About Carthage Gap
Originally built and owned by Richard and 'Franki' Craig around 1968 - 1972, Carthage Gap Campground sits on 31.48 acres atop a rolling hill with two spring fed ponds in South East Ohio. The locals know us by "Craig's Lake," the spot to go fishing. In 1991 the campground was sold to Floyd and Nina McDermott. They spent 20 years updating and expanding the amount of sites in the campground. Carthage Gap then became a second-generation, family owned and operated, business in 2011 when we, Chris and Teresa Adams, took ownership.
Carthage Gap Campground is located conveniently in-between Athens and Belpre, Ohio; allowing travelers to get a taste of Appalachia without being too far away from urban conveniences. After 11 more years of improvements, Carthage Gap now offers 135 sites with full hook ups, free Wi-Fi, planned activities, fishing, swimming, and much more.
Our goal is to provide our campers a safe and family friendly environment for those who love the outdoors, spending time with family and friends around the fire.
0.5 miles: Desonier State Nature Preserve - A 491 acre nature preserve within half a mile from the campground.
3.5 miles: Larry's Pizza & Subs - located in Coolville and offers delivery.
3.8 miles: CAST Away Kayaking - Kayak rentals for the Hocking River.
4.4 miles: Coolspot's Country Market - A country market with Amish goods located in Tuppers Plains, Ohio.
7.0 miles: Fox's Pizza Den - Located in Tuppers Plains, Ohio and offers delivery.
9.6 miles: Irvine's Camper Sales - Local RV dealer that offers parts and repairs.
Ohio University Main Campus - Home of the Bobcats!
Joe Burrow Stadium - Athens High School stadium dedicated to the famous Cincinnati Bengals quarter back. Located in The Plains, home of Joe Burrow.
Ohio's Windy 9 - A motorcycle route that starts and ends in Athens, Ohio. Maps are available on their website and in the campground's office.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center - A local art center that holds exhibitions, events and educational programs to help develop art appreciation in South East Ohio.
Bike Athens Ohio - Provides an archive of bike paths that allow you to explore the Appalachian area that is Athens County Ohio.
Ohio River Sternwheel Festival - Enjoy the festivities surrounding the sternwheels that travel the Ohio River!
Campus Martius Museum - Provides a glimpse of what Ohio's first settlement looked like.
People's Bank Theatre - A 950-seat theatre with a variety of shows.
Blennerhassett Island - Historical landmark with multiple ways to explore the island.
Grand Central Mall - Located in Vienna, WV. Nearest shopping mall with well-known brands.
More reviews can be found on our Facebook Page, Google Reviews, RV Parky, RV Life Campgrounds, and Campendium.
Best campground I have been to. very peaceful and family oriented. Awesome fishing. The owners make you feel right at home, they are down to earth and help you anytime you need it.
2020, Hannah A.
We stayed here for our 1st place to camp with our new camper and we learned so much from Teresa and some very nice guests as well! Everyone is so friendly and the campground is so well kept....hope to go swimming our next time out!