Mohican Adventures Campground and Cabins in Loudonville, Ohio, is not the typical type of campground we stay at during our touring adventures. In my campground research phase for this trip, Mohican Adventures had received high marks while other area campgrounds did not get very favorable reviews. Given the number of people at the campground during our visit, it definitely appeared to be a popular destination in central Ohio. With a ton of activities right in the campground–including paddle boats, fishing, playgrounds, corn hole, and an indoor pool–it was almost like staying at a campground resort park. Additionally, just across the street is the Mohican Adventure center that offers ropes courses, a climbing wall, go-karts, mini-golf, and a canoe livery. So if you are looking for a secluded and quiet camping spot, this is probably not the right place for you.
We were traveling with friends on this trip, and upon arrival at Mohican Adventures we were shown to sites 332 and 331. It quickly became evident, though, that there was no way we were going to be able to have our campers face each other and still reach the hook-ups. So we fortunately were able to switch to sites 244 and 248, which are called “buddy sites.” These “buddy sites”–essentially two sites facing each other–were something that we have not seen before. They appeared to be very popular with the other campers, and some of the buddy sites were so close that the awnings on the campers could touch.
In general, most of the sites at Mohican are close together, but if you want some privacy select sites 226, 334, or 335. Sites 301-308 and 102-104 are located along a road and sites 227 and 245 are located extremely close to the bathroom–as in, just a few steps away. Sites 1-66 in the front section of the park had a somewhat more rowdy, party crowd on the weekend we visited.
In general this campground was very large with over 300 camper sites and 300 tent sites! Bathrooms were practically new and very well maintained, especially in light of how many people were using the facilities. At the bathhouse, each shower or bathroom was an individual, private room, much like a family bathroom. Due to all the amenities, the nightly rate was more than what we typically pay at state parks. The campground charges a flat nightly rate that is stacked with a per-person nightly fee. So for our young family of five, the nightly rate–which included electric, water, and sewer–was $45.
In addition to the activities available at Mohican Adventures, the nearby state park offers mountain bike trails and ample hiking. Our main purpose for our stay at Mohican Adventures was a visit to Malabar Farm State Park. It is free to tour the park grounds but there is a charge to take a wagon ride or to do the tour of author Louis Bromfield’s home. Kristin and I really enjoyed touring the fascinating house and we found the park staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable.
After we left Mohican Adventures–headed southwest to Alum Creek State Park (read that review here)–we stopped at the Velvet Ice Cream museum and production facility. Our rig just can’t drive past good ice cream!
Date of visit: July 2014