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!

What should I bring when staying at Shade Acres?

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.

What do kitchens in the cottages have in them?

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

Is Shade Acres on the water? Can you see the lake?
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.
How far is Shade Acres from Cedar Point?
Shade Acres is just 23 miles from Cedar Point.
How far is Shade Acres from the Miller Ferry?
Shade Acres is just 4 miles from The Miller Ferry Dock to Put-in-Bay.
How far is Shade Acres from the Jet Express?
Shade Acres is just 7 miles from The Jet Express Dock to Put-in-Bay.
Is there a fish cleaning facility?
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.
Does Shade Acres have a pool?
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.
What activities does Shade Acres have for children?
We have a small playground for children, and African Safari Wildlife Park is just three miles away. It’s very popular with the children.
Do you have shady sites at Shade Acres Campground?
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.
How many vehicles can we bring?
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.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
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.
Does Shade Acres sell supplies like firewood and ice?
Yes. At our office, firewood, ice, and pop are available for purchase.
Does Shade Acres accept personal checks?
No. We accept Cash, Visa and Mastercard at Shade Acres Campground.
What time is check-in at Shade Acres?

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

What time is check-out at Shade Acres?
Check-out is by 11:00 a.m.
What are Shade Acres’ office hours?
Someone is always on site.
What if I arrive after the Shade Acres office is closed?
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).