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Riverside Drive Retreat.

· Powell, Ohio
11 acres hosted by John M.
1 tent site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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In the path of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.
This is a beautiful 11 acre completely wooded lot with amazing topography and geologic diversity. It has been sought after by housing developers for years, but remains untouched due to legal battles related to driveway access. It currently provides an authentic secluded retreat in Powell, Ohio; a northwest suburb of Columbus, Oh. We are hoping to keep this land in it’s natural state (all of the site prep has been done by hand (and chain saw))- so come on out, enjoy a primitive retreat and contribute to furthering this land’s interesting story. 😀 Learn more about this land: This is a neat “primitive” campsite that is tucked into a natural wooded lot on 11 acres. It is located in Powell, Ohio- a northwest suburb of Columbus, Ohio.  It would be ideal for campers seeking a close get away from Columbus or the suburbs, who would like to disconnect a bit and immerse themselves in nature. We've also had some people traveling through Columbus enjoy a quick stay here.   This is the only site on the 11 acres, so you won't have any other campers to contend with.  The site is quite secluded from about June through early October.  In the fall, it should be noted that the trees will lose their leaves.  The result is that you can hear some traffic on occasion.  Also, you may notice the neighbor's houses when you first arrive.  Most people are able to get past this quite easily- as once you settle in you tend to forget about those things and enjoy the surrounding 11 acres of nature.   The site is mostly Ohio woodlands. Part of it is elevated and part of it is in floodplain adjacent to the Scioto River- providing some interesting topography. There is a small waterfall and two small creeks; which are most often active in the spring and fall.   The O'Shaughnessy Reservoir/Scioto River is in walking distance.  There you can boat, canoe, kayak and fish, but just plain swimming is not allowed.  Note that the reservoir also has a formal boat “dock” just 2 miles down the road.   For those who may wish to “base camp”- there are numerous amenities offered in Powell and nearby Dublin and Delaware and there are several interesting parks and hiking trails which would be just a short drive away.   We understand the pricing on this site may be a bit higher than most- but this is primarily related to the fact that we offer free fire wood; so you do not have to worry about bringing your own or paying for bundles as you go.    
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Powell, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John M.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
30 ratings · 26 reviews
Jordan A.recommends
September 25, 2023
Riverside Drive Retreat.
Great experience
Secluded. Private. Clean. Nice fire pit area. Great experience.
Kayci D.recommends
September 24, 2023
Riverside Drive Retreat.
Wow! Great property that is well taken care of plus added amenities makes this spot a perfect weekend getaway. We will be back for sure! Thank you!
Reese H.recommends
July 18, 2023
Riverside Drive Retreat.
John’s place is the perfect little spot in a convenient location to get out of town. The area is nice, easy to find, and well kept. He provided everything we needed to have a good time!
Sarah Noel B.recommends
October 4, 2022
Riverside Drive Retreat.
Wonderful Retreat!
We absolutely loved our time at Riverside Drive Retreat! John had everything well prepared, stocked and ready to go. The campsite is designed very thoughtfully and wonderfully peaceful and private.
David H.recommends
September 29, 2022
Riverside Drive Retreat.
Beautiful spot in the woods! Easy access from Columbus! We will be back.Great to be able to camp with our dogs.
Christopher D.recommends
September 25, 2022
Riverside Drive Retreat.
Had a great weekend escape! Site was exactly as described; will absolutely be returning.
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