Blue Rock Boondock lies just across the Muskingum River from Ohio state route 60. The spot is adjacent to our pole barn lean to which is situated on a dead end lane less than 100 yards from the river. Enjoy a fire in the designated area and use the lean to for shelter and relaxing. Electrical power is available at the site but outdoor lighting is controlled from inside the barn which likely will not be open. We are in a rural area shared by both full and part time residents who, like us, appreciate the quiet setting.
No smoking on property.
Pets on leash recommended due to close proximity to the lane and other neighborhood pets.
You will turn in off a county road close to the Gaysport Bridge which has been closed due to structural concerns. As you head down the gravel lane, find our pole barn on the right and take the second turn in allowing you to swing around and back into the boondock spot adjacent to the barn lean to. Turning into the first one would be very tight and is guarded by a utility pole.
Should you pass by Blue Rock Boondock heading down the lane there are a few driveways that could be used as a turnaround before the lane ends at the woods along the river.
Blue Rock Boondock is situated about half way down a dead end gravel lane. The road surface is dusty and shared by other full and part time residents so please keep speed to under 15 MPH.
There is ample space to park your tow vehicle in front of the pole barn lean to or in the gravel turn around area. Please do not block the overhead doors.
We do a fair amount of travelling but feel free to reach out and see if we can accommodate you.
We are located along the historical Muskingum River Parkway featuring manually operated locks up and down the river. The Muskingum River Parkway and its 160-year-old navigation system were designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers in July 2001. The Muskingum River's 10 hand-operated locks are now recognized as one of America's great engineering accomplishments.
Blue Rock State Park and Forest is just a few miles up the river. The state park encompasses 322 acres that are surrounded by the 4,573 acres of Blue Rock State Forest.
Visit Old Bridge Brewing Co. and several dining spots in McConnelsville, about 12 miles down the river.
Visit Zanesville's historic Y-Bridge and Artist Colony of Zanesville (http://www.artcoz.org/) about 15 miles upriver.
Zanesville is home to Weasel Boy Brewing Co, Y-Bridge Brewing Co. and many local dining spots.
We loved the setting, along side the Muskeegum River. We had foggy, misty mornings and sunny, tree shaded days. It was only about 30 minutes travel off of I-70.
We had a wonderful stay at Blue Rock Boondock. The electric hookup was greatly appreciated after a very hot day biking. This is an easy, flat parking spot with an adjacent area under roof with chairs for lounging. We did not want a fire since it was so hot, but there is a fire ring available. The hosts were very welcoming and we had easy conversation discussing common interests. Highly recommended!
We really enjoyed this respite near the river. Wish we had more time to visit with the hosts. They are gracious folks who share many of our interests. We hope to visit again!
This was a great stopover on our trip out west. Quiet, easy in and out, and the covered patio was lovely. Thanks to the host!
We didn’t get a chance to meet the host but the spot was level and quiet which was all we needed for a one night stopover.
We can't say enough about the kindness our hosts shared with us. What a wonderful stay, so relaxing and peaceful. The perfect spot to park our home for the night. We will forever be grateful for the laughter, the stories, and the genuine kindness. If available, be sure to make this stop along your journey. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
A fun and interesting stay with Chris14. A great place, with a really nice site, thoughtfully set up. Thanks!
A great place, and wonderful people. Had electricity, beautiful level spot to park, across from their home on Muskingum River. Like visiting old friends and proud to have them for our 1st night on a 6 month journey across the US.
Terrific hosts!! Nicely located on the Muskingum River in beautiful SE Ohio. Nice quiet site to park your rig with 30 amp service. We recommend checking out the Blue Rock Boondock!