South Bass Island State Park

Admission to South Bass Island State Park is free.

  • Open daily dawn to dusk
  • Location: (Map It) In Lake Erie, on South Bass Island, off Port Clinton, Ohio shore
  • Phone:419-797-4530
  • Web: click here

South Bass Island State Park:  Limestone cliffs, historic wineries, crystal caverns, and a shimmering Great Lake greet visitors to the Lake Erie Islands state parks. These state parks offer unique island retreats with an atmosphere both festive and casual. Fishing, boating, and swimming can be enjoyed at each park. The family campground at South Bass Island State Park features 125 non-electric sites, and 10 full-service sites with electric, water, and sewer hook-ups. The campground offers flush toilets, showers, and a dump station. A youth group camp is available by reservation for organized groups. Four cabins, combining the best features of a cabin and tent, and the Rustic Cabin are available for weekly rental from Memorial Day to the last weekend in September. Two picnic shelters, picnic areas, launch ramp, fishing pier, and small stone beach area are also available. South Bass Island is accessible by ferry from Port Clinton or Catawba Island.