- Hocking Hills Gem Mine
- Rock/Gift Shop
- RV Sites: Electric, Back-In
- Tent Sites: Electric
- Tent Sites: Primitive
- Tent Sites: Water/Electric
While we know there is so much to see and do while you are here in the Hocking Hills, you may find yourself just relaxing around our heated pool, hiking our bird trail or enjoying some down time around a campfire. Our gem mining sluice is open daily and on weekends we offer planned activities and themed weekends.
Gem Mining & Gold Panning
Fun for kids of all ages. Purchase a bucket of material and head to our 75' mining sluice or pan for genuine Palcer gold and discover that "strike it rich" feel!
Our heated pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. Swimming is a great way to relax after a day of exploring the area.
Your dog will love our off-leash doggie playground.
Hop on our hay wagon for a ride around kamp!
Bird and Wildlife Watching
With a large variety of wildlife in our area there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Campground EventsListing Calendar
12th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Join us at Hocking Hills KOA for our 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Our cook-off is free for any of our kamping guests to enter with the winner getting a GREAT prize! A potluck meal follows our judging for all our guests to taste all the delicious entires. After dinner stick around for our annual "Let's Make A Deal" Bingo where you never know what you might win! While you have the kids out Trick-or-Treating on Saturday afternoon check out the decorations at the sites and place your vote for the winner of our site decorating competition. Hope to see you here in the hills.
Meet Your Hosts
"Come visit us while you explore the Hocking Hills!"
For nearly 20 years, Kurt Hostetter worked as a service technician. His wife, Lori, prepared tax returns for a CPA during his busy season and home-schooled their children, Amanda and Tyler. And they all were ready for a change.
"Kurt grew up camping with his family," says Lori. "Owning a campground was always something that he wanted to do."
Never afraid of a little hard work, the Hostetter's found and purchased Scenic View Campground in Ohio's beautiful Hocking Hills. It was outdated and in need of a little TLC and a lot of elbow grease. Over the next six years, Kurt and Lori turned the campground around, creating the perfect place for family-friendly adventures.
Their efforts paid off when, in 2008, the campground became one of just 21 campgrounds nationwide to earn an "A" grade in the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds survey. That fall, the Hostetter's decided to join the KOA system because of the support that the company provides campground owners.
"We are proud of taking a campground that was in pretty rough shape and turning it around to the point of receiving honors," Kurt said. "We want our kampers to tell everyone that they stayed at the best campground ever."
Kurt loves to fish and enjoys bird watching and hiking. Lori is the traveler of the family, and loves taking a break from the Ohio winters to spend time on sunny beaches.
We hope your family enjoys being at Hocking Hills KOA as much as our family does. Come join us!