Hipcamp host Karmen C.,
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4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a sit by the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or ju
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4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a sit by the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or just a place to rest their head on the way through. 16 mies from SIUE and Edwardsvile 45 minutes from most of St. Louis. Far enough out in the country but close enough to the city to not miss out on the fun.
Campsite area
Tent sites
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Karmen a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Main road in front of house is frequent route of Bike festivals and cyclists training. Property is withing 14 miles to a series...Read more

Hiking

Pere Marquette State Park 33 miles away Numerous bike trails often used as walking trails as little as 12 minutes away. Longer ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Native water fowl nest on our acre pond. Many various wildlife make the woods on our land their home.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Contryside Escape in Illinois.

Driveway

We have a shared Drive way. Our house is the house on the right at the end of the fence.

Lake

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 23rd, 2022

Quick response, super easy and beautiful spot!

Hipcamper Savanna

Nice camp spot with friendly hosts.

Savanna C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 22nd, 2022

Ron was super kind and super helpful. The camp was very clean and well manicured. The camp bathroom is inside their home, so be mindful of that. Very hospitable — would recommend as a quick, comfortable spot to camp for the night.

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 20th, 2022

Karmen and her dad, Ron, were a treat. I arrived pretty close to dusk and Ron met me at my site with a wheelbarrow of wood, kindling, and a lighter. He offered to build my fire for me while I pitched my tent. Lightning bugs had the trees lit up like Christmas. Gorgeous site, great hosts, would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Aubrey

Camping by a pond

Aubrey L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 8th, 2022

We had an amazing stay! The spot was beautiful and the cats were so sweet. The hosts also provided wonderful directions and good conversation :)

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Hipcamper Jorge
Jorge H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 29th, 2022

The host were very friendly and helpful.

Hipcamper Moksh
Moksh S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 29th, 2022

I loved camping on Karmen's place. There are multiple sites on the property around a pond. We chose the one closest to the house for easy restroom access. It's the same for any site and others are more private.
Ron was very nice at welcoming and provided lots of wood and a grate for us.
There are more than 10 cats. One is very friendly and visits campsite regularly. There are ducks in the pond. Sound of rooster wakes you in the morning. Sunrise is decently beautiful. There is enough space to place frisbee or something similar.

Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 30th, 2022

Camping was very quite and the people were very very friendly and helpful

Hipcamper Tessa
Tessa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 29th, 2022

Karmen and his dad were the sweetest hosts. It was a very quiet and relaxing camp despite it being closer to the road. We loved waking up and listening to the birds!

Hipcamper Todd
Todd W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
April 24th, 2022

Really nice place to camp

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
Finalist
Best in 2021 Illinois
Finalist
Best of 2018 Illinois
3rd place
Property
Grove On Top Possum Hill
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$15/night
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