Spent 3 nights at this SP campground. Had an electric site. To our surprise the campground was not full (normal most times), but was starting to fill as we were leaving Friday at noon. We paid the Ohio senior rate (Sun-Thurs), plus a reservation fee, which was not necessary due to a lack of campers. Another pleasant surprise was the restroom condition. The sink counter had been replaced, new faucets, and motion detection devices were installed. Lights attract bugs at night and this equipment helped that issue. The park system still needs to install hooks around or near the sinks. We use this park as a base when we visit Holmes County. We like the campsites better than the parking lot campgrounds in Holmes County. It means driving 30 minutes, but it's worth the trouble. Caution if using RTE 3 from the south. The detour is not well marked and the detour takes you WAY out of the way. Use I-71 & Rte 97 instead or check the road construction reports before using Rte 3.
Wanted to update this park since the latest update is rather old. We spent 4 days at Hocking Hills. It was a return outing after a 35 year absence. The rate reflects a 50% Ohio senior discount (Sunday-Thurs) The park has seen some improvements in the last 30 years, however, the sites are still close together, there are large drop-off spaces from the pads to the ground. That is an accident waiting to happen! The pads are OK for a popup and car, but unit larger would be a challenge to accommodate both. Most had a slight slope to the pads. The restrooms were typical SP issue with a quantity of bugs sharing all spaces. The restrooms were cleaned daily, but some of the faucets did not work correctly, and there were no HOOKS to hang your clothes, towel, etc. Hiking trails are the high point, however, staying on the trails is a must. Massive drop in height if you don't. There was a swimming pool at the campground, but not open while we were there (guards were in school) and was scheduled to close on Labor Day. Staff was helpful and polite. We were allowed to pick our site prior to registration.
Stayed at the campground for two night while visiting the area. Lots of seasonal folks, but there was plenty of room for any type of equipment. Open field concept, but we managed a site with some tree shade. The office help suggested places to visit and provided maps. The only negative I have is the remoteness. It's a 30 minutes drive to any where for resupplies, etc.
Spent two nights here. Good campground if you choose the wooded areas. Parking lot with sun if you do not. We had a large site with stone base. Extra $$$ if you want a site close to the water. Close to the restroom. Those were clean. The only negative I have is the stalls were very small. Almost impossible to navigate without scrapping your nose. Office staff was helpful. We would return when in the area.
We were visiting Acadia NP and wanted a site w/ running water/shower. Based on the reviews of this campground, we booked for our visit. After the visit, I can't agree with the high ratings that previous posters gave Forest Ridge. Our assigned site was mostly under water when we arrived. Give credit to the owners, we were re-assigned a different site. Nothing "special" about the campground. The bathrooms were not dirty, but were never cleaned in the the time that we stayed. And it's a haul to Acadia NP. 20 miles doesn't seem like alot, but the speed limit is no higher than 45 mph. Acadia is "special", but if we return, Forest Ridge will not be on the list.
As others have stated, this place has potential, but is not the best. The camp site was fine, but the bath house was terrible. Lot's of bugs, no HOT water in the sink, no mirror, and mostly a seasonal CG. We will not stay here again.
We were traveling through the area and needed an over night stop. Based on the previous reviews, I picked this CG. We arrived after the office closed (5pm) and the door had phone numbers to call. But based on the following we chose not to stay here. 1) Very seasonal, 2) did not look the best in our judgement, 3) had to be 10+ miles off the main road, and 4) no activity that we could find. It could be a nice place to stay, but just not to our liking.
Stayed here for an over night stop. CG was not crowded and self-service since we arrived after the office closed. The rate is non-resident senior. Site was good, and the bath house OK. We drove around the park and it seemed like a nice place to camp. We would return for another camping experience.