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Bailey Wayne Bike Camp

· Nelsonville, Ohio
3 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
This area was once a booming coal mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The hollow was made up of hundreds of company homes, several mines, and other company buildings. As the mines died, the forest slowly took over.  In the 1980s Wayne National Forest began acquiring ownership. Today, we are just a stone's throw from the new Baileys Trail System.  One proposed trail will cross New Floodwood Road just a few hundred feet from our little property. We saw this proposed trail system a few years ago and jumped at the opportunity to buy this sliver of land to use as our own weekend camping destination.  My wife and I have been biking for years; we've spent a lot of time camping and biking in OH, KY, WV, and NC.   We primarily ride gravel routes on our tandem mountain bike around Athens and Washington Counties in Ohio.  We have also been known to ride singletrack, rail trails, and once in a while road cycling.   Our property is 3 acres, which offers enough room to open up a couple primitive camp sites so we can share the peacefulness of Wayne National.    This is a new adventure for us, and we plan to make more improvements in the future.  
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Nelsonville, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jim & Michele M.Joined in March 2021
7 ratings · 7 reviews
Verne H.recommends
September 18, 2022
West Maple Campsite
Nice private place. Clean and cared for. Lots of stars and we saw glow-worms!
Heidi C.recommends
July 10, 2022
West Maple Campsite
We LOVED camping at West Maple! The site was very clean. The Vault toilets were very clean. The nature noises and near by farm noises were a nice reprieve from town noises. The movie theater was so close. We enjoyed Hiking at Hocking Hills which was only a 30 min drive by Highway (I would suggest heading up the visitor center for maps for the trails and roads in the area). We did have cell service at the campsite it was just very slow but thankfully we had some (Straight all wireless\Visable). There was firewood on site for donation. Surprisingly the bugs we're not bad at all even though it had just rained. We pulled the table underneath the big maple for cover when it started to sprinkle and it did great. It was a perfect shaded spot when weather turned hot too. Jim and Michelle work quick to respond to any of our needs.
Chris H.recommends
June 30, 2022
West Maple Campsite
Great for Riding Baileys!
Great launching point for exploring the trails Baileys! I stayed 2 nights and got in 3 days of mountain biking. The location was convenient to the trails - 2 days I drove to the Chauncey-Dover trailhead and it was probably 10 minutes. The last day I drove up the road to park at the Utah Ridge Pond which was also maybe a 10 minute drive. You can ride the road up to the trails, but I wanted to save my climbing legs for the singletrack. Camp is primitive - so no running water - but the outhouse was clean and stocked with all you need. Plenty of trees for shade and hanging hammocks. I'll be back!
Dustin N.recommends
May 31, 2022
West Maple Campsite
Loved it! This was a quick stop for us passing thru but would recommend! Will be back when I can spend some more time on my bike!
Derek K.recommends
May 30, 2022
West Maple Campsite
Adventure riding Wayne forest
This property is so convenient and peaceful. There’s on site trash, bathroom, and firewood. Super quiet, lockable, and Jim is super cool. It’s a very, very pleasant place to stay
Melissa B.recommends
May 23, 2022
West Maple Campsite
Location couldn't be better!
This location was perfect for my husband and I in our van. The 2 sites were clean and very large (we only used one, but no one was at the other). The pit toilets were the nicest I've ever used. The grass was soft (thanks to the wet weather). The pea gravel around the picnic table & fire pit was great for soggy days. For a mtn & gravel bike trip the location couldn't have been better! Sure, it's a steep climb, but GREAT to be able to just leave camp & hit the trails or gravel road route.
Jenny C.recommends
May 10, 2022
East Maple Campsite
First class site! Great gravel pad for tent camping, and well thought out site, with a picnic table, fire pit and firewood. Right off a main road but feels very private. We really enjoyed this pretty spot.
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