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Campground safety

Camping in Lorain County

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) inspects and licenses public campgrounds to ensure a safe and healthy environment to protect people from injury and prevent the spread of disease.

Lorain County Campground Inspection Reports available.

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).

Hosting a temporary campground?

You'll need a temporary campground permit.

  1. Download the basic requirements or full guidelines based on Ohio Administrative Code 3701-26
  2. Download and complete the temporary campground application.
  3. Submit to LCPH. 

Call 440-322-6367 to talk to the Campground Program Manager at LCPH. 

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