We needed a place to park the RV for a month while we sold the house. We wanted to find a campground that had full hookups so we could get used to the systems in the RV. Everything was new to us.
Most of the local (within 45 minutes of the house) campgrounds were booked for the month, or didn’t have full hookups available. We tried both private and state parks. Our HOA doesn’t allow for long term RV parking either. Finally, I found an opening at a campground that was doing monthly/long term rentals: Frontier Campground in Waynesville, Ohio.
The campground is only RV’s (travel trailers, 5th wheels, a few class A’s in the mix), although there are also cabins available for rent. There is an office that sells ice ($2/bag), a laundry facility (takes quarters), a shower house (closed currently due to Covid-19), a small dog park, some play equipment, and a rec room (also closed to Covid, but looks fun in the pictures).
Sites are $500/month (cash/check, or $515 with credit card), plus electric ($0.18/kwh). Everyone we dealt with on the phone or in person was really nice and helpful. Walter even took time and helped me pull into the spot and get the water hooked up (it was still shut off from winter) when he knew it was my first time trying to park the RV.
The campground is close to Caesar’s Creek State Park, a canoe/kayak rental place, Little Miami Bike Trail, and Spring Valley Wildlife Area. Walmart, Kroger, Aldi, and Target are about 20-30 minutes away.
Most of the spots are shaded and there are a lot of trees on the lot, although it seems like they keep them decently trimmed. The shade definitely helped when it hit 90 degrees! It does seem like a mostly long term, full time facility. There is an Air Force base close by that they said they get a lot of business from.
The dog park was small but fenced. It was nice to let her off leash to walk around. There was a bunch of poison ivy along the back fence, so we kept her away from there.
We had a good stay. Towards the end we did loose power (and water) twice, due to the high heat and the electric demand of the area. It didn’t stay off for too long (a few hours the first time and 30 minutes the second time). It was a quiet place to stay and pretty close to various stores and trails.
Caesar’s Creek is a great place to explore. See the Caesar’s Creek post for our experiences there.
The Little Miami Scenic bike path isn’t too far away either. We drove down to an access point (maybe 5 minutes away), parked, and took a walk. There was a brief view of the river, some smaller feeder creeks, and old telephone poles (the shorter ones with metal spikes that probably has the glass caps). I eventually got made fun of for taking too many pictures of the old poles: “Hey Mom! Look! It’s a telephone pole!” We ended up near a park and turned around. Keep in mind this is not a loop trail, so you will have to turn around! Different points on the trail offer different views. Our was pretty boring, but there are several access points nearby, so we may try another one soon.
The Spring Valley Wildlife Area main parking area was closed, as was the boardwalk. We tried walking some of the trails close to the campground, but didn’t have much luck. (Too many biting flies.) I think once they get the boardwalk repaired and the trails cleaned up it could be a really cool spot to walk through.