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Muskingum River State Park Campground

Muskingum River Parkway camping areas close November 1  to April 1 for the winter season. Visit Winter Camping at Ohio State Parks for other options.

The parks offers several primitive camping areas near the locks. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.

  • Ellis Lock #11*  1390 Ellis Dam Road in Zanesville
    • Camping at closes for the winter season, Nov 1- Mar 31 each year.
    • 19 primitive sites (no electric)
    • Water, picnic tables, fire rings and latrines are provided
    • Pets are permitted
  • Luke Chute: 8 primitive sites
  • All lock areas permit camping to boaters in transit on the Muskingum River.

*Ellis Lock #11 remains closed/nonfunctioning.


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Phone Number

(740) 767-3570