Ohio DNR
Payment Policy
For Campsites, Cottages, Getaway Rentals, Day Use and Boat Docks, full payment is required to complete the reservation. Full payment includes all nightly fees plus the reservation fee and any applicable taxes. Acceptable payment methods are Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover credit/debit cards and Ohio State Parks Gift Cards.
For Cottages, at the time of reservation, you have the option of paying the full balance of your reservation, which includes the nightly fees plus the reservation fee and taxes. You also have the option of only paying a one night deposit plus the reservation fee at the time of your reservation. The balance of your reservation will be due upon arrival at the park.

Cancellation Policy


  • Cottages : For changes or cancellations, please contact the reservation center at 1-866-644-6727. You may also cancel your reservation online by logging on to your account and viewing reservation details. Changes or cancellations made up to the close of business 15 days or more prior to your arrival date will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee for each reservation. Changes or cancellations made 14 days or less prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the first night's cottage rental fee and the $8.25 reservation fee. For changes or cancellations made on or after your scheduled arrival date, please contact the park directly. Guests not checked in by 11:00am on the second day will forfeit all money paid. If you cancel a reservation, the cancelled cottage will not be available for reservation until 7am the following morning when new inventories are released. For changes and cancellations of reservations paid by credit card, you will be required to verify the card number. For each reservation, except those completed on the first day of availability, you will be allowed to make one change or modification per reservation with no penalty. These changes are limited to an occupant change, a cottage change (which may result in a fee adjustment based on the cost per night of the site), adding a discount, or changing dates as long as the new arrival date is not within the dates of original stay. If at any point, you would like to change or modify this reservation, please contact the Call Center at 1-866-644-6727 for more information. When you complete a reservation the first day it is available, you may not make any changes to that reservation. If you want to modify the reservation, you must cancel the entire reservation and rebook the following day when new site inventories are available.

  • GetawayRentals : For changes or cancellations, please contact the reservation center at 1-866-644-6727. You may also cancel your reservation online by logging on to your account and viewing reservation details. Changes or cancellations made up to the close of business 31 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee. Changes or cancellations made 4 to 30 days prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and a $10 cancellation fee. Changes or cancellations made 3 days or less prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and one night's rental fee. For changes or cancellations made on or after the day of arrival, please contact the park directly. If you cancel a reservation, the cancelled site or Getaway Rental will not be available for reservation until 7am the following morning when new inventories are released. For changes and cancellations of reservations paid by credit card, you will be required to verify the card number. For each reservation, except those booked on the first day of availability, you will be allowed to make one change or modification per reservation with no penalty. These changes are limited to an occupant change, a site change (which may result in a fee adjustment based on the cost per night of the site), adding a discount, or changing dates as long as the new arrival date is not within the dates of original stay. If at any point, you would like to change or modify this reservation, please contact the Call Center at 1-866-644-6727 for more information. When you complete a reservation the first day it is available, you may not make any changes to that reservation. If you want to modify the reservation, you must cancel the entire reservation and rebook the following day when new site inventories are available.

  • CampSites : For changes or cancellations, please contact the reservation center at 1-866-644-6727. You may also cancel your reservation online by logging on to your account and viewing reservation details. Changes or cancellations made up to the close of business 31 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee. Changes or cancellations made 4 to 30 days prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and a $10 cancellation fee. Changes or cancellations made 3 days or less prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and one night's rental fee. For changes or cancellations made on or after the day of arrival, please contact the park directly. If you cancel a reservation, the cancelled site or Getaway Rental will not be available for reservation until 7am the following morning when new inventories are released. For changes and cancellations of reservations paid by credit card, you will be required to verify the card number. For each reservation, except those booked on the first day of availability, you will be allowed to make one change or modification per reservation with no penalty. These changes are limited to an occupant change, a site change (which may result in a fee adjustment based on the cost per night of the site), adding a discount, or changing dates as long as the new arrival date is not within the dates of original stay. If at any point, you would like to change or modify this reservation, please contact the Call Center at 1-866-644-6727 for more information. When you complete a reservation the first day it is available, you may not make any changes to that reservation. If you want to modify the reservation, you must cancel the entire reservation and rebook the following day when new site inventories are available.

  • Group Camps: For changes or cancellations, please contact the reservation center at 1-866-644-6727. You may also cancel your reservation online by logging on to your account and viewing reservation details. Changes or cancellations made up to the close of business 31 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee. Changes or cancellations made 4 to 30 days prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and a $10 cancellation fee. Changes or cancellations made 3 days or less prior to your arrival will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee and one night's rental fee. For changes or cancellations made on or after the day of arrival, please contact the park directly. If you cancel a reservation, the cancelled site or Getaway Rental will not be available for reservation until 7am the following morning when new inventories are released. For changes and cancellations of reservations paid by credit card, you will be required to verify the card number. For each reservation, except those booked on the first day of availability, you will be allowed to make one change or modification per reservation with no penalty. These changes are limited to an occupant change, a site change (which may result in a fee adjustment based on the cost per night of the site), adding a discount, or changing dates as long as the new arrival date is not within the dates of original stay. If at any point, you would like to change or modify this reservation, please contact the Call Center at 1-866-644-6727 for more information. When you complete a reservation the first day it is available, you may not make any changes to that reservation. If you want to modify the reservation, you must cancel the entire reservation and rebook the following day when new site inventories are available.

  • Day Use: For changes or cancellations, please contact the reservation center at 1-866-644-6727. You may also cancel your reservation online by logging on to your account and viewing reservation details. Changes or cancellations made up to the close of business 15 days or more prior to your arrival date will result in the loss of the $8.25 reservation fee for each reservation. Changes or cancellations made 14 days or less prior to your scheduled arrival date will result in the loss of the rental fee and the $8.25 reservation fee. If you cancel a reservation, the cancelled facility will not be available for reservation until 7am the following morning when new inventories are released. For changes and cancellations of reservations paid by credit card, you will be required to verify the card number. If you reserve a day use facility for the first day it is available for a reservation, you may not make any changes to that reservation, except for the number of occupants, so long as the maximum capacity of the facility is not exceeded.




Discount Program Summary

  • Passport America Card
    • 50% discount off regular camping fees, Sunday through Wednesday.
      Valid only at the following parks: Alum Creek, Barkcamp, Buck Creek, Caesar Creek, Cowan Lake, Delaware, Dillon, East Fork, East Harbor, Grand Lake St. Marys, Hueston Woods, Rocky Fork, and Stonelick.
    • 10% discount off regular cottage rates, Sunday through Thursday.
      Valid only at the following parks: Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, and Dillon.
    • Holidays are excluded.
    • Cards are purchased from Passport America, 800/283-7183.

  • Golden Buckeye
    • 50% discount off camping fees, Sunday through Thursday.
    • 10% discount off camping fees, Friday and Saturday.
    • 10% discount off total rate for all other getaway rentals, cottages and lodge rooms any night.

  • VA Disability/POW
    • Free camping for Ohio residents who are former prisoners of war or who are honorably discharged veterans with a permanent and total disability as determined by the Veterans Administration. Qualified individuals will either have one of these two licenses plates, or a letter from the Veterans Administration stating they qualify for free camping.
    • This discount is only available for reservations by calling 1-866-644-6727 or upon arrival at the park of interest.

  • Please Note

    • No discount can be used in combination with other discounts or promotions.
    • The use of any discount card or discount program is limited to the single site or cottage that will be occupied by the person that the discount card or discount program was issued to.
    • Reservations must be in the cardholders name and the cardholder must occupy the site. Cardholder must be present at check in.
    • Discount cardholder can not use any discount card or discount program to pay for the site or cottage of another person(S).
    • Proof of discount is required upon arrival. You will be charged an additional fee if you are unable to provide proof.


Tax Exempt Organizations
Groups who would like to use their tax-exempt status for Cottage Rentals will need to make their reservations by calling 1-866-644-6727. You will be required to have your Ohio Certified Tax Exemption Form upon arrival at the Park. If you do not provide this you will be required to pay the remaining balance.
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