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Tenderfoot Learning Lab is for students of all ages to learn how to live a sustainable life within their chosen study and life path. Your stay here will help support our mission of preparing students for life beyond college, teaching them to be critical thinkers who understand the ripple effects of their decisions in their local and global communities.
Learn more about this land: www.tenderfootlearninglab.org
-Ash Cave is within 30 minutes.
-Zaleski state park is a 22 minute drive.
Attractions UNDER 10 minutes away:
- Fox Lake - bass fishing and birdwatching
- Waterloo Wilderness Area - hiking and wild turkey hunting
-Athens Ohio - many great attractions including our world famous breweries (yes, plural)
-Hockhocking Adena Bikeway - A 21 mile rail to trail paved footpath between Nelsonville and Athens
-Wayne National Forest Headquarters - A patchwork of public land that covers over a quarter million acres of Appalachian foothills
We are located 22 miles from Hocking Hills State Park
We can accommodate trailer parking with a pull around driveway for all the Hocking Hills ATV trails nearby. No riding on site.
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
Hosted by Tenderfoot Learning Lab T.Joined in October 2020
80 ratings · 63 reviews
October 23, 2023
A relaxing autumn weekend
My family stayed in Deciduous Downtime for two nights in Late October. The leaf color was beautiful but we did catch a spell of wet weather. Travis, part of the couple that own Tenderfoot Learning Lab, met us shortly after we arrived to drop off firewood. He was attentive, available if needed and hands-off otherwise to let us enjoy our time together at camp. We also appreciated the pet friendly stance at Tenderfoot.
A few things to note on the campsite. The constructed tent pad is level, but the rest of the campsite is on a decent pitch downhill. The short path from parking to the campsite is also a downhill walk with a few steps on steeper sections. The “sleeps 6” recommendation is a push in my opinion. We had 5 people 16 years old and above and needed 2 tents. It was a bit of a struggle to find level ground for both. Finally, the weather left the campsite soggy, but no standing puddles or mudpits. Just be prepared for some surface slickness if you get some rain and watch your step heading downhill to the campsite.
We had a good stay and recommend the campsite. It’s also nice to know that the site fee is rolled back into the environmental education of students.
October 8, 2023
A Forest Hug
Such a wonderful and beautiful place that facilitates connection to the land of southeast Ohio. And incredibly kind hosts. Have found my new camping spot in Athens! Highly recommend.
August 26, 2023
A Forest Hug
A Forest Hug was great! Travis was incredibly kind & even gave me extra firewood during my stay. Great camping spot near downtown Athens and Hocking Hills. It felt good to know the money I spent camping here is going towards a good cause too. Do be aware that the campsite is close to the road, although cars don’t pass by often.
August 7, 2023
A nice summer spot. The host was friendly. There is some car noise from the road, but during sleeping hours, I didn't hear any cars go by. The small hill between the camp spot and parking is not bad. The outhouse is just for pooping (it's in the information once you reserve the spot, but I don't think I saw it on the posting).
June 27, 2023
Beautiful site and hospitable host! Nearby everything great in Athens.
June 25, 2023
The property is beautiful and secluded. There is a water supply and privy and our campsite had a picnic table and a really great fire pit. The hosts were friendly and helpful. We had a great time despite the rain and I would definitely go back!