Sandusky / Bayshore KOA General Information

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General Campground Information

Things to know about our Campground

We are not your average KOA! We have been a family owned campground for over 50 years. We joined the KOA family in 2008 and have been loving it ever since. Our environment is similar to a city-type campground. Our goal is to make your camping experience the best we can. We cater to a lot of families and people from all over the world going to Cedar Point or just crossing the country. Sandusky/Bayshore KOA Holiday is a very large campground with many amenities and fun recreation for all ages.

* We do have a train that runs off property and can be very annoying if you are not used to a train close by. We do apologize but we do not have control over the train schedule*
* Very kid /family friendly - Quiet time is 11pm - 8am *

KOA Pet Policy / Sandusky Bayshore KOA Holiday Pet Policy

KOA Pet Policy
Some visitors enjoy sharing the pleasures of camping with their dogs or cats. To ensure that all guests have a safe and enjoyable experience, KOA has established some guidelines.
Before You Go:
Call ahead. Check with the campground about its specific pet policies. Some don't allow pets in Kamping Kabins, for example, or may have limited pet units. Others don't accept particular breeds that insurance providers have identified as having a history of aggression.
Bring your helper. Service dogs are welcomed at all KOA Kampgrounds. (Leash and aggressive behavior rules apply.) Papers are not permitted for service animals, but our fines and rules do apply.
When You Arrive:
Good behavior is required. Dogs of any breed that are hostile or aggressive will be asked to leave the campground, along with their owners.
Bring the leash. Dogs must be kept on leashes no longer than 6 feet when outside their owners' vehicles or rental units. Do not leave a tethered dog unattended.
Remember manners. Constant barking bothers other campers. If your pet is too vocal, you'll need to find other accommodations.
Sandusky Bayshore KOA Add on Pet Policy
We ask that any guest bringing pets to stay with them during the duration of their stay. You must have vaccination records and up to date tags on all their pets. If an altercation of aggression should occur, you will need to provide these documents to Sandusky KOA and the other parties involved in the altercation if needed. We also ask that you follow our leash law, KOA pet policy and our own (Sandusky Bayshore KOA Holiday pet policy) always insist that your dog is on a leash, pets are not allowed to walk around free of a leash or tethered to your site unattended NO EXCEPTIONS! If you cannot follow our policy, we have the right to ask you to no longer bring your pet or have the grounds to remove you from our property.
We do not allow pets in our tenting area due to prior guest leaving their pets un attended all day while out at Cedar Point or exploring the islands. We only allow campers to have pets if they have an RV or some type of motorhome so they can keep their pets indoors incase of heat or weather.


Thank You,
Alex & Ashlee GM/Hosts

Store Hours

Spring Hours
May to Memorial Day Weekend :
  • 8am to 9pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend:
  • 8am to 9pm Office/Store Hrs
  • 9pm - 1am Late Night Check In 

Fall Hours :
  • (Sunday -Thursday) - 8am to 9pm
  • (Friday - Saturday) - 8am to 9pm /Late Night Registration - 9pm - 1pm

  • Monday - Thursday - Closed
  • (Friday - Saturday) - 8am to 9pm /Late Night Registration - 9pm - 12am
  • Sunday 8am - 5pm

Last Week October
  • 10/28 Monday - 10/31 Thursday - 9am - 3pm

November 2019 - March 1st 2020 (CAMPGROUND IS CLOSED)

Late Night Registration

If you are arriving after hours our security staff is here to help you get to your site and set up quick and easy. Our goal during the late night is to get you and your family off the road and onto your site.After a quick pre registration you are free to get set up. Come up to the office in the morning to pay and grab some breakfast or a hot cup of coffee to kick your morning off.

*NOTE* If you arrive and there is no security staff at the gate you can still find your site information and site map located at our Late Night Registration area located right on the front side of our office/store right when you pull in. All your information us located on the door. Just find your reservation and attached site map. Once our security finishes rounds they will stop by to make sure you are all set up for the night.

Late Night Security Phone: 9pm - 4am ( if need to get a hold of someone for help please call our security line) If no one picks up please leave a message and one of our security staff will return your call.
(419) 625 - 1495


Quiet Hours are 11 pm to 8 am. Please be courteous to your fellow campers!

* NOTE * We are very kid/family friendly 
* NOTE * We have a city-type campground feel at times
* NOTE * We have a train that runs off property

Charging for non registered guests

*NOTE* Starting 2019 we will be charging all visitors entering our property.

Please understand we have limited extra space on property. Visitors use amenities, pools, playground, facilities, parking., activities, etc and it's not fair to registered campers who are on vacation.

  • Visitors will be escorted to the KOA office to register as a visitor....Security will escort all visitors to the visiting site.
  • If a visitor does not register in the office they will be asked to register and pay or leave the property by management or security.
  • If a visitor becomes unruly local law enforcement will be notified.

$10 per person - 6 and under are free / $30 per car staying on property (limited 4 visitors per site)


You are welcome to check into your RV or tent site at 1pm, ALL LODGING at 4.00 pm. Check out for all Cabins is 11.00 am & Noon for all others. If you need a late checkout, please check with the front desk to ensure that is available.

If you want to see if your accommodation/cabin is ready early, please call our office - NO GUARANTEE FOR AN EARLY CHECK IN

* NOTE * Our check out time is 11am for lodging / 12pm for RV and Tent - PLEASE understand we need time to clean and make sure your camping experience is the best we can offer.


* We provide bundled firewood at the store. Bundles are $6.50 per bundle. *

* You may bring your own fire wood OHIO LOCAL WOOD ONLY (Certified Emerald Ash Borer FREE ONLY) *

* NO out of state wood *


We have installed a new wifi system in 2019 with great coverage in the campground. We provide wifi but we do not guarantee or warrant unrestricted access to high speed internet at your site. Our internet is not for STREAMING.

Get your password at check in.

Meet Your Hosts

Alex & Ashlee Gooding

You're not just campers, you're family!

Sandusky/Bayshore KOA is a family owned campground and has been in operation since 1968 by the Hoffman family. My wife's family has trusted both of us to run the family business and bring our fresh and new ideas to help make our campground one of the best destination campgrounds in Ohio.We have a city campground atmosphere and a train that runs off property. Each season we have added new recreation, amenities, activities, themed weekends and accommodations to make your camping experience one you will remember and talk about for years to come. Paint Ball, Archery, Pedal Cart Track, Jump Pillow, Snack Bar, Gem Mine, Pedal Cart Rentals, Movie Night, Horse Shoes, Volleyball, Corn Hole and much more! We are the closest campground to Cedar Point & Sports Force, so come stay with us the next time you are planning your summer family vacation and remember you're not just campers, you're family!

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