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South Bass Island State Park


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South Bass Island State Park is located on the SW side of South Bass Island. The Island is 2 mi. north of Catawba accessible by boat, plane, and ferry from Catawba or Port Clinton. In addition to Lake Erie, the park is close to the island town of Put-in-Bay.

Lakeside picnic areas provide tables, grills, & shelterhouse. Enjoy wading & exploring at a small stone beach on Lake Erie. (Swim at your own risk.) A launch ramp provides boat access to Lake Erie. At Oak Point (NW side of island), 20 boat docks are available for day use or overnight rental. The park offers fishing access on Lake Erie & fish cleaning house.



135 non-electric & full-service campsites (w/water, sewer, electric) are available. Amenities: showers & restrooms. Pets permitted on designated sites. A group camp can be reserved for organized youth groups.

The Rustic Cottage sleeps 8 w/private bdrm., living room w/TV, kitchen, bath, screened porch & deck. Four Cabents (cabin/tent combo) offer quarters for 6 people & consist of one large room with living area, sleeping areas, bathroom & efficiency kitchen.

2006 Camping Fees are $25-$30/night. Cottage is $125/night. Cabent is $100/night. Reservations: 1-866-OHIO-PARKS


Hours: Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Address: South Bass Island State Park

Lake Erie Islands State Park

1523 Catawba Avenue

Phone: (419) 797-4530
Our Website:www.ohiostateparks.org

Come visit us in Put-in-Bay, Ohio

Attractions and Upcoming Events


Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island

Miller Boat Line provides passenger and car ferry service from Catawba to the Lake Erie Islands of Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island. The trip to Put-in-Bay (also known as South Bass Island) takes 18 minutes, with summer trips every half hour as late as 9:00 pm.

Put-in-Bay, OH Businesses

Bay Lodging House

A conference room, beautiful indoor/outdoor heated pool, with spa. We have 44 hotel units and 6 two bedroom units. Each 2 bedroom unit is spacious, air conditioned and consists of 2 bedrooms, bath, living room, and fully equipped kitchen. The Bay Lodging House is located only 3

Put-in-Bay, OH Businesses

A Place at the Bay

A Place at the Bay is a 4 bedroom 2

Put-in-Bay, OH Businesses

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals

Put-in-Bay Watercraft Rentals, located in the State Park on South Bass Island, offers visitors a unique perspective and water vista from their own jet ski, wave runner, kayak, or fishing boat.Cash and Visa are accepted. Operating hours are 9 am to 8

Put-in-Bay, OH Businesses

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