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Bear Pond

· West Union, Adams, Ohio
3 acres hosted by John B.
1 lodging site
John is a Star Host
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Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Serene, Rolling Hills, Fresh air. Hiking Buzzards Roost, Canoe/Kayaking @ MoonDoggie LIVERee, visiting Family Traditions Animal Zoo, Miller’s Amish furniture and Bakery, Shawnee National Forest, Adams State Lake, Serpent Mound, Tranquility Wild Life Shooting Range, your away from everything but close to what ever you want. Bigfoot Country (Sasquatch Hunting is allowed, however like fishing, they are catch and release only😎) . Nice private spot accommodates Tent Camping, Car camping, or even if your taking an Overland Trip. Bearpond will accommodate small RVs and Travel trailers. Nola's Cabin is a New availability as an Extra. Nola's Cabin is a Cozy small quiet cabin situated at the end of the gravel driveway under the trees. Overlooks the small valley down into the hill across the creek. Nice cozy place out of the elements. Electric is available. accommodates 4 people nicely. Twin (1) over full bunk (2) with Trundle (1). 6 inch Memory foam pads with liners are present on beds. Get a good nights rest while on your getaway, and still enjoy your outdoor cooking, fishing and star gazing.Come unplug and welcome the beautiful foliage and Trees at Bear Pond.  You will find 2.5 + mostly wooded acres with a pond and a creek, surrounded by more woods, with multiple areas to pitch tents, or stay in your small camper. If you would like, Nola's cabin is available as an extra.  At the end of the graveled entrance driveway, you will find a 30-amp RV outlet as well as a general duplex 115v outlet.  The Driveway is gated and can be locked with the combination lock and chain that is provided to give you Privacy and Solitude.  Phone signal is relatively good, depending on service provider, Service can be spotty around the pond and down the hills towards the creek.  Bear Pond is a good place for privacy as it is only available for 1 booking at a time.  There will be no other campers outside your group.  Nola's Cabin has twin over full bunk with trundle. Nola's cabin is an out of the elements alternative for pitching a tent. Electric is available in Nola's Cabin as well as a small fridge/freezer. Wake up in Nola's Cabin, make your camp coffee and breath the morning fresh air as you watch the beautiful sunrise over the trees. your only 4.5 miles from anything you need, Gas, supermarket, auto store, food. If you prefer small Mom and Pop Diners, stop in and say Hi to Milburn and Margaret at Mikey's Family Restaurant, I don't think you will be disappointed.  Charcoal Grill is supplied in case you just want to bring charcoal and camp cook. Things to do:  Hiking Buzzards Roost, Canoe/Kayaking @ MoonDoggie LIVERee, visiting Miller’s Amish furniture and Bakery, Shawnee National Forest, Adams State Lake, Serpent Mound and the Sunshine store, just to mention a few things to do..  There is about a 1/4 mile perimeter that can be walked/Hiked.  It is not a necessarily an easy walk as you will be crossing the creek 3 times along with going up dirt hills.  This is not a finished trail as there are no bridges over the creek or necessarily beaten trails, you will be following the property markers.   So bring your walking stick and boots.    Your away from everything but close to what ever you want. Bigfoot Country ;) Fishing and Bigfoot Hunting allowed,  however they are both catch and release :)
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22 ratings · 20 reviews
Nick R.recommends
May 14, 2024
Bear Pond
Great place, highly recommend. We rented the cabin because we took our pups with us and it was perfect. Property is beautiful.
Juniper S.recommends
April 21, 2024
Bear Pond
a respite in nature
It was a welcome return to Bear Pond this spring. John quickly responded to queries and was incredibly helpful in getting me settled through Hipcamp messaging. New since my last stay at Bear Pond is Nolas Cabin, on-site water via yard hydrant, firewood bundles, and a wooden deck with chairs. I slept in my rig on four wheels and appreciated the level parking area. I took advantage of the covered porch on Nolas Cabin. What a luxury to be able to stow things away from rain and wind without having to use a tarp. The picnic table and grill are on a concrete slab, which means even if it rained for several days in a row, one can still cook out without getting muddy boots. The fire ring is just off the slab. I visit Adams County in the spring for the flora and fauna, and Bear Pond delivers. A pair of red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, and a Louisiana waterthrush were all within view between the tulip tree and the white pine where I hung the hammock. I feel fortunate to be able to stay at Bear Pond, hook up to the on-site electric, and be able to keep tabs on the weather via a Verizon signal. Bear Pond is a wonderful respite in nature.
Kyle J.recommends
April 13, 2024
Bear Pond
Bear Pond
This camp area was just what my family needed. The host was very attentive to my messages, friendly, and willing to help. He has a cooking station set up now beside Nola's cabin that will be amazing once he is finished with it. Nola's cabin fit my wife and I along with out 2 kids just fine. I would stay here again, and probably will next spring to see the wild flowers in the area.
James D.recommends
March 26, 2024
Bear Pond
Camp at Bear Pond!
John is responsive and considerate. Bear Pond provides an awesome blend of the amenities of a campground with water & electric and the experience of being alone on private land or dispersed camping in a secluded area. We enjoyed our stay very much and will be returning. Excellent jumping off point for the SOAL and the GOAT adventure routes.
Edee M.recommends
March 12, 2024
Bear Pond
I had a wonderful time at Bear Pond staying in Nola's Cabin. The site was beautiful and peaceful, situated in the woods with creeks surrounding it. John was very helpful and made sure everything was ready for me while respecting my privacy. I highly recommend this space.
Ian M.recommends
February 28, 2024
Bear Pond
Perfect for me
Great place for a little R&R. Super affordable and worth every penny. Im definitly going back. It is pretty close to the road however for my 2 night stay i had very little road noise.
West Union, Adams, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Myaamia, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, Hopewell Culture, and Adena Culture First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John B.Joined in May 2021
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