This One-of-a-Kind Ohio Campsite Features Rentable Floating Tents on the Great Miami River

This is giving us some major "Parent Trap" vibes, amirite?

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Located just a little over an hour away from Cincinnati, Float Troy is offering an entirely new — and potentially thrilling to some — way to camp. As you might ascertain from its namesake, the attraction is located in Troy, Ohio, and features a campsite with floating tents on the levy of the Great Miami Riverway. 

Float Troy, which opened this year, is situated inside Treasure Island Park, a neighborhood gathering space that offers access to the river, and additionally has an amphitheater, restaurant and a trail. 

According to the Great Miami Riverway website, the riverway is "Ohio's only National Water Trail and the nation's largest paved trail network," connecting nearly 100 miles of river, paved trails, and communities throughout Southwest Ohio.

Tents can be rented for $75 a night, which includes a kayak, oars and flotation devices to venture out to your anchored, floating tent. According to Carrie Slater, Assistant Recreation Director for the City of Troy, prior to checking in, guests will review basic water safety rules and how to properly use a flotation device. They also have a 24-hour phone number that guests may call for questions or emergencies. 

The rental only includes the tent and means of getting to it — sleeping bags, pillows, towels, waterproof shoes, food and any other supplies should be brought by the guest.

Additionally, visitors may rent a firepit for $15 a day. 

According to the website, a $50 deposit must be paid at the time of reservation — and there are only a few open spots left. 

Slater says that 2021 dates will be announced in the spring.

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