Back 40 Campground

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959 CR 111 East, Rushsylvania, OH, 43347

Back 40 Campground is located in northern Logan County and has been part of Ohio's outdoor experience for over 4 decades. The park is a short, 9-mile drive north of Bellefontaine off State Rte. 68, just 10 miles south of Kenton, and 12 miles east of Indian Lake.

Travelers can look forward to the campground's 34+ acres of rolling hills with two ponds, offering perfect opportunities for fishing, nature walking, volleyball, basketball, biking, swimming, picnicking, sunset viewing and stargazing. The park's spacious campsites allow campers to stretch out without intruding on neighbors. Amenities onsite include RV hookup sites, a dump station, shelter house, dog swimming area, playground, volleyball court, basketball court, showers and restrooms. There's also a lodge with a pool table, foos ball table, and air hockey table along with event tables and chairs and a fireplace. We also have a GaGa Pit and a 100' X 50' dog run!

Just beyond the campground is a number of excellent local attractions such as:

- Ohio Caverns

- Indian Lake

- Mad River Mountain

- Piatt Castles

- Mac-A-Cheek Castle

- Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve

- Indian Lake State Wildlife Area

- Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve

- Six Hundred Downtown

- Brewfontaine

See you soon at Back 40 Campground for your next exciting Ohio camping trip!

Open Dates: May 1 to October 18

Last Updated: 05/07/2021

Travel Trailers/5th Wheels/RV’s

RV sites feature easy access to onsite amenities like a dump station, shelter house, playground, volleyball court, showers and restrooms. And just a short drive from the sites are local attractions such as the Ohio Caverns, Indian Lake, Mad River Mountain, Piatt Castles, Mac-A-Cheek Castle, Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve, Indian Lake State Wildlife Area and the Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve.


Proof of current vaccinations required for pets.

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
RV Sites $37.00 $259.00 Choose Your Site

Cabins are available beginning June 1, 2020. Sorry, pets are not allowed in the cabins. 

Cabins are lightly furnished with easy access to onsite amenities like a dump station, shelter house, playground, volleyball court, showers and restrooms. And just a short drive from the sites are local attractions such as the Ohio Caverns, Indian Lake, Mad River Mountain, Piatt Castles, Mac-A-Cheek Castle, Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve, Indian Lake State Wildlife Area and the Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve.


Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Cabin Rental $55.00 Choose Your Site


NO LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING AFTER DARK. Fishing is limited to north end of swimming pond. Enjoy the campground and ponds, but please no littering. All fish caught must be released back into pond, unless management approval. Parents are responsible for their children & visitors in and around the ponds at all time. Pets are not permitted to swim in the swimming pond.


Check in is at 1:00 pm and check out is at noon.


All litter, trash and cigarette butts must be placed in designated containers. Do not move fire rings or picnic tables. Health Department regulations do not permit burning of any trash or litter in fire rings. Sewage valve must be kept closed until dumped at dumping site, or dumped by Back 40 Campground personnel. Health Department regulations do not permit the draining of grey or black water on the ground or into open or unapproved containers. Absolutely NO electric heaters, outside refrigerators, swimming pools, or any other item not camping related. No overnight guest may put a tent up in your camping spot unless a camping registration is filled out and nightly camping fee paid. Only 1 car per site at any time. Any visitors' vehicle must be parked at the visitors' parking lot adjacent to the recreation building. When leaving camper, please turn off lights. The occupancy of each site is limited to one camper or tent and a group of 5 (meaning 2 adults & 3 children) unless prior approval from management has been obtained.


Refunds will only be granted in a case of emergency.

Registration & Fees

All visitors must pay and register at the office before entry. ANY guest not in your original group when you checked in is a visitor. Daily visits are $2.00 per person and overnight visits are $4.00 per person. No visitors admitted after 10 PM. Those remaining after 10 PM will be charged as an overnight guest of $4.00 per person. Tenants are responsible for their guests.

Recreational Building

Hours are as posted on door. No one permitted behind the counter except for Back 40 Campground personnel.


Only emergency messages will be delivered.

Returned Checks

There is a $20.00 charge on all returned checks, plus the bank fee.

Speed Limit

Speed limit is 5MPH in the campground, no exceptions! Pedestrians have the right of way.

Liability and Responsibility

Back 40 Campground/4D Outdoors Inc./staff are not responsible for loss, damage, or claims for personal property, fire, theft, accident, or any other cause.

Stop Signs

You are required to stop at all STOP signs by the recreation building/office.

Prohibited Activities and Items

NO ILLEGAL DRUGS on Back 40 Campground premises. If caught, Police will be called, and you will be required to leave without refund. No cutting or trimming of trees. No ATV's or dirt bikes allowed. . No vehicle washing of any kind including campers without prior approval from Back 40 Campground management. The shower handles are spring loaded in order to conserve water, tying them down is prohibited. Do not ride bicycles after dark, for safety reasons. Golf carts must be registered. There is a $5/day golf cart fee.

Family Atmosphere

We maintain a family-oriented atmosphere. If you are wanting to get drunk and loud, this is NOT the place! Alcoholic beverages are permitted if kept under control. All alcoholic beverages must be kept in a koozie at all times. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to have any alcoholic beverages while on the Back 40 Campground premises. Loud or profane language is not consistent with a good family atmosphere. So please refrain. RESPECT the privacy of other campers! DO NOT walk or drive across other camp sites.

Pet Policy

Must be kept on a leash and secured at all times. All dogs must be licensed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Doggy deposits must be cleaned up immediately. Waste baggies may be purchased from the campground store. All pets must be attended, if left unattended they must be kept in your camper. Any habitual barking dogs will be asked to be removed. There is a $2/dog per day fee starting for the 2020 camping season. Dogs are not permitted on beach or in swimming area. No swimming in large fishing pond.

Firearms and Fireworks

Absolutely no fireworks, firearms, bows and arrows, or air powered weapons.

Quiet Hours

Quiet time is 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Be respectful of others wanting to sleep.


Children under the age of 18 are not to be left at the campground unattended and must be at their campsite or accompanied by an adult at all times after 10:00 PM. Parents/guardians are responsible for damages to the Back 40 Campground/4D Outdoors Inc. or others' property by their children or visitors.

Trash Policy

A trash dumpster is located near the exit gate for campground trash only. Trash may not be brought in from other places. Trash and litter including cigarette butts must be disposed of properly.

Illness Onsite

Anyone who has a communicable disease needs to notify the office personnel. This information will be kept strictly confidential.

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Picnic Table

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Picnic Area

Dump Station

General Store


Pet Friendly

Pets Allowed



Swimming Outdoors



Pet Friendly

959 CR 111 East, Rushsylvania, OH, 43347
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Aerial view of campground and sites.

Looking for great activities and attractions just beyond the campground? Here are some camper favorites!

- Ohio Caverns

- Indian Lake

- Mad River Mountain

- Piatt Castles

- Mac-A-Cheek Castle

- Big Darby Headwaters Nature Preserve

- Indian Lake State Wildlife Area

- Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve

- Six Hundred Downtown

- Brewfontaine

Overall Rating: 4.6


Clean and quiet. Recommend highly!

Abby Devore

This was our 3rd time at Back40. Beautiful, peaceful and family friendly! Sad the season is ending but looking forward to many camping trips next year!

Gary Strasser

Well maintained park, owners and permanent campers make you feel welcome. Restrooms well maintained. Would return

Emily Shreve

Our weekend at Back 40 was FANTASTIC! The owners were welcoming and so kind to our boys when they visited the office. The slip and slide was an expected chance to have fun and our Joy's loved it! We will be back year after year!

Donna Duncan

Very quiet and clean campground. Prices were good. Owners were very nice and helpful! Lots of activities for kids. Only thing was only having one restroom area at the opposite end of the campground since it’s not full hookup. One additional set of even just some toilets at the other end of the campground would’ve been nice. Very nice campground though!

Aaron Singleton

Owners were very nice and helpful. Grounds were clean and well maintained. Swimming pond was great. Rv sites were big and private. Will definitely be back again

Pamela Mangen

The campground is very clean and pretty. Campsites are spread out and it was so peaceful there. Campers and staff were friendly. I would give it 5 stars if it weren’t for the electrical issue. We barely pulled enough power. They are aware of the issue and plan to work on it. Once that is fixed I can’t wait to go back!

Chris White

Owners make the experience very nice. The site is well maintained

Nicki Kimball

What a hidden gem!!! Beautiful property and great customer service from the owners (and son!)

Tangeala Bevens

I will never return i left early they are rude said my dog barked a lot false she barked when the neighbor walked into our campsite and cried if I left for about a minute there was only 1 other family in the entire row of campsites my family was trying to enjoy what they had to offer no one else but 1 permanent and his family visiting which broke all kinds of rules he was rude to my family and to me i pulled out after day 1 will never return you cant pick and choose your rules for different campers all the dogs there bark kids aren't supposed to drive that means all kids bottles aren't supposed to be at the beach if there is a car limit it should be for everyone very rude and unprofessional...

Tangeala Bevens

Rude I was attacked verbally by owner my family was swimming they were approached by owner and yelled at i will never return or recommend 0 stars

Campground Response

It is important for us at the Back 40 Campground to provide a pleasant camping experience and environment for all who are camping. We communicated that our policy is very clear, we do not tolerate continually barking dogs. Our communication in this matter was in response to multiple complaints regarding barking dogs.

Katie Aspidow

We definitely will go back since it’s my town and it’s my pride and joy to support campground like this!

Brenda Weiss

Wonderful weekend. Great staff and caring. Very quiet and restful.

Marvin Jackson

Very nice site with a lot of just getaway areas, like a swimming beach, Fishing, Nice large scenic pond. Great for pictures and just plain relaxation. Staff is fantastic, very helpful in making sure you have all your needs. The season is getting short, so better go camping there soon and enjoy.

Kevin Ferguson

Had a great time. Sites were spacious and clean. Cant believe how quiet it was in a holiday weekend. Plenty of activities. Convenient location. Will definitely come back.

Scott Fergus

As always, a simply wonderful visit. We’ve been coming here for years and it has always been a nice, well kept and family friendly campground.

David Schroeck

Most relaxing vaca I've had in a long time, very well kept campground. Would suggest this location to everyone,,great folks

Brenda Weiss

Loved our visit. Staff was great. Very clean and peaceful campground. Will be coming back. Thank you for everything.

Charles Kauffman

Hello friends and family,we stayed for 7 days at Back 40. The owners were awesome,they made you feel at home and there son Gabriel was very nice and friendly. This place was so quiet and very well groomed. Highly recommend staying here. Great fishing and has a small beach and playground. Will definitely go back. Thank you Back40.

Paula McCreight

We stayed here last weekend. Friday and Saturday nights. We had a really good time. The boys enjoyed fishing, they each caught a fish, and the playground. The space was very nice. It was quiet and just so pretty.Everyone that worked AND camped there were super friendly with still giving us our privacy. We also loved the fact that we could use of cell phones. We recently camped someplace just too back woods for us. We had no internet access and our phones only worked now and again. That doesn't really work for us. This was a fun weekend, and we will go back.