If you are looking for a great place to camp close to Cincinnati, Winton Woods Campground is a great option.
I knew we were going to have a beautiful evening camping at Winton Woods as soon as I left the visitor center and noticed these beauties in the parking lot.
The park is 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.
Guests staying at the campground are also given gate keys that are similar to hotel keys. The extra security was a nice surprise.
Campsite with a Lake View
This was our view from in front of our campsite. I loved that our campsite had beautiful views of the lake.
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.
Rent a Cabin at Winton Woods
If you like more comfort, there are basic and deluxe cabins available for rent as well.
This is a nice option if you don’t have camping equipment and prefer glamping options.
Top Things to Do at Winton Woods
The park offers a variety of rentals and activities for guests visiting the park.
You can rent paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats, fishing or pontoon boats.
We set up our tent and then decided to explore the lake on a rowboat.
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, and playgrounds.
Parky’s Ark Wet Playground
Winton Harbor, located a short drive or bike ride from the campground, also has a sprayground and basketball courts.
The lake does not allow swimming but you might want to pack swimsuits for the sprayground.
Camping is a great way to connect with nature and with each other.
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.