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Great for a visit

Amazingly this park has free entry. We stopped here for a walk as we travelled through the area and... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Kendal, United Kingdom
Ice Fishing

Catawba Island State Park is a nice place to launch your boat from or leave out of to ice fish on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marblehead, Ohio
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4049 E Mooresdock Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-9704
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Catawba Island State Park is a nice place to launch your boat from or leave out of to ice fish on Lake Erie.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the biggest or best state park as far as amenities go. You can't camp, and there aren't any activities. You can launch your boat, go fishing and maybe drop a line in off the pier. A quiet, well-maintained space.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have camped here several times in the past, although more recently we have walked or driven through the park. One can walk,fish, swim,or launch a boat without needing to pay for a camp spot. It is a very nice, very large park. Halloween Fest...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joann L
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice campgrounds that is close to many of the activities offered near Lake Erie. The fish house for fresh perch, Margaritaville, Marblehead Lighthouse, the ferries to Put-in-Bay and Kelly's Island. The camping spaces are nice sized, there are pools and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sallym420
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Has been closed most of the summer for renovations. This is more of an area for boat launching. Nice greenspace.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Park M
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Very small park. It's mostly about the boat ramp which is currently closed for repair and rehab. The concrete dock is still open for a walk out to see the lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Found a picnic table with a great view of the lake and even watched a tug boat push a barge into a dock right in front of us. Amazing, wish I could park like that! The park was clean and plenty of parking and tables...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Since it is listed as a state park, we thought it would be much larger and have hiking trails and things to do. Basically it has a small grassy area with a pavilion, a very small beach with no sand, just rocks and a fishing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kris N
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We needed a nice boat ramp to launch our waverunner. Catawba Island State Park couldn't have been better. At peak season in July we had no problem getting our waverunner launched or taken out. There were no long lines and plenty of parking spots for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alangarten
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Amazingly this park has free entry. We stopped here for a walk as we travelled through the area and really enjoyed it. The place is well maintained and there are trails along the shore and through the woodland.

Date of experience: June 2018
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June 25, 2018|
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Response from Tomicatawba | Reviewed this property |
most of the beaches on Catawba Island our Pebble Beach is so small round stones an inch to 2 inches in diameter. That makes the water very clean but walking on the beach and sitting on the small stones is not necessarily... More
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Response from marygme | Reviewed this property |
I would think so!
February 27, 2015|
Response from DiscountKing | Reviewed this property |
Basically, the park is a fisherman's wharf and boat launch with a pavilion, parking lot and restrooms. There are bike trails along the main road and bikes can be ridden into and out of the park. No specific trails within... More