Want to rough it for a couple of days? There’s no better place to bust out the tent than Put-in-Bay. Pristine beautiful natural areas are all over our fair island, and camping plots are abundant at the State Park. And when you want to see some civilization, downtown is just a few steps away. There you’ll find restaurants to give you a break from baked beans, and beers on tap to replace your cans. In the end you’ll find, you weren’t roughing it at all!

South Bass Island State Park

The South Bass Island State Park is a great place to camp, but there’s plenty to do for Put-in-Bay visitors who aren’t staying there. Find a stone beach, temporary dockage, jet ski rentals, a refreshment stand, volleyball, umbrella picnic tables, a playground, fishing pier, glacial grooves and the ruins of the Hotel Victory to explore.

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Aquatic Visitors Center

Hoping your family can learn a little and have fun at the same time? One of the preferred educational Put-in-Bay Attractions is the Aquatic Visitors Center, operated by the Ohio Sea Grant. Learn about Lake Erie aquatic science up close and personal located on Ohio State University’s island campus. From June 20th through August 25th, guests can visit free of charge or pay $4 p/p for a guided group tour. ODNR Division of Wildlife also provide children, under the age of 16, with fishing gear and bait for free. Fish…

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