- Family-friendly campground
- Military Clubs
- Motorcycle Clubs
- RV Clubs & Rallies
- Special Accommodations
- Tours (self-guided)
- Pony Rides ($)
- Planned Weekend Activities
- 5-acre Fishing Lake
- Paddleboat Rentals ($)
- Sunday Pancake/Sausage Breakfast
- Game Room ($)
- New 18-hole Miniature Golf ($)
- Horseback Riding Summer Day Camp
- Horseback Riding
- Grocery Store
- RV Supplies
- Outdoor Amenities
Horseback Riding - April 13 to November 3, 2013
Miles and miles of wooded trails for ages 8 and up, 250 lb. weight limit. Guided trail rides are open by reservation from April 13-November 3. 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!"
June 17-21 (booked), July 15-19 (booked), July 29-August 2 (booked), August 5-9, 2013 (availability). $275 week.
Phone 330-484-3901 for information and forms.
Pony Rides for the little buckaroos (7 years and under) $20.00 for 20 minutes includes guide to lead child or children. By reservation only. Phone: 330-484-3901.
Campground EventsListing Calendar
Indy 500 - Memorial Day Weekend...May 24-27...Cottage & Site
(3 night minimum) A fast-action weekend all about racing! Friday night campfire with hot dogs and drink furnished by the campground, glow hayride. Saturday wear your finest racing garb to the "Speedway Bash" dance. Sunday pancake & sausage breakfast ($), 1/2-price mini golf, tire and other race games, hayride, karaoke/dancing, 50/50 raffle benefits "Happiness Is Camping". 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 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. "There are all kinds of things to do including an Amish community, chocolate factory, the McKinley Memorial, as well as the most popular-the 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 knows," said Carol.
The couple has four 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