Camping on Put-in-Bay offers a chance to reconnect with nature.  South Bass Island State Park is the only place on the island for campsite rentals.  Here, both primitive and full hook up sites are available.  There are even exceptional cliff sites with outstanding views of Lake Erie.

South Bass Island State Park

The crown jewel of the many parks and nature preserves on South Bass Island, the South Bass Island State Park spans 33 acres of beautiful shore and wilderness. You won’t believe the views of Lake Erie you get from here. There is a picnic shelterhouse available for reservation that will accommodate up to 50 people. There are also additional picnic areas present. The fishing is amazing at South Bass Island State Park. There is a pier for shoreline fishing right by the entrance to the park, as well as a... View More

Pack up your gear and hop on a ferry to Put-in-Bay.  Camping provides guests with a chance to stay overnight on the island on a budget.  The affordable site rates are similar to other Ohio State Parks.

South Bass Island State Park is located on the southern end of the island. Here, a vast assortment of activities can take place.  Most notably, the lake shore affords a variety of awesome Put-in-Bay Water Sports.  A rocky shoreline beach, jet ski rentals and more await visitors.  Also, a comfortable covered shelter house provides respite.

Come to the island and go camping under the stars.  With limited light pollution, Put-in-Bay is an exceptional place for star gazing.