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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We had a very pleasant stay during our 5nights. We stayed in the tent sites. However the site we had wasn't the greatest. i think it was 85, when that sun comes up in the morning it bakes the site. The site its self just isn't very well shaded. Not the owners fault, it is what it is. They even...

Thank Don M
Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay and really enjoyed the beach. The grounds were very clean and well maintained including the restrooms. Our daughter enjoyed the outdoor movie and the owners were very friendly and accommodating. You can tell that they love what they do... They even helped us out by jumping our car😀👍🏻.

Thank lislm9
Westerville, OH
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I enjoyed my stay at Happy Hills. I ran into some issues with reservations/cancellations because I first went to Serenity, then decided I did not want to stay there and showed up at Happy Hills (same owners). The owners agreed to move my reservations from one to the other, which I appreciated. Since we were tent camping, the weather ended...

Thank Lois W
happycampesr2011, Owner at Happy Hills Campground and Cabins, responded to this review

Lois had sent us an email about this prior to putting this review out, here was my email response to her email. She also left without paying for 4 bundles of firewood and candy bars, $22. Thanks for sharing this information. We greatly appreciate it. It has been a challenge with this weather to get things up and running at...

Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This campground could be great. The sites are decent sized. The restrooms are not immaculate as touted. They aren't the worst, but certainly not the best. To take a shower in the ladies room, you push a button which provides a certain length of time for water. The problem wasn't the length of time, because you could push the button...

Thank TakinBreeze
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed this campground. There was plenty of shade, a short walk to the shower house, and lots of amenities. I appreciated how much I saw the owner, checking on the sites and the campground. The pool is a little bit of a hike but worth it. The campground was quiet and peaceful. The paddleboats and...

Thank Kara Z
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 10 August 2015

On the plus side, the campground is very quiet and secluded. The lake is clean and beautiful. On the down side, the women's restrooms were not cleaned regularly while we were there. The garbage was consistently overflowing and being dragged all over which made it even dirtier. The pool is behind the owner's house which made me a little uncomfortable,...

1Thank SueB1812
happycampesr2011, Owner at Happy Hills Campground and Cabins, responded to this review

We can not allow our campers to put their own personal kayaks or boats on our lake for 2 reasons, our insurance will not cover it and also we take great pride in our lake and do not want to have to shut it down because of Algae brought into it from another lake in Ohio. I think most people...

Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Had a great time. Quit and peaceful. Clean. Plenty to see and do. Pond was nice for fishing. An emu even wandered through the camp grounds. The tall trees and grass made the stay great. Not many seasonal campers at Happy Hills.

Thank chadpinnell
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I think this is a work in progress. The owner was very nice. Yes, the pool is in the back of the owners house but it was nice, clean and the grandkids loved it. We went kayaking and paddle boating. The bathhouse is large and clean. A lot of work going on to improve this campground. Quiet and nice family...

Thank granof03
Miamisburg, Ohio
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Lots of kids and dogs, but surprisingly nice and quiet. The lots are shaded so it was nice and relaxing to sit outside and enjoy a camp fire. It is in a great location, nestled between several state parks, close to a bike path and plenty of hiking opportunities. Also a great area for motorcycle riding. We didn't utilize the...

Thank DiverB0b
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Overall was satisfied with the camp ground. There were a few things that could've been better but overall it was a great experience. The overall grounds are nice, appear to be a few upgrades/ maintenance projects going on but that makes for a better experience when finished. The pool... It's located at the owners house across the pond. It looks...

1Thank Gordy H

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Happy Hills Campground and Cabins is a beautiful campground in the Hocking Hills featuring a private fishing lake, swimming pool, game room, playground, Modern spotless bath house, a laundry facility and a camp store. Happy Hills is conveniently located to the State Park attractions, as well as great shopping, antique malls, craft specialty shops, golf, ATV and bike trails, and restaurants.A Great Family Place"Happy Hills is the perfect retreat for couples, family, or friends to enjoy nature."FEATURES - Camping Cabins & Spacious Sites - Premium/Deluxe Campsites with patio, grill, table & chairs - Beach area for Lake Swimming - Swimming Pool 2' to 5' - Fishing Lake, Fun Boats, Paddle Boats and Rowboat & Kayaks - Game Room - WIFI - Laundry Facility - Shuffleboard Court, Playground, disc golf, and Horseshoes - Modern Clean Bath house - Camp Store with Groceries, Snacks, Necessities, Firewood, Camper - Parts,LP Gas - Quiet leashed Pets are Welcome - All sites have a Picnic Table and a Fire Ring, (perfect for star gazing) - Shaded Primitive Sites - 45 Acres of Relaxation, Good Times, and Happy Memories - Walking/hiking trails - Open for turkey and deer hunting season - 8 miles from ATV trails - Shelter House with planned activities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Happy Hills Campground and Cabins

Address: 22245 State Route 278, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Region: United States > Ohio > Nelsonville
Price Range: $34 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 92
Also Known As:
Happy Hills Campground And Cabins Hotel Nelsonville
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“The best sites were the ones furthest away from the lake. The premium and full hookup sites are pretty close together.”
 of 5 bubbles emilycL553IU, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are VERY small, but they are well-kept, and the idea is to be outside anyways!”
 of 5 bubbles 674carried, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Stay clear of this camp ground!”
 of 5 bubbles mrmom0810, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“We had lot 45 and it was great...”
 of 5 bubbles carlad414, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Treat people the way you wish to be treated, it will go along way!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Hpycmpr33, 28 Aug 2011 | Read review
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