Tent Camping on the Grand River

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The Grand River offers riverside campsites perfect for paddlers, in northern Lake County.

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Diane Stresing


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Destination Distance From Downtown

33.9 miles


4 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

1 days

Overnight, plus paddling time


Spring, Summer, and Fall

Dog Friendly


Fees Permits





Riverside camping, especially delightful for those who want to paddle in and paddle out, this remote site is only accessible when the river level is below four feet.

What Makes It Great

Owned and managed by Lake Metroparks, the site is also accessible on foot - but you'll have to haul your gear 1/2 mile to get it from the parking lot to your fire ring. This canoe-in, canoe-out site is four miles downstream from Hidden Valley Park in Madison. 

This site is one of six tent camping sites in the Lake Metroparks system. Like the rest, it is a primitive campground and no restrooms are available. Campers are expected to pack-in, pack-out, and follow other best practices. The park includes its rules on its website. Each site has a picnic table, grill, fire ring, benches, and an area to pitch a tent.

Who is Going to Love It

Camping in Lake Metroparks offers urban dwellers a chance to get away and save time, because these getaways are so close to the city. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

For more information and to reserve a campsite, visit the website.

Campsites are available from May 1 through October 31, and reservations are "brisk," according to Campsite Manager Nancy Martin. Reservations can be made online anytime, or by calling the camp office at 440.358.7275.

Renters must be at least 21 years old. Fees are $10 per night for Lake County residents, and $20 per night for non-residents.  

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Tent Camping on the Grand River

4960 Baker Road
Leroy Township, OH, 44077
41.728299, -81.115184

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