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Best campgrounds for tent camping?

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Best campgrounds for tent camping?

Does anyone have an opinion about which campground in the Sandusky area would be most amenable to tent camping? Perhaps one with some shady campsites and where we won't be close enough to hear the TV show playing in the neighboring RV?

We're heading to Cedar Point soon and would like to stay within 15-20 minutes of the park, if possible.


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1. Re: Best campgrounds for tent camping?

hey lady! nice to see you here, I'm used to seeing you on the Gatlinburg forum.

There are two nice state parks nearby that offer some good camping. Catawba island SP, and East Harbor SP. East harbor is the larger of the two. both are near enough to cedar point.

there are a few independent places as well. camp sandusky has a good rep, but they are located a few miles inland. cold creek trout camp is on the west side, convenient to tofts dairy and margaritaville. i dont know anyone who has eve stayed there though. and bayshore estates is the most convenient to cedar point, but for some reason i'm thinking they dont have so much of a good rep.... bad reviews on here i think?

hope you find something suitable, let us know how it goes!

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2. Re: Best campgrounds for tent camping?

have stayed at East Harbor, twice. Tried 2 different sections of the park. Hated it-- I have never stayed anywhere with such small campsites. You are packed in there like a checkerboard. Road in front of you, with other campers on either side AND behind you...

There's room for a tent and that's about it. had to set up the screen house on the pavement and barely got the car in the there. Next to us, we ended up with someone who had converted a school bus into a "camper" We laid awake till 2 am since they were drunk and thier fire ring was right next to our tent. And that was the FIRST time we went there :)

Decided to give it a 2nd chance and tried a different part of the park. same issues-- If you can find a different option, do so.

Park itself is pretty.

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