Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Camping and Campgrounds

Campgrounds on Put-in-Bay Ohio at South Bass Island State Park gives visitors a chance to stay at their own Lake Erie site.  The State Park is home to the only place on the island to camp that is open to the public.

Experience the island life and immerse yourself in the beauty of the island.

South Bass Island State Park

South Bass Island State Park

The South Bass Island State Park is a great place to camp, but there's plenty to do for Put-in-Bay visitors who aren't staying there. Find a stone beach, temporary dockage, jet ski rentals, a refreshment stand, volleyball, umbrella picnic tables, a playground, fishing pier, glacial grooves and the ruins of the Hotel Victory to explore. more information
St. Hazards Villa Rentals on Middle Bass

St. Hazards Villa Rentals on Middle Bass

St. Hazards on Middle Bass has completed over 15 years of operations and has villa rentals for all budgets. Weekday camping starts at only $99 per day and Lake Erie cabin rentals can be as low as $49 per day. RV sites with 50 amp power and water and sewer connections are also available. Get more information about St. Hazards and rates at Camping Lake Erie. St. Hazards resort is the home of Hazards Microbrewery & Restaurant which has a... more information
Fox’s Den Campground

Fox’s Den Campground

This privately owned family campground features full service campsites with electric, sewer, and water hookups as well as primitive camping sites for tent camping. For those camping in tents, a modern shower and restroom facility is located on site. Fox’s Den Campground is located near the Put-in-Bay airport in the center of the island, only a five-minute golf cart ride from downtown Put-in-Bay. Put-in-Bay Golf Carts rents golf carts for your transportation needs from the campground into downtown Put-in-Bay. more information

Campgrounds on Put-in-Bay Ohio offer a variety of site options, some with Lake Erie frontage.  The South Bass island State Park is home to the preferred camping location on the island.

South Bass Island State Campgrounds Quick Info

  • Electric, full-service and primitive site options
  • Boat Ramp and Dock
  • Playground and Picnic Areas
  • Pebble Beach with Lake Erie Access
  • Former Site of Hotel Victory

Camping on the Island

Campgrounds Put-in-Bay

Campgrounds on Put-in-Bay

Planning a camping trip to Put-in-Bay is easy.  First, head to one of the Put-in-Bay Ferry Boats.  Both leave from Port Clinton heading across Lake Erie to South Bass.  More importantly, the Miller Ferry is located closer to the park and offers vehicle transport.

Guests can choose to reserve a site online.  Otherwise, sites are on a first come, first serve basis.  Still, the summer tourist season is very busy, so advance reservations are highly recommended. Also, make sure to get a Put-in-Bay Taxi phone number ahead of time, as the State Park is over a mile from the downtown strip.

Other Campgrounds in Lake Erie Islands

On the sister island of Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass Island, camping options are available.  The island of Middle Bass is far less populated and a lovely natural setting.  So, check below for Middle Bass Campgrounds.

St. Hazard Resort and Camp

Here, guests can opt to take one of the primitive tent sites.  Also, primitive cabins can house up to 4 guests each.  The adjoining resort features a pool with bar and restaurant.

Middle Bass Island State Park Campground

Recently, the State of Ohio has upgraded the grounds and marina at MBI State Park.  Here, there are 20 non-electric sites.  Also, a shower house is available and pit toilet.

Camping on the Lake Erie Islands: It’s In Tents!

While camping is a great way to connect with nature, it truly is not for everyone.  If you would prefer something a bit more permanent and dry, please check out our lodging options.