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Rule 1501:3-3-07 | Camping fees.


(A) There is no daily fee for primitive camping at state forests.

(B) The daily fee for camping at state forest campgrounds not meeting the definition of primitive camping is as follows:

Family campgrounds - Six dollars per site
Horse campgrounds - Six dollars per site

(C) A non-refundable deposit equal to the fee of the first night's stay is required to confirm a campsite where reservations are accepted.

(D) A fee of one dollar per night for each horse, in addition to all other camping fees, shall be collected from the owner or handler camping in a horse campground.

(E) Persons who are holders of a "Golden Buckeye Membership Card" issued by the Ohio department of aging shall be charged for a camping permit at a rate of fifty per cent of the daily fee.

(F) Each person who is a resident of Ohio that possesses an honorable discharge from the armed forces that has been determined by the veterans' administration to be permanently and totally disabled and possesses certification to this effect, is exempt from camping fees. Every veteran to whom the registrar of motor vehicles has issued a set of license plates under section 4503.101 of the Revised Code is exempt from camping fees in state forests.

(G) The chief of the division may waive any or all camping fees and fees for horses at designated horse campgrounds.

(H) All or a portion of camping fees may be waived by the chief or authorized agent for persons performing service projects or other volunteer activity that directly benefits state forest programs and/or facilities.

(I) Persons may be required to deposit fees at campgrounds in the manner and/or place provided.

Last updated February 27, 2023 at 9:11 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1503.01
Amplifies: 1503.01
Five Year Review Date: 4/30/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 9/25/1986, 1/9/2004