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Lake Metroparks is pleased to provide the opportunity to experience cabin camping at two locations in Madison, Ohio. Strong Cabin is located in Hogback Ridge Park and the Resource Center is located on Palisades Road in Madison near Hidden Valley Park. Both are available for reservation on a nightly or weekly basis year-round, with a two-night minimum stay.

 

STRONG CABIN

The Strong Cabin is located in the Hogback Ridge Park in Madison, Ohio. It is in a private, rustic area with a beautiful panoramic view of the Grand River.

This cabin offers:

  • Two bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds
  • A living room with wood burning fireplace, Adirondack type chairs and a futon
  • A kitchen with stove and oven, refrigerator, sink, microwave, table and chairs and wood burning stove for heat. Minimal cooking equipment. Place settings for eight
  • A bathroom with toilet and sink, but no bathing facilities.
  • Hiking trails and access to the Grand River and Mill Creek at Hogback Ridge Park within walking distance.
  • Pond for fishing for cabin guests only
  • Picnic tables, grills and a fire ring
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Campers bring their own linens and towels

Fees:

  • $70 per night midweek (Mon-Thurs)*
  • $80 per night weekend (Fri-Sun)*
  • $440 per week (7 nights)
  • Arrival: 3 pm or after
  • Departure: 11 am or before
  • Maximum sleeping capacity is eight
  • Two-night minimum stay

*Additional 20% for residents living outside Lake County


RESOURCE CENTER



The Resource Center is located in Madison, Ohio on Palisades Road. This ranch-style cabin with covered front porch is in a semi-secluded area.

This cabin offers:

  • Two bedrooms, each with two sets of bunk beds
  • A living room with wood burning fireplace, sofas and Adirondack chairs and a futon
  • A kitchen with stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, sink and microwave and dining room with table and chairs. Minimal cooking equipment. Place settings for eight
  • A bathroom with toilet, sink and shower over tub
  • Heat by forced air furnace
  • Hiking trails and wetland/pond for fishing, within walking distance
  • Hidden Valley and Hogback Ridge parks within five-minute drive
  • Picnic tables, grill and a fire ring
  • Bottled drinking water
  • A television with cable
  • Campers bring their own linens and towels

Fees:

  • $70 per night midweek (Mon-Thurs)*
  • $80 per night weekend (Fri-Sun)*
  • $440 per week (7 nights)
  • Arrival: 3 pm or after
  • Departure: 11 am or before
  • Maximum sleeping capacity is eight
  • Two-night minimum stay

*Additional 20% for residents living outside Lake County


LAKE METROPARKS CABIN RULES AND REGULATIONS

Thank you for choosing a Lake Metroparks cabin for your camping experience. To ensure both a quality and safe experience, please review the following rules and regulations:

  • Pets are not permitted.
  • Maximum sleeping capacity in each cabin is eight.
  • Site capacity is 16 during non-sleeping hours.
    Tents may be used on the grounds adjacent to the cabin with prior approval.
  • Noise curfew is 10 p.m. Guests must remain within 150
    feet of camping area after 11 p.m.
  • The renter (responsible party) must be 21 or older.
  • Gate should remain closed, but not locked, at all times
    the cabin is being used.
    Fires permitted in fire ring only. Grills and a limited
    amount of firewood are supplied.
  • Fishing is permitted at the adjacent ponds/wetlands for
    cabin guests only. Size and bag limits are posted. No
    weapons, firearms or hunting allowed.
  • Swimming is not permitted.
  • Alcohol is permitted within cabin only.
  • No smoking inside cabin.
  • Clean-up consists of garbage bagged, tied and left
    outside in appropriate receptacle. All floors swept with the
    broom and dustpan provided. Spills cleaned if necessary.
    Kitchen, bathroom and bedroom areas wiped down. All
    signs, decorations and tape must be completely removed.
    No pins, tacks or holes in the walls.
  • Supplies available at each cabin include mop, bucket,
    broom and garbage bags.
    Extinguish all fires indoors and outdoors prior to departure.
  • All park rules and regulations apply.


RESERVATION PROCEDURE AND INFORMATION

Lake Metroparks is pleased to provide the opportunity to experience cabin camping at two locations in Madison, Ohio. Strong Cabin is located in Hogback Ridge Park and the Resource Center is located on Palisades Road in Madison near Hidden Valley Park. Both are available for reservation on a nightly or weekly basis year-round, with a two-night minimum stay.

Cabin reservations for Lake County residents are accepted for both cabins not more than six months in advance. For out-of-county residents, reservations are accepted not more than five months in advance. Reservations must be made at least ten days in advance.

To reserve a cabin, a $100 refundable deposit and the rental fee are due at the time the reservation is made.

Cabin keys may be picked up at the Registration Department or Lake Metroparks Farmpark after 1 pm the day of the rental. Keys must be returned to the appropriate facility within two business days following the rental. The security deposit will be refunded within ten days after the return of the keys and inspection of the cabin.

The Registration Department accepts reservations and is located at
11211 Spear Road, Concord, OH, 44077.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Phone 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226 for more information and a rental application.

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FACILITY RESERVATION REFUND POLICY

Cancellation of a facility reservation within  30 days will result in loss of 50% of total fees unless Lake Metroparks is able to rent the cancelled facility.  The security deposit is refundable.  Cancellation of a wedding package is handled under separate policies and procedures. Contact the Registration Department for details.

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