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Camping

Immerse yourself in the outdoors.

Spending a night in a natural area creates a lifetime of memories. Learn how to pack, cook and assemble a great camping experience—whether it’s a local overnight or a multi-day international adventure.

Camping at Oak Openings

White Oak Campground: This primitive campground offers the opportunity for tent campers to rent individual or group campsites. There are restrooms and a picnic shelter available for campers' use, as well as access to the 15-mile Hiking Trail through the Oak Openings Region. Services include fire rings and firewood. Campers will receive two bundles of firewood per night of stay. Additional bundles are available for purchase at White Oak, Springbrook, and Farnsworth Campgrounds. Please deposit empty bags in designated locations.

Springbrook Campground: This primitive campground offers the opportunity for tent campers to rent individual or group campsites. There are two sites with horse corrals, so riders can now camp with their horses at sites 5 and 6. There is a primitive restroom, a picnic shelter available for campers’ use, as well as access to the 15-mile Hiking Trail through the Oak Openings Region. Services include fire rings and firewood. Campers will receive two bundles of firewood per night of stay. Additional bundles are available for purchase at White Oak, Springbrook, and Farnsworth Campgrounds. Please deposit empty bags in designated locations.

Caretaker's Cottage: This quaint cottage in Oak Openings Preserve accommodates up to eight people to sleep comfortably in the midst of nature. 

The Pine Ridge Chalet: A secluded retreat in a pine plantation. Sleeps 5 with room for an outdoor gathering of up to 10 (until 11 p.m.)

Cannaley Treehouse VillageThe Cannaley Treehouse Village is the largest public overnight treehouse site in the country, creating an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind. Treehouse Village includes tree-attached raised platforms for tent and hammock camping and separate treehouse structures complete with electricity, electric-heat/air conditioning and some composting toilets.

Camping at Cannonball Prairie 

This primitive campground offers the opportunity for tent campers to rent individual campsites. There are three campsites available. There are restrooms and trails nearby. Each site can accommodate up to eight people. There is approximately 1/3 of mile hike from the parking lot to the campsites. Campers will receive two bundles of firewood for each night of stay. Additional firewood can be requested by calling the Ranger on Duty two hours before sunset. Please deposit empty bags in designated location.

Camping at Farnsworth

Sites at Farnsworth allow you to tent camp along the banks of the Maumee River. with individual and group sites available. Camping here allows you direct access to the Towpath Trail. Services include fire rings and firewood. Campers will receive two bundles of firewood per night of stay. Additional bundles are available for purchase at White Oak, Springbrook, and Farnsworth Campgrounds. Please deposit empty bags in designated locations. Overnight camping available May through the end of October.

Camping at Pearson 

Johlin Cabin: Remember what life was like for those settling the Great Black Swamp in the 1860s. Located at Pearson Metropark, the Johlin Cabin, built in 1867, offers a stunning view of wetland habitat and those who call it home. After settling into the cabin, take a walk along the path to the observation decks and learn a little history about northwest Ohio.

Camping at Wiregrass Lake 

This is the newest campground available within all the Metroparks. Tent camping is offered around Wiregrass Lake allowing you to enjoy your time kayaking or fishing. There is also a pleasant trail around the scenic lake. There is approximately a 700 foot walk to campsite #1; 1,000 foot walk to campsite #2 and 1,300 foot walk to campsite #3 from the parking lot. Vehicles are not permitted on the path.

Camping at Granger Island Cabin 

Tucked away in the middle of the Maumee River, the Granger Island Cabin offers over 400 square feet of peace and quiet. Featuring a built-in wood stove, dinette, two sofas, and an attached deck, the Granger Island Cabin offers the ultimate escape. Enjoy a fire outside at the provided fire ring, or take a walk along the river shore for a peaceful getaway.

Camping at Granger Island Tent Platforms  

Tucked away in the middle of the Maumee River, the Granger Island tent platforms offers visitors peace and quiet. Each campsite offers a different view, picnic table and fire ring.

Camping at Blue Creek Metropark

This primitive campground offers the opportunity for tent campers to rent individual campsites. There are three campsites available. There is parking, restrooms, a trail and fishing nearby. Each site can accommodate up to eight people. 

Please note that our campgrounds required 24 hour advance reservations via phone or online. All renters will receive an email confirmation, that must be brought with you. If you made a reservation and did not receive an email confirmation please call customer service at 419-407-9700, Monday through Friday. Due to the high volumes of campers, we may not be able to accommodate requests to move campsites with less than 24 hours notice and are subject to availability.

 

 

 

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