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Sawdust FarmCamp

5 sites · Lodging, Tents80 acres · Geneva, OH
Welcome to Sawdust FarmCamp! Located in Geneva, Ohio. We have four different sites to choose from: 1 tent site, 2 glamping tent sites, and 1 cabin. We also have the option to book all our sites for a 15 person retreat with spacial extras only available for that listing. Portable toilet available, pets welcome, campfires permitted. Potable water and hot water showers are only available at or cabin and our glamping sites only have solar camp showers (not the tent site). New hot showers are being planned for the 2024 season. Naturalist Isabelle H. Klein wrote a collection of letters from her home of Sawdust (named form the sawdust left by the loggers of the early 60’s) for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Explorer Magazine from the winter of 1969 to the summer of 1976. They then were published as the book “Letters From Sawdust” by the Press of Case Western Reserve University for the Museum. It is a lyrical voyage through the seasons at the Sawdust Tract in Northeast Ohio. She details encounters with the wildlife of the area as well as the changing seasons and plant life. Reminiscent of Thoreau's writings about Walden. In 1978 an additional house was moved onto the property from Sidley's gravel pit and joined with the existing Klein farmhouse. We decided to preserve almost 400 acres of the property with the help of the Western Reserve Land Conservatory for the Cleveland Museum Of Natural History, Natural Areas. Forest is home to the red-sided dace, and 10 rare species of birds, including cerulean warblers. The original small family farm and surrounding woods we have retained are being restored and updated. We are proud to call Sawdust home and would love to share it with you.
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Bass and Buck Tent Adventures

8 sites · Tents230 acres · OH
With over 230 acres, a lake, trails, the Grand River, and plenty of wildlife. Bass and Buck Adventures is the perfect place to get away. Once known as Parkman Gorge the valley was a hub for water powered industry in the early 1800's. The river and valley is home to a wide array of wildlife. Deer, turkey, eagles, hawks, owls, mink, river otters to name a few. The area also attracts many song birds including a wide variety of warblers. There is also an abundance of wild flowers. The valley is rich in Native American history. Many artifacts have been found on the property. My great grandfather talked about the last Native American to live in Parkman had a cabin on one of the bluffs along the river. In the 1820's there was a water powered sawmill and forge on the river. The boy scouts used the valley for a camp in the 1930's. My grandpa purchased this property in the 50's from Ohio Edison. Ohio Edison's plan to dam up the river for hydro power never materialized. The valley has been a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, "jeeping". Many of the items used for the camp sites have been reclaimed. The fire rings are old tractor rims and scrap steel. The tent platform is from reclaimed deck lumber. The firewood is excess cutoffs purchased from a local sawmill. For more information log onto our website. bassandbuckadventures.com
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The Farm at Grand River

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · Thompson, OH
Come enjoy rest and relaxation with the animals. Pitch a tent or park your RV in one of our pastures by the cows and goats. Kids and pups will enjoy our small splash creek. 15 minutes from the wineries and kayaking at the Grand River. Enjoy the farm Fresh Eggs. Walk the grounds and enjoy the animals in the barnyard and all the 75 acres. Kids will enjoy our ultimate farm playground and craft playroom!!! We offer shuttle to kayak the Grand River and the Wineries. We also offer Beautiful Bell Glamping tents upon request... CHECKOUT IS 2PM https://www.facebook.com/groups/5125508934232636/?ref=share TheFarmAtGrandRiver.com
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Barrel Run Creek

4 sites · Tents80 acres · Rootstown, OH
Camping at our farm you will enjoy extremely private wooded sites surrounding our vineyards. The property is cut by Barrel Run Creek and flanked by the NSF railroad (hence our theme and name). The sites comes stocked with firewood, trash can and picnic table. Located behind the main vineyard of Barrel Run Winery, you are a short walk to the bathroom we leave unlocked for campers if you choose. We have closed the winery but the campsites remain. The sites are very private. Thank you!
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Thornhill Bluff

1 site · Tent2 acres · Akron, OH
This majestic property is home to white-tailed deer, gray squirrels, red fox, several species of woodpecker and owls at night. Red-tailed hawks roost in the treetops when they are not soaring over the trees. It's just a 1 mile hike to some of the amazing Akron Metroparks Sand Run and Naturealm trails. Learn more about this land: The camp area sits in a mature hardwood forest surrounded by ravines. Access from street after a short hike. A short walk from indoor bathroom, water and electric. You have access to other Sandrun trails after you climb down a steep ravine from camp or drive to another part of the Metroparks or Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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Hemlock & Hobbit Forest

2 sites · Lodging10 acres · Akron, OH
Wooded acreage nearby to the Cuyahoga National Park, Hike n Bike trails, the Great Blue Heron Nesting area and more. Creek across the road. Nearby area attractions include Blossom Music Center, Zsalay's market stand, Saturday Farmer's Market at Howe Meadow and Hale Farm and Village (historical farm).
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Steadfast Roots Homestead

7 sites · Tents20 acres · Ashtabula, OH
We are a working homestead. We have 20 acres that offer nice trails to enjoy the peace of nature, two ponds, kayaks, paddleboat, islands, moss beach, fire pits, picnic tables, meeting room/A frame available if needed. So close to I90 our property touches it. Not far from all of the amazing Ashtabula attractions. Outhouse available but no electricity. Ask about sapling adoption!!!
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Heritage Lake Farm

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Garrettsville, OH
Heritage Lake Farm features Heritage Lake, of course, a 2-acre spring-fed lake in the headwaters of  Ohio's Grand River. Heritage Lake offers fishing, a swimming platform with a diving board, a diving board, a trapeze swing.    Park your RV, motorhome or self-contained trailer just off the driveway south of the Host's main cabin for water, electric and sewer on property.  Tent Camping can be separately booked at FarmStay - Tent @HeritageLakeFarm and is allowed most anywhere on the farm as long as it will not interfere with seasonal agricultural operations. Two vintage sleeping cabins can be separately booked at FarmStay - Cabin1 or  FarmStay - Cabin2 @HeritageLakeFarm. Heritage Lake Farm has abundant wildlife and offers excellent opportunities for hiking, birdwatching,  and foraging.
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Hemlock Hideaway

12 sites · Lodging, Tents18 acres · Geneva, OH
Hemlock Hideaway and its 18 acres was originally part of a larger 100-acre plot that was surveyed and settled in the late 1700's by Gideon Granger of the Connecticut Land Company. Granger sold it to one Jehoikim Burget in 1815 for the whopping price of $400. The resident house was built in 1816 by Burget and then passed down to family members over the next 5 generations, until we bought it in 2003, marking the first time the house and remaining property were ever officially sold. In the mid 1800's, a grist mill was put up across the river from the cabin, and our creek was the main road in and out of that operation. There is a gravestone belonging to the wife of Jehoikim's son, she being half Native American and therefore couldn't be buried in the local white cemetery. We also own the original hand-written deed from 1815 detailing the sale of the original 100 acres to Jehoikim Burget. Learn more about this land: Our primitive cabin nestled in the woods overlooking the Grand River is a nature-lover's paradise! Come canoe, fish, experience wine country, or unplug and just get away from it all. Please note: There is no running water or electricity at the site, but the cabin is generator-ready and there is an outhouse.  The cabin does have a wood burning stove for heat and simple cooking, however there is no running water or electricity.  That being said, the building is wired and has plugs and outlets and is generator-ready.  You provide your own generator and fuel.  We provide bottled water, sheets, pillows, flashlights, a fire ring with cooking grate, charcoal grill (you provide the charcoal), access to firewood, and an outhouse with toilet paper.  Our 1/4 mile of Grand River frontage can be accessed right outside the cabin door via a quick hike down the somewhat steep hillside.  If hiking isn't preferred, then a quick two-minute drive will take you to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark - a favorite of local fishermen.  Bigger groups with tents are welcome, but will need to bring all supplies beyond what we provide for two guests. 
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Hickory Shores Farm

2 sites · RVs, Tents180 acres · Rome, OH
In 1955 when my family bought our 180-acre farm, there were Shagbark Hickory trees lining both shores of a rock-filled stream. Years later a 550-acre lake was created from damming our stream and Hickory shores became the wildlife- filled headwaters. Bald Eagles, fox, river otters, ospreys, beaver, and deer are frequent visitors to our farm along with other water birds and wildlife. Recreational opportunities are plentiful including fishing, paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking. The 50 mile Western Reserve Greenway paved bike trail is 1 1/2 miles away on country roads and other adjoining roads create unlimited quiet country rides and walks. In 2023 we have added a 3/4 mile wooded trail along the shores of Rock Creek with lookouts and 27 numbered stops. These stops are described in our Hickory Shores interpretive guide available at the trailhead. Additional hiking trails continue upstream and connect two seasonal waterfalls on the property. Benches along the way provide quiet spots to rest or picnic. Spectacular sunsets, a quiet country paved road and Amish buggies await your visit. We are in Ashtabula County, home to 32 wineries and 19 covered bridges including the shortest and longest in the U.S. The second weekend in October brings the Covered Bridge Festival in nearby Jefferson, Ohio. We are conveniently located south of Lake Erie and 16 miles east of Pymatuning Reservoir for additional recreational opportunities. We currently offer 2 campsites, and both are conveniently located near a cottage style bathroom which features a flush toilet and shower. The electric site provides a 30 amps connection and a hook-up to water if desired. Each site has a campfire ring with outdoor chairs. A redwood picnic table is located at each site. An outdoor utility sink is also provided for dishwashing and can be found outside the bathhouse. Abundant firewood is available for $5.00 a wheelbarrow. (Honor system). If you are bringing dogs, please be aware that Sunny the inside/outside cat may greet you (he loves to say hello). For his safety and the safety of your pet, please keep dogs leashed. Please NO SMOKING allowed on farm or in bathroom.
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David S.’s Land

1 site · RV, Tent85 acres · Pymatuning North, PA
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Sycamore Lake Elk Ranch

3 sites · Tents105 acres · Jefferson, OH
I’ve had the pleasure of having this land as my playground for many years.  My grandparents purchased the property after WWII.  Initially, it began as a dairy farm and a few years later they opened Sycamore Lake Campground, one of the very first public camping spots in the U.S.  I grew up fishing, hunting, riding tractors and horses here.  Years later I had a vision of starting my own elk ranch and what better place to do so than on my family’s property.  I brought my first load of elk here on my grandmother's 95th birthday in 2010 and in 2014 I was able to purchase the property from my her.  She left us days away from her 101st birthday.  I now reside here at the ranch and the herd has grown to over 50 head.  The ranch is a work in progress and if you become a regular visitor, you will notice changes between each visit.  I'm proud to be able to keep this land in my family and I’m excited to able to share it with all of you. I truly hope you can come and enjoy the natural landscape; of a place I hold dear to me.Learn more about this land:Pitch a tent on a bank of a winding creek or along the private lake.  Abundant wildlife to admire.  Bass fishing and boating steps away from your site.  Small boats along with fishing poles and gear are available for rent.  Enjoy roasting your hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire at night.  Firewood is for sale.  This is a working elk ranch and tours are available.  Lake Erie is a few miles away.  Wine country and Geneva on the Lake are just moments down the road.
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