Punderson State Park Campground, a family-friendly campground in Ohio, is closed until August 2023 as the park continuously works on upgrading electric services from 30 amp to 50 amp on all sites.
According to its website, the pet-friendly campground features a variety of campsites and offers outdoor recreation activities like paddling, fishing, and hiking. The park also allows hand-powered and electric motor boats.
The state park campground overlooking Punderson Lake, the largest and deepest of its kind in Ohio, has shower houses, flush toilets, a dump station, a nature center, an amphitheater, a playground, and a basketball court.
Prior to the planned improvements, the campground offered 15 non-electric sites, 137 electric sites (20-amp), 20 full hookup sites with 30-/50-amp electric, water, and sewer.
There are also three group sites spread out throughout the campground that can accommodate up to 25 people.
The campground closed last November 1, while the park’s Nature Center is closed until further notice for renovations.
While the campground is closed, many day-use areas, such as the lodge, cabins, and marina, will remain open to visitors.
The planned improvements will make the campground accessible to larger, modern RVs and campers.
According to its website, Punderson State Park offers a one-of-a-kind feature–the stately English Tudor manor home, which took almost two decades to build. The lodge features guest rooms, modern conference space, and lakeside dining.
Like Punderson, many state parks all over North America also continuously make efforts to improve and upgrade their facilities to better meet the needs and demands of visitors to further provide accessibility.
In a recent Modern Campground report, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation pushed forward a $6 million expansion project of “Crow’s Nest,” a walking path and viewing platform located on the American side of Niagara Falls State Park.
Featured image from Ohio Department of Natural Resources.