There are not many reasons to travel to Jackson Center Ohio apart from it being where Airstreams are made. But if you do swing through, you can get a very cheap site with full hookups while you visit the factory or have service work done.
We Paid: $10 per night for 4 nights
Discounts Used: Service Appointment (duration of repair work)
Address (GPS Link): 419 West Pike Street Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Rec Room, Factory Tour, Bathrooms (work hours only)
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Crazy cheap!
- So many Airstreams!
- Short Stays Only
- Bad Cell Reception
- Few Amenities
We came to get warranty work done on our Airstream but we paid for a few extra nights so we could plan out the next leg of our journey. If you are there for service, the sites are free up until you pick up your Airstream. We didn’t know how long repairs would take when we arrived, and we’d made arrangements to visit Trail’s brother a few hours north in Michigan. But had we wanted to stay at the park, they will put your trailer back in your spot at night to sleep in if at all possible.
You don’t have to be there for service to use the terraport, which is what they call the parking area for guests. There are around 18 spots available, all with full hookups, and just large enough for the largest Airstream trailers. All the sites are back in only. They are unusual in that they are arranged in a sort of circular flower shape so all travelers have their backs facing one another. A large central shrub keeps that from being a staring contest between trailers.
The only amenities on hand are located in the Airstream lobby where they have a bathroom, an Airstream shop, and some food and drink machines. A gas station and convenience store is next door and open a bit later than Airstream. The only wireless is inside the airstream lobby which is a nice place to hang out. Cell service is pretty bad, but we managed to get a workable connection for our AT&T driven internet. One of the things we had done was to install an antenna for our cell booster and that worked very nicely.
You can take a factory tour on any weekday in the morning or afternoon. The tours are free and pretty interesting if you want to see how Airstreams are made or want to learn about the history of the company. And if you want to see a huge collection of new and vintage Airstreams, there are always tons of them on site. The parking spots themselves are only $10 a night, with the stipulation that you are not allowed to stay there long term. Exactly what long term is, I’m not sure. We paid for 4 nights after we picked up our trailer from service and they had no problem with that.
If you own an Airstream or like talking about them, then there is the added bonus of good conversation and comradery. We talked to quite a few other couples that were also staying at headquarters while we were there, one even recognized me from the blog.
I give the Terraport a hearty recommendation. It is probably the best price for a full hookup site you will find anywhere, and it is in a cool location for a short stay.