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Butterfly Valley at Zaleski

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· New Marshfield, Athens, Ohio
3 acres hosted by Laura O.
1 RV site
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Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
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All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
UNPLUG & GET BACK TO NATURE at our secluded 3-acre PRIVATE RV RETREAT. Be immersed in nature and cocooned from the sights and sounds of city life. No cellular or wifi service will keep you communing with nature. String up your hammock on the banks of Hewitt Creek and bask in the peaceful serenity of nature. Stroll down our creekside path to the Paw-Paw patch and observe the kaleidoscope of wildlife including butterflies, birds, & bees. Come night, relax by our CREEKSIDE FIREPIT and enjoy our unpolluted night sky. Park your camper at the end of our 120ft long private gravel driveway with 50-amp electric hook-up. Enjoy a large mowed clearing by the creek with firepit and picnic table. In late summer and fall, a field full of 8ft tall annual flowers keep you hidden from the few passing travelers. Split seasoned firewood is usually available for purchase. Plenty of recreational opportunities are near for outdoor enthusiasts. We border the nearly 28K-acre Zaleski State Forest, which boasts of Hunting, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, and more. LAKE HOPE STATE PARK is just 4 miles away down an old dirt road, with a 120-acre lake for boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and swimming. They also have a free public Shooting Range. HISTORICAL REMNANTS are sprinkled throughout the area, most notably the haunted Moonville Tunnel, Kings Hollow Tunnel and the Hope Iron Furnace. While we don't allow hunting on our property, PUBLIC HUNTING is permitted in Zaleski State Forest (bordering our property) as well as the neighboring Waterloo Wildlife Area and the 5000 acre Wild Turkey management area. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: ~ 1/4 mi to Kings Hollow Tunnel ~ 3 mi to Moonville Tunnel ~ 4 mi to Lake Hope ~ 4 mi to Zaleski Shooting Range ~ 4 mi to Uncle Bucks Riding Stable ~ 4 mi to Hope Iron Furnace ~ 8 miles to Albany, OH ~ 12 mi to Athens, OH ~ 17 mi to Dorr Run ATV Trails Wayne National Forest (145 miles of trails) ~ 30m to Burr Oak State Park ~ 20 minutes from Old Man’s Cave, Hocking State Park ~ 1hr drive from Columbus The property is located in a field by a creek and has the potential to flood with prolonged heavy rains. If you plan to camp during a rainy weekend, we suggest a NOAA weather radio to keep informed since no Wi-fi or internet.This private RV site borders the Moonville Rail Trail at the edge of Zaleski State Forest. Be immersed in nature and cocooned from the sights and sounds of city life. No cellular or wifi service will keep you communing with nature. String up your hammock on the banks of Hewitt Creek and bask in the peaceful serenity of nature. Stroll down our creekside path to the Paw-Paw patch and observe the kaleidoscope of wildlife including birds, bees and butterflies. Come night, relax by our CREEKSIDE FIREPIT and enjoy the unpolluted night skies. Park your camper at the end of our 120ft long private gravel driveway with 50-amp electric hook-ups. Enjoy a large mowed clearing by the creek with firepit and picnic table. In late summer and fall, a field full of 8ft tall annual flowers will keep you hidden from the few passing travelers. Split seasoned firewood is usually available for purchase. Plenty of recreational opportunities are near for outdoor enthusiasts. We border the nearly 28K-acre Zaleski State Forest, which boasts of Hunting, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Backpacking, Mountain Biking, and more. LAKE HOPE STATE PARK is just 4 miles away down an old dirt road, with a 120-acre lake for boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and swimming. They also have a free public Shooting Range. HISTORICAL REMNANTS are sprinkled throughout the area, most notably the haunted Moonville Tunnel, Kings Hollow Tunnel and the Hope Iron Furnace. While we don't allow HUNTING on our property, public hunting is permitted in Zaleski State Forest (bordering our property) as well as the neighboring Waterloo Wildlife Area and the 5000 acre Wild Turkey management area. NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: ~ 1/4 mi to Kings Hollow Tunnel ~ 3 mi to Moonville Tunnel ~ 4 mi to Lake Hope ~ 4 mi to Zaleski Shooting Range ~ 4 mi to Uncle Bucks Riding Stable ~ 4 mi to Hope Iron Furnace ~ 8 miles to Albany, OH ~ 12 mi to Athens, OH ~ 17 mi to Dorr Run ATV Trails Wayne National Forest (145 miles of trails) ~ 30m to Burr Oak State Park ~ 20 minutes from Old Man’s Cave, Hocking State Park ~ 1hr drive from Columbus PLEASE NOTE: The property is located in a field by a creek and has the potential to flood with prolonged heavy rains. If you plan to camp during a rainy weekend, we suggest a NOAA weather radio to keep informed since no Wi-fi or internet.
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Michael K.recommends
May 29, 2024
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Private camping!
This place is wonderful! Easy hikes on the moonville rail trail that lead to some neat tunnels.
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Jennifer B.recommends
May 27, 2024
Moonville Rail Trail RV Site
Beautiful spot with lots of room and seclusion. A fun space for the kids, while allowing for peace and quiet for the adults. Added bonus of electricity is great! We enjoyed our stay
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Phillip W.recommends
May 20, 2024
Moonville Rail Trail RV Site
Beautiful Butterfly Valley
Great out of the way spot. Close enough to visit Hocking Hills but far enough to avoid the crowds. Peaceful and beautiful location to get away from it all.
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Tyler R.recommends
May 6, 2024
Moonville Rail Trail RV Site
Beautiful spot, clean site, nice creek with some small fish in it. If you have a camper the dirt roads can be a pain but if you come in the paved side it’s not too bad. Very secluded but there is quite a bit traffic coming through do to hikers and horse trail. All in all good camp site and wonderful host.
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Vanessa L.recommends
July 23, 2023
Moonville Rail Trail RV Site
Very quiet and peaceful but close to hiking (walking distance to Moonville trailhead). Creek was pretty and we even caught fish! Lots of stars at night!
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New Marshfield, Athens, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Kaskaskia, Hopewell Culture, Adena 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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Joined in April 2021
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