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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Ohio: Camping Now Available at Independence Dam SP

DEFIANCE, OH - Camping has returned to Independence Dam State Park, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Perfect for an early fall camping getaway, the park's 25 non-electric campsites are situated in a heavily wooded area between the Maumee River and the Maumee-Erie Canal.

The park's camping area features extra-large sites complete with fire rings and picnic tables. Non-potable water and portable restroom facilities are located nearby. Currently, all campsites are available until Tuesday, Oct. 31, on a first-come, first-served basis, with self-registration located at the kiosk at the entrance to the campground. Next year, these sites will be available to reserve online, and camping will reopen on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

While camping, visitors may also enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits, including fishing, hunting and paddling on the Maumee River State Scenic River. The campground is also a great spot to relax by the campfire, gaze up at the night sky and enjoy the sounds of nature.

The campground is located at 27722 State Route 424 in Defiance. To learn more about Independence Dam State Park, contact the office at 419-956-1368 or visitparks.ohiodnr.gov/independencedam.

The ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft provides exceptional outdoor recreation and boating opportunities by balancing outstanding customer service, education, protection and conservation of Ohio's state parks and waterways.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.



For more information, contact:
Carey Santiana, ODNR Office of Communications
614-265-6860





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