Lakeside Campground on Berlin Lake, Ohio


View from Bridge

View from Bridge

“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” (Coleridge, 1772-1837).  Nope, not a drop to drink, but a whole lot to boat, fish, and swim in!  This is Berlin Lake in Ohio where I have been invited to stay and play for a few days.  Thank you to my sister and her husband who have a campsite here.

Lakeside Campground on Bedell Road.

Lakeside Campground on Bedell Road.

Lakeside Campground is a fun place to camp during the summer months.  Tenants bring their RV’s or campers and set up on a site in the park.  They are permitted to leave the RV or camper all year.  With prior approval, the tenants are permitted to place or build on the site, buildings, decks, and shelters.  As the sign above says they have boat storage, but also access to the lake.

Campground Moto

Campground Moto

Life at the park is laid back and fun with just a few rules so that everyone can get along, be curteous and relax.051

The camp store is the office

The camp store is the office

052053054055056At the front of the park there are two huge fields with some large trees where kids and dogs run around playing frisbee and football.  Also, just behind the store there is a very large play ground complete with those molded plastic toys that toddlers love and a pirate ship.  For the older kids and some adults there is a net for playing volleyball or badmiton.

What I like about the park is that everyone has their own flair.  What I mean is that each campsite is different from the next.  Some are simple and pretty.  While others are lavish, even gaudy.  You can tell who has the sense of humor and who is a Jimmy Buffet fan.063062071074066076It is a bit hard to see, but these people built the building completly around camper.  It is the beginning of the season and things are not yet in full swing.  Also, it is a bit quieter during the week.  My sister tells me that on the weekend they open up the doors to the barn and have large parties with live music.  Just a warning, drinking is allowed all over the park but you must behave or be kicked out.

The Barn

The Barn

Yep, check out that sweet ride.  Golf carts are the main mode of transport in the park.  In the evening people grab their favorite drink and hop on the cart to go visiting around the park.  Park edicate is to nod or throw up a hand in a friendly hello as carts go by  your site, and do not forget to smile a lazy smile to show how relaxed and laid back you are. Looks really, right?  079

Now and again you will see some small wildlife around the camp.  Had I been quicker on the draw with a better camera I could have shown you a raccoon, gopher, chipmunk, and a beautiful cardinal.  May be I can do that next time.  I had plans to head down to Florida next week, but I was invited to stay at the lake Monday – Friday.  I love a donated stay!!  I think I will save the water shots for the next blog. If you are interested, I did see some sites up for sale.  The phone number for the campground is on the first picture.

.030Looks like a good day out on the water.  Happy Wanderings.

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