We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71, exit 140 in the peaceful country. Only open on weekends, your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season), fresh chicken & duck eggs, primitive camping, hiking, creeking, bluegill catch & release fishing, star gazing, a pollinator maze, frog habitat pool &
We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71, exit 140 in the peaceful country. Only open on weekends, your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season), fresh chicken & duck eggs, primitive camping, hiking, creeking, bluegill catch & release fishing, star gazing, a pollinator maze, frog habitat pool & Little Free Library. There is a nice trail alongside the creek with vernal pools & trails in the woods. The spring wildflowers are spectacular. You'll want clothing protection from the stinging nettle, wild roses & ticks when hiking. We like to play outside & have horseshoes, cornhole, & other games like croquet & bocce ball.
We enjoy sharing the peace, quiet & abundance of nature here with dark starry nights, the sounds of frogs & barred owls with plenty of lightening bugs, dragonflies & butterflies. You'll want to bring a good supply of food & water as there are no stores, gas stations or fast food (ugh) places for 4 miles. We do have a small camp store with essentials, firewood, ice, supplies & others goods. Delco water is 50 cents a gallon.
There are 31 large campsites located near the pond, alongside the woods, some open, some group areas. You may want to bring a sun shade canopy as the shaded sites get booked first. There are no hookups for electricity or water, no showers, no wifi but do have clean portapotties. We charge $5 per bike, $12 per carload for tent camping, $20 for popups, $30 for small rvs. These amounts align with wear & tear on the land, number of wheels & weight. There are no addl. fees for extra people nor for dogs, holidays or peak season.
We are a family friendly camp & people come here to for peace, quiet, relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of nature. If your group likes to be continually loud or inconsiderate with rowdy partying most of the night, then this is not the camp for you.
Check in is at daybreak, check out is dusk. A state required registration form is at the house area/parking lot by the big pole barn upon arrival. Please arrive before dusk so that you can see where you are going & not accidentally drive over a firepit, site post or porta-potty, lol. We also prefer to avoid driving at dark or delivering firewood thru the grounds since none of us likes headlights & vehicle noise around the nightly campfire.
Our rules are common sense. The most important rule is driving 5 mph so that we have time to brake for people & dogs playing, wandering chickens, the feral cats, and wildlife like baby bunnies & newborn deer just getting their legs. The 2nd rule is no glass containers - we hate flat tires & it hurts when we get glass in our feet/paws when it accidentally breaks. The 3rd most important rule is that kids under 18 must be attended to at all times with an adult - there is a frog pool with 10' of water, the fishing pond is 8' deep & the creek can turn into a churning river from heavy rains.
Trash in, trash out please. We like to help keep Mother Earth clean & have provided recycling cans for plastic & cans. A dumpster is provided by the big pole barn and if you will place broken metal poles out by the dumpster, our scrappers will recycle. Please do not burn plastic or Styrofoam with harmful dioxins that will contaminate our bodies, air, soil & water.
The driving lanes are made of grass, not concrete or blacktop & it gets soggy during heavy rains (may have to hoof it in if the tiled fields haven't yet drained). In the event of severe storms & lightening, we always open the big pole barn up for immediate safe cover where you can enjoy board games or play with musical instruments such as a washtub bass, washboards, cowbells, small drums & glockenspiel.
Within a half hour drive is the Heart of Ohio trail (hiking/biking), the Kokosing water trail (canoeing/kayaking/tubing), 3 state parks with swimming beaches & shooting facilities. Nearby water activities are listed on the bulletin board by the big pole barn. On holiday weekends, we offer scavenger hunts, contests for fishing, horseshoes & cornhole, game days and enjoy potluck dinners.
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Since GPS does not our location, exact directions can be found at grinsandpickinscampfarm/directions . com to 1 County Road 170 in Marengo. Your booking site is auto-generated and is not the actual site reserved. Feel free to look at pics of the campsites on our website, click the Campsite Map & contact us to reserve the one you want! For more information, we are on the web & feel free to like us on Facebook! Thanks for looking! Hope to see you in the great outdoors - where you make fun happen!
- Check in: After 7AM
- Check out: Before 6PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Catch & release blue gill
There is 10 acres of woods to hike & you can explore off trail.
We attract lots of wildlife with feeders, birdhouses & nature. Spring brings the peepers & bullfrogs. You'll see big dragonflie...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Grins & Pickin's CampFarm-rvs in Ohio.
Not a real forest, but there is 10 acres of woods to explore with fungi, ferns, wildflowers.
There are scattered areas preserved for small game animal habitat, wildflowers for the bees & milkweed for the monarchs.
River, stream, or creek
An intermittent creek runs thru the woods, perfect for zen rock building & catching minnows. You might see crawdads, fish, sala...Read more
There are vernal pools that support the critical spring habitat for salamander and wood frogs.
We offer fresh produce during the growing season - strawberries, blackberries, asparagus, horseradish, pears, apples, tomatoes,...Read more
There are 2 driveways to enter. The drive to the campsites is pasture road.
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Ideal place for true nature lovers
Grins & Pickins Camp Farm is a beautiful place that’s full of life and the best of nature and Christy is a wonderful host! Perfect place for the self-contained RVer or tent campers. The woods were full of song birds and the night sky full of stars. Best of all, it’s not very far from Columbus, so convenient for a weekend getaway retreat. I highly recommend it to anyone in need of the kind of pick-me-up only nature can provide.