Back 40 Campground

    959 CR 111 E, Rushsylvania, OH 43347, USA

    The Place

      The Back 40 Campground is located in northern Logan County and has been part of Ohio’s camping experience for over 40 years. We are an easy, nine mile drive north of Bellefontaine off State Rte. 68, ten miles south of Kenton, and 12 miles east of Indian Lake, OH.

      Property is situated on 34+ acres of rolling hills with two ponds. Spacious campsites allow you to stretch out without intruding on your neighbor. 

      If you are looking for a campground to get LOUD and DRUNK, this isn’t the place.

      Park Rules & Directions

      CHECK IN: 1:00 PM-9 PM

      CHECK OUT: Noon

      • 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 .00 per person and overnight visits are .00 per person.
      • No visitors admitted after 10 PM. Those remaining after 10 PM will be charged as an overnight guest of .00 per person.
      • Tenants are responsible for their guests.


      • All litter, trash and cigarette butts must be placed in designated containers.
      • Do not move fire rings. 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.


      • 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.


      • Refunds will ONLY be granted in a case of emergency.


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


      • Only emergency messages will be delivered.


      • There is a .00 charge on all returned checks, plus the bank fee.


      • Speed limit is 5MPH in the campground, NO EXCEPTIONS !
      • Pedestrians have the right of way.


      • Absolutely no fireworks, firearms, bows and arrows, or air powered weapons.
      • 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.
      • NO ILLEGAL DRUGS on Back 40 Campground premises. If caught, Police will be called, and you will be required to leave without refund.
      • Quiet time is 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM. Be respectful of others wanting to sleep.
      • Loud or profane language is not consistent with a good family atmosphere. So please refrain.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • RESPECT the privacy of other campers! DO NOT walk or drive across other camp sites.
      • Do not ride bicycles after dark, for safety reasons.
      • YOU are required to STOP at all STOP signs by the recreation building/office.
      • No vehicle washing of any kind including campers without prior approval from Back 40 Campground management.
      • 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.
      • Anyone who has a communicable disease needs to notify the office personnel. This information will be kept strictly confidential.
      • No cutting or trimming of trees.
      • No ATV's or dirt bikes allowed. Golf carts must be registered.


      • Must be kept on a leash and secured at all times.
      • No more than 3 dogs per family
      • 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.
      • Any habitual barking dogs will be asked to be removed.
      • Dogs may swim in the north side of swimming pond. Dogs are prohibited from swimming in the large fishing pond. DOGS ARE PROHIBITED in the SWIMMING AREA and on the BEACH

      These rules are designed to make your stay at the Back 40 Campground as enjoyable as possible. If you enjoyed your stay, tell your friends, family, and like us on Facebook. If you didn't enjoy your stay, tell us. Please respect these rules and the rights of your fellow campers. Non-compliance may result in the termination of camping privileges, without a refund of camping fees.

      Site Options

      Recreational Activities

      Biking TrailsBird WatchingFishingHiking/Nature TrailsPlaygroundSwimmingVolleyball


      Chapel/Religious ServicesFenced Pet AreaFirewoodGated EntryLibraryPlaygroundRecreation HallRestroom/Shower Facilities
      Single Post Map

      Visit Website

      Open May 1 - October 17

      (937) 468-2267

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