In Ohio, a lottery for state park seasonal camping sites

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is kicking off 2017 by offering a lottery for our seasonal camping program. The state parks offering seasonal camping for 2017 are Barkcamp, Dillon, East Fork, Mosquito Lake, Paint Creek, Punderson, Pymatuning, Rocky Fork and Stonelick.

All seasonal camping sites will be awarded using a new lottery system, which provides a fair opportunity for individuals interested in a seasonal campsite. Interested applicants (one per family) may either contact the respective park office below during regular business hours for a lottery application during the month of March or attend the April 1 lottery in person at the time and location specified below.

All lotteries will be held Saturday, April 1, at the following locations and times:

  • Barkcamp State Park – Barkcamp Park Office, 65330 Park Road, Belmont 43718. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m., call 740-484-4064 with questions.
  • Dillon State Park – Dillon Park Office, 5265 Dillon Hills Drive, Nashport 43830. The lottery will be held at 11 a.m., call 740-453-4377 with questions.
  • East Fork State Park – East Fork Camp Store, 2837 Old State Route 32, Batavia 45103. The lottery will be held at 12 p.m., call 513-734-4323 with questions.
  • Mosquito Lake State Park – Mosquito Lake Park Office, 1439 State Route 305, Cortland 44410. The lottery will be held at 9 a.m., call 330-637-2856 with questions.
  • Paint Creek State Park – Paint Creek Camp Store, 280 Taylor Road, Bainbridge 45612. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m., call 740-493-2212 with questions.
  • Punderson State Park – Punderson Maintenance Building, 11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury 44065 (first road to the right while entering the park). The lottery will be held at 12 p.m., call 440-564-2279 with questions.
  • Pymatuning State Park – Pymatuning Camp Store, 7514 Pymatuning Lake Road, Andover 44003. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m., call 440-293-6329 with questions.
  • Rocky Fork State Park – Rocky Fork Camp Store, 9800 North Shore Drive, Hillsboro 45133. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m., call 937-393-4284 with questions.
  • Stonelick State Park – Stonelick Camp Store, 2895 Lake Drive, Pleasant Plain 45162. The lottery will be held at 10 a.m., call 513-734-4323 with questions.

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