In 1997, Mike and Lorrie Niese took a leap of faith, packed up their 3 kids and purchased a small 80 site campground in Middle Point, Ohio- known then as Huggy Beair.  With their heads full of ideas, they changed the "Beair" to "Bear" and hit the ground running. The campground has been their pride and joy since day one.  They love to meet the wide range of people that travel through the area and consider their "permanent campers" family.  Over the years, they have made many, many changes and improvements to the campground including adding an additional 317 campsites, a second swimming pool, a concert stage, and the list goes on!  There's a reason  its "Where the fun never ends!"

This is a postcard of the campground when it first began as "Van Wert KOA" which was started by a local family, the Overholts.  The building on the postcard still exists today as Huggy Bears main office. Even though it has been modernized over the years, you can still point out that signature KOA A-Frame style!

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Huggy Bear today...



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Disclaimer: Guests entering the campground assume all risks and danger incidental to the activity of camping in a rustic outdoors environment including specifically (but not exclusively), the danger of being injured by insects or other animals, of being injured by participating in recreational activities, such as hiking, swimming or boating at the campground or of being injured as a result of inclement weather conditions and agrees that the campground and its owners, agents and employees are not liable for injuries or property damages resulting from such causes.  Entrance onto the campground property constitutes permission for the campground to photograph anyone while on the premises and to use any resulting pictures for any lawful purpose without compensatoin to the individual. Entrance onto the campground also constitutes guests will abide by all campground rules. 

Campground owners have sole discretion on removing guests from the property for any reason.