Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information about your stay at Shade Acres? Below, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions, but if you still need help, feel free to contact us!

You may wish to bring pillows, linens, towels, personal hygiene products, all paper products, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, coffee filters, firewood, charcoal. If you forget anything, we sell items in our office store.

We offer a linen package for an additional $25 (minimum, for up to two Guests) and $10 for each additional guest.

The cottage kitchens have a refrigerator, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, cooking/eating utensils, pots, pans, dishes and glasses.

No. Shade Acres is not on the lake, and the lake is not visible from the campground. But we do have some fantastic public beaches in the area that are just a short drive from the campground. Catawba State Park offers FREE boat launch and parking – 2 miles away. Northwest Catawba Marina is next door and offers transient docks.

Shade Acres is just 23 miles from Cedar Point.

Shade Acres is just 4 miles from The Miller Ferry Dock to Put-in-Bay.

Shade Acres is just 7 miles from The Jet Express Dock to Put-in-Bay.

We have a fish house available on site for all of our seasonal campers, overnighters and cottage rentals. It is your responsibility to clean up after yourself.

We do not have a pool. But why would you want to swim in a pool when we have beautiful sand beaches just five minutes away? Also you can use the amenities at Tall Timbers Campground for no extra charge.

We have a small playground for children, and African Safari Wildlife Park is just three miles away. It’s very popular with the children.

We sure do! We’re known for our mature trees that provide plenty of shade and protection from the summer sun. We don’t recommend tent camping other than lot 28 which is very grassy.

Each site or unit is limited to one vehicle. If you have additional vehicles or a boat, you can take advantage of the overflow parking we have available for that purpose.

One night non refundable deposit required on all RV overnight sites. Cottages require a half down deposit, balance due upon arrival. Deposit is non refundable if cancellation is 30 days or less from check in date.

Yes. At our office, firewood, ice, and pop are available for purchase.

No. We accept Cash, Visa and Mastercard at Shade Acres Campground.

Check-in is any time after 3:00 p.m

Check-out is by 11:00 a.m.

Someone is always on site.

If you are not checked in by the time we close the office, we will leave a welcome packet out for you which will contain a site map and the keys to your unit (if applicable).