Port Clinton and Vicinity

Cedar Point Amusement Park - Large amusement park with rides and Halloween events.

African Safari Wildlife Park - The Midwest's Only Drive Thru Safari Park! Tour the 100 plus acre preserve and visit hundreds of rare, exotic and some endangered animals from around the world. Animals roam, rest and play while visitors explore the grounds, snap pictures, buy snacks and have fun. Located in Port Clinton, Ohio only 17 miles West of Cedar Point.

Lakeside Ohio -historic community in Ohio that offers an abundance of spiritual opportunities, educational lectures, cultural arts performances and recreational activities during its 10-week summer programming season. It is also a year-round destination for groups of all sizes. 



East Harbor State Park East Harbor State Park Map



1169 N. Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440

Park Office: (419) 734-4424
Campground Office: (419) 734-5857
Marina: (419) 734-2289
Reservations: (866) 644-6727



Lake Erie offers unlimited horsepower boating opportunities. The park's marina provides seasonal and day-use dock rentals, fuel, launch ramp, full-time mechanic, boat supplies and restaurant. Boats and campers can be stored year-round at the marina in a fenced enclosure.


Dining is available at the East Harbor State Park Marina & Restaurant.

Fishing (Ohio fishing laws and information)

Lake Erie offers yellow perch, channel catfish, smallmouth and white bass in addition to walleye. You must have a valid fishing license.

Hunting (Ohio hunting laws and information)

Hunting for waterfowl is permitted on the eastern side of the offshore islands - contact the park office for details. A valid Ohio hunting license is required.


Picnic areas feature tables and grills. One picnic area is conveniently located next to the beach. Three shelterhouses can be reserved online or by calling (866) 644-6727.


The park features a 1,500-foot sand beach on Lake Erie. Vending machines are available. Swim at your own risk. Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches.

Trails (Download the Trail Map)
Eleven hiking trails can be found in the park:
  • Middle Harbor Trail - 3/4 Mile - Moderate
  • Middle Harbor Extension - 1/2 Mile - Easy
  • Meadow Trail - 3/4 Mile - Easy
  • Blackberry Trail - 1/2 Mile - Easy
  • Red Bird Trail - 1/4 Mile - Easy
  • Rock Garden Loop - 0.3 Miles - Easy
  • Wetlands Trail - 2 Miles - Easy
  • South Beach Trail - 2.5 Miles - Easy
  • Water's Edge Trail - 1 Mile - Moderate
  • Channel Dunes Loop - 1.2 Mile - Easy
  • West Harbor Trail - 3/4 Mile - Easy
More to Do
  • Volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts, along with playground equipment are located in the campground or day use area.
  • Nature programs are offered by the park naturalist on weekends throughout the summer season.
  • Bicycle rental is available.


Camping Reserve Getaways online

  • 225 electric sites
  • 126 electric premium sites
  • 23 full hook-up sites
  • 189 non-electric sites
  • 8 non-electric premium sites
  • Showers, flush toilets, dump station, launch ramp and camp store
  • Free WiFi access is available at the camp store to registered campers
  • Pet camping is permitted on designated sites
  • Bike rental is available from the camp office and games and sporting equipment are available on loan to registered campers
  • A fish cleaning building is available for use by campers
  • 10 group camp sites can accommodate up to 100 units are available for reservation



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