2013 Fall Trip South – Days 4 & 5 Conneaut, Ohio

Evergreen Lake Park in Conneaut, Ohio
Evergreen Lake Park in Conneaut, Ohio

We added another 200 miles to our trip today coming from Campbell, NY, and are spending 2 nights in Conneaut, Ohio. It’s just off I-90, Exit 241, on the shore of Lake Erie.

We are staying in Evergreen Lake Park, 703 Center Road. About a mile from the Exit. Very easy to get into and back on I-90 going either way.

Office at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio
Office at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio

Evergreen is nicely kept and fairly full of Seasonals. They keep a number of sites open up front for transients and overnighters including 6 nice, long pull-thrus. $21/night with Passport America for 50A and water. Dump station easily accessible on the way out. WiFi available at $2/day. No cable but plenty of local TV stations.

Swimming at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio
Swimming at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio

The Park has a small swimming lake, and a fishing pond with an island gazebo and resident ducks. Something that struck us straightaway was how friendly everyone is both in waving and speaking. Not something we find in every stop we make.

Fishing pond at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio
Fishing pond at Evergreen Lake Park, Conneaut, Ohio

We arrived about 3pm, set-up, and went for gas and to have a combined lunch/dinner. A “Love’s Truckstop” is at the Exit where we came off so we gassed up there. $3.29/Gal. Haven’t seen that in awhile!

Loves gas stop and great food at Ohio Exit 241 off I-90
Loves gas and great food at Ohio Exit 241 off I-90

We always ask where there might be a good “mom & pop” diner nearby with good home-cooked food. The campground manager suggested we try a place called “The Beef and Beer” across the road from the truckstop. It didn’t look like much from the outside but the food was great! Don’t let the name fool you. It’s definitely a popular, local family restaurant.

(We went back for their Sunday turkey dinner.)

Harbor lighthouse i Conneaut, Ohio on Lake Erie
Harbor lighthouse i Conneaut, Ohio on Lake Erie

After a fine and reasonably priced dinner, we drove downtown to explore and ended up at the Marina where we took these photos.

Conneaut, Ohio sunset over Lake Erie
Conneaut, Ohio sunset over Lake Erie

Next day, Sunday, we decided to follow the Town’s Visitor Guide Map and locate the 3 local covered bridges. We found them but what the map failed to mention was that all were at the end of unpaved, gravel roads. Great fun and beautiful country.

Covered Bridges in Conneaut, Ohio
Covered Bridges in Conneaut, Ohio

Evergreen Lake Park will definitely be placed in our “Snowbird RV Trails of Fame” for Passport America campgrounds enroute in this direction.

Next stop will be down I-71 for a 2 night stop near Columbus, Ohio.

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