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Great Parks of Hamilton County offers three scenic campgrounds for a perfect weekend getaway, Miami Whitewater Forest Steamboat Bend and Winton Woods Campgrounds. Scout and youth groups seeking a rustic overnight camping experience can visit one of our youth camping areas.

Adventure Outpost Group Camp

10248 McKelvey Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231


For a place to bring your group together, visit Adventure Outpost Campground at Winton Woods. The campground is located within walking distance of a disc golf course and fitness trail and is a five-minute drive to Winton Woods harbor. It consists of four rustic cabins that can accommodate up to 32 people. Sharing space with the Adventure Outpost facility, the area is often bustling with public classes for kayaking, archery, wilderness skills and more.

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Lake Isabella Campground

10174 Loveland-Madeira Road
Symmes Township, OH 45140


Lake Isabella Campground is comprised of 24 primitive tent sites located in the beautiful, shaded grove of trees adjacent to the Little Miami River canoe/kayak launch and within walking distance to the playground and Lake Isabella boathouse. Each site features a picnic table, and groups of four campsites will share a communal fire ring.​

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Miami Whitewater Forest Campground

9001 Mt. Hope Road
Harrison, Ohio 45030

Lat/Long: 39.257/-84.749

For a quiet, scenic spot to relax and set up camp, visit Miami Whitewater Forest Campground. Located 30 minutes northwest of downtown Cincinnati, this campground is set back in a wooded area on more than 4,000 acres in Miami Whitewater Forest within walking distance to a harbor and 85-acre lake. Each of the 46 sites is equipped with 30 amp electric hookups, picnic table and fire ring. A newly renovated shower building, playground and dump station are also located within the campground.

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Steamboat Bend Campground

8401 Steamboat Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Lat/Long: 39.029/-84.328

Tucked away in a grove of trees on the shores of the scenic Ohio River, Steamboat Bend Campground in Woodland Mound park is a peaceful, one-of-a-kind place. It is conveniently located 20 minutes east of downtown Cincinnati and just five minutes from Riverbend Music Center and Belterra Park Casino. The campground’s 55 tree-lined sites are only available on a weekly or monthly basis to self-contained trailers or recreational vehicles (RVs) with paid, advance reservations.

Steamboat Bend Campground will be closed for the 2018 season to all but current, long-term campers while it is being assessed for potential electrical upgrades.

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Winton Woods Campground

10245 Winton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

Lat/Long: 39.26085/-84.50928

Winton Woods Campground is set in a pine grove alongside Winton Woods Lake and is within easy walking distance of Winton Woods Harbor, and the boathouse, snack bar and wet playground. The campground is located approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati and 30 minutes south of Kings Island amusement park.

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Memorial Day & Labor Day Weekend

You can now reserve all three nights of Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. To reserve your weekend, call the Winton Woods Campground Office 513-851-2267 one year in advance from the Friday of these weekends.

Multi-day reservations for these holiday weekends are a mandatory three-night stay; no exceptions. Payment is due in full at the time the reservation is made.

You are not able to make these reservations online. The Winton Woods Campground office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Halloween Creepy Campout

Creepy Campouts at Winton Woods Campground have been a Halloween tradition for more than 20 years. Families, come enjoy one last camping weekend of the year. This not-so-spooky event is a chance to create memories that will last a lifetime. Take part in activities each weekend, including hay rides, storytelling, trick-or-treating and contests for Best Jack-o’-Lantern and Best Decorated Campsite.

2019 Creepy Campout dates are now SOLD OUT. ​You can continue to check online for any openings that may occur, or contact Winton Woods Campground at 513-851-2267.

Registration for 2019 Creepy Campout will open on November 1, 2018 at 9 a.m. There have been a few changes in the reservation process from the previous year.

Reserve your site for the Halloween Creepy Campouts by booking Friday night only. Select the Friday of the weekend you want as your arrival date and Saturday as your departure date. You will be charged the rate for the entire weekend (both Friday night and Saturday night), along with all activities. Do not put Sunday as your departure date.

2019 Campout Dates
  • October 4, 2019
  • October 11, 2019
  • October 18, 2019
  • October 25, 2019

  • $99/site: 30 amp electric sites 1–68
  • $123.20/site: 50 amp full hookup sites 1F–25F
  • $147.40/site: 50 amp pull-through sites 1R-12R
  • $183.92/site: camping cabin sites 1C-10C
  • $332.20/site: deluxe cabin sites 1H-8H

Don’t wait – spots sell out within minutes!