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Shawnee State Park

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Address: 4404 State Route 125, Portsmouth, OH 45663
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+1 740-858-6652

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Pleasant campground

Had a pleasant stay at the campground. Sites okay in size but not very level. Trails are in need of significant maintenance. Saw some live music at the campground & know they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family goes here a couple of times a year and I'm excited to go every time. It really is such a beautiful place tucked away.

1 Thank skrinkletoes
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Our church group reserved a camping area and had the best time! The campground itself is very clean. Love staying here and camping!

Thank Laura C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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106 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We stopped and played 18 holes alonng the Ohio River at Shawnee State Park golf course. The course itself is OK, but in poor condition. Many bare spots on almost all of thw greens. They either dont have the budget for maintenance or the superintendent has not a clue here. Too bad, the golf is decent and although not worth... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a pleasant stay at the campground. Sites okay in size but not very level. Trails are in need of significant maintenance. Saw some live music at the campground & know they showed movies - children's cartoon movie on Fri & unfortunately it rained on Sat for adult film. (Very nice feature for a state park!!!). Not their fault but... More 

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Clintwood, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

On a last minute decision, we took off for a weekend golf getaway. We had no trouble booking a room but the front desk clerk couldn't give us the same price we found online. She was very apologetic but understood completely when I didn't book through her. We booked online and had a great trip.

Thank lynnrose42
Marysville, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We visited a couple years ago and noticed that the rooms were worn and torn. We were hoping to see improvements, but it looked the same as two years ago. We were in one of the bunk bed rooms, but sadly, we found a note on our sliding glass door that our balcony could not be used. The bathroom looked... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We camped at Shawnee State Park in August, 2016. The natural beauty of the park itself is extraordinary. From a physical campground perspective, it was average overall. Electric hookups (no sewer/water) are available and the restrooms are reasonably clean. However, there is only one dump station in the park and it was full and super gross. We decided to drive... More 

Thank kristinao919214
St. Catharines, Canada
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211 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

On a recent trip to southern Ohio, my husband and I visited Shawnee State Park. Located just west of Portsmouth, Ohio, the two lakes in the park are very nice. You can rent a canoe, pedal boat, or kayak at camp store and enjoy a few hours on the water. With an Ohio fishing license, you can also try your... More 

Thank GMB54
Portsmouth, Ohio
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

My family has enjoyed fishing, hiking, swimming, paddle boating and exploring in Shawnee Forrest. We also love taking a long drive enjoying the scenery. Fall is coming up soon and recommend taking drive just to see the changing leaves!

Thank Fryesof4
Windsor, Canada
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Beautiful park, lots of butterflies and birds, but you have to hit the right time of year to enjoy them. We went in August, so we got to enjoy the butterflies, but could only hear the birds. They were blocked by the leaves. I imagine spring and fall would be a great time to visit. Fall especially, with the changing... More 

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