Campsites & Cabins
Two locations within MetroParks of Butler County provide public camping facilities.
Governor Bebb MetroPark
Dry Fork Campground located at 1979 Bebb Park Lane in Okeana, OH offers individual non-electric & electric campsites, the rustic Murstein Group Cabin, and two group campsites for overnight stays by families and organized youth groups. This 264-acre preserve appeals to nature lovers, history buffs, and outdoor recreation enthusiasts. Acres of woods, meadows, fields, and streams provide ample habitat for wildlife observation and nature study while the park’s Pioneer Village provides a glimpse of earlier times in Butler County and the region.
Individual campsites are equipped with a picnic table and fire ring. All individual electric sites have a 40’ parking pad and are equipped with a 30-amp hook-up, while non-electric sites have a 25’ parking pad.
The Murstein Group Cabin is very rustic and is heated by a wood burning stove. It is equipped with electric, wooden bunks, picnic tables, a refrigerator, electric stove, outdoor grill, and fire pit but has no running water. Both of the primitive group sites are equipped with a grill, a fire ring, and two picnic tables. Restroom facilities at this park are latrine style with a composting restroom facility in the lower camping area. Reservations of both group sites and the Murstein Group Cabin include two bundles of firewood per night.*
Rentschler Forest MetroPark
The Timberhill Reservable Area located at 3976 Hamilton-Middletown Rd. in Hamilton, OH is a 57-acre camping facility dedicated solely to organized youth groups. Timberhill boasts open fields, woodlands, and several hiking trails. The Timber Hill Restoration Coalition (THRC), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to improving and maintaining this one-of-a-kind camping facility. The THRC works in collaboration with MetroParks of Butler County to raise funds for the enhancement and preservation of this campground. This location offers four rustic group camping sites in addition to one indoor camping facility.
The campsites at Timberhill will accommodate approximately 20, 30 or 40 campers depending upon the site reserved. Each site includes a fire ring, grill, picnic tables, an enclosed shelter with electric, and a refrigerator.
Invasive pests, such as the Emerald Ash Borer, can destroy our forests. To minimize this danger, movement of firewood in or out of all MetroParks is prohibited. Firewood must be purchased for $5/bundle from MetroParks by calling the Administrative Office at 513.867.5835 by noon on the Wednesday prior to your arrival.
Motor Vehicle Permit Required. FREE to Butler County Residents. Non-Residents $5/daily or $10/annually. A Group Motor Vehicle Permit for non-Butler County residents can be purchased in advance with a reservation for $25.
Mud Mania Attire NoticePark customer/owners and event guests planning on attending the 12th Annual Mud Mania this weekend (August 10th-12th) will need to wear articles of clothing that do NOT contain any metal. This includes: buttons, zippers, chains, etc. In addition, if a park customer/owner or event guest plans to utilize the water slide, they must NOT have keys, knives or any other item on them that may tear the tarp needed to provide a safe and fun experience. Please, also keep in mind that proper footwear is required (no flip-flops).
Closure of Forest Run MetroPark - Timberman Ridge Area for Trail ConstructionPlease check the NEWS section of this website for more details regarding this closure which begins August 13, 2018 until the area is re-opened by the Executive Director.
Pumpkin Vine Trail Closure - Rentschler Forest MetroPark -Reigart Road AreaDue to heavy rains, a .35 mile section of the Pumpkin Vine Trail has been washed-out , deemed unsafe for passage, and closed at the Reigart Road Area of Rentschler Forest MetroPark, located at , 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township OH 45011. Barriers and signage are in place and indicate an alternate route for passage; however, until repairs have occurred this section of trail will remain closed. Thank you for your patience as MetroParks staff works to make the necessary repairs.
Great Miami River Trail ClosureThe section of the Great Miami River Trail path between the State Route 122 Bridge at Bicentennial Commons, continuing just north of the new River Center construction site will be closed. Contractors will be installing the entrance and utilities for the River Center, which is projected to open in June 2018. This section of the trail will be closed until further notice for the safety of our park customer/owners. Thank you for your patience during while we bring improvements to your park system!
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