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Backwoods Camping

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· Cumberland, Guernsey, Ohio
10 acres hosted by Bill M.
1 tent site
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Purchased in 2019, these overgrown acres are now a federally registered Farm with the crop being Trees, and have a 10 year Woodland Stewardship Management Plan with the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources. I  will be working hard over the years to bring this back to a healthy stand of mixed hardwoods, full of wildlife habitat. Learn more about this land: Enjoy approximately 10 wooded acres while being the only campers on site. Provided are a 4x8 lean-to, outhouse, fire ring, and a spool table. Hiking trails are cut throughout the woods, so feel free to explore. Just stay within the wire fence lines to avoid crossing onto neighboring private lands. This is a Federal and State managed Woodland, so please do no harm to any living tree or plant. Feel free to pick up any dead wood for use in the fire ring. (Cut Firewood also provided for free at campsite.) You do have to hike in and out between parking area and campsite. The access is on a slope, so you will get your cardio. It's about 500 feet from parking to campsite. 10 minutes from The Wilds. 10 minutes from I-70. 15 minutes from I-77 and Cambridge.Enjoy approximately 10 wooded acres while being the only campers on site. Provided are a 4x8 lean-to, outhouse, fire ring, and a spool table. Hiking trails are cut throughout the woods, so feel free to explore. Just stay within the wire fence lines to avoid crossing onto neighboring private lands. This is a Federal and State managed Woodland, so please do no harm to any living tree or plant. Feel free to pick up any dead wood for use in the fire ring. (Cut Firewood also provided for free at campsite.) You do have to hike in and out between parking area and campsite. The access is on a slope, so you will get your cardio. It's about 500 feet from parking to campsite. 10 minutes from The Wilds. 10 minutes from I-70. 15 minutes from I-77 and Cambridge.
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18 ratings · 16 reviews
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Elizabeth W.recommends
June 16, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
Excellent camping
Beautiful property full of wildlife. Clean campsite. Definitely a great place to get away.
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Cooper G.recommends
June 9, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
Great secluded spot for tent camping in the woods.
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Becca G.recommends
June 4, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
The site was great overall! The metal lean-to provided a place for us to put our non-tent stuff to keep it out of the elements. There was a nice plateau that was perfect for staking down our tent without any risk of being washed out (the forecast was nice, but it is Ohio, after all). The spool tables were also great for preparing food. I would definitely recommend this place! I kinda wish I would have paid more attention to the fact that it was a downhill hike from parking, that hill was much steeper than I'm used to. My legs were killing me! The fact the site was in a wooded valley did make it very nice since I didn't have to use sunscreen all day, and only during peak hours. To note: my husband and I aren't overly bothered by bugs, but we won't be recommending this site to any of our arachnophobic friends. It seemed like spiders were everywhere! So, to summarize: 10/10 campsite. Very cozy! Just not for your bug-phobic friends
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Catherine C.recommends
May 18, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
Safe and sound :)
Entrance was well marked, as well as trail. We had a camper so we mostly hung out around the parking area but we enjoyed several strolls around the grounds on the trail. We had two large dogs that really enjoyed it too! Overall we felt safe, comfortable and happy at this spot. Beautiful birdsong in the morning!
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Christina S.recommends
April 28, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
The spot was wonderful! Be prepared for a hike or pack light! Would recommend this spot!
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Amanda W.recommends
April 5, 2024
Private woodland with hiking loop.
He offered a place to camp last minute when roads were too flooded to make it to Wayne National forest. The campsite even had an unexpected lively stream next to it. We were so grateful to have firewood and a lean-to in order to keep us a little warmer and dryer despite the rain/snow!
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Cumberland, Guernsey, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, Hopewell Culture, and Ofo 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 Bill M.

Joined in December 2020
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