to prevent animal damage.

All equipment is sanitized prior to use.


Campfire Cooking Food Delivery Experience 

Want to try campfire cooking with your family but need a little guidance along the way? Let us help you have a successful campfire cooking experience by providing all the supplies for a tasty activity together!  Don’t worry, your kit is stocked with plenty of materials for multiple tries. All you need to supply are plates and silverware. 

These meal kits can be provided at any one of our campsites or overnight rentals except Granger Island and Pearson Johlin Cabin. 

For questions regarding Campfire Cooking Food call 419-407-9700.

Food delivery needs to be scheduled at least 4 days in advance. 

Breakfast Kit, $50 [Reserve]

If you’re thinking, where is the skillet to cook my bacon and eggs?!  Trust me—you are not alone—we were there too. Believe it or not, you can place your bacon and eggs in this brown paper bag and place it directly on the coals to cook! Enjoy a delicious cup of local cold brew coffee provided by Sip Coffee in our high-quality, stainless steel, Metroparks tumblers while watching your bacon and eggs magically cook on the campfire. You will also have supplies to make the best campfire cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit to round off your meal.

Each kit comes with detailed instructions and plenty of materials to try again if your first attempt is a failure (like ours.) 

What’s Included 

  • 2 High-quality, stainless steel tumblers with Metroparks logo
  • Fresh, cold-brewed coffee included with the tumblers (ice, creamer and sugar also provided)
  • One dozen eggs
  • One pound of bacon
  • 10 brown paper bags to cook your bacon and eggs
  • One tube of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • Fresh fruit (subject to change based on availability and quality)
  • Detailed instructions to make your breakfast
  • Serves about 4 people
  • Delivery offered 8-9 a.m. 

Dinner Kit, $50 [Reserve]

For dinner you can get creative with your pizza making skills! You will have all the supplies to create Pizza Pudgie Pies for your enjoyment. This kit comes with two high quality pie irons as well as the instructions to help you along the way. 

What’s Included 

  • 2 High-quality, pre-seasoned pie irons
  • One loaf of wheat bread
  • Mozzarella shredded cheese
  • Pizza sauce
  • Butter
  • Detailed instructions to make your dinner
  • Serves about 4 people
  • Delivery offered 5-6 p.m. 

Snack Kit, $50 [Reserve]

No camping trip is complete without a memorable campfire treat!  This kit comes with everything you need to make Metroparks Signature S’mores, campfire cones, and campfire popcorn. See the joy on the faces of your family as they hear the first few popcorn kernels popping!

What’s Included 

  • 4 High-quality, telescoping campfire forks
  • Marshmallows
  • Fudge Stripes cookies
  • Waffle cones
  • 3 packages of M&Ms-various flavors
  • Popcorn Kernels
  • Butter
  • Aluminum foil
  • Detailed instructions to make your campfire treats.
  • Serves 4+ people
  • Delivery offered 6-7 p.m.

 

Camping Activity Bags

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Need a little help finding engaging activities while you are camping? Let us provide all the materials needed for hours of entertainment spent fishing, birding or hammocking. These activity bags are stocked with all you need to get started and more! After your camping trip, keep all these supplies for future memory making! 

These activity bags can be provided at any one of our campsites or overnight rentals.

For questions regarding Camping Activity Bags call 419-407-9700.

Activity bags needs to be scheduled at least 4 days in advance. 

Fishing Kit, $100 [Reserve]

Everyone remembers the first time they catch a fish! Check it out for the first time, or the first time in a long time. When you’ve had enough fishing for the day, relax with your family and try out the board game included. 

Materials Included in your Pack

  • 2 High-Quality Fishing Poles
  • Lures, Hooks, Bobbers, and Split Shot
  • Live Bait (Worms)
  • Metroparks Board Game and Game Pieces 

Birding Kit, $100 [Reserve]

This kit is your introductory guide to birding. Using the binoculars and guides provided, you will start learning about the amazing amount of different bird species in the Metroparks and Northwest Ohio. When you’ve had your fill of birding for the day, relax with a survival bracelet craft under the glow of your new solar lantern.

Materials Included in your Pack

  • High-Quality Bushnell Binoculars
  • Collapsible Solar Light
  • Metroparks Birding Scavenger Hunts
  • Paracord Survival Bracelet Kit
  • Metroparks Frisbee

Hammocking Kit, $100 [Reserve]

Have you ever successfully started a fire without using matches or a lighter? Learn about the fire triangle and light your fire by using a magnesium striker or 9-volt battery. The included tinder and directions will make fire starting a breeze. Once you’ve got your fire started, relax in your new hammock do your camouflage scavenger hunt. 

Materials Included in your Pack

  • Double Hammock and Straps (fits two people)
  • Magnesium Striker
  • 9 volt battery and steel wool
  • Fire Starting Kit
  • Activity Sheets