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Grins & Pickin's CampFarm

99%
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· Marengo, Ohio
20 acres
40 sites
1 Glamping
22 Vehicle/Tent
12 Caravan
5 Tent
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm was created to share the outdoors with others. Growing food & flowers, camping & hiking is what we like to do. And we like sharing these activities with others. Our family oriented outdoor recreation facility is open on weekends only and offers primitive camping, PYO produce during the growing season, homesteading activities & nature-based programs. The peaceful 20-acre country farm has food gardens, a frog habitat pool, a barnyard for the chickens & ducks, a bluegill fishin' pond, a pollinator maze, a prairie garden, and an outdoor stage. After crossing a winding creek into 10 acres of woods, you may see deer, turkey, fox, coyote, mink, eagles & barred owls. In early spring, the peepers are peeping, wildflowers are abundant & the vernal pools welcome the wood frogs, salamanders and fairy shrimp. Summer brings on the bullfrogs, butterflies & dragonflies. Fall is a great time to pull grapevine to make wreaths & to build stick forts in the woods. We cater to the tent camper so that we can hear frogs & owls instead of generators. But, there is an RV section up front for those with quiet generators with several feet of gravel under the grass to hold the weight of your camper. We charge by the carload & there are different rates for driving back toward the woods for camping depending on the number of wheels & the weight of your vehicle (a factor on the wear & tear on the land). We believe in going outside to play, growing & eating fresh food, strengthening family bonds and promoting the awareness of our natural resources. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 1) The speed limit is 5 mph as soon as you enter the property (kids & dogs are quick to dart in front of you). 2) As a state registered campground, it is mandatory that you check in at the house to fill out a Registration Form before heading to your campsite. 3) No glass allowed anywhere on the property (we don't want our feet or paws cut open and can do without flat tires). 4) Children under 18 must be attended to at all times for their safety (the frog pool is 10' deep, the pond is 8-10' deep depending on rains, and the creek can turn into a churning river). Thank you!
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Marengo, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Christy H.Joined in July 2017
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
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366 Ratings · 279 reviews
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Jeff S.recommends
November 1, 2022
Grins & Pickin's - Biking
This was our 1st HipCamp experience and we were amazed at Cristy's accommodations. There were well-marked sites that were spacious, interesting, and all had tables and fire pits. We didn't expect such a professional environment! This was also our 1st bicycle camping experience and Christy rented us 2 chairs and sold us firewood. We heard some owls and a few other critters during the night...all very rustic! We'll be returning with more cycling friends!
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Rachael N.recommends
October 29, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Great site with great owners
For first time campers it was perfect! Very well maintained campground and the close toilet was a plus. The owners were very kind, and checked on us once it started getting cold to make sure our fire was going. We enjoyed walking on their trails as well.
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Judy O.recommends
October 23, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Private, quiet, civilized
Slept under the Milky Way on a cool moonless October weekend. The annuals and young sycamore trees of the pollinator maze brought a wide variety of bird to the fringe of the campsite in the morning. Porto nearby, quiet neighbors, snapping campfire, it was delightful.
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Anna S.recommends
October 18, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
This is a wonderful location! Beautiful in the fall with trees changing colors. Also, Christy is super kind and accommodating! I will definitely be back
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Kathe S.recommends
October 16, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Fantastic friendly host, immaculate camp clever beginnings to a Halloween maze of creepy, crawling stuff. Safe, quiet... except for the owls were unreal at dusk.
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Jeremy M.recommends
October 5, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Very fun! Would definitely recommend
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Ronald P.recommends
October 2, 2022
Grins & Pickin's - Biking
Ultimately Relaxing
Camping at Christy’s eco-friendly place was wonderful. The vibe must have been good because I slept for 10 hours after retiring for the evening.
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Rachell B.recommends
October 1, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
My son and I had a great time. Christy is so welcoming and friendly. The camp farm is beautiful and well maintained.
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Donovan D.recommends
September 24, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Was (once again) amazing! Kids had a blast! We'll likely be back again soon!
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Jim C.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 4 - Grins & Pickin's - Boondocking
Good stargazing
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Jeannie P.recommends
September 18, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
I love this camp site! The host was awesome! The grounds had a lot of stuff to do. I wish we had more time to explore. We will definitely be going back! It’s only about 25 minutes from OSU!
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Mina G.recommends
September 17, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Clear signs; safe and Christy is very friendly
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Jim C.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 4 - Grins & Pickin's - Boondocking
Fantastic night with the full moon
It is always good at christy's . she welcomed me with a sun flower and a bag of produce from her garden.
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Anne T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
A wonderful place to stay!
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Beth A.recommends
September 5, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Family Friendly Nature Retreat
We love tent camping at Christy's land. There is plenty to do but everything is simple and in nature. Our family enjoys fishing, hiking, campfires and the chickens. Christy's always friendly and available to chat or show us fun stuff and help deliver firewood.
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Michelle K.recommends
September 4, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Christy was a great host, very helpful and friendly. The property was beautiful and we can't wait to go back!!
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Talisa C.recommends
September 4, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
I took 4 of my children to Grins and Pickins. They have never been camping before. It was an amazing life experience for them. They loved it and we'll will definitely be returning.
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Dylan L.recommends
September 3, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Such a beautiful and expansive farm. Christy was really generous and showed me around when I arrived. Quiet, relaxing and close to Columbus!
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Anne T.recommends
August 31, 2022
Grins & Pickin's - Biking
I loved camping on Christy's land. She is kind and very thoughtful. Her beautiful energy is reflected in the land. Everything is tidy and well-landscaped. A GREAT STAY!
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Jim C.recommends
August 30, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
It is always good at Christy's
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Autumn I.recommends
August 29, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Love love love.
-Christy welcomed me with a warm smile and a beautiful tour. -She accommodated any need that she could. (For me, that was all of them :) -I felt very very safe here. -seriously so many little things to look at, trails, ponds, chickens, so much beautiful nature and there is even a little free library built with lots of kids books in there - the star gazing was NOT a let down whatsoever I would highly recommend this camp and would honestly love to return in the future myself :)
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Evan T.recommends
August 21, 2022
Grins & Pickin's - Biking
Peaceful Tent Camping
Christy gave us a very warm welcome and let us tour the tent campsites before picking our favorite. Several sites had ample shade cover, with all sites having picnic tables and firepits. The campground is very well kept with lush grass and beautiful trees with a fun maze in the middle near a small pond. My 4 year old enjoyed exploring, doing a small hike in their backwoods and skipping rocks along the creek. A very peaceful night's sleep with incredible star gazing. We will definitely be back.
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Donovan D.recommends
August 14, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
The kids loved it! We'll be back soon.
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Jim C.recommends
August 13, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Stargazing
I go there for dark sky stargazing. Christy's always inviting, friendly and helpful. works great for me.
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Anne P.recommends
August 11, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
The sites are amazing—ponds, creeks, trails. Our kids loved the chickens, chalk and frogs. Christy is a wonderful host—she made sure we had everything we needed and was a good sport about having two toddler campers!
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Mark S.recommends
August 8, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
We had a great time at Christy’s camp. Between the river, the pond, the frog pond, and the chickens/ducks my kids had lots to explore.
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Rachel B.recommends
August 4, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm - tents
Frog ponds > Television
Christy’s property was a wonderful place to get away for a night! Camping amidst the many young sycamore trees and surrounded by tall grasses and wildflowers was very peaceful! I wish we’d had more time to explore the property/woods. But with the time we had, it was fun to visit with Christy’s ducks and Chickens. Christy herself was also a lovely host and shared the story about her frog pond, which is something I’m now convinced every home should have! She also met us at check in, gave us a rundown of everything and helped us put the fire wood in our car, which was greatly appreciated. As to the camp sites, there are several, all grass plots, some more open and some backed up to trees/amidst the trees. We tent camped and despite many of the sites around us being full, our site felt pretty private. Each site seemed to have a fire ring and many had picnic tables. There were also two clean porta potties on the property. As a cool bonus, Grin’s is really close to the Groovy Plant Ranch and Hoof Hearted Brewery! So fun! All in all I’d absolutely come back!
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Steve J.recommends
August 3, 2022
Grins & Pickin's - Biking
Leave the Chaos Behind
This was my first camping experience at Grins and Pickin's. It was a great first experience. I am coming back to camp here. As a bike camper, this is an extremely affordable campground, which is another reason I'm coming back. Upon arrival, I was greeted by Christy. We chatted a bit and she gave me an idea of how things were laid out and what was available. I rode my bike around a bit to see the sites. Fell in love with the place just riding around. Very clean, peaceful. A little while later I received a guided tour of the grounds from Christy. We had a great conversation and she ended up finding my dream spot. A small, somewhat secluded site that as soon as I saw it I knew was the spot. After I had set up my site, Christy was out making wood deliveries to other campers and she stopped by my site with a folding chair that had a small side table attached. I had a small camp chair but her's was ideal and it came in very handy for my camp stove. We had a couple more conversations throughout the day, all very enjoyable. Then I just settled in and chilled for the rest of the day. So peaceful here. Slept very well too. If you're looking for a no-frills camping experience, a place where you can just totally unwind and destress, this is your place. Like I said, I'll be back for sure.
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Su W.recommends
July 31, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm- popups
Lovely site with walking paths, woods, and gardens.
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Eric W.recommends
July 31, 2022
Grins & Pickin's CampFarm- popups
What a beautiful property! Christy is a wonderful host and has created an amazing space with camp sites nestled into a central mowed maze through saplings and gardens. Also some lovely trails down at the brook. We found firewood in the woods, but also had the option of purchasing and had a
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