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Bear Creek Farm and Ranch

· Palmer, Christian, Illinois
103 acres hosted by Debbie D.
1 lodging site · 3 RV/tent sites
Best in Illinois: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Debbie is a Star Host
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
We purchased our 45 acre farm in 1997, since then we have operated a sustainable small organic farm.  In January of 2018 we purchased 58 more acres that is attached to our land.  The property has a greenhouse, high tunnel and about a half acre of field that we raise vegetables & fruit on.  We have a 3 acre pond with a naturally sustaining fish population, we swim in the pond, many small pastures and woods with streams running through them.  Plenty of wildlife, hiking & mountain biking areas.  We have a certified kitchen at the farm and have products raised & made on the farm to purchase.  Supposedly the house is haunted and there are a couple of haunted sites within 15 miles of the farm. 
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741 ratings · 343 reviews
Mindy E.recommends
May 19, 2024
Site 3 - Ponds Edge
We had a great time camping and my kids loved the water! Deb was very accommodating and the place was perfect for us.
Cody M.recommends
May 4, 2024
Site 3 - Ponds Edge
The hospitality upon arrival was great and the sites were well maintained. Nice and quiet, so relaxing; and the fishing was pretty good.
James C.recommends
April 29, 2024
Site 3 - Ponds Edge
Love tent camping here. Hosts are friendly, it’s quiet and isolated. Pond is lovely and place is relaxing
Charlene B.recommends
April 28, 2024
Site 2 - Ponds Edge
Loved this camping site and the available hike through the enchantress woods.
Melissa B.recommends
April 15, 2024
Site 2 - Ponds Edge
Great camping trip!
We had the best time at Deb and Matt's farm! Site 2 was great. It is sunny and slightly sloped but that was expected. You can wake up and fish right at your campsite. They also let us use their canoe. Matt took us for a tour around the property on a golf cart, and Deb was sweet enough to watch our pup while we wandered, because he has some separation anxiety. We had a great time and will definitely be returning.
Camila F.recommends
April 10, 2024
Site 1 - Ponds Edge
Lovely piece of land and lovely hosts! Well maintained grounds, nice wooded area to explore on their property. We’re happy we stayed here.
Palmer, Christian, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Debbie D.Joined in February 2018
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