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Sycamore Lake Elk Ranch
23 reviews
· Ohio
105 acres
3 sites
3 Tent
I’ve had the pleasure of having this land as my playground for many years.  My grandparents purchased the property after WWII.  Initially, it began as a dairy farm and a few years later they opened Sycamore Lake Campground, one of the very first public camping spots in the U.S.  I grew up fishing, hunting, riding tractors and horses here.  Years later I had a vision of starting my own elk ranch and what better place to do so than on my family’s property.  I brought my first load of elk here on my grandmother's 95th birthday in 2010 and in 2014 I was able to purchase the property from my her.  She left us days away from her 101st birthday.  I now reside here at the ranch and the herd has grown to over 50 head.  The ranch is a work in progress and if you become a regular visitor, you will notice changes between each visit.  I'm proud to be able to keep this land in my family and I’m excited to able to share it with all of you. I truly hope you can come and enjoy the natural landscape; of a place I hold dear to me. Learn more about this land: Pitch a tent on a bank of a winding creek or along the private lake.  Abundant wildlife to admire.  Bass fishing and boating steps away from your site.  Small boats along with fishing poles and gear are available for rent.  Enjoy roasting your hotdogs and marshmallows over a campfire at night.  Firewood is for sale.  This is a working elk ranch and tours are available.  Lake Erie is a few miles away.  Wine country and Geneva on the Lake are just moments down the road.
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Hosted by Scott D.Joined in August 2021
26 ratings · 23 reviews
Mike C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 1 - Elk Ranch
Great host - great tent camp!
Scott was an awesome host and has a great property. Our site was secluded, easily accessible and perfect for a car camp. The lake is a blast - we caught a few bass and it’s very serene. The elk are very impressive creatures! Overall, this was an awesome weekend.
Daniel W.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 2 - Elk Ranch
Awesome place to camp. Very private and spacious. The elk bugling this time of year was awesome. Scott was a great host and we look forward to going back.
Nicole M.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 2 - Elk Ranch
Awesome Experience
What an awesome property! Scott showed us around the farm which we really enjoyed learning all about the Elk he had. Where we camped was beautiful. I would highly recommend this stay!
David L.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 1 - Elk Ranch
Scott is a great host. Seeing/hearing the Elk with Scott is such a unique experience and something you cannot get at any other camp site. We even got to pet one of them. We stayed at site 1 which overlooks the creek and has great flat ground for campsite. Plenty of privacy from other sites. Highly recommend!
Shay E.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 2 - Elk Ranch
Scott was incredibly accommodating. The campsite we stayed at (2) was giant and provided a ton of shade seclusion. The area was beautiful and it was peaceful listening to the elk as the sun went down.
Brianna E.recommends
August 30, 2022
Site 3 - Elk Ranch
Camping with Elk!
We had so much fun tent camping on Scott’s land. He was extremely welcoming and helpful. He took is for a tour of the elk and was very patient when answering all of our questions! He let us choose the campsite and made sure we had everything we needed. We also got to go on the row boat on the lake! It was so pretty and peaceful!
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