Hipcamp host Darlene N.,
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Tent camping spaces with fire rings provided, 4.6 miles up a gravel road, stocked pond, hiking trails, access to creek walking, scenic and quite. Private

Lodging provided
9 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Darlene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Hope

Peace and quiet!

Hope H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 3rd, 2022

Darlene met me at the entrance to her beautiful property and showed me to my site. She welcomed me to hike and explore and was very friendly and helpful. I took a nice hike on the hilly meandering trails. I saw some bunnies, a red squirrel(?) and lots of pretty songbirds. On my way out the next morning, I saw four deer on the dirt\gravel road. The road is in great shape. My little Hyundai Veloster handled it all just fine. So don't let that deter you. Best sleep I had in 3 nights. Absolute quiet aside from wind and birds.

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on April 8th, 2022

Hope I'm so glad you enjoyed our place and had a restful night. If your ever back this way stop by it looks all different depending on the season. Thanks again.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Sullivan
Sullivan F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
December 30th, 2021

Beautiful property. Great owners. No complaints

Hipcamper Jen

Beautiful pondside private site

Jen S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 27th, 2021

Darlene was wonderful and efficient.. Recommend.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 19th, 2021

Really nice spot. Easy to get to but quiet with a lot of amenities. I was just stopping overnight on a road trip but took a couple nice walks and my pup enjoyed the little pond. Hope to stay again some time!

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on September 22nd, 2021

So glad you enjoyed our place and thanks so much for the nice review, hope we get the chance to host you again. Haunted Trail is coming along LOL

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
August 31st, 2021

Simple but excellent accommodations. Darlene was great at communicating, at met me at the driveway to show me to my site. I was able to set up my tent close to a porta potty, which was handy at night (but far enough away to not feel like it was gross). The property was beautiful in the morning with a light fog. Lots of coyote activity during the night!

Hipcamper Graham

Best hipcamp ever!

Graham H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 19th, 2021

This place is amazing! I had an awesome site on top of a hill with a great view and nice breeze. Darlene and her husband are both extremely friendly and welcoming. Darlene even gave me a tour of the property on her UTV. Shower and firewood were available a short distance away at the main building. I was there mid week and had the place almost entirely to myself. Spent the evening watching deer in the field and sitting by the fire. I hope to be back in Iowa someday so I can stay here again. I may even go out of my way to do so.

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Hipcamper Calvin
Calvin F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 14th, 2021

Great Place, we love coming here, it’s our favorite camping site.

Hipcamper Ariel

Great stop over while driving thru

Ariel E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2021

Great place! I clicked the wrong icon and cannot change it from OK to Happy Face.

The place was clean, well cared for, and easy to find. Darlene is an excellent host and is super friendly.

Hipcamper Paula
Paula T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 27th, 2021

Rustic Tent Camping was very peaceful for a quiet nights rest. This was just what we needed on our way home. Mike gave us a choice of two or three areas to set up our tents, and it was nice. We did hike some trails and visit the pond.
It was just 4.6 miles off the highway but was very secluded

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on July 31st, 2021

So glad you enjoyed our place, I hope you get to visit again and thanks for checking us out.

Remove vote :(


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