Kelley's Island Camping
Paul S. Wolf (ad980@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Tue, 25 May 1993 08:38:48 -0400
>Date: Sun, 23 May 1993 16:51:54 EDT
>From: "Dr. Steven C. Myers" <R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET>
>Subject: Kellys Island in OHIO -- query
>If any troops have camped on Kellys Island can you share the particulars
>with me? My PLC wants to move our August 13 campout there if possible
>and I know nothing about it other that there is a State Park. Do we
>camp in the State Park or is their a special site? Who do I contact?
>What of the experience Pro and Con? What of the expense of the Ferry?
>(No not Danny Ferry -- HA HA local NBA joke).
>Scoutmaster, Troop 1, Akron, OH
We camped on Kelley's a few years ago, and I was out there
again last fall. The State Park has a GROUP camping Area set aside
for troops - NO CHARGE. Call 1-800-BUCKEYE (I think) to make a
reservation. The group area is adjacent to the commercial type
The campsite is within a relatively easy walk from the
center of town and the ferry landing. NOTE: there are 2 ferry
lines to Kelley's. The newer ferry is much larger and lands
closer to town. I would recommend taking only 1 vehicle across,
with the scouts hiking to the campsite.
Quite close to the campsite is an area of Glacial Grooves
visible and described by signs all around. DON'T MISS THEM, and
try to get the boys to look at Geology MB. There is also a tram
tour of the island available, and a public beach at the park.
There is also "Inscription Rock" downtown, which is a large carved
boulder near the waterfront, left over from Indian times.
Kelley's is MUCH quieter than Put-in-Bay. A very laid back
small town really. More family oriented. You can walk most of
the island without much effort.
CC - Troop 96
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