- 5-acre Fishing Lake
- Family-friendly campground
- Game Room ($)
- Giant See-Saw Rocking Horse
- Grocery Store
- Horseback Riding
- Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp
- Military Clubs
- Motorcycle Clubs
- New 18-hole Miniature Golf ($)
- Outdoor Amenities
- Paddleboat Rentals ($)
- Planned Weekend Activities
- Pony Rides ($)
- RV Clubs & Rallies
- RV Supplies
- Special Accommodations
- Sunday Pancake/Sausage Breakfast
- Tours (self-guided)
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.
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) $20.00 for 20 minutes includes guide to lead child or children. By reservation only. Phone: 330-484-3901.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
KOA CARE CAMPS BIG WEEKEND...May 9-11
"Down On The Farm" (2 night minimum) Stay as a paying guest on Friday, May 9, and get Saturday, May 10 FREE!Friday night ice cream social ($). Saturday pony rides, Grand Opening of the Hand Puppet Theatre, craft, hayride, dance/karaoke, 50/50 raffle benefits "Happiness Is Camping". Sunday, pancake & sausage breakfast ($), Free Mother's Day Breakfast for moms with child purchase, 1/2-price mini golf.
WE'RE CELEBRATING 44 Years of FAMILY CAMPING!...May 16-18
(2 night minimum) ALL CAMPSITES $44 a night, KAMPER KABINS $44 night - Kids are FREE! Friday night glow hayride. Saturday pony rides, balloon games, karaoke & dancing. Sunday pancake & sausage breakfast ($), 1/2-price mini golf.
HURRAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND...May 23-26
(3 night minimum) Roll out the red carpet and party like a celebrity! Friday night campfire with hot dogs and drink furnished by the campground, "Ella Enchanted" movie/popcorn. Saturday, Come to the "Awards Night Dance" dressed like your favorite celebrity. Watch out for the paparazzi! Sunday, pancake & sausage breakfast ($), 1/2-price mini golf, hayride, karaoke/dancing, Monday, annual Memorial Day Parade. Flags and kazoos furnished!
WE'RE OPEN ALL YEAR!
At the Canton/East Sparta OH KOA, (also known as Bear Creek Resort Ranch KOA), we have Full-Hookup Sites, Camper Cabins and fully-furnished Deluxe Cabins with Cable TV and wireless internet by the month and are open all year. Phone 330-484-3901 for reservations.
Meet Your Hosts
"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