Forest camping near Sandusky

Stroll the beach at Lake Erie or picnic in the woods while camping near Sandusky.

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Rusty's Retreat

12 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Fostoria, OH
We bought this 125+ year old farm in 2010 with the hope of bringing it back to life. Overgrown and neglected, we have worked hard to make it a nice place for hiking, kayaking, fishing or any number of other activities. Peaceful and remote, the property has a beautiful brook that leads you to the South branch of the Portage river. Deer, turkey, geese, herons, mink and fox are just a few of our natural animal friends. Rusty the steer and his pony friends Buckeye and Lexi can be visited while they graze in the pasture. There's also Turk the turkey and his flock of chickens. We have the perfect place for dogs as well. We have four dogs that get along great with others and our fenced pond keeps them safe.
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Blueberry Farm Campsites

2 sites · Tents8 acres · Amherst, OH
We have lived here since 2004, the blueberries have lived here for over 60 years. This site has more topography than most of the surrounding county (very flat here). Learn more about this land: Several sites available on an organic blueberry farm near Oberlin College and Lake Erie. Blueberries are ripe in July. Site #2 is down by the Chance Creek, about 1/2 mile from the driveway. Very peaceful down there - a walk-in site.  Site #1 site is about 100 yards from the driveway, Site #1 also has access to a small shed that sleeps two adults and one child.  Both sites are woodsy and away from neighbors, roads and houses, however the interstate is not far. When the wind blows from the north you can barely hear it, but when a south wind blows and there is rain on the interstate, it can be pretty loud. Just got a "luggable-loo" if you need it, have liners, too.
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Earth Song Farm

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · Lodi, OH
Earth Song Farm is an organic, bio-dynamic farm growing a variety of produce, chicken, eggs and more. We are also a teaching center and a host farm for volunteers looking to experience homesteading, off-grid living, organic growing and hydroponic techniques. Discovery Park provides a creative free-play setting for kids to learn, discover and grow. A naturopathic wellness center at the farm offers health assessment, iris analysis and botanical herbs to help people dealing with health issues.Learn more about this land: Nestled within the 10-acre organic farm that hosts Earthsong Farm and Discovery Park is an authentic American Indian tipi camping experience.   An extra large  party tipi ("Great Gatherings") is available for larger groups as a daytime rental or for overnight stays (up to 18 people).  This tipi is on a woodchip base for a more primitive authentic experience and has optional cots and chairs for your use.   In the fenced Tipi Village compound area there is a large Tipi on a wooden deck, a small play tipi  for kids and 2 more tipis under construction.  The Tipi is adorned with native American Indian decor and furnished with one queen size bed, bedside table and camp chair.  Optional cots available, offering sleep accommodations for a total of 5 -6 people.   Tipi Village is equipped with a shared outdoor kitchen and dining area, including a gas barbeque grill and fresh spring water.  There is also an instant-heat outdoor shower available.   A family-friendly fire pit with surrounding seating is a centralized spot for drum circles, late night marshmallows, and evening conversations.  At night you'll see fireflies and hear plenty of crickets, bullfrogs and singing tree frogs.  During the day, a special archery area offers targets and tomahawk throwing.  You've always wanted to try a bow and tomahawk! Just outside the Tipi Village fence awaits "Discovery Park" for the kids... the "Best Playground Ever!"  The park includes kid powered train cars, gem mining, dual zip lines, a real fire truck, woods to explore, a shallow lagoon to take a raft across and much more. Look up DiscoveryParkOhio to see more details. Schedule a tour of the farm to see the animals, greenhouses and an off-grid EarthShip.  A walk through the old-growth forest brings a quiet sense of peace and a genuine earthing connection.  An old-fashioned General Store offers seasonal organic produce, herbal tinctures and teas, bulk foods, goat milk soap, honey, maple syrup, jams, wooden toys, free-range chickens and eggs, plus much more.   Down the road, complimenting the experience of Tipi Village, is the Log Cabin Shop: a muzzle-loading, early American craft & used bookstore. EarthSong Farm, Discovery Park and Tipi Village are family friendly environments and inline with HipCamp values.  Please understand that we do NOT allow alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs on the property whatsoever.  Functional Information: Tipi Village has designated parking adjacent to the site.  Firewood is included and stocked in Tipi Village.  Free admission to Discovery Park is included. Two gas stations within a 5 minute driving distance offer ice refills for your cooler and quick snacks, Miller's Grocery is in Lodi (5 mins) and Medina is just up the road (15 mins). For the Tourist:  Medina Town Square is adorned with tiny shops and boutiques.  You can also find Castle Noel, a Christmas museum displaying paraphernalia from popular Christmas films throughout time.  Two Farmer's Markets are active from May 1st- September in Medina on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Nearby Litchfield offers an outdoor Flea Market (about 15 min. drive). Cleveland is 45 minutes away with the rock-n-roll museum, science center, botanical gardens and much more. Amish country is 45 minutes South with many attractions, stores and restaurants. There is a large assemblage of old order Amish just 10 minutes west with many farm produce stands. Dragway 42 is also just 10 minutes SW near West Salem. Akron is 30 minutes East and has many worthwhile attractions including Stan Hywet Grounds, the former estate of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
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Heartland Homestead

3 sites · Lodging, Tents30 acres · Oberlin, OH
Heartland Homestead is the perfect spot for you to enjoy a weekend away from home and in nature. With dreamy vibes and open skies, you can relax in our tent camping spots around Mother Oak or reserve a glamping cabin for a true unplugged experience - but make it comfy cozy. Depending on the time of year + season, you may see our goats, cows, pigs, chickens, or more! We may have pick-your-own tomatoes, pumpkins, + flowers as well. Glamping Cabins We have two glamping cabins that include beds and lanterns so you get the feel of sleeping in nature but comfortably. Each cabin has a picnic table, fire pit, and charcoal grill. One cabin has a queen-size bed and the second has a full-size bed and a trundle bed with 2 twin-size mattresses. The cabins do not have electric or water. A porta-potty is located near the barn (a 5 minute walk) and a lug-able loo or portapotty will be available closer to the cabins depending on when you stay. We are happy to help get your gear back to the cabins with the farm cart and then it is an 8-minute walk along a hay pasture to the parking area. Tent Camping Our tent camping spots are located under Mother Oak, a 100-year-old oak tree in the middle of our farm. With ample shade, a fire pit, and nearby portapotty, you can relax under the stars into the night. Hiking trails weave through the back of the property and you are welcome to explore those as well. Because we are a working homestead and farm, a few things are true: -Sometimes there’s mud. We suggest boots for walking around the property and in the woods. -Our farm animals are great - and may also bite. Please do not pet or chase them. We are happy to arrange opportunities to interact with the animals. Just ask! -Not always, but at times, our neighbors will start farming early in the morning and you can hear their machinery. All of our sites have privacy but are not truly remote. We want you to enjoy yourselves but please be mindful that our house is on the property as well as our neighbors. Music needs to be turned down to a low level by 11 PM. We can accommodate pop-up campers, camper vans, etc near Mother Oak as well. Please message with any questions before reserving. Additional fees would apply. We can also accommodate larger tent camping groups depending on the day. Additional fees would apply. The homestead is located near 58 so you can hear cars during the day and night. The cabins are about a ½ mile from the road so the noise is greatly reduced. Want to add on a farm-fresh breakfast? We do that! Our breakfast package features eggs from our chickens, breakfast sausage from our pigs, and bread baked just for you. At times, we also have beef burgers and sausage available. We can also offer charcuterie + smores boards during your stay. Firewood is available for purchase or you can gather dried wood from the woods around the cabins. Cast iron, coffee percolators, games, and more are available to use for your stay as well. We regularly host modern homesteading workshops, full moon yoga, and sound baths at the farm. If you would like to inquire about booking one of these as an add-on to your stay, please message us! Conveniently located 1 mile from Oberlin College, 6 minutes from the turnpike (I-80), and 35 minutes from Cleveland, Heartland Homestead is like stepping away from the hustle of everyday life and into nature. Rural enough to feel like you've gotten away from suburbia but close enough for DoorDash, last-minute store runs, + all the yummy restaurants in Oberlin, we hope you enjoy stepping into our modern homestead as much as we enjoy hosting you!
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Stacey’s Place

1 site · Tent4 acres · Rockwood, MI
Hi and welcome. You will see the driveway lined with solar lights to guide you to the parking spot in front of the garage. The walk back to the camping area is about 200 yards and there are 2 gates you must pass through. Please keep the gates closed as the fenced in area is for my 2 German Shepherds. Once you pass through the fenced in area there is a small path that leads to the back camping area which has a picnic table and a fire pit. You can set up your tent anywhere you’d like.
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Maple and Milleville Beach

2 sites · Tents1 acre · Rockwood, MI
Situated at the beginning of Michigans Iron Belle Trail sits a tranquil camp site off the edge of Lake Erie. Enjoy a wonderful night of calm relaxing sleep while you listen to the waves and the essence of nature. Serenity of camping within Michigans Largest marshland preserve, Pointe Mouillee. From year rounders to migrators its a birding paradise, and if your into kayaking then bring that as well. Lake Erie metro park golf course and marina located within walking distance as well as the only International Wildlife Refuge in North America, The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge sports some of the best pier fishing in the world. Come get down in Downriver, MI! It’s an awesomely Erie site.
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HARMONY FIELDS FOREVER

11 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Grafton, OH
Our loverly lil property, very conveniently located on State Route 83 South, just before Ohio Turnpike Route 80, heading either towards MI/IN or PA/NY. We are about 30 mins South of CLEVELAND ROCKS, The Home Of Rock 'N' Roll as well as the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame. We have 10 mapped spots for tent camping Roof Top Tents, and or small RV(s), or camper van(s) as well. We can accomodate some larger campers/rvs depending on type, after wet season, May thru Oct.. please contact to discuss. We have a few emergency/overflow spots as well if needed. Just reach out if you see no availability. WE ARE MOST DEFINETLY MUSIC ORIENTED HERE: Many music attractions near by! Rock Hall of Fame. Check concert listings and Cleveland live music venues for listings of National Acts and local openers. The Music Box Supper Club, Temple Live, Rock Star, The Agora, Cleveland House Of Blues, Rockscino, all the great clubs in Cleveland's Famous Flats on the River. Don't forget the Casino downtown! Great Lakes Science Center, great shopping and more! We have 8 FREE Metro Parks in the area and located only 45 mins from Sandusky's Cedar Point Amusement Water Park and other great attractions there! Yummy pizza tavern/bar right across the road, please be advised use Extreme Caution, if crossing the road, it is a state route, there is no crosswalk at the light Electric line, water, wood, and duck eggs can be provided for a small fee.
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