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Pachamanka Prairie + Woodland

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· Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois
49 acres hosted by Nance K.
3 tent sites
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100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Land is stewarded by an ecologist who grows food and medicinal plants, tends ducks, quail and honey bees. Agroecological methods used in growing. Woodland, grassland and prairie habitat creation and restoration on going. Learn more about this land: Explore the southern Driftless Region with prairie and woodlands. Pitch your tent between an allée of eastern white pine and several  mature apple trees and enjoy late morning sun and afternoon shade. Wide open skies and a viewing platform for stargazing. Mown paths for walking through prairie and grasslands. Jane Adams bike path 5 minute ride away for many hours of biking., Bikes available free for use.  Canoe and Kayaks for rental to put in in Pecatonica or Sugar Rivers. Shared barn kitchen with propane cooking surface, cooking utensils and pans, toaster, cooking oil, and myriad cooking ingredients. Two fire circles for building fires.  Firewood bundles available for sale.
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River, stream, or creek
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Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk), and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Nance K.Joined in June 2021
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Heather L.recommends
June 10, 2023
Pachamanka Prairie + Woodlands
Beautiful land
Nance had options for private/semi private sites, which was great. We chose the site near her garden which felt like a little cozy spot. The land is beautiful to explore, so many birds! We walked the trails, took bike rides to the butterfly farm and walked about. Sites are rustic, to minimize impact on the land. We appreciated the community kitchen, hammocks to relax in and overlook the prairie.
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Tim S.recommends
June 3, 2023
Pachamanka Prairie + Woodlands
Had a great stay here! Nance was a great host and the land was really beautiful! What made it work so well for me is the fact that it's about 1/4 mile away from the Jane Addams trail.
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Daniel E.recommends
October 26, 2022
Pachamanka Prairie + Woodlands
A Rustic Gem
Pachamanka Prairie & Woodlands is a treasure in historic Stevenson County just a stones throw from the Butterfly Farm and Jane Addams Trail. I camped during the fall when the colors peaked and the wildlife was bustling preparing for winter. The land and the host are fantastic. Be respectful and reconnect with nature just a two hour drive from Chicago.
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Daniel S.recommends
May 31, 2022
Pachamanka Prairie + Woodlands
Great place to camp
Incredibly beautiful land! Some of the best bird watching I've experienced. Nance was great!
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