Camp Perry Lodging and RV Park

Camp Perry Lodging and RV Park

 
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Location

Installation
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH
GPS Coordinates
41.54926, -83.04614
Location Information
Camp Perry, Port Clinton, OH

Directions

Directions
From Cincinnati / Dayton, Ohio: Take I-75 N (170 miles, Cincinnati; 120 miles Dayton); to Exit 179 RIGHT onto US-6 E toward Fremont (25miles) turn LEFT onto OH-53 N follow signs 53 N (20 miles); turn LEFT onto OH-2 W toward Toledo (4 miles); Turn RIGHT into Camp Perry. EST: 4 hours, 219 miles (Cincinnati); EST: 3 hours, 169 miles (Dayton). From Cleveland, Ohio: Take I-90 W (28 Miles) (becomes I-80/90 Turnpike); take I-80/90 W Turnpike (25 Miles); to Exit 118 onto US-250 N toward Sandusky (6 miles); turn onto OH-2 W (25 miles); Turn RIGHT off of OH-2 into Camp Perry. EST: 1 hour 30 minutes, 84 miles. ---- Located ON State Route OH-2. Look for our 2 stone towers (indicated by red and green lights after dark) at our main entrance into Camp Perry.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(888) 889-7010 or (614) 336-6214
Mailing Address
Camp Perry Lodging & Conference Center, 1000 Lawrence Road, Building 600, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452-9578
Email Address
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Campground Information

Authorized Users
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD/NAF Civilians.
Season
Open Spring to Fall
Reservations
Accepted and recommended.
Internet Access
Free WiFi is available at the Clubhouse where you sign-in for a RV site.
Pet Information
Pets ARE allowed in the RV Park with the usual leash and clean-up rules. However, pets are prohibited elsewhere on the installation, except for working dogs for law enforcement or the visually impaired. The only exception is pets are allowed during the National Matches.
Campground Information
Lodging rates vary based on type of accommodation and season. New RV park opened late 2006. No tents or tent trailers allowed. There are no restroom or shower facilities available yet.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Amenities
  • Dump, Sewer
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Showers

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
40
W/30,50A/S
$38
$?
$?
Lodging
?
None
$45 - $120
$?
$?

Other Information

Dining Hall Policy
Weather Information

Camp Perry is located on the Camp Perry Military Reservation, which is located on the shores of Lake Erie, near Port Clinton, Ohio. The Lodging and Conference Center overlooks beautiful Lake Erie and is an ideal location to hold an all-week conference, a one-day workshop, business meeting, wedding reception, or any gathering of friends and associates.

The National Matches, considered America's "World Series of the Shooting Sports", have been a tradition at Camp Perry, Ohio since 1907. Each summer, the nation's finest civilian and military marksmen and women square off for five weeks of rifle and handgun competition in a variety of formats and events.

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September 2017

We have been traveling on and off for the past 18 months. We try to stay in military campgrounds whenever possible. This campground was the most expensive and least amenities of any military campground we have been to. Firstly, do not follow your GPS, Look for 2 large stone pillars and enter the base at the pillars. Another first, there is no gate, no security, no IDs required, never encountered that before! We were there for 2 nights/3 days. We saw the lady at the conference center check in. We saw exactly one car on the road. That is it.This place is deserted. One other RV in the RV park, but never saw any people with it. The whole experience was just bizarre. A well kept base and not a soul to be seen.The Exchange was never open.The only laundromat was located next to the Exchange (not in the RV Park).No lights in the RV area.There were lights at the hotel close by.Nobody staying at the hotel though.We travel the country with our dog. Saw numerous signs saying dogs not allowed anywhere on base except the RV park.No walking around, no going to the fishing pier.Not sure why, nobody was around to be bothered by a dog. The hookups at your site are locked.They give you a key for them and the bath house when you check in. No cable, no WiFi in the RV area and $40 a night.Very unlike the dozens of military campgrounds we have visited in the past. 

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June 17 2016

The people were great very friendly and helpful. The park itself is clean and well maintained and taken care of. Unfortunately for us every year for 2 or 3 days the mayflies come out and attach themselves to everything and it just so happened it started the day before we got there and ended the day after we left go figure. It really wasn't that bad the first afternoon when we were setting up and we sat out for a little and then went inside for the evening. We came out the next morning and our motorhome was covered with mayflies and we had to cover up to get unhooked and get out of there what a mess. Oh and did I tell you they smell like very smelly algae! Other than that it was a great overnight stay.

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May 2016

No shade at sites but they are clean. Picnic tables were shabby at best but next day team was on hand repairing and servicing them. Good beach nearby for nice walk, along with long Dock. We got lost getting there, just a mile or two, staff was friendly, and yes July & August are for NRA shooters championships, it would be a nice place to go and see if there were sites, which should be reserved only for prior military.

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May 31, 2016

Nice campground, paved pads, full hookups, friendly staff. Clean and up to date bathhouse/restrooms. Walked around base which is open to the public with a small waterfront area for fishing. No ID check. Didn't bother checking out any other amenities since it was a one night stay. Little pricier than most other military facilities but still less than a KOA.

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(Updated: November 21, 2012)
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Oct 2009

The campground is very nice and well kept. My big complaint is the treatment of military personnel during the national matches. Everybody gets kicked out including military if you're not a part of the matches. We have earned the right to be there. The staff (when I was there) wasn't very pleasant their answers when I asked why because i didn't know. We haven't been back since. The matches take up the best parts of the summer.

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(Updated: July 22, 2012)
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July 2012

We stayed here July 2012. I called ahead to reserve 1 night because we needed to stay 1 night on our trip west. Reservations stated they were fully booked and would not have a site available until August 15 after the national shooting competition was over. We arrived 1 day later, decided to give it a try and there was 10 or more sites available :( The chowhall which is located 2 blocks from the RV site was open to all. They had an awesome Salad Bar for $5. I got 7 local TV channels using the RV antenna. Virgin Mifi 2200 worked well for Internet. Small PX/class 6 & laundromat is a 5 minute walk away.

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(Updated: November 08, 2011)
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Sept 2011

Facility was clean but to expensive would not return as limited recreation available.

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July 5, 2011

W.B. left this review using the Directory software: Very nice and helpful staff at the Conference Center check in desk. Campground is very clean with paved pads & driveways. We've a 27' trailer w/full sized pu that fit well. The sewer hookups are a bit different than usual but work. All hookups are spread out and you've got to be a bit careful where you park so everything will hook up at the same time. We walked to the beach and Lake Erie may not be as polluted as years back, but I wouldn't swim in it on a bet. This was confirmed when we strolled through Port Clinton (5 mi. away) and could smell sewage every time we passed a storm sewer grate.

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(Updated: July 04, 2011)
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June 23, 2011

Camp Perry is located near some popular tourist locations such as Cedar Point Park. Perhaps that's why the cost is a little high at $28.82/night? The RV area is open field with few trees; however, very nicely maintained. Did not use the restrooms so no comment. Tennis courts are in need of repair. The park was 80% empty during our stay, just before the 4th of July weekend. It was nice enough, but too expensive and not enough things close by to entice me to a return visit.

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3 July 10

Camp Perry has now began letting dogs into the campground. I enjoyed the stay except looking at dogs pooping. Would hate to know I had to follow a dog around the rest of my life cleaning up the poop, sure is something to look forward to.

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October 2009

My wife and I had no problem while staying at the camp. everyone that worked there that we encountered, who extremely friendly. we didn't expect much seeing that it is a guard base. we were very surprised. the exchange for its size was well supplied. the campground was very well maintained. the may flies were a pain but one can't control nature. we operated a concession trailer there and we were very well treated by all. we will be back next year when it warms a little more. the bath house was new and clean. our overall experience was extremely good.

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August 29, 2009

My family camped overnight in a tent. When we checked in, the guy working the desk reminded me of the retarded policeman. He had no clue. He said they rarely use the tent spots, so they put us in a spot for an RV. This is OK, but this was the furthest spot from the bathrooms, and the lights from the adjacent dorms were bright and annoying. I asked to get closer, but the clerk would not do it. The bathrooms are brand new and very nice.

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2 July - 10 July 2009

We stayed from 2 July through 10 July. Pros:The campground is very clean as was the bathhouse. It was cleaned and maintained daily. Lots of little plus like the small PX, beach, static displays, quiet and away from the regular RV park crowds. The spots were large, flat and easy to back in. Hook ups were easy to access. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Private access to the bath house via a key. Camp Perry is in a great location to tour all over the area. Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit are within easy driving distance as are all the local sites. The campground was never full while we were there and at one time was down to 5 campers. Cons: Of course, it is new so not much shade and you are surrounded by barracks that are lighted 24/7. The prohibition of bringing pets was a big disappointment and most likely will preclude us from returning. Even though this did not seem to be enforced during our stay, I observed at least three dogs in the campground. The keyed entry into the bathhouse is both a pro and con. It was a hassle if my wife and I needed the bathouse key at the same time. An easy fix would be to install cypher locks on the bathhouse doors and provide registered campers with the code.

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July 1-5, 2009

Interesting open-gate Ohio National Guard operated facility where most facilities (lodging, Exchange, RV Park) are also open to the public. New "military" rates for RV park which are rank-related (O-6 is $36/night) and about "market price" for area. No pets permitted although several were there while we were there but when you call for reservation they will tell you "no pets". Base and RV park getting ready for July 12 arrival of NRA Shooting matches which fills Camp Perry for about a month or so every summer. During our time, RV park about half full. Sites ok - strange water/electric hookup locations. Lodging staff (Bonnie) very nice. They give you a key to unlock water/electric. Time of year for May Flies when we were there but not too much trouble although pretty much all over your RV. AAFES small exchange open during week - not big but nice inventory and staff. No other place to eat on Camp Perry. Crowd is minimal except during shooting match time partly due to limited effort/interest in advertising (said they are worried about being perceived as competing with local civilian RV parks). Not bad place if on your way - or maybe weekend on Lake Erie short vacation.

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(Updated: May 22, 2008)
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3.4
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22-23 MAY 2008

This is a National Guard post. Nice campground. We were the ONLY ones on it! Very nice RV/Lodging office worker. Told us to pick the RV site we wanted and then she gave us the key for the hookups. New bathhouse has been built and will be open soon. No cable but several TV stations are available. The gate was closed when we arrived -there was no gate guard present, but it wasn't blocked off so we could still go in. There is good signage at this small base. We drove by the PX, the laundry, the chapel, but they were closed when we arrived. The lodging and conference center where you check in, is open until 10pm. My husband was glad he had some pvc pipe available because the dump pipe is recessed in the ground about 10 inches. At $29, it is the most expensive military installation we have stayed at, but it is still cheaper than area RV parks. It is quiet as it sits way back from the road. It is directly behind the lodge. As we left, we noticed that there is a "Camouflage Cafe" with a sign that said open, however we didn't stop.

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October 5-8, 2007

When we arrived we were the only campers. Only one other camper arrived in our 3 day weekend stay. The parking pads are long, level and paved. We had good water pressure and 50 amp service. The sewer connections are considerably forward and we had to park somewhat forward to allow our sewer hose to reach the dump. The dump pipe is inside an 8 inch hole and recessed about 10 inches. If you have an L connection on the end of your sewer hose, it won't connect without taking it off or installing some sort of extension. Overall, it was new, quiet and very clean. There are no laundry or bath facilities. I felt it it was overpriced at $29 a night and inquired at the desk. I was told this is due to having no federal funding and it is competitive for the local area. We had average Verizon cell phone coverage and Verizon Broadband Internet connection. This is no Wifi and no Internet connection in the Lodge. A beach is nearby but a sign is posted warning that Lake Erie is contaminated and cautioned pregnant women and children not to swim. We found everyone very courteous.

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29 June-1 July 2007

I agree with Hoselrocket's evaluation, I was there 29 June - 1 July 2007, the RV park was almost vacant. There is no shower facilities and I don't think they have a plan to build any. I checked with the lady in the office and she stated that they only take self contained RV's. Cingular or A.T&T cell phone service was very good. I would stay again. It was easy to find, every one was very courteous especially the gate guards. Just for your information, Cedar Point RV park quoted me a price of $80-85.00 a night.

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12-19 June 2007

Camp Perry Ohio NG base. At Port Clinton along the western edge of lake Erie. A new 40 site CG with FHU's level asphalt back in sites. There was only one other camper here when we checked in, an Active duty guy apparently here for work. Nice quiet place, except for the kids marching and hollering cadence. Two bar Verizon signal. No cable but there are no trees (yet, several small ones have been planted) so I got a clear shot with the dish. Several off air local channels including a couple from Canada. Tried to call for a reservation but no one answered the phone at the conference center (Bldg 600). You check in at the Conference center then they tell you to go pick a site then come back to pay. All the hook ups are locked and they give you a key after you pay. Didn't matter that we didn't have a reservation, when I checked in the girl on the desk said I was her first RV of the year. This place is a little pricey for what it offers. $29 a night for nothing but a parking space with FHU's. The post has a small BX and a post laundry. A nice fishing pier and beach is available. All in all we think this is a pretty nice place and would stop by again if in the area. I understand it will get really crowded during the annual shooting contest in July so if planning a trip then you will definately need a reservation. Check the Camp website for dates.

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