August 8, 2022
Great spot!! Very friendly host! Along with some great fishing!
July 4, 2022
Gary’s property is great! Tucked away from everything right off the river. Super quiet with tons of space to spread out. I love that Gary only rents to one group at a time… made for a super quiet and primitive retreat. Gary was a fantastic host, made sure we had fresh cut wood and everything we needed for a great stay! Had fun kayaking, too. Don’t miss the firefly show at night…. magical!
June 19, 2022
Perfect little slice of land!
Absolutely loved staying at Gary’s place! Beautiful private spot. Loved the river and the access to the kayaks. Would highly recommend!
Gary is super kind and makes you feel welcomed and cared for.
June 12, 2022
First Group Camping Trip Successful
Gary was the best host you could ask for. We ended up in the back up site but had way more fun than we anticipated. It was a cozy little site that housed 14 of us beautifully. Kayaking on the river right off the site was the cherry on top of a sweet deal. Couldn't have been happier with our experience, and can't recommend this site more. Thanks a ton Gary!
June 6, 2022
We enjoyed the backup site due to mud and had a blast! 4 families with a mix of tents and campers. The circular site was perfect for us to spread out but also hang out around the fire in the center. Gary greeted us upon arrival and was super responsive. Really great spot!
October 17, 2021
Great Weekend Getaway
Highly recommend this site for a getaway weekend. Gary was incredibly nice & accommodating. He had a fire going for us when we arrived and made sure we had all we needed for the weekend--he even had an alternate site option in the event there was too much water from the rain. We had more than enough firewood for the weekend and cooked meals, hung out, and enjoyed the river & forest scenery. Would love to come back another time.
October 10, 2021
Wonderful stay! Gary was very welcoming and was a great host! Loved the site and the river that flows through. It was the peaceful weekend we were looking for!
October 4, 2021
Stay at Gary’s was awesome! We got in late on Friday night and he even got a fire going for us on our arrival. Took kayaks out on the water for the day, everything was great. Loved the no frills peaceful getaway! Will definitely come back.
September 12, 2021
Campsite was well taken care of and right on the water’s edge. Great for kayak/canoe access and some bank fishing. Gary was great and you can tell that he really takes pride in providing guests with a pleasant place to stay. Definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking for a more secluded location to setup camp.
September 7, 2021
I stayed at Gary’s spot with my dog, and it was perfect for our much needed weekend getaway. The more remote camping location, when it’s not flooded, is incredibly peaceful with the orchestra of birds and wildlife singing in the background. Bring lots of bug spray (: We’ll be back!!
September 5, 2021
Little Indiana Camping Oasis
Gary’s little camping oasis is a must visit. I’m always in awe of the beautiful places Indiana has to offer and Gary’s land was no exception. The primitive site is just remote enough but not too remote and boasts riverside views (we got a site of a blue heron during a morning dip).
The mini cabin/barn feels like a little tiny home and provides good shelter from the rain- we loved the option of it though we set up tent next to it.
Gary was the perfect host- very kind and accommodating. He greeted us w his dogs and brought us extra fire wood, and was available for questions, but did not “bother” us beyond that.
Five out of five recommend! Thanks, Gary!
August 30, 2021
Great place to camp. The “backup” sight is where I camped and it was great. Just a short walk to the river, where I went kayaking for most of the day. I plan on returning soon.
August 23, 2021
Very cool place to be for relaxation. Very nice host, actually asked if we needed anything. Little different than we pictured and really couldn't Camp by the river site to flooding from before but it was a pleasure to walk down to and explore. Great little cabin to chill in. Lots of wood and trails. Use lots of bug spray you are by the river..
August 16, 2021
We stayed at the backup site due to flooding from the recent storms. The site was setup very well. And the location is beautiful. There were two campfires (one had a proper pit) and plenty of wood. When we got there, we did have to tidy up a bit (tree branches, bottles and beer cans left from previous campers I assume). We heard roosters and sheep at night - which was really funny. Plan ahead for the mosquitos - we just had some spray-on repellent and a couple of candles.
We were a little bummed that we couldn't canoe. We paddled out into the water but found a downed tree blocking the river. So we just packed up and went to Winona for the day!
July 27, 2021
We had a great time camping on Gary’s property and floating the river. Gary went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our stay while also giving us privacy. He’s a really nice guy!
July 18, 2021
Rustic gem of a shed
Gary kept in touch with me and worked with a last minute date change. The shed is rustic but dealt nicely done up inside with nice wood flooring and walls, ceiling... slept with only the screen door so I could hear the sounds of the Indiana forest. I forgot my key in the on position. Gary responded in 10 minutes with his tractor at 7:00 am to jump my car so I could make it to a car event. What a great host.
July 13, 2021
Gary is so AWESOME!! The place is beautiful and so secluded. I will for sure be back!!
June 14, 2021
A very cool, little spot for fishing an relaxing! A little muddy, and a little buggy, but nothing we couldn't handle. (you are camping, after all) The perfect spot for fishing from the shore or launching a canoe. It was clean, quite and private. Gary was a super host--very helpful and friendly. We hope to head back soon!
Needs some upkeep but great host
It started off pretty wet so it was difficult to get back to the Riverside site. The walkway back there was broken so no clear path. Staying at the backup site was good though too. Gary had a small shed converted to a mini cabin which was nice since my tent leaked 😒. Gary also let me borrow his propane torch since the wood was wet. He is very friendly and helpful. The second night there were other campers close by who frequented my site for access to the toilet. Then they ran the mini bike most of the night too, kind of annoying. But overall I enjoyed my visit. Gary took me up river and dropped me off with a kayak to float down back to his site. It was beautiful and some added obstacles made it fun. I’d visit again when its dry and could stay by the river. Thanks Gary for being so accommodating.
May 24, 2021
Gary was great and so was the camp!
May 24, 2021
Great place and amazing host
May 13, 2021
We came back again to camp, and it was absolutely phenomenal. Gary is a great host!
May 3, 2021
What a terrific place to camp! Gary was a fantastic and accommodating host, and the grounds are beautiful.
The riverside site is very secluded in a forest with a variety of trees. We had three dogs with us, including one that likes to explore, and it's so secluded that it wasn't much of an issue. The water was decently low, so we were able to use the standard site, but I can confirm that the backup site would also be beautiful when the water is high. (And the outhouse would be closer!)
There are plenty of felled trees that you can gather firewood from, and at times, Gary can provide some as well. It may be that he didn't have campers before us - but he had a ton of firewood that we were welcome to.
Though the site is pretty dry, plan to get a little muddy. It's surrounded by some swampy areas, but Gary has a few bridges and boards to walk across without much mess. Just if you want to go for a bit of a hike - don't wear shoes that you don't want caked in mud, and watch for stinging nettle.
We were able to do some fishing, foraging, and great birdwatching. Though I live nearby, I saw several colorful birds I'm not familiar with. Gary even offered to drop us off upstream with kayaks so we could spend some time on the river, which was surprisingly clear. Due to our short trip, I didn't take him up on his offer, but I'll make a point to next time!
This site had something for any who enjoys the outdoors. I highly recommend this place, and will definitely return someday.
April 18, 2021
Relaxing and fun!
Gary was an excellent host! He went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. The space was perfect and beautiful. And take him up on using the kayaks, you won't be disappointed! Great experience all around!