Horse & Hike

Local Family Owned and Operated
Open April 1st - December 1st

Sites/Cabins Type

Welcome to Palmerosa Campground

You will find that Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground is a serene, quiet and peaceful campground nestled in the heart of the Hocking Hills Parks. We are just a hop, skip and a jump away from tons of great places for the whole family to visit! Head over to Old Man's Cave, Ash Cave, Rockhouse, Conkle's Hollow, Whispering Cave, Cedar Falls or Cantwell Cliffs to view nature in all her glory.
We are very close to the Hocking State Forest Bridle Trails.

Come and stay with us in your RV, your tent or one of our fully renovated cabins to experience the magic for yourself.

About the Campground

We welcome all campers to the Hocking Hills! If you are looking for a campground with some shade trees or a little space between the sites...look no further!

Palmerosa Campground has been around for many years as a horse camp. Although we do not have horses of our own here at the campground; there are local operators that are near to us so you can reserve a horse to ride the trails as part of a guided tour. In late 2022, we added 10 covered corrals to keep your horse mostly out of the weather. (You do not have to camp near the corrals in order to rent them).

We not only accommodate the horse community, but we also welcome all RV, Travel Trailers, and tent campers. Class A and Large 5th Wheel campers (OVER 55 ft. combined lengths would NOT fit into any of our sites). Most sites will accommodate up to 35 ft. Lengths easily.  All electric sites are 30 AMP Service.

We offer 46 camping sites (10 with electric/water hook-up, 3 water only, 4 Electric only). All sites can be reserved for tent camping.

We have 2 newly remodeled and fully appointed cabins with safe options for tending to your horses if you are here for trail rides and so much more! 

We have added 3 showers, toilets and vanities for guest to use at the office building. Each of these have their own room with lockable doors. Obviously, we know that only 3 showers are not enough to accommodate the whole campground. However, we wanted to give a small amenity to our guest. This is more of a quick rinse off due to other campers that may be waiting. Please be mindful of that.

Access to the Trail system does require a 0.10-mile ride on Keifel Rd. to enter the end of the RED trail. There will be a 0.5-mile ride on Keifel Rd. to enter the RED Trial going back to the State Horseman's Camp and the other Trail Systems. This 0.5-mile ride is a great warmup for your horse before entering the trail system and likewise a great cool down walk once exiting the trail system. 

 Please Check our Booking Page for Prices.

Palmerosa Campground - Horse Corral & Stable
Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground
Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground
Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground
Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground
Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground

Things to Do in the Hocking Hills

You need only pull out of our drive to venture down to one of the state park's many trails to escape into the Hocking Hills wilderness.

Clear your mind and reconnect with yourself while you enjoy the splashing waterfalls, scenic rock formations, historic caves and many streams teaming with life.


Our cabins feature serene views and are surrounded by peaceful woods. 

Each cabin has its own personality. Find yours today!

RV Sites

Our RV sites features range from 30 Amp service with full hook-ups down to just water or electric only.

Pull-in, unload and kick your feet up in the shade.

Tent Sites

With plenty of trees for shade, along with some sites that are secluded in the woods, it's hard to find a bad spot to put up your tent.

Set up, sit back and relax!


Electric Hookups

Shaded sites

Sites with tables and fire pits

Day parking available for horse trailers and riders

Camp Store

Firewood available

3 Showers and 3 flush Toilets

Renovated Cabins

Garbage Containment

 Dump Station on property

Close to Hocking Hills Outdoor Activities & Hiking

Horse Stalls

Horse Hi-Lines

Dogs Allowed in Camp (Must be on leash)

Easy Access to Horse Trails 


***Note if your GPS tells you to go down Sowers Road, don't believe it! It is lying to you! The middle of the road was taken over by the State of Ohio, so it is two dead ends that don't meet in the middle...


  • From US-33 Take the exit toward Laurelville OH-180 W
  • Turn onto OH-180 W go 4.0 mi
  • Sharp left turn onto OH-678 S go 3.9 mi
  • Turn right onto OH-374 N go 0.3 mi
  • Slight left onto Keister Rd go 1.8 mi / Keister turns into Keifel Rd go 1.3 mi
  • Turn right onto Palmerosa Horse & Hike Campground 19207 Keifel Road Laurelville, OH 43135-9312

***Note Keister & Keifel Rd are actually the same road... 1st half is Keister 2nd half is Keifel... If you put in the address number, it may show you the wrong spot on the road...look for our sign at the property entrance between the giant stones.