Ohio Statewide State Park Campground Improvements

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) through the Division of Parks and Watercraft is responsible for the management of 60 campground facilities located in state parks throughout the State of Ohio. A large Ohio initiative has been passed to improve state park facilities and lodges statewide in a push to bring more tourism to Ohio.

These improvements include upgrading existing campgrounds to provide modern conveniences for RVs including electrical service, potable water and sanitary sewer hookups as well as necessary upgrades to restroom, shower and laundry facilities.

Many of the campgrounds also want to offer expanded visitor experiences and wish to include camp stores, campground offices for camper check-in/check-out, children's play areas, swimming pool facilities,  access points for fishing and boating, and fish cleaning stations.


CTI has been working closely with ODNR since 2000, often improving water and wastewater facilities throughout the parks. The purpose of this project was to upgrade and construct 144 new premium campsites with sanitary sewer, potable water, and 50 amp electric pedestals at 11 state parks: Caesar Creek, Delaware, Hocking Hills Horse Camp, Kiser Lake, Lake Loramie, Shawnee, Geneva, Pymatuning, Mosquito, Dillon, and Lake Hope.

Renovations to 9 existing shower house facilities at Lake Loramie, Stonelick, Pymatuning, Dillon, Mohican, Lake Hope, Hocking Hills and installation of 7 new prefabricated shower house buildings at East Harbor, Harrison Lake, Mosquito Lake, Lake Hope, Tar Hollow, and Pike Lake.

A new swimming pool with water slide, restroom/commissary building and pool pump/equipment building were also included at Grand Lake St Marys State Park.

Elements of the Project

144 Full-Service Hook-Up Campsites

Install 9 New Prefabricated Shower House/ Restroom Structures

Expanded Concrete & Asphalt Pavements

Relocate Existing & Install New Electric Pedestals, Potable Water Hook-Ups, Sanitary Sewer Connections

Camper Pad Improvements

Fire Rings, Picnic Tables, & ADA Grills

Swimming Pool with water slide, restrooms/commissary building and pool pump/equipment building

Wastewater Pump Stations and Force Mains including horizontal directional drilling under Harrison Lake.

On-site Wastewater Treatment System

Services Provided by CTI

Preliminary Design

Design which incorporated input from ODNR Operations Staff

Electrical Design and submittal to the electric service providers

Submission of new building designs and renovations of existing buildings to the Ohio Dept of Commerce

Prepared Regulatory Permit Applications including OEPA negotiations

Administration Assistance