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Murchison Farm's Primitive Camping

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· Pine Apple, Wilcox, Alabama
288 acres hosted by Anthony M.
130 RV/tent sites
A little bit about our property: This property has been in the family for multiple generations. Our Old Family Farm has been an agricultural farm, a cattle farm, and now is a tree farm and nature preserve. Our primitive campground offers mixture of open land, young timber, ancient hardwood, fishing ponds, spring heads, and streams. We even have a small section of swampland. We practice an active controlled burn program and almost always have some freshly burned areas that are fairly clean of vegetation - as well as several areas with fresh regrowth. It is not uncommon to come across Deer sheds and other interesting finds when taking a walk. If You love nature and are interested in Primitive camping, you can also enjoy a dark sky experience in several of our open areas. According to some our astronomer guests, our night skies are mapped as the darkest skies around, east of the Mississippi River, with the exception of one other campground located east of us. Chances are that your Children may see stars that they have never viewed before. When was the last time you stepped out into your yard, looked up, and clearly saw the Milky Way? Learn more about this land: Apparently, we are not meeting the expectations of everyone coming to camp with us. In order to prevent further disappointment, we have added the following paragraphs. We do have several Glamping Sites in the works and hope to have at least one of them available sometimes early next year. Currently we only have a very limited number of primitive campsites that are easily accessible by passenger cars. We Are A Primitive Campground. We offer only a limited number of camp sites that are developed to convenience. We have many awesome spots, but some may require a small to moderate amount of time to clean and dress up for your comfort.  A simple cutting tool, such as a machete or ax, will make short and quick work out of your campsite prep. Murchison Farm has served in many different farming capacities, throughout generations of stewards. It's many operations have included row crops, cattle production, goat herds, horses, chicken and turkey production, as well as Tree farming. We are currently operating as a Tree Farm, Wildlife Preserve/Reserve, and Primitive Campground - in that order of priority. If you like clear wide-open areas, you should plan your camping trip for fall, winter, spring, and early summer. Because of our intense controlled burn schedule, you will find the farmland extremely lush and full of botanical growth - during the summer months. Grass, bushes, vines, low lying tree limbs, and a variety of other plants flourish to the point that some areas of the property appear overgrown and unkept. Not much else could be further from the truth. In fact, the massive growth can largely be attributed to all of the nutrients released from the burn process. Much of the lower plant growth is consumed, from our burn activity, and easily available for new growth. During other periods of the year, the same little area may consist largely of bare soil spotted with new green growth. There is an abundance of deadwood and broken limbs available around the farm for campfires, if you would like to pick it up. This includes firewood sometimes left by previous campers. Please do not cut down any living trees or shrubs. Primitive Camping may not be for everyone! I suggest that you take the Name, into account, and do a little research into the Actual Practice.  We offer some campsites which can be easily accessed with cars, but many may require 4-wheel drive, or low hanging branches which may scratch your vehicle. If You are looking for an orderly and well-groomed commercial Campground, Our Primitive Campground may not be for you.  Pitch your tent in one of our beautiful grass covered fields, secluded and private retreats, or under some ancient old trees, and enjoy access to 263 acres of pure nature. You can go fishing, swimming, hiking, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature on this farm out in the country.  You can even go wading in a beautiful creek.  Get off the beaten path, and maybe even turn your phone off for a couple of days... .  Secluded, yet conveniently located near major attractions - starting within a 35-minute drive. We support our Veterans and Active Duty Personell whenever possible. As a small token of our appreciation, we offer them a 50% discount. Please message me for your promo code before booking. We offer special programs for qualifying groups, including Boy Scouts, Church Youth Groups, Family and other events. Most are very low cost or free. You are encouraged to ask about them if you are interested. PLEASE REMEMBER, MURCHISON FARM IS A PRIVATELY OWNED CAMPGROUND. Please DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY THAT YOU DID NOT BRING IN - with the exception of any extra items you may have purchased through Hipcamp.   Sit back and relax, go exploring, and/or do some peaceful fishing..Apparently, we are not meeting the expectations of everyone coming to camp with us. In order to prevent further disappointment, we have added the following paragraphs. I would like to begin our introduction by saying that We Are A Primitive Campground! We offer only a limited number of camp sites that are developed to convenience. We have many awesome spots, but most require a small to moderate amount of time to clean and dress up for Very Awesome Campsites! We Do Not Have huge numbers of fully developed campsites! We Do Have Tremendous Opportunities for You to Come and Commune with Nature, as you clear out your own personal campsite!   A simple cutting tool, such as a machete or ax, will make short and quick work out of your campsite prep. Murchison Farm as served in many different farming capacities, throughout generations of stewards. It's many operations have included row crops, cattle production, goat herds, horses, chicken & turkey production, as well as Tree farming. We are currently operating as a Tree Farm, Wildlife Preserve/Reserve, and Primitive Campground - in that order of priority. If you like clear wide-open areas, you should plan your camping trip for fall, winter, spring, and early summer. Because of our intense controlled burn schedule, you will find the farmland extremely lush and full of botanical growth - during the summer months. Grass, bushes, vines, low lying tree limbs, and a variety of other plants flourish to the point that the property appears overgrown and unkept. Not much else could be further from the truth. In fact, the massive growth can largely be attributed to all of the nutrients released from the burn process. Much of the lower plant growth is consumed, from our burn activity, and easily available for new growth. It takes special Nature fans, to enjoy the thriving environment, of our farm, to brave the thick undergrowth - old farm roads - and thriving wildlife - during Summer. With that being said, Nature's Nursery can be very rewarding for people, who are willing to put luxuries behind them for a little while. We currently do not offer publicly accessible water, electricity, nor advanced toiletry. All we currently offer are buckets, with a toiled lid. Please be sure to message us before your arrival, if you require one of those. We also currently have no inventory of firewood, available for purchase. With that being said, there is an abundance of firewood available around the farm. This includes firewood left by previous campers, as well as plenty of deadwood - in the form of fallen limbs, dead trees - some from storms. In the event that we restock on firewood, it can be found in the extras section. For those who are interested - we have a number of habitat improvement, and wildlife enhancement specials available for sale. Please be sure to ask us for details upon your arrival. In addition, we offer a number of heirloom shrubs, flowers, and other plants - some which can be seen here on Hipcamp.com be sure to contact us before placing your order, for availability and details. Primitive Camping may not be for everyone! I suggest that you take the Name, into account, and do a little research into the Actual Practice.  We offer some campsites which can be easily accessed with cars, but many may require 4-wheel drive, or low hanging branches which may scratch your vehicle. If You are looking for an orderly and well-groomed commercial Campground, Our Primitive Campground may not be for you.  Pitch your tent in one of our beautiful grass covered fields and enjoy access to 263 acres of pure nature. You can go fishing, swimming, hiking, or sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature on this farm out in the country.  You can even go wading in a beautiful creek.  Get off the beaten path! This no state park! If you live in the city, you will see stars, in the night sky, that you never get to see where you live. 35 minutes from Millers Ferry on the Alabama River.  50 minutes from Montgomery, the state capital, and 30 minutes from Cambrian Ridge golf course on the Robert Trent Golf Trail.  We are horse friendly and have a pen where you can keep your horses. Stalls are in the plans and hopefully should be completed sometimes late next year! Should you be interested, we also offer flowers, fruit trees, crepe myrtles, and other plants, for sale. Just ask, and I will be happy to show you what we have. We have added some of our Heirloom Plants and Seeds to our Hipcamp listing. You can purchase them, and I will have them waiting for you when you arrive! PLEASE REMEMBER, MURCHISON FARM IS A PRIVATELY OWNED CAMPGROUND. DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING AWAY THAT YOU DID NOT BRING IN! With the exception of any additional items you might purchase., such as flowers, plants, or Fat Lighter Kindling. Please adhere to this rule, so that we are not forced to raise our camping rates. We try diligently to provide a Top-Quality Environment, at the lowest rates possible! Thank YOU! We have made some major changes, that began this year! We Opened our Camping Season on March 1st and now extend it throughout the entire year! We have eliminated the hunting lease and are now a Wildlife Preserve! We are focused on a major effort to vastly increase our Wildflower populations as we have begun planting a minimum of 1 million new seeds, each year for the next 3 years! The colors should be awesome! We are planting strawberry patches, Blueberry bushes, and Fruit Trees, as well as improving existing stock!  Now is the perfect time to come and enjoy exploratory hikes and leisurely walks along our many roads and trails! There are very few tall grassy areas and most of the ground is still visible, from this year's controlled burns! The number of plants blossoming will steadily increase throughout this growing season, providing multicolored eye candy!  We have to boats available for rent, for those who would like to go boating on the ponds. Boat rental is $10 per day. Please let me know, at your arrival, if you would like to make a boat rental. You are responsible for Your boating party's safety and wellbeing.  If you are not experienced with boating, please do not try a boat rental until after you have achieved some experience and are knowledgeable of boating safety! We also have some bundles of Fat Pine Lighter Heart kindling, should you care to purchase one of those. It always comes in handy starting campfires, wherever you go! If you have not been exposed to the Corona Virus, we also offer a secluded area to come and lay low, until the crisis has passed! We are not gouging prices and we ask that you not come, if you have been exposed to the Virus, until you have passed through adequate quarantine!  IMPORTANT:  If You are getting tired of those 4 walls yet, Murchison Farm's Wildlife Preserve and Primitive Campground offers a Great Place to take a break and get Out into the Wide-Open Outdoors! Don't waste time, make Your Social Distancing Experience exciting and full of new experiences! If you are interested in some of our plant life catering to Pollinators, then Spring, Summer, and Fall offer some very colorful sights. If You like to Fish, You might want to book early. We only have 2 areas with Bass, Brim, etc... And only 2 areas where You can Fish Ultra-Light. Each camping party will be assigned only one of these sites. We Use several Booking Venues, so please remember bookings will be first come first served! Hope to See You Soon!
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Raymond C.recommends
June 4, 2024
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
Everything you need
Weather permitting this is a great spot to stop and rest, or spend a few days adventuring in nature. I had a great time relaxing and casting a fishing line.
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Chris K.recommends
April 8, 2024
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
Anthony was a great host and we really enjoyed our time there. He provided us with a bonfire and anything else we needed. It's all primitive and multiple nice locations to choose from.
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Andrea F.recommends
December 2, 2023
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
NATURE CALLS
First off it's primitive camping...the sites are undeveloped, just like you find it in nature..thees 100+ acres so theres alot of space..some open fields and some with trees and "forest" type spots.. 2 ponds and lots of trails. There is a spot where you can fill up w potable water "waterhose flavor" lol I have Verizon and there literally was no cell service for me at the property nor the last 10 miles leading to property....so be prepared for that. The Host Anthony is a friendly guy..showed us around the property..let us chose where we wanted to camp and checked on us often (being that we are just 2 girls in the wilderness)...our dogs ran free and enjoyed stretching their legs running around everywhere. The property is planning setting up some Glamping spots and I'm excited to see what they do with it. It rained 2 days while we were there and surprisingly it didn't create a bunch of mud everywhere and Anthony offered a discount on our next stay because of the rain! Great experience! GREAT CAMPING!
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Miranda C.recommends
October 20, 2023
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
My family was seriously in AWE of the crystal clear dark night sky. The description is so spot on about that. You will see stars you have never seen before and stars that you know brighter and clearer when you camp here. We came down an old dirt road and were met with a friendly face and some sweet pups, Anthony guided us to our spot which had a shady nook with two swings and a cozy fire already blazing for us. There were a couple of chairs provided by the fire and a nice flat spot for our tent between the dirt road and she shady nook. We didn’t have time to explore the property but it would have been fun! My family loved this, great spot to set up camp and enjoy the stars and swings!
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Christy E.recommends
September 26, 2023
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
Primitive camping at its best!
I just had to reach out and share my amazing experience at this stunning place! Now, don't get me wrong, I love the Hilton, but there's something about primitive camping that truly captivates me. The two ponds on the property are absolutely beautiful and teeming with brim and bass fish. We even spotted several deer during our camping adventure! We were so enchanted by the place that we couldn't help but plan our next trip to visit Anthony, who was an exceptional host. If you're not into primitive camping and prefer a fancy shower over a bag of water heated on the hood of your Jeep, I'd suggest considering another booking option. It's only fair to avoid leaving a negative review for camping when the listing clearly doesn't promise GLAMPING. All in all, this place is a gem, and I couldn't recommend it enough. So, if you're up for an unforgettable outdoor experience, give it a go!
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Ac G.recommends
December 30, 2022
Murchison Farm Where nature Rules!
Amazing sky
We had a great night under the stars here at Anthony’s. He is so welcoming. We got some of his firewood and he gave us more than enough! Beautiful field to camp in on top of a hill with gorgeous overlook. Trails to discover and great big trees to camp under in the forest. Come prepared for primitive camping and enjoy a serene and calm paradise. Thanks again to Anthony!!!
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Pine Apple, Wilcox, Alabama, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mvskoke (Muscogee) and Pensacola First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Anthony M.Joined in February 2018
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