Maumee Bay State Park Campground
1400 State Park Road, Oregon, OH 43616
Dates of Stay / Cost
August 7 – 8, 2017 / $28 + an $8 transaction fee for electric-only, back-in site
This is an electric-only park, but there is a dump and fresh water station.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes, but keep in mind that there is no 50-amp service.
If you are driving near Toledo, Ohio, and looking for some real rest and relaxation, steer your rig over to Maumee Bay State Park. Really. Do it now. It is heavenly here!
This is a van trip with just me and ZuZu, but I really wish Bill was with us because I could see the two of us spending days here doing nothing more than reading, relaxing, and biking to the beach.
Almost every camp site has a private feel to it, and there are a ton of sites to choose from. I reserved mine ahead of time online, and their web site is really cool because you can click on the available sites and actually see what it looks like.
I got here 4 hours (!!!) before check in, but since no one was on the site, the sweet lady at the camp office let me drive on in. After a quick set-up (van life is so simple), I headed out on my bike to check this park out.
It truly is gorgeous here! Thick with trees and wildflowers and tweeting birds a-plenty, it truly is a place to relax.
The bike path will take you through the woods before opening up to the blue and bright beach area on Lake Erie. (I don’t know about you, but I didn’t picture Toledo quite this way. – Shows what I knew! As I said on Instagram when I first saw this beach, traveling knocks some of the ignorant out of you.)
This park’s only flaw is this: This is a 30-amp, electric-only campground. Which in my van isn’t a big deal. But if Bill and I were to come back here in our big-rig, which is of course 50-amp, we would have to make some adjustments. That said, I think it is totally worth it! I just would not want to come in the hottest of weather.
This is definitely a park I want to return to, and I recommend it without hesitation!