Campgrounds and Resident Camps
To help ensure healthy and safe recreation, campgrounds and resident camps in Scioto County are inspected for compliance with State of Ohio regulations. Any tract of land upon which five or more RV's, tents, or a combination of these are placed is considered a campground and is required to be licensed and inspected. When camping is set up for seven consecutive days or less, a temporary camp license is also required to be obtained from the Health Department.
"Resident Camp" means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exits on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use.
- ODH Campgrounds Web page
- Ohio Campground Law - ORC 3729
- Ohio Campground Rules OAC 3701-26
- ODH Resident Camp Web page
- Ohio Resident Camp Rules OAC 3701-25
Resident Camp Program
Resident Camps in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3701-25 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).
The Resident Camp rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.
"Resident camp" means a facility which is being primarily utilized for the purpose of camping, that requires overnight residence, indoor or outdoor activities, and exists on any tract of land together with any buildings or other structures pertinent to its use. A resident camp does not include universities, colleges, or other educational facilities. It also does not include any use of a tract of land, or property determined by the local board of health as not being within the intent of 3701-25 OAC.
If you own or operate a resident camp, or have plans to so, contact the local health department to obtain permission to operate.