The Best Campgrounds and RV Parks near Cedar Point

by Michael C. Upton  |  Published November 13, 2023

Whether visiting northern Ohio to stroll the quaint and lively streets of Sandusky or spend some time at Cedar Point, one of the largest amusement parks in the world, opting to take or rent an RV—or even just pop a tent—can be a great way to stay in this scenic and adventure filled area.

An arial view captures the beauty of camping and Cedar Point on the shore of Lake Erie.

An arial view captures the beauty of camping on the shore of Lake Erie. (Photo: Courtesy Shores & Islands Ohio)

According to Journo Research, Cedar Point amusement park ranks #1 in the USA for best value. The attraction on the shoreline of Lake Erie offers 364 acres of award-winning rides for over 3 million visitors each year. The Shores & Islands area of Ohio offers natural beauty and downtown destinations like Sandusky. Here are our picks for 5 of the best places to spend time in an RV or tent near Cedar Point.

Lighthouse Point campground

Lighthouse Point is the campground at Cedar Point amusement park. Nationally recognized as one of the most beautiful campgrounds in the US, the sites offer stunning views of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay. Roller coasters serve as backdrops to many sites, and the entrance to the park is only a few steps away from the campground. Spaces include lakefront cottages with picture window views, ten-person deluxe cabin rentals, and ultimate RV patio sites facing Lake Erie. Campers enjoy early access to the park and shuttle service throughout the Cedar Point peninsula. For those looking to enjoy Lake Erie, fishing is allowed from the pier and parasail and jet ski rentals are available. 1 Cedar Point Dr, Sandusky

The centralized location of Camp Sandusky makes visiting all the area sights easy.

The centralized location of Camp Sandusky makes visiting all the area sights easy. (Photo: Courtesy Shores & Islands Ohio)

Camp Sandusky

For those who like to be centrally located to all the surrounding sights, Camp Sandusky will be the spot to set up a tent or park an RV. The location is six miles from the amusement park, four miles to Jackson St. Pier, and is easily accessed by Ohio State Route 2. For those simply looking to hang out at the campground, Camp Sandusky offers a heated swimming pool, sports areas, and pedal car rentals. Adventurous little ones enjoy the gem mine, deluxe playground, and the well-loved, long-standing tradition of visiting the bunny farm. Start the day with the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast! 3518 Tiffin Ave

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Sandusky Milan RV Park

Situated only a quarter mile from the Ohio Turnpike, Sandusky Milan RV Park is a great spot for those looking to visit Sandusky and surrounding attractions in Northern Ohio like Summit Motorsports Park, Cedar Point, and the birthplace of Thomas Edison. The small, no-frills park is a great stop for those who are out and about. There is a pool, sports facilities, and a game room. The park offers convenient pull-thru sites, smaller sites for pop-ups, and rental cabins. Sandusky Milan is a RVshare Delivery Available Partner for those who want to stay, but do not want to drive. 11404 US RT 250 N, Milan

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Kelleys Island State Park is home to 129 camp spaces.

Kelleys Island State Park is home to 129 camp spaces. (Photo: Courtesy Shores & Islands Ohio)

Kelleys Island State Park Campground

A half hour drive and a half hour ferry ride from Cedar Point takes visitors to Kelleys Island State Park with hiking trails, fishing pier, and a public beach. Kelleys Island is a 677-acre park and is known as Lake Erie’s Emerald Isle. “Rent-a-camp” sites are available and include a large wooden hut, camp stove, cots, and more. For those who like a little more glamp in their camp experience, the park offers yurts with a limited kitchen and private bath. These, with standard rustic tent sites, comprise a total of 129 spaces to sleep when on the island. The park is open April through October. 920 Division St, Kelleys Island

Wine Country Treasure

Coleman gear fans will feel at home in the Wine Country Treasure, a single, 4-person campsite in Northern Ohio. Hosted by a former world traveler, this rustic site serves as a gateway to Ohio’s wine country in the Grand River Valley. The property features acres of hiking trails and an adjacent goat ranch. The site features Coleman gear like stoves, chairs, coolers, and, of course, lanterns. No pets or amplified music are allowed on the site. Flexible cancelation options allow for changes if Mother Nature does not cooperate.S Ridge Rd, Madison

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