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Clark Shack Acres

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· Piedmont, Ohio
40 acres
3 sites
3 RV/Tent
Clark Shack Acres is a miniature horse farm in the Appalachian Ohio area. In the Muskinghum watershed near 5 State Park lakes Piedmont, Clendening, Salt Fork, Tappen and Seneca lakes. Also one mile from Egypt Valley Nature Public land. Close to fishing, boating, horseback riding, hunting, hiking. You can hike on trails at the camp site . Nice clear view of the stars. Learn more about this land: Located just 8 miles from interstate 70 in Ohio exit #202 coming from the east and exit 198 from the west . SORRY CAMPFIRE WOOD NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME We are a 40 acre family farm , not a camp ground . But you can drive to all of our sites and  Pitch a tent near a pine forest and pond on a miniature horse farm . Private, but walking distance to the main house were water is available for washing and drinking. Many hiking trails on the land with a pond, stream, mediation circle. We have lots of wildlife. Located on a dirt road about 25 miles to nearest city. Fire ring and firewood is available. One tent or camper per site . Only 2 miles to Piedmont Lake where you can fish and go boating . They have a marina and restaurant. Only minutes from an Ohio wildlife reserve Egypt Valley great for hiking and hunting. Located in the Muskingum Water Shed with many lakes and streams including Salt Fork , Clenndening  , Piedmont, Seneca, Tappen Lakes . We have a lot you can park your boat when its not on the lake while camping .  We are located in a  Amish community , so watch for horse and buggys  on your drive to the farm.     primitive camping ~  is defined as being without neighbors, electricity, running water, bathroom facilities and, often times, cell service. You camp in a remote location and provide everything for yourself  
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Piedmont, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Deborah C.Joined in October 2017
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38 ratings · 29 reviews
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Denbis E.recommends
May 2, 2022
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Hosts were very knowledgable about local area and lore..Were very gracious and kind I would highly recommend to anyone wishing to camp with privacy in mind. Very much planning on returning.
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Jessie Y.recommends
July 18, 2021
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Private, peaceful and very relaxing! Great hosts and cute little horses. We loved hiking around the property.
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Marissa L.recommends
July 14, 2021
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Had a fantastic time! The owners were very helpful and even went a step above and beyond to help us when we realized we forgot camping stakes! Pat was wonderful giving us a tour, providing firewood, and showing us all of the animals and property. We welcomed the outdoor cats to come stay with us, and they did! We loved the company. The outhouse was very clean and bug-free. Skeeters sucked a little bit (literally!) But we didn't encounter any ticks, thank goodness. would absolutely come back again! Thanks guys!
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Bobbi S.recommends
May 23, 2021
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
What an amazing place!
What an amazing place. Deb and Pat are amazing. If you want to get away and relax this is for you. We saw and heard so many different animals, fished and walked the woods. We will definitely go back. 10 or of 10.
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Missy C.recommends
May 11, 2021
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Great find!
This is such a nice place! Loved being greeted by the mini horses and donkeys. Found a quiet, level spot to car camp across from the pond and privy. The owners were very attentive.
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Natalie H.recommends
August 28, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
My friend and I got there pretty late at night, but our host was super understanding and was up to meet us both when we arrived. Our host was very friendly and let us know we were free to walk around the next morning. The place was pretty nice, it was a lot more private than camping in a state park. The miniature horses were awesome and the little trails were nice to take a walk on. This place would be awesome for kids to play, especially for those who love to adventure or have a big imagination. As a person in their early 20s, I would definitely stay here again.
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Sarah S.recommends
August 22, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Short and sweet stay
We had a wonderful time during our short stay! We camped with our two young daughters and our two small dogs. Farmer Pat was as kind as could be and showed us to our camp site and told us all about the property and the horses. He let us know about the coyotes and their pups that we might hear howling and said they would sound closer than they actually were, which we counted on during the middle of the night! The miniature horses and donkeys gave us a very warm welcome in the morning. We enjoyed exploring the beautiful and serene property, trails, forest and pond and just wished we could have stayed longer. (One night was all we could manage with a toddler!) We definitely plan to return!
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Ali P.recommends
August 12, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
We Loved Camp Avery!
Pat and Deb were the most welcoming and gracious hosts! They were accommodating to all of our needs and beyond. We were lucky to have the hiking trails to ourselves and find a true moment of peace at Camp Avery. Your space and privacy are respected - we chose to invite Pat down to our fire and one of the best parts of our trip was getting to know all about him, his land, and his family. Not only is he friendly, it’s also important to note he was incredibly respectful of COVID boundaries. We can’t wait to go back, hear the wildlife, and see the guardian of the forest (the knight protecting the woods so that Pat + Deb’s grandkids don't get scared), and hopefully catch Deb for a psychic reading! 10/10 would recommend.
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Thomas T.recommends
August 5, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
We found this site totally by accident while planning for a trip from central Illinois to the Philly area. It was the perfect half-way stopping point. Fairly close to the freeway. Nice, clean sites. Very accommodating hosts, etc.... And, very family friendly.
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Katelyn O.recommends
August 2, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Beautiful spot
We only had the pleasure of spending a beautiful, but brief, 12 hours at Camp Avery on our cross country journey. But we highly recommend! Camp Hosts Pat and Deborah were very friendly. We got an opportunity to meet the horses on the way into the site. We arrived as the sun was setting and didn’t have as much time to explore as we’d like, but got an opportunity to take a look around in the morning. Such a beautiful place! We had a nice fire, outhouse is very clean. The only thing we would change is the length of our stay. ;) Camp Avery, being our first stop, set the bar pretty high! We would definitely return!
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Jane S.recommends
July 26, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Outhouse by pond was very clean! Campsites are right off a mainly desolate gravel road. It is back in some woods and 5-10 minutes from Piedmont Lake Marina, where you can go kayaking or boating!
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Jon A.recommends
July 26, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Fun Family Site
What a fun site camp Avery is!!!! It’s very roomy with tons of places to roam and explore. The pond is beautiful and will give you a challenge to catch fish the bathroom is very clean and useful. There’s a ton of shade for the hot days and mini horses that love marshmallows and are so friendly. The host are very welcoming and sweet they make sure your having a great time and need nothing we had so much fun thank you
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Tyler M.recommends
June 26, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Wish we could have stayed longer
What a wonderful campsite. Deb and Pat are some of the sweetest most accommodating hosts we have ever had the pleasure of staying with. The site was secluded and tidy with plenty of wood to burn. There is a gorgeous meditation spot and so much love that has been put into the whole property that you can get lost for hours just exploring. The animals are all friendly and beautiful, and they love to be pet and fed. All in all Camp Avery is a fantastic campsite in a private and gorgeous part of the country.
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Eliot B.recommends
June 17, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Lovely place to hear the bird symphony at dawn!
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Jontie G.recommends
June 14, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Read this before you book....
We booked our stay here because we needed a weekend away in a remote location. Our daughter loves horses so this camp looked like a good fit. The hospitality we recieved was absolutely outstanding. During our stay we could not find marshmellows to roast over the fire through the several citys we drive through! The "marshmellow shortage" came up during conversation with the host when we first met. Soon after while we were at our camp site they delivered a fresh bag of marshmallows on the house and said "I can't let your little girl go without marshmallows and a fire!" This gesture alone gets them a good review as they were genuinely being kind. They also took the time to let my daughter feed the horses, pet the donkeys and take some pictures. They offered fire wood if we ran out and many other things. We were not able to stay at the main camp sight because it was booked. Our sight was a decent sized lot directly off the gravely road. It was "ok" but not very appealing. We wished we could have stayed at the main site however, this wasn't a deal breaker. We had a freshly mowed lot with a fire ring. Our lot had 3 hiking trails directly by our site and a small creek to explore not far down the road. Over all we were happy with our stay. You couldn't ask for better people. Having the Piedmont Lake so close was very nice as we fished there and had about a 10 min drive back to camp. We very much enjoyed the miles of back gravel roads. We seen so much wildlife and beautiful scenery. It was great.
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Ian W.recommends
June 4, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
A very secluded collection of camping options.
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Jason P.recommends
May 29, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
My family had a great stay! We enjoyed exploring the trails and relaxing in the peace and quiet. Nearby Piedmont lake is very nice as well.
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Cassie C.recommends
May 26, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Clark Shack Acres was such a peaceful getaway for the long weekend!
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Jake S.recommends
May 26, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Nice place to spend a few days. Great location for people interested in the lakes nearby.
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Sean A.recommends
May 25, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Would go back again
We loved it. Pat was awesome, he was very friendly and helpful. He told us where everything is and was very accommodating. We only saw him when we arrived and when we left, which we both greatly appreciated!
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Jacob R.recommends
May 24, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
All around amazing. Wish we had a longer stay planned so we could have spent more time in this perfect place. The site that we camped on was right next to a beautiful Creek. This was an amazing get away. Hopefully we get the chance to come back!
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Brandi J.recommends
May 3, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Our first visit to Camp Avery, but likely not our last! We booked very last minute, and our hosts were very accommodating! We chose a site along the creek, instead of in the pines, and it was very peaceful! We were brought dry firewood, and were told to just holler if we needed anything. Great little place! We look forward to returning.
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Luke T.recommends
April 20, 2020
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
We really enjoyed our stay at Camp Avery. The owner was pleasant and showed us around the property when we arrived. We were in a campervan and could not get to the normal camping sites because it had rained so much, but he found us a nice little clearing just off the dirt road that did just fine. My wife and I were the only ones there that weekend so it was just us and 35 acres to explore. It was the quiet little getaway we needed.
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Kelly A.recommends
September 6, 2019
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
This campsite has it all - little horses with pasture, woods, trails, open field, and even a pond. The open field campsites are surrounded by woods with trails around the property that overlook a ravine, and lead to a small crop of large boulders in the woods. Wildlife abounds - we saw horses (not wild), toads, birds, butterflies and fish. Pat was a perfect host. He gave us the lay of the land, and showed us out to the campsites. Later, he returned with a cane pole ready for fishing if we wanted to use it. Campsite has a slight grade all around (it's in the hills after all.) There was plenty of shade, except when the sun was directly overhead. Accessibility might be an issue in wet weather. The dirt road through the woods to the clearing is short, but might become a challenge if it got very wet. This time, we arrived after dry weather, and even after a night of storms we had no trouble getting our 2WD VW camper van in and out. Maybe I worry too much.... We'll be back I'm sure.
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Billie R.recommends
July 26, 2019
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
My family & I were looking for a private place to camp to have some true family quality time w/out technology. Camp Avery turned out to be exactly that & more. The owners own 40 acres of beautiful land which included a bunch of trails to go explore & a pond. I cant forget to mention their cute little ponies. Each of them had their own personalities 😊. They also have some donkeys. BB was our favorite mostly bc she was closer to our campsite & made us laugh everytime she ould talk. At camp Avery there is a little jewel of hidden beauty. A short distance from the camp site was a beautiful landmark of big sand stone boulders all covered in lush green moss. All positioned in a circle! It was amazing for those of you who are history buffs, love nature or mysterious things. We would all go sit on the stones & have our coffee in the mornings. My favorite part of our trip. Farmer Pat & Deborah were very welcoming & good people! This has now become one of our spots to come back to every year! I defintely reccomend this campsite for some good old wholesome family time!!
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Sarah C.recommends
June 8, 2019
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Beautiful, peaceful camp spot!
Excellent hosts in a beautiful, peaceful location! Went for a quick solo weekend getaway and found the solace I was looking for. Was lucky enough to be the only one camping that weekend, so I had the entire place to myself. A clean, welk-kept outhouse, sweet little trails through the magical winding woods, a beautiful calm pine forest great for hanging a hammock, and the sweetest miniature horses/donkeys to keep you company. Deb & her husband were so welcoming, even bringing me extra dry firewood and checking in to make sure I was comfortable. Would highly recommend it for a calming retreat.
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Autumn K.recommends
December 4, 2018
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Woodsy and Cozy for explorers!
We had a lovely stay at Camp Avery! Situated in a clearing beside a quaint pond and an overgrown Christmas tree forest, this campsite was very private and cozy. Would definitely recommend this site to anyone looking to further explore Ohio!
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Crystal S.recommends
July 9, 2018
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Our Family had a great time! Will definitely come back.
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Ella F.recommends
March 31, 2018
Camp Avery @ Clark Shack Acres
Had so much fun at Camp Avery! We got a little tour of the property and introduced to the horses! Great trails and forests to explore :) definitely coming back in the summer
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