Elkins Creek Horse Camp & Tack Shop, LLC


If you want to experience a laid back atmosphere with personal service, you’ve come to the right place.  We are located adjacent to Wayne National Forest, near Lake Vesuvius and Dean State forest. There is acess to approximately 100 miles of trails directly across from camp! We offer an equestrian campground with 70 electric sites, primitive sites, 106 stalls, tack shop, restrooms/showers, shelter house, , private bunk rooms, cabin, wagon and canoe rental.  We have special events and shows, with local catering, and D.J. availability. Groups are always welcome. We encourage you to visit & enjoy the local restaurants, grocery, shopping, fishing, hiking, shooting range and hunting opportunities as well.

About Us

Hello! After traveling many years horseback riding, camping and a jaunt with mule guiding in the Grand Canyon, these adventures led me to Pedro, Ohio.  In 2008, I began to build my dream of a safe, family oriented campground for equestrians and their horses.

In 2009 I met my wife Jill, who brought the heart  to the camp and I  am the brute.  Our love for each other , family and friends, both having a passion for horses, we set out to bring recreation and tourism to Ohio's only national forest.  

A tornado in 2011 destroyed our camp and forced  us to make a decision to rebuild it all or hang it up altogether.  ELKINS CREEK HORSE CAMP AND TACK SHOP, LLC, IS BACK!!!! We offer many affordable amenities, deliver excellent personal service, and do our best to accommodate  your camping needs .  Whether you are a single rider, family or large group, we work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and enjoys their stay with us.

Reserve your campsite and ride the  beautiful Appalachia foothills!
We look forward to having you spend some time with us, making incredible memories!

Rick McCleese Owner/Operator