Camping in Madison County, Ohio

Trailside Camping

A small primitive trail-side camping area is available at the Prairie Grass Trailhead in London. There is a restroom, water, electricity, shelter-house, and picnic tables available at the trailhead (no shower).

Camping in Madison County, Ohio

This limited facility is intended as a service for long-distance trail users. Camping will be on a first come first service bases with donations accepted, but not required.

We encourage campers to take advantage of the large map and London Cyclist Guide in the shelter-house for the location of local restaurants and amenities.

The facility opened on April 16th, 2016 in celebration of the RTC Opening Day For Trails.


Approaching the trailhead and camping area from the West.




Approaching the trailhead and camping area from the East.






Entering the camping area from the shelter.



Related press releases


10-18-16
Madison Press article: International campers in London

05-19-16
Ten riders from the Adventure Cycling Association Underground Railroad Bicycle Tour (from Alabama to Canada) stayed at the camping area and trailhead on Thursday, May 19. Click here to view our Facebook post with photos.

04-22-16
Madison Messenger article: Prairie Grass Trail campsite now open for use

04-19-16
Madison Press article: First cycling camper tents in London

04-01-16
Madison Messenger article: Site cleared for basic camping along trail

03-24-16
Madison Press article: Bike trail campground clearing underway

03-22-16
Madison Press article: Campground purchase put on hold

02-18-16
Madison Messenger article: New ideas shared for campsites along bike trail

02-17-16
Madison Press article: County reviewing options

12-02-15
Madison Messenger article: Still pursuing trail camping idea

12-01-15
Madison Press article: Observation deck nixed from campground grant

10-29-15
Madison Messenger article: Campsite a possibility adjacent to bike path

10-20-15
Madison Press article: Campsite to come along bike trail?

09-24-15
Madison Messenger article: Park board explores campsite idea along bike path

Click here to view our photo gallery of the various stages of planning and construction





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