East Harbor State Park


East Harbor Office Location & Mailing Address: 1169 N. Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, OH


GPS: N 41° 33' 0.08", W 82° 48' 33.40"



Picnicing at the parksA beach, fine fishing and a beautiful view of Lake Erie greets visitors to East Harbor State Park. Close to the many recreation opportunities of the Lake Erie region, this park is a prime haven for Lake Erie campers.






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Reservations for Camping, Getaway Rentals, & Shelters:

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  • 225 electric sites
  • 126 electric premium sites
  • 23 full hook-up sites
  • 189 non-electric sites
  • 8 non-electric premum sites
  • Showers, flush toilets, dump station, launch ramp and camp store
  • Free WiFi access is available at the camp store to registered campers
  • Pet camping is permitted on designated sites
  • Bike rental is available from the camp office and games and sporting equipment are available on loan to registered campers
  • A fish cleaning building is available for use by campers
  • 10 group camp sites can accommodate up to 100 units are available for reservation

Getaway Rentals  

  • 2 Rent-A-RV units on full-service sites are available for weekly rental only
  • 2 deluxe camper cabins are also available for daily rental


  • Lake Erie offers unlimited horsepower boating opportunities
  • The park's marina provides seasonal and day-use dock rentals, fuel, launch ramp, full-time mechanic, boat supplies and restaurant
  • Boats and campers can be stored year-round at the marina in a fenced enclosure
  • There is one ramp at the marina (fee), and one in the campground (no fee)


  • Lake Erie, the walleye capital of the world, provides anglers great catches of yellow perch, channel catfish, smallmouth and white bass in addition to walleye
  • Both East Harbor and West Harbor are excellent for bluegill, crappie and carp
  • Valid Ohio fishing license is required


  • 11 hiking trails
    • Middle Harbor Trail •3/4 Mile • Moderate
    • Middle Harbor Extension • 1/2 Mile • Easy
    • Meadow Trail • 3/4 Mile • Easy
    • Blackberry Trail • 1/2 Mile • Easy
    • Red Bird Trail • 1/4 Mile • Easy
    • Rock Garden Loop • 0.3 Miles • Easy
    • Wetlands Trail • 2 Miles • Easy
    • South Beach Trail • 2.5 Miles • Easy
    • Water's Edge Trail • 1 Mile • Moderate
    • Channel Dunes Loop • 1.2 Mile • Easy
    • West Harbor Trail • 3/4 Mile • Easy


  • 1,500-foot sand beach on Lake Erie
  • Vending machines are available


  • 14 picnic areas with fantastic views of the lake and marshlands are equipped with tables and grills/div>
  • One picnic area is conveniently located next to the beach
  • 3 shelterhouses can be reserved online or by calling 866-644-6727

Disc Golf

  • 18 holes plus a practice hole
  • Course is located near the Lockwood Shelter House
  • Bring your own equipment, rental equipment is not available
  • No fee is charged to play
  • Hunting for waterfowl is permitted on the eastern side of the offshore islands
  • 5 duck blinds in the park are awarded through a lottery drawing held on the morning of the third Saturday in August, contact the park office for details
  • Valid Ohio hunting license is required

Winter Recreation (conditions permitting)

  • 5 snowmobile trails
    • Middle Harbor Trail • 3/4 Mile
    • Meadow Trail • 3/4 Mile
    • Wetlands Trail • 2 Miles
    • South Beach Trail • 2.5 Miles
    • Channel Dunes Loop • 1/2 Mile
  • Ice skating
  • Ice fishing
  • Ice boating
  • Cross-country skiing

More To Do

  • Volleyball, basketball and horseshoe courts, along with playground equipment , are located in the campground or day use area

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