Hipcamp host Debbie D.,
Hosted by
Debbie has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.
This is one of the sights on our Farm. We have a unique 100 acre spot in the usually flat central Illinois landscape, with rolling hills, woods, a pond, 2 creeks and a working organic farm. We are 8 miles from Taylorville IL. If you have a pop up, van or small RV, site 2 would be the best, but site 1 will also work if it isn’t wet. Site 3 is tents only with parking just outsi
Read more...
This is one of the sights on our Farm. We have a unique 100 acre spot in the usually flat central Illinois landscape, with rolling hills, woods, a pond, 2 creeks and a working organic farm. We are 8 miles from Taylorville IL. If you have a pop up, van or small RV, site 2 would be the best, but site 1 will also work if it isn’t wet. Site 3 is tents only with parking just outside of the site. There are animals to see, plenty of wildlife and bird watching and plenty of places to hike. We raise grass fed beef and chickens. These items, eggs and produce are available seasonally. We have a certified kitchen at the farm where we hold bread baking classes. Breads and sweets are also available. Farming classes are also occasionally held. We met each other on a camping trip and have been together 33 years and married for 30 years (as of October 8, 2018), we offer camping 101 for people new to camping ⛺️, we even have some tents available! Early check in and late checkout may be available just message us to check.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
3 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical connection
No water connection
No sewage dump point
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 14ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Debbie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Ponds Edge

$7

Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

3 acre pond & we have a canoe & paddle boat. Also my husband loves to play with his remote control boats!

Fishing

Bass & catfish are catch & release (we have some large ones). The bluegill make a great meal & can be kept in reasonable quanti...Read more

Hiking

We have just purchased additional acreage with trails through woods & pasture for great hiking.

Off-roading (OHV)

Not allowed on the farm, however there are private, commercial trails 10miles from the farm. South Fork Dirt Riders also have e...Read more

Swimming

Have a swimming area at the pond.

Wildlife watching

Many wild birds, including turkeys, nesting red tailed hawks & red shouldered hawks, migrating waterfowl, deer & other mammals.

Biking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Ponds Edge in Illinois.

Lake

3 acre pond

Swimming hole

At the pond.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm

Places to see near Bear Creek Farm and Ranch

187 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 18th, 2021

Beautiful setting, great trails, amazing hosts. Their produce and baked goods are incredible. Can’t wait to return.

Hipcamper Drew
Drew B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 13th, 2021

Good place to camp

Hipcamper Emily
Emily R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 11th, 2021

5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 😀

Hipcamper Michael

Peaceful, fun stay!

Michael I.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 4th, 2021

The owners are very friendly, hospitable, wonderful people. Camp site was very beautiful and peaceful.
Would highly recommend!!!

Hipcamper John

Pond side oasis

John B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 29th, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed every minute at Debbie and Matt’s farm. We stayed at Camp Site 2, which provided us with a pond view private oasis to call our home for the night. We woke to the sounds of fish jumping and splashing, followed by a sunrise hike to the cottage in the enchanted woods where we dreamt of moving right into. On our way out, we were gratuitously offered bountiful amounts of homegrown goodies for our road trip ahead. We can’t wait to return!

Hipcamper Erin
Erin F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 27th, 2021

We loved our stay at Ponds Edge! Camping was made easy for us first timers. A tent and fire were set up for us upon arrival since we got there after dark. Matt and Debbie were extremely helpful and genuinely enjoy having campers. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Kelsey

Happy place

Kelsey G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 27th, 2021

I think I've been to this site 3/4 times now, and each time is wonderful. As a solo camper, I always feel safe when I visit. Already thinking about my next trip back. :)

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 26th, 2021

Second time I’ve been here. Can’t wait to return. It’s very nice and hosts are extremely helpful.

Ponds EdgePonds Edge
Hipcamper Jordan

Loved our stay! will be back!

Jordan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 20th, 2021

We stayed for the weekend at Debbie & Matt's place. They were great hosts! They have anything and everything that you might need in case you forget something. The spots are far enough way to have your own space but it was nice to have some interactions with other campers as we chose! It was such a relaxing weekend! We will be back again soon!

Awards

Best in 2021 Illinois
3rd place
Best of 2019 Illinois
9th place
Property
Bear Creek Farm and Ranch
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$25/night
3 Sites

Lists including Ponds Edge

47 camps including Deer Creek Lakeside and Humptulips Valley river camp