The Main Rules
Welcome to River Bend Family Campground, a family campground and RV park located at 1092 Whetstone River Road S, Caledonia, Ohio 43314 (“the Campground”). The Campground is operated by Riverbend Campground Partners, LLC. These rules apply to all campers, both seasonal and short-term.
  1. The Rules. The Campground is privately owned and operated. We have created these rules in order to ensure that the Campground is compliant with state, federal, and local law and to protect the family environment of the Campground. Please read these rules carefully, as the Campground reserves the right to terminate the license of any guest to be present at the Campground.
  2. Check In/Check Out. Check-in time is 3pm. Check-out time is noon.
  3. Weekend Golf Cart Fee. Weekend golf carts are allowed for a $5 fee per cart, $10 for the week. Please visit the office for inspection and to obtain registration. You or your minor child must be 16 years or older to drive a golf cart onsite and have a valid driver’s license. Golf Carts must meet our requirements. No Standing or lap sitting, except for infants/toddlers.
  4. People Per Site. Fee includes 2 adults and up to 4 minor children are permitted at each campsite. Adults are responsible for their children, pets, and any guests. Additional adults are permitted for a fee of $10 each per night. $5 for each extra child. Max 8 people on a site.
  5. The Map. The online map reflects the current sites offered by the Campground for online booking. There may be additional sites, which are adjacent to your camp site, that are not shown as available for online booking which are reserved for seasonal guests of the Campground.
  6. Pets. Pets must be registered at the office and have current shots and license tags. Pets must be with the owner at all times or kept inside of the RV. Pets must be on a leash or a chain no longer than 8 feet at all times. You are expected to clean up after your pets immediately. Failure to clean up dog waste will result in a $50 fine and, at the sole discretion of the Campground, expulsion of the animal from the park or expulsion of the guest/camper from the park. The Campground retains the right to immediately expel any pet due to concern for the health, safety, or well-being of other campers in the sole discretion of the Campground. Pets are permitted to swim in the pond (at their own risk) and run without a leash at the softball field or football field so long as the animal has been trained to return on command. You may not have more than 3 animals on your site at any time including Seasonal sites.
  7. Quiet Hours. During quiet hours, the level of sound must be such that other campers cannot hear the sound from or beyond your lot. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am on Sunday through Wednesday nights and 11pm to 8 am on Thursday through Saturday nights. On Holiday weekends Midnight through 8am. At no time (even when it is not quiet hours) shall the sound level at the edge of any site exceed 75 decibels. During Bedtime hours amplified sound of any kind is not permitted.
  8. Curfew. Children under the age of 12 must be at their campsite by dark or accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Children Under the age of 10 are not to be left unattended on their lot. Parent, guardian over the age 18, or older sibling age 14+ required.
  9. Swimming Pool. SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK! THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY! All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Diaper age babies must wear swim diapers in the pool. Additional rules are listed at the Pool.
  10. Pond Rules. NO SWIMMING IN THE POND! Children must be 12 years or older to take watercraft on the pond. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult to participate in pond boating activities.
  11. Bikes. Must be parked at dusk. Keep bikes on the road. Do not cut through campsites.
  12. Fires. Fires are permitted inside of the fire rings only. If you choose to start a fire inside of your fire ring, you are solely responsible for the fire and all damage it may cause. Do not leave fires unattended.
  13. Garbage. Garbage must be bagged and placed in a dumpster. Dispose of waste water in the facilities provided. Never pour grease down drains! No additional garbage other than garbage generated while at the Campground may be placed in the dumpsters. No construction material, appliances, oil, paint, or hazardous materials are permitted.
  14. Prohibited Items. Fireworks, firearms, bows, arrows, or any other weapon are prohibited at the Campground.
  15. Vehicles. The speed limit in the park is 5mph, which includes all vehicles. A maximum of 2 vehicles is permitted to be on each site (space permitting). Parking is not permitted on adjacent lots (even if the lot is vacant). No on-street parking at any time. Unlicensed, inoperative, or junk vehicles are not permitted in the Campground. Repairing vehicles other than golf carts is not permitted in the Campground. Golf carts must display the pass issued by the office and 3 inch reflective numbers displayed in a prominent place on the back of the golf cart. You must have a valid license to drive a golf cart. Golf carts must be driven in a safe manner. Golf carts shall not be driven while the driver is intoxicated.
  16. Refund Policy: For seasonal campers, there are no refunds under any circumstance. For short-term campers, cancellations that are more than 30 days from the date of the event will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 30 days or less from the first date of the reservation will not receive a refund. In the event that the camp site you reserved is not able to be inhabited due to floods, government orders, or other reasons beyond the control of the Campground, your site may be moved to another location or reservation may have to be canceled. If the Campground cancels your reservation, you will receive a 100% refund.
  17. Nature of Rights. Short-term campers have a license to be present at the designated site for the designated time. The license may be revoked at any time. Whether seasonal or short-term, campers are not permitted to transfer or sub lease their sites, without the express written consent of the Campground.
  18. Limited Release of Photo Rights. Solely for purposes of social media and the promotion of the Campground, you agree that the Campground may use your likeness in advertising material and social media posts for any image that was captured on site at the Campground.
  19. Responsibility for Guests. If you invite a guest to the Campground, you have full responsibility for all actions taken within the Campground by your guest.
  20. Eviction and Removal. The Campground reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to evict any seasonal camper or remove any short-term camper or visitor at any time for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, ensuring the safety of the campers and maintaining the family-friendly environment of the Campground. Failure to pay rent when due will result in the automatic eviction from the Campground. A violation of any of the rules contained in this document is sufficient to permit the Campground to evict or remove the rule-violating camper. The Campground may or may not provide warnings to campers. The failure to provide a warning shall not constitute a defense to a camper’s removal or eviction.
  21. Age. You must be 18 years of age to book a site at the Campground.
  22. Family Rules. The following rules are in place to protect the family focused lifestyle of the Campground:
    1. Do not use foul, lewd, or vulgar language in public.
    2. Do not play music that has foul, lewd, or vulgar language in public.
    3. Do not display in any format whatsoever the Confederate flag, the Nazi flag or any other flag that may make other campers objectively feel unwelcome. (However, the United States flag, the Ohio flag, any Armed Services flags, Sports and College Team flags, and the Gadsden flag, are allowed.)
    4. Do not possess or use drugs that are illegal for you to possess under Ohio law.
    5. No gang or bike club “colors” or “vests” are to be worn or displayed at any time.
  23. Liability. THE CAMPGROUND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE, INJURY, OR LOSS BY ACCIDENT, THEFT, FIRE, ACT OF GOD, OR ANY OTHER CAUSE WHATSOEVER TO EITHER THE PROPERTY OR PERSON OF ANY TENANT OR GUEST. THE CAMPGROUND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY TO ADULTS OR CHILDREN RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENT USE OF PARK RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT BY TENANTS, GUESTS, VISITORS OR OTHERS. GOLF CARTS AND CAMPING UNITS MUST BE INSURED.
  24. Assumption of the Risk and Release of Claims. Your usage of the Campground involves risks. It is not possible to compile a complete listing of the risks. However, the risks include the possibility that you will suffer serious, even fatal, injury or illness. The use of alcohol or drugs may increase your risks. Known risks include: rocks, roots, vegetation, trees, bugs, insects, and anything outside; lightning strikes or other weather phenomena; there are no lifeguards at the pool, the pond, or the river. There are no rescue vehicles or medical facilities at the Campground. There are no trained medical professionals at the Campground. YOU VOLUNTARILY, KNOWINGLY, AND FREELY, ASSUME AND TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RISKS, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE CAMPGROUND. SUCH RISKS INCLUDE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE CAMPGROUND, AND ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND CONTRACTORS MAY BE NEGLIGENT, RESULTING IN INJURY TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY. YOU, FOR YOURSELF, YOUR HEIRS, ASSIGNS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND NEXT OF KIN, HEREBY RELEASE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE CAMPGROUND FROM ANY AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE). YOU RELEASE ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE CAMPGROUND THAT MAY RESULT IN INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY, OR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY. IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD, YOU SIMILARLY ASSUME ALL RISKS ON BEHALF OF YOUR CHILD AND HEREBY RELEASE THE CAMPGROUND FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO YOUR CHILD.
SEASONAL RULES (including the above)
  1. Seasonal Site Rules. Contracts/Leases are for 2 Adults and Minor Children/Dependents of the same household unless approved by owners. Does not include grandchildren.
    1. Sites shall be kept orderly, neat, clean, and free of litter. Weeding and mowing are the responsibility of each site. All units must be kept in good repair. You must immediately replace and repair any unsightly damage to your RV. This includes, broken windows, peeling paint, dirty exterior, and unsightly exterior canopies/awnings.
    2. The potable water hose from the camper to the hydrant must be white or blue in color (or white with a blue stripe). All sewer connections must have a rubber sewer collar placed on the sewer hose to contain the odor and splash. All propane tanks must be secured (as required by Marion Health Department.)
    3. Sites are to be used for recreational purposes only. You are not permitted to conduct business from your site.
    4. All firewood must be in racks at least 8 inches off the ground. Fire rings must be a safe distance from campers, vehicles, or other flammable items.
    5. Seasonal campers must shut off the electric and water and unplug the camper at end of season. Water hydrant must be in the off position and the hose disconnected. Your sewer hose must be out. You must replace the cap on the sewer line for the winter.
    6. Sites must be spaced as follows: Not less than 15 feet between camping units and not less than 10 feet between the ends of the units. The addition of sheds, decks, canopies, cement, or any alteration that cannot be quickly removed must first obtain written consent from the Campground. Any alteration must not prevent your camper from being pulled off of the site. You must maintain enough room on your site to park your vehicle. You may not physically attach any alteration items to your camper.
    7. You must keep the area clear within 5 feet of the electric pedestal.
    8. You are permitted to have a camper and a tent on the same site.
    9. Seasonal campers may sell their camper to a prospective purchaser who may then pay for the seller camper’s lot for the following year. However, the Campground must first approve the transfer. The new tenant shall be responsible for paying the entirety of the lot rent for the following season.
  2. Seasonal Charges. At least one seasonal camper must be present when any guests of the camper are at the Campground. The following fees will be charged to you under the following circumstances:
    1. A return check fee will be charged to you in the same amount that the Campground is charged by the bank.
    2. A Seasonal Car Pass is issued to each adult who is authorized to be at the site at no charge. There is a $10 fee for replacement seasonal car passes.
    3. A Family Day Pass may be purchased for an adult child and his/her minor children or for parents of campers for $100. You must be present at the Campground when your visiting family is present. People with a Family Day Pass are not permitted to be in the Campground without an authorized camper. Even if you have a Family Day Pass, you must still pay an additional $10 per person per night to stay overnight at the Campground unless you purchase a $200 Day/Night Family Pass.
    4. A Day Pass may be purchased for $5 per day for any individual who is not listed at the site. The Guest Pass does not include overnight stays. Guest passes are not required for children ages 5 and under. The cost of a Day Pass may be more for special events.
    5. An Overnight Guest Pass may be purchased for $10 per day for any individual who is not listed at the site. Guest passes are not required for children age 5 and under.
    6. A Storage Parking Fee of $25 per month will be charged to your account for any vehicles, RVs, campers, trailers, or boats, which exceed the limit of the vehicles permitted per camp site.
    7. A Student Car Pass may be purchased for $10 for the vehicle of a seasonal camper’s child between the ages of 16 and 22.
    8. A Dinner Pass is available for parents of seasonal campers who are age 65 or older at no charge. A Dinner Pass does not permit the holder to use any of the facilities of the Campground (other than the Restrooms). A Day Pass would be required for facilities usage. The Dinner Pass permits the holder to visit the seasonal camper’s site between the hours of 5pm and 9pm. There is no charge for a Dinner Pass except on Event Nights.
    9. In the event that a governmental agency conducts an inspection and determines that your camp site is not in compliance, you must take all steps within your control necessary to make your camp site compliant.
Campsite occupant agrees to accept and comply with all of the above Rules and Regulations stated herein.