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South Bass Island State Park

South Bass Island State Park is located on the SW side of South Bass Island. The Island is 2 miles north of Catawba accessible by boat, plane, and ferry from Catawba or Port Clinton. In addition to Lake Erie, the park is close to the island town of Put-in-Bay. Lakeside picnic areas provide tables, grills, & shelterhouse. Enjoy wading & exploring at a small stone beach on Lake Erie. (Swim at your own risk.) A launch ramp provides boat access to Lake Erie. At Oak Point (NW side of island), 20 boat docks are available for day use or overnight rental. The park offers fishing access on Lake Erie & a fish cleaning house.

The campground offers 11 full-hookup campsites with electric sewer & water, along with 120 non-electric campsites. Camp amenities include hot showers & modern restrooms. Pets permitted on designated sites. A group camp can be reserved for organized youth groups. The Rustic Cottage sleeps 8 with a private bedroom, living room with TV, kitchen, bath, screened porch & deck. Four Cabents (cabin/tent combo) offer quarters for 6 people & consist of one large room with living area, sleeping areas, bathroom & efficiency kitchen.

Camping fees (weekends) range from $28/night for electric sites to $33 for full hookup sites. Cabents are $100/night and the Rustic Cottage is $125/night.

Call 1-866-644-6727 for reservations. 

South Bass Island State Park
Lake Erie Islands State Park
1523 Catawba Avenue
Put-In-Bay, Ohio 43456

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (419) 797-4530
Fax: (419) 797-4025
Reservations: (866) 644-6727


Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

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