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Rule 1501:46-2-14 | Group camping area and facility rental fees.


The chief may determine the fees to be charged for the use of any group camping area or facility rental based upon type of facility, park, season, location, amenities, or level of occupancy. Fees charged for the use of a state operated designated group camping area may be determined as a single rate for the use of the designated group camping area or determined based on number of persons utilizing the designated group camping area.

(A) Fees for the use of any facility rental or group camping area are available upon request from the chief of the division of parks and watercraft or may be viewed at any time on the Ohio department of natural resources website and will not exceed the following maximum rates:

Meeting room$170.00 per day
Day use - group lodge$230.00 per day
Shelter house or gazebo$350.00 per day
Amphitheater$90.00 per day
Canopy or tent$90.00 per day
Horse arena$60.00 per day
Malabar Farm Big House$500.00 per hour
Other facility not specified above$1,000.00 per day
Residence camp$500.00 per night
Seasonal site$38.00 per night
Shelter camp$60.00 per night for up to twelve persons plus $3.00 per night for eachadditional person
Where the fee is charged per group camping area$200.00 per night
Where the fee is charged per person$6.00 per adult per night and $3.00 per youth under the age of eighteen per night

(1) At the chief's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for group camping areas or facility rentals may be waived for program participants during division sponsored programs or events.

(2) At the park manager's discretion, all or any portion of the fees prescribed for group camping areas may be waived for groups performing service projects that directly benefit the park.

(B) Reservation fees: A non-refundable ten dollar deposit is required at the time of reservation for group camping areas and facilities at Kelleys island state park and South Bass island state park. The deposit will be applied to the required fees at the time of occupancy.

Last updated February 15, 2024 at 1:52 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02, 1546.04
Five Year Review Date: 2/15/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1977, 3/24/1981, 5/16/1982, 10/18/1982, 11/1/1983, 10/16/1986, 1/1/1988, 3/18/1988, 4/10/1990, 2/25/1992, 3/1/1993, 4/1/1994, 3/1/1995, 4/1/1996, 3/1/1997, 4/1/1998, 5/17/2000, 7/1/2001, 4/11/2002, 4/1/2004, 4/1/2005, 3/1/2006, 11/7/2008, 6/11/2010, 12/15/2014, 3/26/2016, 11/18/2016, 1/26/2018