Learn about camping and 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…

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Ohio Boondocking Maps

Places to Camp for Free in Ohio

Ohio State Camping Laws and Regulations

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Federal Lands in Ohio