Camping near Athens with climbing

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Bare Cove

70 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Millwood, WV
Bare Cove is a recreation lake with campsites. However, we are not your typical camp ground. We have no quiet hours, we do get loud and have a great time on the weekends. It’s not uncommon for beer pong or card games to go into the early hours. We are open to all ages and backgrounds, anybody that enjoys making friends and having fun on the lake. All guests must sign personal injury waivers to cover our 6. So about the property, it’s 120+ acres with a 5 acre man made lake that features blue waters, a beach area and tikibar. We have atv trails, private camp sites and group sites. Enjoy the day floating in the clear blue water, fishing (separate pond) or hiking. Our lake also features a launch pillow for blasting your friends up to 20 ft in the air! We do have large float's for rent, which are great for groups. Thanks for looking, would love to host you and your party out at the lake.
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Geneva Hills

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents350 acres · Lancaster, OH
Located in the beautiful Hocking Hills in southern Fairfield County, Ohio, it is a quick and convenient drive that feels a million miles away - providing the serenity and connection with God's creation that only being emerged in nature can provide.
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Destination Dirt

3 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Laurelville, OH
Destination Dirt is my regenerative agriculture homestead! We utilize rotational grazing with goats and sheep as well as permaculture principles to heal the soil and produce nutrient -dense food 😁 We are inviting campers to enjoy the beautiful property and learn about sustainable agriculture.
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John G.’s Off Grid Venue and Camping

4 sites · RVs, Tents69 acres · Athens, OH
You'll be camping at the Off Grid Venue and Camping. We are primarily a music and events venue available for rent 1/2 days, 24 hrs or all weekend events. We only rent to Hipcampers when no events are happening therefore camping dates are limited. Situated in beautiful south-eastern Ohio, we have 69 acres of hardwood forest to explore with over 5 miles of hiking trails. We're located close to several state parks, two Vineyard/Wineries and a short hop to Athens/Ohio University Learn more about this land: We currently have 3 tent sites within a couple hundred feet of the pavilion, which offers not only one of the best camp bathrooms you've ever experienced but also a 24' X 32' sheltered area for those unexpected downpours. We are located 1 mile from route 33 and 4 miles from routes 50 & 32. There are two Vineyard/Wineries within a 3 mile radius and we're only 7 miles from Athens and Ohio University's Convocation Center and football stadium. We offer over 5 miles of hiking trails with beautiful second growth hardwoods and a lake view.
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Cozy mountain log cabin

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Richmond Dale, OH
NOW OPEN !!! Nestled deep in the mountains is this cozy real log cabin. Perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings, it’s just a great place to unwind and get away from it all relaxing in your private hot tub surrounded by the sounds of nature with all the amenities of home. It’s located on a hill side overlooking the mountain. It’s secluded and very peaceful. This cabin is located directly on land you are allowed to ride your atvs. If you do not own, your own Atv and your you’re looking to add an adventure to your stay. We recommend renting one of our golf carts to explore the backcountry mountain roads with it is the best way to get out and sightsee and explore the area during your stay , we do offer these adventures separately to anyone looking to take a ride not just our guest. you could bring your own atv and pay a $30 daily riding fee , ride as much as you want. Message us to schedule a ride. we look forward to providing you with an amazing stay soon
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Tenderfoot Learning Lab

2 sites · Tents16 acres · New Marshfield, OH
Tenderfoot Learning Lab is for students of all ages to learn how to live a sustainable life within their chosen study and life path. Your stay here will help support our mission of preparing students for life beyond college, teaching them to be critical thinkers who understand the ripple effects of their decisions in their local and global communities. Learn more about this land: www.tenderfootlearninglab.org -Ash Cave is within 30 minutes. -Zaleski state park is a 22 minute drive. Attractions UNDER 10 minutes away: - Fox Lake  - bass fishing and birdwatching  - Waterloo Wilderness Area - hiking and wild turkey hunting  -Athens Ohio - many great attractions including our world famous breweries (yes, plural) -Hockhocking Adena  Bikeway - A 21 mile rail to trail paved footpath between Nelsonville and Athens -Wayne National Forest Headquarters -  A patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills  We are located 22 miles from Hocking Hills State Park We can accommodate trailer parking with a pull around driveway for all the Hocking Hills ATV trails nearby. No riding on site.
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The comfy mountain cabin

1 site · Lodging25 acres · Richmond Dale, OH
NOW OPEN !!! This cozy little cabin is located on braaap mountain, its directly on land you are allowed to ride your atvs. If you’re looking to add an adventure to your stay. We recommend renting one of our golf carts to explore the many miles of mountain roads with, it is the best way to get out and sightsee and explore the area during your stay , we do offer these adventures separately to anyone looking to take a ride not just our guest. Message us to schedule a ride. we do allow you to bring your own atv (dirtbike, sxs,4wheeler) and pay a $30 day riding fee , and you may ride as much as you want. This cabin is very remote and private. It offers beautiful scenery, an amazing deck view of the mountain side ,Wi-Fi, a 4 person hot tub, modern kitchen and bath, very comfortable couch and love seat, a queen sized bed, Wi-Fi and 60inch smart tv located in the living room above the fire place and one in the bedroom. we also offer other spacious and modern cabins and primitive tent camping sites. Check in is at 2pm and check out is 11am We rent to everyone looking to enjoy some time in these beautiful mountains not just riders. You will not regret coming and relaxing here and having a good time in style and comfort. Feel free to message with any questions.. we do offer free showings, just get ahold of me and schedule one . I look forward to providing you with an amazing stay soon..Cole
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Raven's Retreat Hocking Hills

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents58 acres · Laurelville, OH
Escape to a secluded cabin or campsite in beautiful Hocking Hills. The cabins and primitive campsite/boondocking plot are nestled into 58 acres of private property submerged in a hardwood forest. Explore natural springs, creeks, meditation areas, and hiking trails. Breathtaking views provide a tranquil getaway from the overstimulation of everyday life. Raven's Retreat is located near many Hocking Hills sites. Pollinator Cabin, tiny house, sleeps 2 Camp Shroom Hocking Hills, 3 plots ~ 100 feet from each other, sleeps 12 Family-owned and operated, our cabins and primitive campsites are designed to promote privacy so guests can immerse in this natural environment, rejuvenate and recharge. More Detailed Description: Raven's Retreat is a beautiful, 58 acre property located in the Hocking Hills, 2 miles east of Laurelville, Oh. This land has remained mostly untouched and was purchased due to its resemblance to the deep woods of West Virginia, home to Raven's mother, Lisa Mahaney. The property is dear to us and we do everything we can to protect and maintain it in its natural state. It contains 4 creeks, hiking trails, a pond, and the top of a ridge. There are several endangered species including whippoorwills and two lined salamanders that reside at Raven's Retreat. There is an abundance of wildlife present due to keeping this property as wild as possible. While no hunting or fishing is allowed, wildlife viewing stations have been setup for guests to observe the creatures and we are working with local environmental specialists to ensure that we maintain a thriving, healthy place for them. We do our best to keep the human traffic on the property low but we want people to feel free to explore our challenging trails. There are about 2 miles of Hiking trails on the property that are not heavily traveled. The elevation change from the top of our ridge to the deepest part of our creek bed is over 220ft. If you plan to hike our trails, please keep strong scents such as perfumes to a minimum. This is often overlooked, but it can be confusing and disturb the wildlife. We greatly respect our water, and have natural springs here on the property. More important to us is that our guests have a quality experience rather than flooding the woods with a lot of people. If you want to venture out, there are also many famous parks with hiking trails in the area, such as Rock House, Conkles Hollow, and many other Hocking Hills State Parks. Quiet hours are to be honored and kept when the sun goes down. A respectful noise level is to be kept in consideration for our neighbors and nocturnal animals. 💡 Please note, we do consider the effects of light pollution and use particular lights to lessen our impact on the night creatures. Please do not bring your animals with you if you are staying at Pollinator Cabin here at Raven's Retreat. We love animals but in the past, domestic animals such as dogs and cats have attacked our wildlife more than once so we ask that they do not come with you to this particular space. Domestic animal friends are welcome to come to our campsites, but must be tied out or on a leash while at the campsites or while hiking through the woods. No domestic animals are permitted to be off a leash in the woods on the property. There are endangered species present here. Our space is for all peaceful people and we recommend the mentality of, "we're here together, so let's learn to live well together." We have been Vegan Lifestyle Coaches for years, known for introducing people to plant derived foods, so don't be surprised if we leave food out for you to try. Hope you will love our spaces as much as we do! Your hosts, Raven and Dustin/Dj.
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Timber Ridge

1 site · Lodging350 acres · Lancaster, OH
Located in the beautiful Hocking Hills in southern Fairfield County, Ohio, it is a quick and convenient drive that feels a million miles away - providing the serenity and connection with God's creation that only being emerged in nature can provide.Learn more about this land: A very secluded section of the camp, home to four large screened bunk houses, perfect for mattress pads, cots, or even tents. This area is perfect for groups looking to get outside and have an amazing camping experience together . Includes a covered picnic area with attached kitchen. Stove, refrigerator, long counter spaces and kitchen sink makes for the fully capable space for meal prep. The area also has a large fire pit, great for bonfires. Timber Ridge also has a block bath house with 4 pit latrine toilets and four showers, split into two separate bathrooms, perfect for groups with both male and female campers. Nightly rate is $250 for up to 20 persons, over 20 persons, rate is $350. Contact office for booking information.
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Zoerenity Chalets

1 site · Lodging8 acres · Logan, OH
Situated on 8 acres high atop a beautifully wooded area is where you will find Zoerenity Chalet. At Zoerenity Chalet you will lose yourself in the rustic beauty coupled with top of the line luxury of a high end spa. Our property provides the perfect accommodations for your vacation getaway. Whether your visit to Hocking Hills is for a special occasion, a couples getaway, a weekend retreat or some time with the family, Zoerenity Chalet will soon become your escape from everyday life.
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Buck's Turn

2 sites · RVs, Tents8 acres · Roseville, OH
Escape into nature. Peaceful sun rises and beautiful sun sets . Camping and Hunting. 2 HUNTING BLINDS AVAILABLE-please message for rates. A picturesque pond near camp sites. You will hear wild turkeys and see deer. Small critters, birds all around. Bring your fishing pole, hiking boots and some games for the family. Your cell phone may not work. No internet. Just you and nature. A great place to build family connections without devises. Bring your RV. There is also a cabin available for extra space for a tv room or a card party. Cabin will sleep 3 extra people who bring their own pillows and linens. Local TV stations can be picked up. Civilization is about 15 minutes away if needed. Restaurants, Rural King, Groceries and Laundromat. Blue Rock State Park is about 25 minutes away. Go to Lucky's for pizza, beer and to make a cell phone call about 12 minutes away. Feel refreshed and relaxed.
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Home Away From Home

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Marietta, OH
Home away from home is what you'll find staying in this RV set-up at a family campground on the Muskingum River just outside of historic Marietta Ohio. This RV is stocked with linens, towels, cooking equipment, tableware, silverware, utensils, firepit, patio furniture and more. It's ready for you to check-in and enjoy
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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to website for camping in the United States! If you're looking for a camping experience near Athens, Ohio, with a focus on climbing, you're in luck. We offer over 390 options specifically tailored to your preferences. Whether you're a seasoned climber or just starting out, you'll find the perfect campsite for your adventure. Looking for popular campsites with great reviews? Check out Fruitdale Farm (352 reviews), McKee Farm (188 reviews), and Geneva Hills (81 reviews). And with amenities like pet-friendly options, showers, and campfires, you'll have everything you need for a comfortable stay. So pack your gear and get ready for a thrilling climbing experience in Athens, Ohio!

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