Cave camping in Ohio

Ohio’s lake beaches, forested hills, and winding rivers set the stage for outdoor adventure.

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McKee Farm - Treehouses and Camping

16 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents230 acres · Frazeysburg, OH
McKee Farm is rich in memories and rich in history. It has been in the family for over 150 years and we were told that it was one of stopping points for the underground railroad. The 240 acre farm boasts a hidden cave, wide open fields, breathtaking forest land, and historic and rustic barns. Nestled at the edge of a wooded creek, Tullihas in the Trees treehouse boasts a beautiful sunset view with rolling hills. Tullihas combines comfort with the thrill of being immersed in nature. Built using recycled electric poles, Tullihas in the Trees has a deck perfect for hammocking, an interior dressed with windows so that guests can feel as if they are living amongst the trees, and two small lofts ideal for a restful night's sleep. Oxley in the Woods is our newest treehouse cabin. Nestled in the woods with a view of the sunset, the lovely A Frame is filled with lovely woodwork, vintage parquet flooring, and private wooded views. The deck is huge! We've had guests set up a tent on the deck beside the treehouse for fun! Swings, and a slide make the Oxley a fun adventure. The double bed in the loft and the two stacked single beds are comfortable and cozy. The McKee Farmhouse was built in the 1800s and is rich in memories. It's a rustic old house, with wood trim, hardwood floors, and plenty of imperfections that make it unique. You can sit on the porch and drink your coffee with a view of the barn and pastures, or cozy up in one of the house's four bedrooms and sleep in. The house is fully air conditioned and heated, has all the amenities of home, but takes you back to a simpler time. Our campsites are all set apart from one another in various locations on the 240 acre farm. Secluded and unique, each campsite has its own charm. We provide guests with a fire ring and a shovel, and some sites have a picnic table. Hiking trails are marked throughout the land. Guests can hike with views of horses, cows, wildlife, corn fields, large boulders, and rustic barns. The dirt roads provide great places to drive ATVs and four-wheelers. An Amish farm borders McKee Farm. Guests should know there is minimal cell service, however, this can offer a great opportunity to unplug. Tullihas in the Trees provides a perfect remote and rustic getaway for anyone. In October and November, access to hiking is limited.
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Fruitdale Farm

9 sites · Lodging, Tents20 acres · Bainbridge, OH
Come stay at our little sustainable farmstead amid the beautiful rolling hills of southern Ohio! Our peaceful 20 acres has a good mix of woods, wild meadows and maintained cleared areas as well as a small pond, all of which can be explored via our nature trail. Enjoy the sounds of nature and an incredible night sky. Farm fresh eggs and fresh produce are available for purchase during the growing season and firewood is available all year round. There is also a wonderful sauna on the property that can be reserved. Great hiking, kayaking, biking, birding, fishing, swimming, and disc-golfing opportunities just a few miles away at Paint Creek State Park and the Highland Nature Sanctuary. Amish country is also just 15 minutes away with a great bakery, markets and greenhouses. This area is home to an impressive network of ancient earthworks including the world famous Serpent Mound. Our accommodations range from primitive tent-camping to "glamping" in one of our tiny off-grid cabins. The sites are spaced out for privacy and each site offers a private picnic table and fire pit. There are two shared privies/outhouses which have basic composting toilets. A grassy parking area is provided near the road, however, ALL SITES ARE WALK-IN ONLY. Greenfield (5 miles north) is the nearest town and has two grocery stores, restaurants, a bar, hardware, gas, etc. Bainbridge (7 miles south) has gas, hardware, a couple of restaurants, dollar store, amish businesses, etc.
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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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Magic Waters

50 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Bainbridge, OH
Nestled beside the stunning Highland Nature Sanctuary, Magic Waters is a true gem waiting to be discovered. With 3100 acres of winding trails, mysterious caves, and breathtaking caverns, there's a ton of outdoor fun to be had around Cave Hollar. And if you're looking for a place to pitch your tent and enjoy the great outdoors, we've got you covered with several fantastic camping spots available. And Open Camping where you can take a Hike on the 200 acres and find ya a spot away from people. Or take your endures or side by sides and take a adventure on 20 miles of Trails that lead to the top of the Foot Hills of the Appalachian Foot Hills to see breath Taking views. This is Not a Groomed Camp Ground I Like it to be More Natural But that's not all - we're also excited to announce that we're in the process of revamping the stage at Magic Waters Theater to create an amazing new music venue for the area. Whether you're a music lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a relaxing getaway, Magic Waters has something for everyone.
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My Spot Private Campsite

1 site · Tent80 acres · Dexter , OH
Nestled under the shade bequeathed by a tall canopy of deciduous trees and alongside a gentle flowing brook, lies a forest opening perfect for immersing in nature’s solitude. Our private campsite is a short walk (3-4 minutes) from parking where you’ll find a footpath that empties out onto a level forest understory, surrounded by trees ideal for pitching tents and hammocks. Our campsite is equipped with the necessities: a firepit with a removable grill, a large table, and your own private outhouse with a composting toilet. Trails leading from the campsite will usher you short distances to our best stargazing hilltop, for playing in the shallow creek running alongside our campsite, as well as shaded forest and ridgetop views. Our pond, equipped with a dock, ladder and seating is a favorite short 7 minute hike for swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing. For longer hikes, any trail will connect you to our larger network of maintained trails over hill and dale, through shaded forests and open (mowed) pasture trails and farm-life views across our 80 acre farm. To make your packing lighter and your stay more comfortable, we offer the following "extra items" at an additional cost: - Firewood bundles (unlimited) - 5 gallons of water (or less) in jugs with handy pour spout - Charged battery pack with plug and USB receptables - Stringed twinkle lights - prehung (we do the hanging before you arrive) * must be ordered with our charged battery pack or bring own power source. All purchased "extras" will be waiting at your campsite when you arrive. Please see the "extras" for more detailed information and pricing.
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Near/Far Cabin and Campground

2 sites · Lodging, Tents15 acres · Stewart, OH
Immerse yourself in nature alongside a working farm! Our 15 acre property has many features. Enjoy hiking trails, a small 3 season creek, rock walls and large boulders, trickling waterfalls and caves if you're feeling adventurous. (The cave is currently an off trail experience, is only accessible at certain times of the year and requires steep hiking and some climbing large rocks.) An abundance of wildflowers and native flowering trees grow amongst the beautiful rolling hills of forest. In spring the wildflowers paint the landscape, in the summer the fireflies compete with the stars in a sparkling symphony and in the Fall colors fill the trees. You will experience true darkness, bright stars and the simplicity of being out in the country. We are a small homestead raising much of our own food. It's likely you will be greeted by dogs, cats, chickens, sheep, pigs and a cow. The property is adjacent to hunting club land, which means hundreds of acres of undeveloped, wooded and wild. Wildlife is abundant, including coyote, fox, bobcat, turkey, raccoon, hawk, owl, (reportedly) bear and lots of deer. Most are nocturnal, so you may hear them rather than see them, but they are near. Our livestock guardian dog keeps the pasture occupants safe, but that means nighttime barking. We provide noise machines in the cabin for white noise and you are welcome to bring a small fan. We live in a rural neighborhood, so there will be occasional sounds from other dwellings, there is a dog rescue across the street and although infrequent, you might hear ATV's and gun shots from down the road. There are copperheads snakes in the area as well as black widow and brown recluse spiders. You will not likely see them but it is wise to wear boots and stay on the trails. The cabin and campground currently share a composting toilet/outhouse with a space for hanging a shower bag (you must bring your own shower bag). There are 5 gallon jugs of water for filling shower bag, hand washing station and dish washing. There is a Berkey water filter in the cabin, but campers will need to bring their own drinking water. Please be aware that you may have minimal cell service during your stay and there is no wifi. The best place to get a good cell signal is the parking lot. The town of Amesville is filled with personality and is just 7 miles away. With a convenience store, park and a wonderful restaurant, Parks Place, which serves American fare cooked with a chefs flare and local ingredients. There is also a community studio that offers yoga and other fitness classes. Amesville hosts Coonskin Saturdays from May to October with music, food, classes and more on the Third Saturday of each month. The city of Athens is 20 miles away, with many restaurants and shops, ample grocery stores, movie theaters etc, as well as the beautiful campus of Ohio University. Strouds Run State Park and several Nature Preserves are within 15 miles of us, Baileys Bike Trail System is 20 miles away, Burr Oak is 25 miles away, and Hocking Hills State Park is 50 miles away. It is a spectacular area with so much to offer in the way of hiking and other nature related activities.
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Creek side Camping

4 sites · Tents2 acres · Washington Township, OH
Learn more about this land:This is a new site we just listed. Surrounded by woods. Some mowed areas view of rock ledges. Nice creeks on property. Lots of wildlife. Peaceful pick your own spot. Primitive camping set up where you want Easy drive to Hocking Hills Lake Alma Lake Katherine and Lake Hope Leo Petroglyphs nearby kayaking horse back riding Pick your own spot relax. Set up creek side or wherever you want. Private. Build a fire pitch a tent visit lots of local attractions. Nice view of rock ledges. Relax and enjoy nature.
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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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RollingHills Campground

1 site · Tent60 acres · Jackson, OH
Our property is a 60 acre property with natural springs and a large area of woods. We also provide fire pits for each campsite. This property is secluded but, not too far away from the nearest town. (Jackson, Ohio only a 10-15 minute drive). All belongings for campers will be protected with a locking entrance gate. Eventually we will allow atv and side by side for people over the age of 21. Rv and campers will be accepted upon approval by owner. There are lakes and fishing areas within a short drive and a dirt racetrack right down the road, where they have different derbies and races. currently with 4 campsites ready and more to come. this is a site with bare amenities because we are trying to provide a more "off the grid" feel.
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Cave camping in Ohio guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping adventures in the United States. If you're looking to explore the beautiful caves of Ohio, we've got you covered with over 270 options specifically tailored to your activity/terrain preference. From the stunning Fruitdale Farm with 352 reviews to the charming McKee Farm with 188 reviews, you'll find a variety of top-rated campsites to choose from. Our average price per night is $25, with options as low as $20. And don't worry about amenities - popular features like cooking equipment, pet-friendly spaces, and proper waste disposal are all part of the package. So grab your gear and get ready for some fall fun, biking, and boating at your favorite cave campsite in Ohio.

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