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.






Park Office:
Campground Office:
Reservations for Camping, Getaway Rentals, & Shelters:

Reserve online:  

Park Map | Campground Map
Trail Map





  • 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

Nearby Attractions:

  • Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, in the village of Marblehead, is home to the oldest lightouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes • Tours are offered during the summer months • Visit the museum operated by the Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society
  • Encompassing 2,600 acres of wetland adjoining Crane Creek State Park, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area offers outstanding nature study areas and fishing access at Turtle Creek. Controlled public duck hunting is permitted here
  • The Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, located on the main entrance road to Crane Creek State Park is operated by the ODNR Division of Wildlife and features displays of native wildlife species and information about the area. An observation platform offers a unique perspective on the surrounding terrain.
  • SSeveral other state nature preserves are located in the Sandusky area including Sheldon Marsh, Old Woman Creek and Erie Sand Barrens
  • For more information on area attractions, contact the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center(s) at 800.255.3743,