Learn about camping and boondocking in Ohio

Rules for Using Rest Areas in Ohio

These are the full set of rules adopted by the Ohio Department of Transportation regarding the public use of its rest areas.

Ohio Camping Laws and Regulations

All the laws and regulations within the State of Ohio that pertain to camping, campfires, and other activities associated with camping, including overnight parking.

Do You Still Have to Pay $20.00 to Park at an Ohio Turnpike Service Plaza if You Don’t Use the Hookups?

This was question was asked by one of our readers today. Ohio's turnpike system has seven "service plazas" (14 if you count each direction). Four of these service plazas feature overnight RV parks. Learn more about these RV parks at...

A Guide to Boondocking in Ohio

Boondocking in Ohio! Boondocking in Ohio is often enjoyed in Wayne National Forest, the state’s only USFS property. There are no BLM lands in Ohio. Otherwise, the state does have free camping opportunities within its wildlife management areas and state fishing lakes. There are also some casinos that offer free multiple-night parking. Ohio Boondocking Map This Ohio Boondocking Map contains locations of free boondocking and free campgrounds where bloggers and YouTubers have produced detailed reviews. Click on a map marker to access their reviews… [AK] [AL] [AR] [AZ] [CA] [CO] [CT] [DE] [FL] [GA] [HI] [IA] [ID] [IL] [IN] [KS] ... Read more

Ohio Rest Area Rules

How long can you stay at an Ohio rest area? Is overnight parking allowed at rest areas in Ohio? Is camping permitted at Ohio rest areas? What are the full Ohio rest area rules?