All About Richland

Winter Camping Is Always An Option

21 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for some, it’s a welcome diversion from the both the bustle of everyday life and what can be crowded parks in warmer times of the year.

Winter camping is enjoyed by thousands of Ohioans each year, and it can be accomplished right here in theRichland County area.

A few parks close for the winter season but many others remain open by limiting the number of sites or the amenities in the campground. Many parks that remain open, limit water and electric availability. More…

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History & Tourism

Camping Is Cool In Richland County

28 Aug , 2020  

From the great folks at Destination Mansfield – Richland County:

Cool night air and sleeping under the stars. Cooking over an open fire and roasting marshmallows. Connecting with family and disconnecting from the hustle and grind of our daily schedules. Camping helps us get in touch with the land and our inner explorer as we let weather and our whims control our days. It’s a full sensory experience with sounds, sights, and smells all its own. Camping reacquaints us with stars, with slow, with dirt. When we’re camping we hit reset. We rest. We play. We restore.

It’s no secret, we love camping in Richland County. We love sitting by the fire, talking until the embers die out. We love camp coffee and restarting the fire on a cool morning. Everyone does camping a little different so we have several different places we love to camp in Richland County… More…

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All About Richland

Camp With A Harvest Moon And Halloween

22 Sep , 2019  

Pleasant Hill Lake Park, which straddles the border between the counties of Richland and Ashland, offers trails, boating, fishing and hunting. Visitors may also choose to camp in one of the many campsites.

Local 1812Blockhouse readers, however, may feel it’s easier to make their way home and sleep in their own bed. We encourage you to re-think that plan. Two family-friendly campout events have been organized at Pleasant Hill Lake Park for the month of October, offering a variety of activities for campers and a chance to spend a few nights in the great outdoors. More…

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All About Richland

Free Camping This Friday At Ohio State Parks

22 Nov , 2017  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is waiving campsite fees for the night of Friday, Nov. 24, to encourage families to spend time enjoying their Black Friday outdoors instead of in shopping malls and stores. The #OptOutside campaign started by REI struck a chord with many of our visitors, and we wanted to thank all of our Ohio State Park campers for their continued support. More…


All About Richland

Seasonal Camping Lottery Coming

12 Mar , 2017  

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is holding a Seasonal Campers Lottery on the 3rd Saturday in March, which is March 18th, for all park and marina locations.

A seasonal camper is one who maintains a seven month camping permit April 1 through October 31. Being a seasonal camper provides a number of advantages including camping rates that are significantly discounted over the regular nightly rate and the convenience of having first option at the same campsite year after year. Not to mention, your camper is ready and waiting for you at a moment’s notice. More…