Indiana's best keep secret - The Love Shack - nestled down a long lane in between 2 fields in rural Economy Indiana. Plenty of space for tents/rvs. This place was built by my late grandfather, Tom Bond. He loved to fish, and tinker and this was a place for his grandkids to stay out of trouble. No water or electric are available. All proceeds go straight back into the propert
Indiana's best keep secret - The Love Shack - nestled down a long lane in between 2 fields in rural Economy Indiana. Plenty of space for tents/rvs. This place was built by my late grandfather, Tom Bond. He loved to fish, and tinker and this was a place for his grandkids to stay out of trouble. No water or electric are available. All proceeds go straight back into the property to make improvements. Follow us on social media.
Primitive - tent or RV camping only.
Shack is only used for storage - there are covered areas you can take shelter under in case of poor weather.
Bathroom consists of "outhouse." TP provided.
No water or electricity- bring your own water.
Fish CATCH & RELEASE only!!!! One picnic table is included and numerous plastic chairs to sit in.One campfire ring (please do not put trash in rings) Firewood available at $5 per bundle cash, $7 on hipcamp due to fees. Do not cut any of my trees down or go foraging - backside of pond is a wetland and private & protected property. Several docks around the pond to fish from - use at your own risk.
There are no dedicated "walking trails," but you can walk around the backside of the one pond (we keep it mowed) and wander down the long lane.No official "cooking area" - bring a grill, cooking stove or cook over the fire. Please do not cook under any roof!
Please pack all your trash out. We don't have trash pick up here. All dog/animals feces can be flung in the field! Farmers will appreciate the fertilizer!
Lots of big catfish & bluegill - see our F B page for videos of the fish being fed! If you're done fishing for the night or don't fish, feel free to give them a scoop of food (one only please, food is expensive)! It's fun to watch them! All food is stored in containers in shack (just be sure to put the scoop back!) They prefer to eat in the morning or early evening.
You understand that swimming, camping, hiking and fishing is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved with swimming, camping, hiking and fishing. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising from swimming, camping, hiking and fishing and hold owner harmless. You understand there are potential dangers that from swimming, camping, hiking and fishing may present to children who are not carefully supervised, as well as the danger to any person swimming, camping, hiking or fishing if a person has health risks, or if a person swims, camps, hikes or fishes while intoxicated or using any kind of drugs or medication, or while pregnant. You agree to be fully and solely responsible for any accidents you may incur. You understand the risks discussed above and agree that you will assume all responsibility for yourself and for the consequences of those in your party. You agree to waive any claim whatsoever against owner for accidents or claims arising from swimming, camping, hiking or fishing. All HipCamp Guests in my party acknowledge and agree that they have read and understand this waiver and they acknowledge that confirming below constitutes a binding and enforceable contract between HipCamp Guests and HipCamp Host.
Surveillance is now in place to aid in the prosecution situations. We have had trouble with several campers this year and no recourse. This is only in place for when people don’t follow the rules (ie: trash, parties, keeping fish etc)
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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1/2 acre farm pond stocked full of fat, happy fish! All fish are CATCH & RELEASE.
Soybean/corn field surround the area
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My family and I had a lot of fun here. The makeshift shacks and awnings are rustic, but fun and interesting. They gave us shelter from the wind and storms we had during our stay. The catch and release fishing was a lot of fun too...lotsa bluegill and we even caught a good sized catfish. When we weren't fishing, it was fun just to feed the giant yellow and orange goldfish (2ft +), albino catfish, and assorted other fish. The outhouse served it's purpose and the firewood for sale on premise was handy on the cool evenings. We would definitely go back.
This place is truly amazing! Private, peaceful and unique. We loved having the whole place to ourselves to spend quiet time with our family, away from the hustle. The pond was so fun to catch and release fish and we enjoyed taking a stroll through the woods and exploring this beautiful place. Thank you for sharing this slice of heaven with us!
Was seriously exactly what we needed. The pictures do not do the Love Shack justice, it is so beautiful. The dogs loved the pond as did we. Had an eventful day swimming and playing with our dogs and a peaceful evening sitting by the fire. Very private and comfortable. Will 100% be going again!!!
Cute farm field pond and campsite
Unique spot right on a pond. Flat spaces all around for good tent camping. The Love Shack building itself actually really helps protect the fire pit area from the wind coming through the farm fields. I would go back!
The directions were easy to follow and we were pleasantly surprised to find a roof to stay under since it was rainy and very windy (there was a wind advisory in effect)! It was fun to explore and exactly the kind of peaceful getaway we were looking for. Appreciated the vault toilet, fire pit, table, comfy chairs, and all the silly signs!
Perfect weekend getaway
I fell in love with this place as aoon as I pulled up. The Love Shack is super quaint and has a ton of rustic charm. Appreciated all the extras that were provided...tables, chairs, solar lights, fully stocked pond, and grilling racks & utensils. Lots of Instagram worthy photo ops on the property. Easy drive from Indy. Total privacy was definitely a bonus. Sunrise, sunsets, starry night skies were spectacular. Plan on coming back many times!