CoVid 19

The most current, up to date,  COVID 19 response information can be found on the
Ohio Department of Health's web page.

We are continuously updating our COVID 19 procedures. At this point the processes we have tried to think outside the box are listed below.

Let us start with the good news, before we get into the changes for 2020. We want to let you know about a special we are going to run through June 30. Camp any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday for $20 per night per camping unit - that is one tent or RV.  No charge for kids but additional adults are $10 per adult per night.  

2020. Due to COVID 19 we do have some changes that we have had to implement this year.  If you have any questions, please email us immediately.

Check In

  1. Will are emailing 14 days prior to arrival for you to be able to fill our your check in/waiver prior to arrival. We are asking for you to fill out the names of the Adults, Children 11-17, Children 10 and under, Qty of Pets, Camping Unit type - Motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, pop up or tent, Site #, Vehicle Information (maximum of 2 vehicles per lot), we do not have “extra” parking so please plan accordingly. This is the same information that we have always asked for when you checked in and signed the release of liability. By filling out this information prior to arrival, it will expedite your check in time. 
    Waiver & Check In Form
  2. CHECK IN will ONLY be during the hours of 2-8 p.m. If you will be later than 8 p.m. prior arrangements must be made. DO NOT ARRIVE before 2 p.m. Normal check in is 4-8 p.m. we will do our best to try and get you to your campsite between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Check out is by Noon
  3. When you arrive, we will welcome you in the main driveway. If we miss you, please proceed to your site. Our NEW check in area will be on the deck facing the driveway at The Landing. You can call/text 419-994-4024 to let us know you are here but you will need to come to The Landing - NEW check in area within an hour of your arrival. If you will be paying in cash (which is still fine!) we ask for you to have exact change if possible.  This will help us due to the CDC regulations on handling cash. ALL receipts will be emailed to you.
  4. ALL RV’s MUST be BACKED into your campsite.  We can NO LONGER allow RV’s -Motorhome, travel trailer, 5th wheel, pop up to go parallel to the river. 
  5. Maximum of 8 TOTAL people per site (including children & Visitors). We have changed our pricing to 2 adults and 2 children age 17 under.  Additional adults or children above the 2/2 are $10 per adult $5 per child 11-17 per day. All people who will be on the site MUST BE REGISTERED when you fill out the above link.  We can no longer allow the influx of Day Visitors as we have in the past, per the governor’s orders.
  6. Our campsites are 40’ wide.  Water hydrants are basically every other site.  Your site number will have a W on it if your site has the hydrant on it.  If your site # does not have a W please plan for extra hose. We cannot hand out hoses for you to borrow during your stay.  Please also bring a water splitter. We will no longer furnish water splitters 
  7. VISITORS- We CAN ONLY ALLOW PRE-REGISTERED VISITORS. Nobody can drive in for the day to visit you. They will be turned away unless they are on your pre-registration, which you will be paying at check in for every day that you are camping, even if they are only coming for one day. 3 nights of camping - 1 adult - $30 PAID upon arrival of YOU.
  8. CANOEING - At this time we are unaware of how the canoeing situation will occur.  We are asking that you print and fill out the Canoe Release PDF BEFORE you come to the Landing to pay.  All canoeing registration will be done at the NEW check in area. Please make sure you read the new canoe procedure below.
  9. CABINS - Please come to the NEW check in area at The Landing.  The only difference in cabins will be that all linens will be in a closed tub and you will need to make your own bed. We will no longer furnish pillows. Please bring your own pillows. There will be no dishes left in the cupboards.   Dishes will also be in a tub. There are now dishwashers in all 3 cabins. Dishes will be run through the dishwasher before being put in a closed tub. We will exchange towels when you are staying 4 nights or longer, 1 exchange.

The Landing
Pizza, firewood and ice delivery will continue as before. All pizza, firewood and ice deliveries must be PRE-PAID before delivery can be made. If you want to use a credit card for payment you will still need to come up to The Landing and pay prior to the order.  You still call 419-994-4024 to place an order. We will need Your full name & Campsite # to complete the order.
Our ice cream shop is still open waiting for you to come up to The Landing and place an order. We will still have chips, beer, pop, and water available.
As many of you remember we had started a remodel at The Landing last year.  Things will be different as you will need to order from a window and delivery of items will be through windows or doors.  All orders will be taken through our new windows. Please bear with us in this new way of doing business. Ordering ice cream will be like your neighborhood ice cream stand where you do not go inside.
Smith’s Campground utilizes Mohican Adventures River Report for use of our Landing. If their river report is RED there is no launching or landing on our property. We all know how crazy it gets on Saturday morning for canoeing. We ask that you click on the link for canoeing and print the Canoe Release PDF and fill it out prior to coming to The Landing to reserve your time slot. Remember 10 and under are only Free if they are in the middle of 2 paying people in a canoe. If they are sitting in a paddling position in a kayak, canoe or in a tube you must pay for them. We will still take individual payments for groups as we have done in the past, BUT you CAN NOT reserve a time slot until the ticket has been paid in full. ONLY TICKETS PAID IN FULL WILL BE GIVEN A BUS TIME.
Mohican Adventures is the only canoe livery that will be offering trips from our campground.  If you want a 15-mile trip (Trip #2) We can still sign you up but you will need to drive up there because this is an upriver trip back to their livery.  The 6 1/2 - 7 mile trip (Trip #1) is the ONLY one that lands back here.
TRIP #1 – $25 per person (2 person minimum charge per canoe)
TRIP #2 – $33 per person (2 person minimum charge per canoe)
RATES: Rates are based on a minimum of two people per canoe, which is ideal. Children 10 and under are free when riding with two other paying persons in the same canoe (maximum 2 adults and 2 small children). Sales tax of 7.0% is not included in rates
Your own personal watercraft - tubes, kayaks, canoes, rafts. Our Landing at the beginning of Wally Road has been leased to another canoe livery for commercial use only.  You will need to go to the state park at St Rt 3 & 97 to launch your equipment, you can also leave a vehicle there OR you can launch from the campground and paddle down river to Greer.  You can leave a vehicle in Greer. This property is owned and operated by the Knox County Park District. This is also a 7-mile trip but it takes about 2-3 hours due to the river being calmer & flatter.  There is less river traffic and is a much more peaceful trip. We highly recommend taking this trip as there is more opportunity of seeing wildlife and you will not be in the middle of the craziness of a Saturday on the Mohican River.
2021 reservations we are no longer taking reservations for 2021 at this time.

We know that change is hard for everyone. We have had to think outside the box in how to safely operate. We all know that COVID 19 is not going to be gone come June 1, July 1, Aug 1 or even Sept 1. Social distancing is something we are going to have to deal. With some of our family and guests being high risk, we have had to think outside the box and implement changes to protect everyone. If you have any questions please email us and ask! We look forward to seeing you this summer.

The Smith’s
Amy, George, Kim, Scott, Madison & Marissa
Updated April 9, 2020
UPDATE MAY 21, 2020
UPDATED MAY 24, 2020

Smith's Pleasant Valley Family Campground
16325 Co Rd 23
Loudonville, Ohio 44842
(419) 994-4024 

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