About Blue Heron Campground:

Blue Heron Campground is located near the mouth of the Hocking and Ohio River in Coolville, Ohio. We offer a relaxing environment with rustic scenery. The river is deep off of the dockage and allows for easy access for boats. What was once a bustling port for goods is now a relaxing area near the beautiful Ohio River. It is a unique experience in nature, with the convenience of modern amenities. 

Reserve your site today by calling 740-667-0416  or 614-395-9480 !

General Information
  • Campsite Dimensions:
    Our campsites are 30 feet wide and 75 feet long.

  • Camping Season:
    Our season runs from April 1st to November 1st.
  • Area History:
    The Coolville / Hockingport area is part of the oldest settlements in Ohio.  

    Coolville itself was the first settlement of Athens county, followed by Athens and Nelsonville. The town was founded in 1818    by Samuel Cooley. The town was originally called Cooleysville, but was changed to  Coolville for phonetic reasons. The property the campground is  located on is outside of town,  but can be found in the  1877 atlas,  which is pictured on the right. The town was a busy  place and  featured everything from a  working mill, machinery shop and  textiles.

Hockingport was one of the earliest settlements of Athens county.
It was, before the railroads came in, the most important point in the county besides Athens.  It was the shipping point for the whole lower half of  the Hocking Valley. The area was densely populated until the great flood of 1913, which destroyed the town. At its peak, the town featured busy marina, machinery shops, two schools and a luxury hotel.