Camping at Winton Woods

If you are looking for a great place to camp close to Cincinnati, Winton Woods Campground is a great option. 

flowers at Winton Woods

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. 

gate key Winton Woods Campground

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.

lake view from campsite at Winton Woods

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. 

tent Campsite at Winton Woods

My kids were happy to explore the nearby modern playground while we set up camp.

picnic table at Winton Woods Campsite

The campsites have scenic views for tents and campers. Larger Motorhomes has paved parking and full hookups.

cabin rental at Winton Woods

Rent a Cabin at Winton Woods

If you like more comfort, there are basic and deluxe cabins available for rent as well.

rent cabins at Winton Woods

This is a nice option if you don’t have camping equipment and prefer glamping options. 

Lake at Winton Woods in Ohio

Top Things to Do at Winton Woods

The park offers a variety of rentals and activities for guests visiting the park.

rowboat rental at Winton Woods

You can rent paddleboards, kayaks, paddleboats, fishing or pontoon boats.

kid on a rowboat at Winton Woods

We set up our tent and then decided to explore the lake on a rowboat.

oar paddling from a row boat on the lake

We settled in for the night with dinner on the campfire.

campfire at Winton Woods campground

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.

moon at night

(I highly suggest packing an air mattress!)

The campground also has areas that are great for fishing.

Lake at Winton Woods

Our campground shower house facility was clean and the overall experience camping at Winton Woods exceeded my expectations.

playground at Winton Woods Campground

There are plenty of activities for families including lots of bike trails, and playgrounds.

Sprayground at Winton Woods in Ohio

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. 

Parkys Farm at Winton Woods

Parky’s Farm

10073 Daly Rd, Cincinnati, OH
Families will also want to make sure that you check out Parky’s Farm during your stay. You can visit the 100-acre educational farm from May-September. 
goat at Parky's Farm at Winton Woods in Ohio
Parky’s Farm has with animals, play structures, plus wagon & pony rides, & child-friendly events.
wildflower at Winton Woods Campground in Ohio

Camping is a great way to connect with nature and with each other.

You can learn more about what Winton Woods and what the other Great Parks of  Hamilton Country has to offer from their website.

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.

Camping at Winton Woods Campground

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