Camping at Clay’s Park Resort in North Lawrence, OH

Clay’s Park Resort offers a variety of camping options from tent camping to cabin rentals to glamping. We were able to check out camping at Clay’s Park Resort in exchange for this post. There is so much to do at Clay’s Park Resort while camping too, including their Adventure Water Park with a 10 acre lake with fun zones and more.  Read my Adventure Water Park review and enter the ticket giveaway here. Read on to find the adventure that awaits for you in North Lawrence, Ohio.

Camping at Clay’s Park Resort

There are many camping options available at Clay’s Park Resort. Pricing includes two people, and additional guests may be added to each site for an admission fee. Check-in times are typical at 3:00 PM with check-out at 11:00 AM. Sites are pet friendly, but know that pets are not permitted in the Water Park area.


A variety of sites are available for both RV and Tent camping. With various electric, water, and sewer hook-ups, back-up and pull through sites accommodate many sized campers including. Tents may utilize sites or choose a wide array of primitive, scenic areas that are ideal for group camping or privacy.  I received camping for my family in exchange for this post. Visit their site for Camping Rates.


Clay’s Park Resort Also Offers Rental Options

Clay’s Park Resort also offers new trends in camping such as Cabin Rentals and Glamping. I find that both of these options are perfect for families without many camping essentials, those who do not have the room to store their own equipment, or simply anyone just looking for a fast an easy get away to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. For both, fire rings, picnic tables and beds are provided with each site. Campers must bring their own bed linens, towels and toiletries, and equipment for cooking.

Four Beautiful Cabins Available for Rent at Clay’s Park Resort

Perhaps it is just a log cabin fantasy I’ve had since childhood, but I would love to stay in one Clay’s Park Resort’s little yet spacious log cabins. They are perfectly located near the restroom facilities and a playground area. Sit out on the porch swing and enjoy an evening under the stars as lightning bugs twinkle along the woods. Charcoal grills are also provided making packing up the car for a weekend get away simple. Bring your own charcoal or purchase some in the Camp Store. Electricity and lighting available makes camping enjoyable even when rain is to be expected. Check their website for Cabin Rental Rates.

Get into the Glamping Trend at Clay’s Park Resort

Glamping has become a trend in camping that gives a glamorous twist to typical tent camping. The two custom built canvas tents at Clay’s Park Resort are built up off of the ground atop wood platforms overlooking the fishing lake. Each has gorgeous Amish-made log furniture including a queen-sized bed, bunk bed, and trundle bed. A minimum two night stay is required. View their website for Glamping Rates.

Glamping at Clay's Park
Glamping at Clay’s Park

Other Amenities Available to Clay’s Park Resort Camping Guests

In addition to the amenities included in the Water Park area, camping at Clay’s Park Resort also allows guests access to other features within the park. The Camp Store is a convenient place to get ice, fire wood, ice cream, or anything you might have forgotten at home. I had to pick up a toothbrush and plastic cups. An indoor heated pool provides swimming for campers even on days the weather is not ideal. It also has special adults only hours in both the morning and evening. A hot tub, dry sauna, and steam room add upscale touches to your camping experience. Restrooms with showers as well as laundry facilities are also available nearby. Several playground areas, sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, baseball diamonds, horseshoe pits, and biking/hiking trails can be found throughout the park. Be sure to check the newsletter provided to you upon check-in for various events including themed weekends and live entertainment provided at no additional charge. I made the mistake of not looking at ours until our last day only to realize there were crafts for the kids and morning exercising on the beach that we would have enjoyed.

John O’s Bar and Grille

John O’s Bar and Grille is the resorts very own sports bar and grill located within the campground area. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and carry out. It has a bar, spacious outdoor patio, big screen and outdoor TV’s, and a wireless internet cafe.

John O's Bar and Grill at Clay's Park Resort.
John O’s Bar and Grill at Clay’s Park Resort.

20-Acre Fishing Lake

Campers may also take advantage of the 20-acre, annually stocked fishing lake. Separate from the swimming lake, it is fed by a natural spring and just a short walk away from the campsites. No fishing license is required. What a fun way to spend time with the kids.

Relax and enjoy nature at Clay's Park Resort's stocked 20-acre fishing lake.
Relax and enjoy nature at Clay’s Park Resort’s stocked 20-acre fishing lake.

Sunday Fellowship Hour

In cooperation with the The Leap-Contemporary Worship, a non-denominational service is offered at 11:15 AM on Sunday mornings at the Music Row Pavilion. In addition to worship, live music performances and sing alongs allow your family to continue enjoying vacation without missing worship. Beverages and snacks are also provided.

Clay’s Park Staff Are Very Responsive

At one point during our stay, we found that the restroom and showers nearest our campsite had been left in less than desirable conditions by other camping guests. Recalling some signs I had seen in the restrooms to please alert park staff if the restrooms needed attention, I notified someone. It was apparent to me that the staff at Clay’s Park Resort take pride in the park and its appearance as it did not take long for someone to be sent to take care of the restroom. While there are several scheduled restroom cleanings throughout the day, if you find that other park guests during your stay are not courteous in how they leave the facilities when they are finished using them, be sure to notify park employees. They genuinely care about how their park is kept and take pride in it. Other guests will appreciate it too.

Other Events at Clay’s Park Resort

Throughout the year, Clay’s Park Resort plays host to several other memorable events including concerts. On August 10-11, 2013, my brother, some of his friends, and numerous warriors-at-heart will be participating in the Warrior Dash hosted by Clay’s Park Resort. I am certain participants and spectators alike will be making many memories. I have always wanted to go to the Yankee Peddler Festival which will also be hosted by Clay’s Park Resort on September 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22 from 10:30 AM until 6:00 PM each day. What a great way to teach history to our children with a memorable impact.

Clay’s Park Resort Can Help With Your Event Too

Whether it’s a group outing, scouting, church picnic, company picnic, family reunion, wedding, or birthday party, Clay’s Park Resort can help make your event a memorable one. Allow them to help organize, cater, and plan your event, so you can be part of the memories too. They offer a lodge, pavilions, and party tent rentals to make your event perfect. They really do think of everything.

One of the pavilions available for rent for your event at Clay's Park Resort.
One of the pavilions available for rent for your event at Clay’s Park Resort.

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Clay’s Park Resort who provided the stay for review and tickets for giveaway.

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Kim is a mom who takes pride in sharing her community and its surrounding area with her family. With so many great ways to spend time with family and friends in the Akron area, she loves to share her findings with others. She has a passion for her family, crafts, mathematics, outdoors, camping, music, nature, education, environment, running, fitness, cooking, and reading (not necessarily in that order). Kim blogged for AkronOhioMoms in 2013.
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