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Sunset Springs Camp and Event

Sunset Springs Camp and Event

Currently under the ownership of Jeanine Hansen, Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center is open from April to October for visitors to reserve one of the 250 sites. The property is within close proximity to several attractions, many of which pertain to the outdoors. Mohican State Park is one such site that is often frequented by those who enjoy undertaking warm-weather activities. The campground itself also provides a variety of on-site pastimes, namely a disc golf course, basketball court, sand volleyball net, and playground, to name a few. A considerable fraction of those who stay at Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center are drawn to the establishment's events during certain holidays, such as the Fourth of July and Halloween. 


Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center is located in the town of Loudonville slightly northeast of Ohio's central region. A total of 250 sites are available for patrons to reserve which can accommodate both tent and RV campers. The property offers weekend and seasonal sites. Firepits and picnic tables are supplied at the weekend sites, in contrast to the seasonal sites, which a manager of the property explains have the capacity to "allow the [seasonal guests] to have their own creative reign as far as what they want to do to their site," whether that means setting up a fire ring or utilizing the space for other similar leisurely activities. 

In addition to the sites, the extensive acreage of the park offers a fairly wide range of outdoor activities for people to engage in. Some visitors may consider the campground to be a destination in and of itself as the property has a beach volleyball net, a disc golf course, a playground, a concrete pad with a basketball hoop, a pavilion with a couple of pickleball nets adjacent to it, and two ponds. One of these ponds is strictly for fishing, while the other is for those who want to swim. At the center of the fishing pond is an island with two bridges leading to it. Beyond the previously listed recreational activities, it should be noted as well that Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center has a small on-site store where patrons can purchase standard camping items. Moreover, a shower house constitutes a portion of the grounds for visitors to utilize over the course of their stay. A manager of the park mentions that for those who are occupying the seasonal sites, a laundromat can be found down the street from the campground.

While there are a number of pastimes provided for guests at Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center, the vicinity also has a variety of attractions for people to explore. One of the managers of the park suggests that outdoor enthusiasts visit Mohican State Park, as a considerable amount of hiking and horseback riding trails wind throughout it. However, she notes that "the main attraction is Clear Fork Mohican River." There are several businesses near Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center that offer canoe rentals and other watercraft for those who take an interest in river recreation. Another notable draw for tourism is Mohican Adventures, a site that has a go-kart track, mini golf, and other activities. With regard to nearby dining options, a manager of the campground recommends Black Fork Bistro, Dairylicious, and Mohican Lodge, the latter of which is a restaurant located on Pleasant Hill Lake.


A significant element of Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center is the events that are held on-site. Two of the largest gatherings that are arranged at the property include the Fall Festival and the Fourth of July fireworks show. According to one of the managers, the Fall Festival has several events within itself, as the festivities typically involve trick-or-treating, site-decorating competitions, and a haunted maze. As for the Fourth of July fireworks, the island at the center of the property's fishing pond is where these fireworks are launched. Aside from these two major events, Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center also hosts BBQ cook-offs, cornhole tournaments, and smaller activities that cater to a younger demographic. Periodically, the establishment holds movie nights, as the owner has two projector screens to set up for such occasions. On account of the owner, Jeanie Hansen, who loves bingo games, Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center organizes bingo every weekend for visitors to enjoy. All of these events are open to the general public, and one of the managers of the business says that they use social media to inform those who are not staying at the campground about these activities.

Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center operates seasonally from April to October. The park opens in April to give seasonal patrons time to de-winterize. The busiest months that the establishment experiences, however, tend to be July and October due to the holiday events. While young families constitute the primary demographic of those who stay at the campground, the manager explains that the demographic is fairly "widespread," generally speaking. Repeat guests have also been received annually, many of whom have been visiting for over 20 years, as reported by the manager.

Future guests should be aware of a few policies that are implemented. In the words of the manager, the foremost guideline is that everyone is expected to "be respectful to the people that surround [them]." The owner intends to create a family-oriented atmosphere at the park, hence the reason for the emphasis on this policy. Furthermore, pets are welcome to stay provided that they are leashed at all times on the premises. The manager says that those who bring their dog with them can bring an outdoor kennel for them as well. Lastly, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the grounds.

The owner of the park strives to help everyone feel relaxed during their stay. In an effort to provide this experience, the manager says that they try to be attentive to their patrons' needs. "It's important for them to know that they can come to us for anything if they have any questions or concerns," the manager remarks. In addition to being available to their visitors, the owner and staff also aim to supply anything that campers may need. Overall, the intent is to leave interaction to the discretion of visitors, as the camp host and staff try to allow them to have the privacy that they need during their time at Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center. 

Former patrons of the campground have given a fair amount of feedback to the owner about their stay. The manager has heard some of the seasonal campers tell her that "this is their home away from home." Others have commented on the establishment's atmosphere and amenities. One person wrote a review about their experience, saying, "It's dog-friendly and family-friendly. It's our peaceful place. We sleep so good here, and also find lots to do if we choose." The manager believes that one of the most unique aspects of Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center is that it is "reasonably priced in terms of seasonal rates."


In 1969, Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center was first opened to the public upon the completion of its construction. The original owners of the establishment named the site Roselyn Campground which was changed soon after to Buffalo Run Campground. Jeanine Hansen, the current owner, and her husband, Bill, began their occupation at the campground in 1985; however, it wasn't until 1991 that the couple purchased the business.

A number of changes and updates have been made to Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center since it was established. What now serves as an office building was once a restaurant. The disc golf course was also introduced to the campground, which is notable for being "one of the first courses ever built in Ohio," according to the manager.

The manager of Sunset Springs Camp and Event Center remarks that, as a family-run business, their favorite part about the job is "working with relatives." She explains that "each family member plays a role in the campground's success and [they] are able to find enjoyment in [their] work." They also appreciate the opportunities that they are given to build relationships with their campers. In terms of future plans, the addition of an arcade room and AirBnB unit are in the works.

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3435 State Route 3
Loudonville, Ohio 44842
United States




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