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.