Some of the tourist attractions of Cincinnati include home games for the Reds (the first franchise in the major leagues), the large theme park, King’s Island and the Cincinnati Zoo. So, you needn’t take your Cincinnati RV rental far to start enjoying the vibe of this great town.
There are over a dozen RV parks in the Cincinnati area. All of them are available for either short or long-term rental. Each of them has hookups available for water and electricity, and most offer cable and Wi-Fi hookups as well. There are numerous recreational amenities at these RV parks, so you will never be short of things to do while you are stationary in your Cruise America rental motorhome. If you venture a little ways out of town, you will find three state parks that will accommodate motorhomes, as well as tent and cabin camping.
For a wonderful getaway, approximately 240 miles out of Cincinnati, is Harrison Lake State Park, and it is well worth the 4-hour drive. The park boasts 152 campsites with electrical hookups, as well as showers, flush toilets and a dump station. Just like Cruise America, the park is pet friendly, and has sites designated for them. There is a playground at the campground for the kids, and games and sports equipment may be lent out at the camp office. The park is open year ‘round.
In the park you will find a 105-acre lake. If you have a boat, whether non-powered, electric or gasoline powered, it is permitted on the lake. While there are not limitations on the horsepower, they must remain at no-wake speed while on the lake. There is an ADA accessible launch ramp available, and 2 ADA accessible courtesy docks as well.
The fishing provides an abundance of smallmouth bass, crappie, bullhead catfish, bluegill, northern pike, and carp for the fishing campers. A valid Ohio fishing license is required.
As far as swimming (summer, of course), there is a 150-foot swimming beach along the lake, and water quality advisories are provided.
If you like to step out of the motorhome for a picnic, you have five beautiful, quiet picnic areas around the park. There are also 3 shelter houses that can be reserved either online or by calling 866-644-6727. There are also bike and boat rentals available, as well as volleyball and basketball courts and horseshoe pits. There is lake access for dogs to frolic and swim, and several nature programs are offered.
Should you be on your Cruise America vacation during the winter, you will also find winter sledding, cross country skiing and ice fishing at Harrison Lake State Park. Of course, this is only if conditions allow.
While in this part of Ohio, there are some points of interest that you may wish to visit as well, including:
The Sauder Museum, Farm and Craft Village – Just east of the intersection of S.R. 66 and S.R. 2, near Archbold. Be advised that the Historic Sauder Village is closed during the winter, but the Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery, Sauder Heritage Inn and the retail shops are all open year ‘round. Hours of operation vary throughout the year, so be sure to check with them before your visit. There are entrance fees to get in.
The Goll Woods State Nature Preserve (black swamp forest) – 3 miles northwest of Archbold, this 321-acre Nature Preserve in Western Fulton County exemplifies the “Black Swamp” forest, which once covered a great deal of the area. There is an abundance of giant bur oaks that are centuries old.
The Fulton County Historical Society (and city cemetery) – 229 Monroe Street in Wauseon. The hours are Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Sundays and holidays.
Maumee Bay State Park (Scottish style golf course) – East of Toledo. There are 248 campsites with electrical hookups, and the park is open year ‘round.
The truth of the matter is, when you are in a Cruise America rental RV, it really doesn’t matter if you stay in the city, or venture into the wilderness, you are bound to have a wonderful, stress-free time. By not following the hectic schedule of everyday life, you really get to know the joy of travel and the togetherness of the RV lifestyle.