Canton / East Sparta KOA

3232 Downing Street SW.

East Sparta, OH 44626

Reserve: 800-562-3903

Info: 330-484-3901

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Campground Amenities

Amenities Overview

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 75' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cable TV
  • Pool (5/24 - 9/2)
  • Propane ($)
  • Fishing
  • Mini Golf ($)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion

Unique Amenities

Campground Activities

The following Campground Activities are open Memorial Day to Labor Day: Large Swimming Pool, Horseback Riding & Pony Rides (by reservation), 5-acre Fishing Lake (catch 'n release), Paddleboat Rentals, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, Planned Weekend Activities, Hayrides, Playground and Game Room. ATV Trails (nearby) are open Saturdays & Sundays All Year or weekdays by appt. Phone 330-484-3901.

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Planned Weekend Activities

May thru October (see Events)

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Sunday Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Photo

Sunday Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

May to Labor Day (available with charge) 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sundays.

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Horseback Riding - April 12 to November 2, 2014 Photo

Horseback Riding - April 12 to November 2, 2014

Miles and miles of wooded trails for ages 8 and up, 250 lb. weight limit. Guided trail rides are open by reservation from April 12-November 2. Wednesday-Sunday $30 per person per hour.
Ride Times: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesday thru Friday Noon and 3:00 pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon, 3:00 pm and 5:00 p.m. PHONE 330-484-3901 FOR RESERVATIONS.

Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp for ages 8 and up where you can "Have Your Own Horse For A Week!"
July 21-25, 2014 and August 4-8, 2014. $275 week. Phone 330-484-3901 for information and forms.

Pony Rides for the little buckaroos (7 years and under) $20.00 for 20 minutes includes guide to lead child or children. By reservation only. Phone: 330-484-3901.

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Pony Rides April 12 to November 2, 2014 Photo

Pony Rides April 12 to November 2, 2014

For the little buckaroos - $20 for 20 minutes, includes guide. By reservation only. Phone 330-484-3901.

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New 18-hole Mini-golf Photo

New 18-hole Mini-golf

Beautifully landscaped 18 hole miniature golf course -
$5 game per person, 1/2 price special on Sundays for campers!

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Campground Events

Listing Calendar
LABOR DAY - MARDI GRAS WEEKEND...Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Photo

LABOR DAY - MARDI GRAS WEEKEND...Aug. 29-Sept. 1

Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014

(3 night minimum) Friday night campfire with free hot dogs and drink, glow hayride. Saturday, pony rides, make festive hats and masks to wear to the Mardi Gras Dance Party Saturday Night. (We provide the hats, masks, feathers and beads!) Mardi Gras Hayride. Sunday, pancake & sausage breakfast ($), 1/2 price mini-golf, karaoke/dancing.

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VALUE KARD REWARD MEMBER APPRECIATION...Sept. 12-14 Photo

VALUE KARD REWARD MEMBER APPRECIATION...Sept. 12-14

Sep 12 - 14, 2014

VKR Members stay as a paying guest on Friday, Sept. 12 and get Saturday, Sept. 13 FREE! Hayride, 1/2-price mini-golf.

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HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT...October 3-5 Photo

HALLOWEEN CAMPOUT...October 3-5

Oct 3 - 5, 2014

Friday night campfire get-together, Sat., trick or treat through the campground (bring candy to hand out and one full size bar per game for candy bar bingo). Pot luck stew (you bring the vegetables, we supply the meat and homemade cornbread). Bring a pumpkin to carve, Halloween games, craft time, and "Monster Costume Ball Party". Judging of campsites/kabins - 1 vote per registered site.

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Meet Your Hosts

The Soehnlen Family

"There are all kinds of things to see and do here!"


Leo and Carol Soehnlen's restaurant created a need for a different kind of amenity-a KOA campground. They purchased a church camp in 1968 that hosted the restaurant and many family activities, and soon realized they needed a place for visitors to stay. This prompted Leo and Carol to build cabins, cottages, and RV sites, thus creating their KOA campground. "We developed the campground into a family recreational facility," said Carol.

One endearing quality of the campground is its close proximity to many tourist attractions. Area attractions include world's largest Amish community, chocolate factory tours, the McKinley Memorial, Lehman's Hardware, as well as the most popular, "National Pro Football Hall of Fame," added Carol.

Customer service is very important to Leo and Carol, and they attempt to influence their employees to think the same. "We encourage our employees to go out of their way to find the answer to any problems that arise. If they don't know the answer, they find someone who does," said Carol.

The couple has six grandchildren they enjoy spending time with. Carol also enjoys cooking and landscaping, and because the campground is open year-round, Leo spends much of his time working

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