6985 Wilmington Road Oregonia, Ohio 45054
Phone: (513) 932-2267 web: www.olivebranchcampgroundllc.com
Olive Branch Campground is a 25 acre wooded campground located 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati conveniently off I-71. King’s Island is within 15 minutes of the campground. Olive Branch is also located near Caesar’s Creek, the Renaissance Festival, and the Beach. The campground offers both back-in ($35/night) and pull-thru sites ($40/night) which includes 30 and 50 amp service. All sites are full hookup. Some of the sewer hook-ups are in poor locations. Many of them are at the very front of the site. If you have a long motor home this means running the sewer hoses up a slope for a long distance. Additionally, a few of the sites have electric boxes that require additional length cords that what comes standard on most RVs/campers. They will tell you up front about these locations. Sites 70-77 are excellent back-in sites for pop-up campers. We stayed at site 66 and 67 in a 38’ motorhome. Both sites back up to the woods. We have also stayed sites 32 and 36 as they are closer to the shower house, yet are less private and wooded than 66 and 67. Olive Branch also offers weekly and monthly rates as well as seasonal sites. A park model and cabin are also available to rent. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the campground and has worked well for us each time we have camped there. Cell phone coverage was good for both Verizon and AT&T. The camp store is moderately stocked with groceries and camping supplies. There is a good selection of RV supplies in the cam store. Firewood is available at $4/bundle and can be delivered to your site. Ice is also available in a small bag ($2) or a large bag ($4). There is a laundry room (coin operated) next to the game room.
We were very impressed by how well Olive Branch maintains the appearance of the campground. There are many mature trees throughout the campground. There are flower beds scattered throughout the campground. The basketball court and playground were up-to-date and looked after. The sites are moderate in size. The main roads and sites are all gravel. The main road of the campground is a canopy of beautiful, mature trees. It is very picturesque. However, there are way too many signs posted along this long road. There were “no hunting, “do not bring firewood into the campground”, “Slow down 5mph” over and over. The signs are overkill and really take away from the nature setting of this campground. Olive Branch includes nature trails where you can walk your dogs or take a short walk. If you take a walk in the morning, you will most likely see deer. The campground also offers a pond where you can fish (catch and release).
Rating: (1 to 5 lanterns, with 5 being the highest)
The campground offers a variety of activities. There is a playground, basketball court, and baseball field. There is a catch and release pond in the campground (free use). Olive Branch includes a pool, though somewhat small, during the summer months. A game room, located next to the laundry room, offers a variety of video games for the kids. Within a few miles, there is a Native-American Museum (Ft. Ancient). The museum also includes nature trails that lead to old Indian mounds. If you are a history buff or nature lover, check out Ft. Ancient. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Olive Branch is located 15 minutes from King’s Island and the Beach Waterpark. In addition, if you enjoy ziplining, check out Ozone Zipline Adventures. Olive Branch is near Caesar Creek State Park which offers fishing, swimming, boating, and hiking opportunities ). Camper may also visit the Renaissance Festival from August 30-October 19th. Little Miami River is located nearby for those interested in fishing and canoeing (http://www.morganscanoe.com/little-miami-canoe/Little-Miami-Canoeing-Morrow.cfm). In addition, the Little Miami Bike Trail is nearby.
The campground is pet-friendly and there are ample places to walk the dogs including the trails. All pets must be leashed. There is no fenced dog park area which is very disappointing because there are several large open areas that could be used for this purpose.
There is a nice, clean and well-maintained pool, 2 playgrounds, horseshoes, a full court cement basketball court, game room, catch-and-release pond, nature trails. The owner is a stickler about the 5mph rule as to provide a safe environment for children.
The bathrooms were clean and fairly nice. There is one shower house with 3 stalls in each. The showers were hot and not push-button, with separate hot/cold faucets. There was adequate water pressure. The shower stalls were small with the shower curtain practically touching your nose while under the shower head. The toilet stalls were clean and roomy. It is obvious that Olive Branch values the importance of clean bathrooms. In order to enter the restroom/shower house, you must enter a code. Sometimes the coded lock system was troubling. Olive Branch’s rationale for the code system is that they don’t want people getting of the highway and using the facilities. Yet, the campground is not immediately off the highway and it is back in the woods. I am not sure highway commuters even know it’s there. The coded lock system was somewhat annoying.