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Van Buren - Van Buren State Park

12259 Township Road 218

Van Buren State Park is quietly nestled in a small but valued remnant of woodland surrounded by beautiful corn, wheat and soybean fields in northwest Ohio. 251-acre Van Buren offers a calm, peaceful retreat with camping, fishing, hiking and picnicking opportunities that can be enjoyed year round.


Lori Brady

Monday, April 23, 2018
We were checking out the campground, which has been improved since we last visited. There are new vault toilets, an outdoor movie theater and two camper cabins. A big drawback for some people would be that there is no shower house or flush toilets, but if your camping vehicle has a fresh water holding tank, there's a spigot to fill up at the entrance to the campground. The sites are not overly long, so some big rigs probably won't fit. Not all of the sites have electric hook ups. The sites on the outside of the circle have trees bordering them, giving a little bit of the woodsy feel. We haven't actually camped there, just drove through to check it out, but hope to camp there soon.

Ed W. Visser

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
It's March 28, 2018, and we're happily tucked away in our 5th wheel. Water is available by a tank up before you set up. We are in the Family loop. There are 50 amp service sites. The volunteer park host was not in the park yet. Registration is by the honour System

Peter Bart

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
This is great place to stop over for a night or two, but to call it a campground might be stretching it a bit. A cross between rustic and modern maybe? It does have water spigots to fill water cans etc but not on the camp sites. It has 60 campsites split between the family side and the horse side. Less than half have electrical pedestals. The dump station is at the HQ a mile or two down the road. The dump station does not have potable water. The site description for site length on the website is just wrong, so check with the ranger. There does not appear to be showers out here. That all being said it's beautiful out here. It's quiet and secluded with lots of trails. Easy on and off the highway,, the campground entrance is a mile or two east on TR218 from the park entrance. The sites are gravel and level. So dump your waste tanks and fill your water tanks before coming out!

Ba G

Monday, March 19, 2018
A very nice nearby park. I wish the State Parks were a little more geocaching friendly. This place could be used much more.

Amie Fowler

Sunday, Sep. 24, 2017
I guess four stars because the place was clean the cabin was fine nothing wrong with it except it was so hot and we didn't know there was no swimming until we got there I mean what's a lake with no swimming. They don't have showers but we knew that going in. It's Equestrian Park which sounds great until you get there and everything smells like you're at the zoo. But they did play a kids movie on Saturday night which was really nice cuz it gave the kids something to do for a little while. But other than that there's not much going on at this park. The rates were good and if the weather was a little cooler we might have enjoyed it a little more and been able to use the walking pass. Not their fault it was so hot so not five stars but 4 because I think it was worth it.

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