Public camping closed during the Ohio State Fair

Public camping is closed July 16 – August 9, 2021, due to the agricultural and educational competitions held during the modified Ohio State Fair. This year’s Ohio State Fair is limited to agricultural competitions and is closed to the public. Attendance is limited to exhibitors, their family members, and their guests.

Korbel Campgrounds East & North

Full Service
Please note that from November 1 – April 1, no water service is available in our campgrounds

Korbel Campgrounds West

Water, electric and dump/fill station
Please note that from November 1 – April 1, no water service is available in our campgrounds

Cost:

$35 per day for most events

Special events:

For special event camping rates, please call SP+ at 614-294-9336 or 614-294-9338. 

Reservations:

Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are NOT accepted, or needed. The campgrounds will NOT fill for your event (except during the Quarter Horse Congress in October).

Where to buy a camping permit:

Camping permits can be purchased at the Ohio Expo Center’s main entrance gate (Gate 3), on the south side of 17th Avenue.

Campground staffing:

During large events the campgrounds will be staffed. For smaller events, our staff patrols the campgrounds.

Water, electric and sewer:

  • Water, sewer and electric – We have 250 sites available with water, sewer and electric hook ups in Korbel East and Korbel North Campgrounds
  • Water and electric only – there are 110 sites with water and electric only in Korbel West Campgrounds.
  • Electric types – there are various electric hook-ups in the Campgrounds and throughout the facility (110v, 20, 30 and 50 amp)

Sorry, there is electric hook-up only during the winter season!

Frequently asked questions:

  • Pets – Pets are welcome in the camping areas, but NOT in all buildings
  • Electricity types – there are various electric hook-ups in the Campgrounds and throughout the facility (110v, 20, 30 and 50 amp)
  • Shower and Bathroom facilities are NOT open for all events.
  • Tent Camping is NOT permitted.
  • Open fires are NOT allowed.

Directions to campgrounds only

From the North

    • Take Exit 112 (Hudson Street) from I-71-S
    • Turn right (west)  onto Hudson Street
    • Turn left (south) onto Summit Street
    • Turn left (east) onto 17th Avenue
    • Continue on 17th Avenue past Fourth Street toward the Ohio Expo Center.
  • The campgrounds gate, Gate 11, will be the first gate on your left.

From the South

    • Take Exit 110 (11th Avenue) from I-71-N
    • Turn left (west)  onto 11th Avenue
    • Continue past all gates onto the Ohio Expo Center grounds
    • Turn right (north) onto Fourth Street
    • Turn right (east) onto 17th Avenue
  • Continue on 17th Avenue toward the Ohio Expo Center. The campgrounds gate, Gate 11, will be the first gate on your left.

For more information:

For more information on the availability contact SP+ at 614-294-9336 or 614-294-9338.

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Camping Maps

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