Hocking River campsites

EXPERIENCE the Hocking River with no one other than the experts in outdoor fun! We offer primitive tent campsites along the scenic Hocking River. Experience the great outdoors by roughin’ it on the riverside. 

Experience the outdoors by primitive camping along the Hocking River!

Experience Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest by roughin’ it along the Hocking River. We offer primitive tent campsites at two different locations. Our primitive campsites are amongst the trees along the Hocking River. We offer over a dozen campsites at each location. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Contact us at 740-856-7848 or adventureprooutdoors@gmail.com to determine which location is best for you! 

Create lifetime memories!

Friends, family, and pets welcome! 

Fun On & Off the River!

Create yearly traditions with friends & family. 

Sleep under the Stars!

You will fall in love with the starry night sky! 

Girls Trip!

A weekend to remember… making memories on the river and around the campfire at your riverside campsite!

Summer Fun in the Sun!

Rent tubes from us or bring your own. 

Why you should rent

Primitive Campsites along the Hocking River

Primitive tent camping is an outdoor activity everyone should experience once in their lifetime. Experience primitive camping with the experts in outdoor fun. Here some reasons why you should try primitive camping in Hocking Hills.

Secluded, Quiet Campsites amongst the trees

Our secluded, quiet campsites are perfect for a quick getaway to Hocking Hills. Tucked away under the shade of the trees and located walking distance from the river bank. Enjoy some peace and quiet spending time outdoors. 

A Time to Enjoy Nature

Primitive camping along the Hocking River gives you the ability to enjoy nature on a different level. Escape from your everyday life. Go off the grid for a short getaway. Disconnect for a bit and return back feeling refreshed and happier. 

Inexpensive Family Fun along the Hocking River

Gather the family together for an inexpensive and fun weekend off the grid. Float down the Hocking River, play games, make meals over the fire, and roast smores – all for a reasonable price. Quality time every family should experience.


Spend the day canoeing, kayaking, or tubing on the Hocking River then spend the night creating memories around the campfire. You will fall in love with the open starry night sky. Primitive camping isn’t something you experience everyday so experience it with the experts in outdoor fun!

Taxes & Fees Associated: The campsite rates are subject to a 7% Ohio Sales Tax and a 6% processing fee for booking online. 

Things to Know

We want you to have an experience of a lifetime renting a primitive campsite along the Hocking River! Come adequately prepared for your camping adventure.

Campfire Ring Supplied

Each campsite gets 1 campfire ring. We have firewoord for sale at our office for $5 a bundle. Firewood can be purchased upon arrival. Guests are responsible for cleaning out firepit prior to departure. 

Picnic Table Supplied

Each campsite gets 1 picnic table. We recommend bringing a table cloth to cover the table. 

No Electric, No Water

Our primitive campsites have no electric or water. Bring plenty of bottle water with you. Bring the necessary equipment to operate any electric equipment you may have.

rough it on the riverside!

All you need is a campsite and good company.

Hocking River Primitive Campsites

Rental Rules & Policies

At Adventure Pro Outdoors safety is our #1 concern. We do the best to ensure the safety our customers. We expect our customers to practice safe and respectful primitive camping. We’re here to help make your Hocking Hills and Wayne National forest primitive camping experience safe, fun, and enjoyable.  

18 years or older to rent

To rent one of our Hocking River primitive campsites, you must be 18 years or older. Each guest at the campsite must sign an electronic waiver prior or upon arrival. No person of age shall rent a primitive campsite for anyone under the age of 18. 

Rental Rates & Occupancy

Our Hocking River primitve campsite rental rates are based on a 2 adult, 2 child (12 years and younger) occupancy. Each additional adult is an additional $10 fee. The maximum number of guests at each campsite is 6. If you have more than 6 guests, an additional campsite is required. 

Check In & Check Out

Check in begins at 3 PM on the day of arrival. Guests can call in advance for an early check in. Check in is located at 1299 E. Canal St. Nelsonville, OH 45764. Check out is 11 AM on the day of departure. Guests are required to clean up their campsite prior to departure. Dispose of all trash in dumpster. 

Quiet Hours

Guests observe quiet time from 11 PM – 7 AM. Children 17 & under must be under adult supervision & must be at their registered site during quiet hours. Be considerate of camping neighbors. Visitors must park vehicles in main parking lot & leave campground prior to 11 PM. 


Pets must be registered at the time of check-in. Pets must be up to date with shots & tags. Only 1 dog is permitted per campsite. Pets cannot be left unattended at a campsite. If pets are disruptive, you may be asked to find other accommodations. Guests are required to clean up after their pets. 


Weapons, illegal drug use, public intoxication, fighting & vandalism are not tolerated. Alcoholic beverages must be consumed on your site. Management reserves the right to refuse service to & evict anyone, without refund, for behavior that is considered detrimental to the campground & fellow campers.

General Campsite Rules

Children must be supervised by an adult. Only permitted vehicles are permitted on the campround/lot. Guests are required to clean up after themselves & their pets. Never walk onto or through another campsite without invitation from that camper. 

Weather Policy

Weather in Ohio can change throughout the day and night. We cannot control the weather. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Come prepared to primitive camp rain or shine. 

Cancellations & Refunds

Reservations cancelled one week prior to scheduled reservation date will receive a full refund minus a $10 service fee. Reservations cancelled within one week forfeit the amount paid. All guests have the following option: reschedule their stay for future dates or recieve a voucher code for the amount paid.

The rules & polices seen on our website are not as detailed as our Hocking River Primitive Camping Rental Rules & Policies document. Please refer to our Forms Page for more information. Your verbal authorization at the time of booking, making an online reservation, payment of money and/or taking possession of the primitive campsite is evidence of your acceptance of our rules & policies. 


Hosted every August for a full weekend of EPIC floating fun on the Hocking River! This is the BIGGEST event hosted all summer. Gather your friends & family because this isn’t going to be an event you’ll want to miss. Coming back in 2021 BIGGER & BETTER than ever! Join us on the Hocking River before summer ends! 

Event dates will be posted early 2021! 

Experience & Enjoy

Primitive Camping along the Hocking River

Share your experience with us! We’d love to share your primitive camping pictures with others. Email your pictures to adventureprooutdoors@gmail.com

If camping isn’t for you…

Book a stay with 1st Choice Cabin Rentals and receive a discount on your Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest outdoor adventure! The Fox Den Cabin is a quant 2 person cabin located centrally in Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest. Hot tub, fire pit with Adirondack chairs, and pet friendly – what more could you ask for during a quick getaway?

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Our Partners

We have partnered together with 1st Choice Cabin Rentals and Murray’s Landing Canoe & Kayak Livery to help you EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE & ENJOY Hocking Hills and Wayne National Forest like never before. Contact us at (740)-856-7848 or adventureprooutdoors@gmail.com to book your next adventure! 

What People Are Saying

We’d love your feedback on what you enjoyed about your Hocking Hills canoe, kayak or tubing trip & what we can do to improve your experience on the Hocking River. Tell us how your experience was! 

“Fantastic experience with family and friends!!! Awesome staff – friendly and helpful (they’re ready to blow up your rafts and help you launch), easy parking, quick shuttle, smooth river, beautiful scenery, great price! Ready to do it again!”
Ginger S.

Our group had an absolutely great time yesterday! Your staff was wonderful! Not one time did we encounter any rudeness on the river. It was a great group of people all the way back to our cars. It was more like being on the river with a bunch of friends rather than strangers. We can’t wait to do it again! Thank you Murray’s!!
Christy B.

Me and my wife had a blast! Great people and service! Very helpful! We will definitely be back!
Jeremy M.

Contact Us

The experts in outdoor fun are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns about your next outdoor adventure, let us know. We’re more than happy to help you! Call us at (740) 856-7848 for quicker assistance.