Ohio Laws on Camping

A campsite is land on which five or more mobile camping units are located and includes all roads, buildings, structures, vehicles or pens used or intended to be part of the camp`s facilities. A land subdivided for the lease or other contract of each site is a recreational camp when five or more mobile camping units are placed on it for recreational, vacation or commercial purposes. A temporary camp in a park occurs when a field is used for camping by installing RVs, RVs and/or tents for up to 7 consecutive days and a total of 21 days per year. A resident camp is defined as a facility used primarily for camping purposes, requiring overnight activities, indoor or outdoor activities, and existing on any land and on any building or other structure relevant to its use. Day Camp and Resident Camp Rules (CAD 3701-25)RV Parking Rules (CAD 3701-26). When we inspect an RV park or campground, here are some of the details we look at: Information about reviewing the plan can be found on the Ohio Department of Health website Knox Public Health issues permits and inspects all day camps, resident day camps, Campgrounds and RV parks in Knox County. We are required by law to inspect each park or camp once a year, but we generally inspect them several times a year or more often as necessary to maintain the parks in accordance with the Ohio RV rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-26) and the Day Camp and Resident Camp Rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-25). Campsite applications and plan review requirements are specific to the type of campsite developed or operated. For an application or plan review package or more information, contact the Environmental Health Division at 740-392-2200 ext. 2222.