The Canyon features primitive tent campsites on ten wooded acres that face a spectacular rock bluff that towers 150 feet above Sugar Creek. Sites for all sizes of groups are available with amenities that include picnic tables, fire-rings, air conditioned modern restrooms with showers and a camp store.
The Canyon is located across the creek from our livery and is bordered by Sugar Creek, Shades State Park and the historic Deer's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1878 by J. J. Daniels.
- The 2014 camp season is April 14- October 31. Reservations are required for all October dates.
- Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day weekends require check-in on Friday night. (We do not accept reservations for Saturday arrival during a holiday weekend.)
- The Canyon offers a camp store featuring grocery items, ice, firewood, camp supplies, fishing licenses, and souvenirs. The camp store also serves as the campground registration office. Check-in and check-out here!
- The Canyon campground does not have a pay phone and cellular phone service is not available in the area (must drive 1 mile for signal), so please plan accordingly.
- Pets are NOT allowed.
Age 13 and over: $11.00 per person per night.
Age 12 and under: $8.00 per person per night.
*Reservations require payment in full and need to be made at least one day in advance of event.
Reservations are not taken for ‘Saturday night only’ camping from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Any age: $14.00 per person per night.
Refundable Security Deposit and signed Waiver required at check-in.
Security deposit required at time of check-in:
Groups of 1 - 4 people: $30.00
Groups of 5 - 9 people: $60.00
Groups of 10 or more people: $100.00
If no damages or complaints occur, if trash is removed, camp site, cabin or walkout suite is clean and the below policies are followed the deposit is returned/voided after inspection.
Rowdiness, loud, lewd, or disruptive behavior is not tolerated.
Possession of alcohol by persons under 21 is prohibited.
Removal of or damage to property of any kind is not allowed.
Trash from camp site, fire-ring, cabin, and walkout suite to be placed in provided dumpsters. Area should also be free of clothesline and cigarettes.
$50 additional cleaning charge may apply to the cabins and walkout suite if necessary.
Cabin and walkout suite furniture not to be used outside.
Cabin rental requires that all cooking takes place outside.
All dishes and kitchen utensils in the walkout suite must be washed and put away for the next guest.
Lost cabin key = $5
Vehicles allowed only in designated areas.
Camping only at designated camp sites.
Moving tables and/or fire-rings form other camp sites is not allowed.
Quiet Hours: 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM
Check-Out: 12:00 Noon
Pop-Ups or RVs
Cutting of trees and branches
Firewood from outside the Canyon Campground (due to Emerald Ash Borer disease)
Washing dishes in restroom sinks/showers. (Use outside faucet.)
Smoking in cabins, walkout suite, restrooms or camp store (Do not dispose of cigarettes on ground or in fire-ring.)
A signed Waiver is required before participating in any CCOC event.