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South Bass Island

1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
+1 419-285-2112
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Spend a Day

Good place to spend the day and better to go in season since end of October is getting pretty... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2017
via mobile
Love the smell of grapes!

If you love the smell of grapes growing and fall colors this is the place to visit! The weather is... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
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Theres plenty to see at South Bass Island, such as the Marblehead Lighthouse, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the William Perry Monument, and its fishing opportunities cant be beat, especially if you're fishing for Walleye and Perch.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“state park” (22 reviews)
1523 Catawba Ave, Put in Bay, OH 45346
+1 419-285-2112
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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Good place to spend the day and better to go in season since end of October is getting pretty sparse.

1  Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed October 27, 2017

If you love the smell of grapes growing and fall colors this is the place to visit! The weather is still nice being they are on the lake and water temp helps them stay warmer than on the mainland. We rented a golf cart to...More

1  Thank DJolly09
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Good place to handout in the weekend. I'm lucky to bump into the Octoberfest event to enjoy good beer n German food in the special event. Entrance fee is $4 per pax but beer n food are sale separately. There is live german music band...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided that we wanted to get away for a few days and decided on PIB. Neither of us had ever been there, but heard great things from friends. So I started doing my research on Trip Advisor. When first starting out,...More

Thank mcollar
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We took the Jet Express over to Put-In-Bay, South Bass Island on Labor Day. The Jet Express boat was very nice. I thought the ride over was so enjoyable with the wind in our hair and the beautiful scenery around us. The company that runs...More

1  Thank LindaNuc
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We've been going every year! Read the reviews and watch the weather. A very nice casual island with much happening. Take the Miller Ferry and research all there is to do. The Jet Express offers more time on the island, but is more expensive. There's...More

Thank dawnS4728HW
Reviewed September 4, 2017

Let me just say.. I want to move here.. That should tell you how awesome this place is.. People were super nice, beautiful scenery and overall a fantastic vacation!!

Thank Brandi P
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This is a hidden gem that we discovered several years ago and just got back to after 15 years and it still does not disappoint! Such a cool place to take the kids or just as a couple. You can rent a golf cart or...More

Thank Ijustluv2travel
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This was a late summer, last minute trip. We took Millers Ferry to and from the Island. We really enjoyed the ferry ride and Millers Ferry does a great job taking folks to and from the Island. We had planned to visit on a week...More

Thank local43944
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We took the ferry over from Catawba Island. Miller's Ferry was $7 per person one way, and if you took a car, add $16 each way on top of that. Once you are on the island, you can rent a golf cart, as we did,...More

1  Thank crutchergal
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from Randy_Debbie_Ohio | Reviewed this property |
We rented a golf cart. Highly recommend. They also have busses
Julie H
August 13, 2017|
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Response from Melisa B | Reviewed this property |
Hello!! I have not had the opportunity to stay here yet, but from what I've read: Site Type: CAMPSITE ELECTRIC Site Reserve Type: SpecificCheckin Time: 3:00 pm Checkout Time: 1:00 pm
July 22, 2017|
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Response from Kevin W | Reviewed this property |
You don't really fly to the island. You can but it's not like it's a destination where airlines fly to. It's just a tiny little airport for personal aircraft. If you want to go to South Bass from out of state, you'd fly into... More