Moonlight, Campfire & nature

Roasting marshmallows around a crackling fire or making S'mores and playing fireside games with your family and friends. Laying on a blanket in search of the stars constellations and enjoying the moonlight. Nothing captures the memories of summer better than unplugging and engaging in nature.

What makes Big Sandy special is the beautiful setting in the Oak Openings savanna region. We offer respite from the hectic lifestyle to unwind and recharge with your family and friends.  Campgrounds can be found just about anywhere you travel, but our visitors return because we've been blessed by Mother Nature (and a little help from men/women).  


"Big Sandy"  came to be named after it's ancient glacial retreat 14,000 years ago that left behind a sand ridge that our campground is fortunate enough to be established on.

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We offer varied experiences for our visitors who come to stay with different interests.  Some of our guests enjoy weekly pool tournaments, cornhole,  Bingo, Luau's and horseshoes.


Our children's activities vary each weekend with crafts, outdoor movies, Bingo  & pool. We also have a basketball and volleyball area for youth and children to enjoy physical activity.

Other campers may enjoy fishing, swimming, birding, or exploring the nearby Oak Openings Metropark on bike trail or hiking paths.

Perhaps you are looking to relax, unwind, enjoy a campfire and respite from the hectic nature of life. We have plenty of space to indulge in the art of doing nothing and just "being" without guilt or worry! 




Our fish are plentiful and enjoy a less than finicky palette. If you left your worms at home, there's always the trick of hot dogs or shrimp.  While one of our lakes is reserved for fishing only, our front lake is for fishing and swimming.  


Swimmers will want to enjoy the area reserved for swimming. As always the case, swimmers should always exercise safety and supervision of each other while enjoying swimming in our sandy bottom swimming areas.

BIKING here & beyond

​Five of the six natural plant communities in the region are considered globally rare. 

Organized and hosted by Black Swamp Bird Observatory (Oak Harbor, Ohio), The Biggest Week In American Birding is a 10-day festival featuring some of the most sensational birding North America has to offer. Held in May, and timed to coincide with the peak of songbird migration through the area, the festival helps attract more than 75,000 visitors to northwest Ohio each spring. 

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Our Address

4035 S. Berkey Southern 

Swanton, Ohio 43558

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TEL: 419-826-8784  


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Big Sandy Campground