I knew we were going to have a beautiful evening camping when I left the visitor center and noticed these beauties in the parking lot. The park was absolutely beautiful.
Our schedule has been pretty full but we wanted to squeeze in camping for a night before football practices started. This was our first time camping at Winton Woods which is part of the Great Parks of Hamilton County.
Winton Woods park has a 123-site campground, 156-acre lake, two golf courses, a fully functional farm, a horseback riding center, an outdoor educational camp and 6 miles of trails.
The check in area at the campground also has a store and snack bar. The staff were very helpful by providing brochures with park activities and guiding us to where our campsite was located on the map.
Guest staying at the campground are also given gate keys that are similar to a hotel keys. The extra security was a nice surprise.
This was our view from in front of our campsite.
My kids were happy to explore the nearby modern playground while we set up camp.
The campsites have scenic views for tents and campers. Larger Motorhomes has paved parking and full hookups.
If you like more comfort, there are basic and deluxe cabins available for rent as well.
We set up our tent and then decided to explore the lake on a row boat.
The park offers a variety of rentals and activities.
You can rent paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats, fishing or pontoon boats.
We settled in for the night with dinner on the campfire.
I don’t recommend only using playroom foam tiles to sleep on, but if you do, you will know what the moon looks like at 3 am.
(I highly suggest packing an air mattress!)
The campground also has areas that are great for fishing.
Our campground shower house facility was clean and the overall experience camping at Winton Woods exceeded my expectations.
There are plenty of activities for families including lots of bike trails, playgrounds, and make sure you check out Parky’s Farm (a working farm with animals and play structures is a short drive away.) Winton Harbor, located a short drive or bike ride from the campground, also has a sprayground and basketball courts.
Camping is great way to connect with nature and with each other.
December 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Winter Camping (electric sites only): $17
March 3 – November 30, 2014
Electric Sites: $27.50, Seniors $25
Full Hook-up Sites: $37.50, Seniors $34
Pull-Through Sites: $47.50, Seniors $43
Camping Cabins: $53 per night
Deluxe Cabins: $125 per night/$750 per week
* Prices do not include tax. Senior/Golden Buckeye rates are valid Sunday through Thursday, except holidays.
Winton Woods is located at 10245 Winton Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45231.
Disclosure: We were hosted by Great Parks of Hamilton County for review purposes. All opinions are my own.