Per Amended Ohio Director of Health’s Order (4-2-20): “Swimming pools, whether public or private, shall be closed, unless it is a swimming pool for a single household. Campgrounds shall be closed, except that persons residing in recreational vehicles (“RVs”) at campgrounds who genuinely have no other viable place of residence may remain in the campground.” See order for more information.

Campgrounds in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-26 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These 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.

What is a RV/Campground?

Collectively, campgrounds include any:

  • Recreation camp
  • Recreational vehicle (RV) park
  • Combined park-camp
  • Temporary campground

Our inspectors will routinely inspect all RV/Campground (while open to the public) paying particular attention to grey/black water discharge, capacity limitations, sanitation, and the maintenance of the overall facility.

Click Here for Lucas County Campground Facility Inspections

The most up-to-date campground facility inspections are available through our website. You are able to search for any facilities licensed by the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.

Please contact our office at 419-213-4100 opt. 3.


Ohio Campground Rules (Ohio Administrative Code 3701-26) have recently been revised and will become effective on April 1, 2016. To access these new rules please visit the Ohio Department of Health Campground Page at