October 18, 2022
Hidden oaks site at present is a work in progress as it’s brand new and is just a little difficult going into as well as a bit sloped for tent camping, but not anything that we couldn’t handle. The host Jim was very responsive to messages and was kind enough to offer this site as an option for my son and I as it is closest to the bathroom and parking. He shared that there are hopes to level out the site a bit in the future. The location is great and the sites are spread out. The fire ring was huge and sturdy, too. Overall a great stay!
September 7, 2022
Really enjoyed staying at Whispering Pines. We arrived during the rain and Jim had kept the firewood we purchased dry for us until we arrived and then delivered the wood to our campsite. Location was beautiful!
August 20, 2022
Very secluded area and beautiful, highly recommend if you are newer to camping and want to try it out!
July 26, 2022
Spacious, Clean, & Kind Host!
The land was beautiful and VERY spacious. A bit of a hike due to rain messing up the drive up the steep hill, our cars wouldn’t make it. But he was very kind and responsive to questions. Portapot was clean and kids all had a blast! Neighbor on the top of the hill were kind and chatted for a little bit as well! Would definitely recommend this site if you have a larger group or many children!
July 7, 2022
Just what I needed!
Very private, love it! The clean porta potty was a plus. Responsive to my questions. Thanks Jim.
July 5, 2022
This campsite is really nice. It’s quiet, shady, beautiful, and great for hammocks. You feel like you’re remote while actually being close to gas stations/stores. It’s a 20ish minute drive to hocking hills depending on what side you’re going to. Be aware, you have to carry your gear about 1/4 mile from the parking area to the site. The bathroom is also at the parking area. Bring bug spray and enjoy the serenity!
We had a great time! The only issue we ran into was the gravel road up to the site was in rough shape. We could not get up the road all the way and ended up having to park somewhere else.
May 30, 2022
The camp was super nice and peaceful, can get muddy after a hard rain, but that is expected. Jim and his wife were super nice and we will definitely be coming back.
May 29, 2022
Beautiful property and very kind hosts
May 18, 2022
Our host was very helpful and the camp sight was well put together with plenty of room for tens and tables for your supplies. Overall a really good place to camp. It should also be noted there is a steep hill driving up but our cars where still able to make it up
April 29, 2022
Off grid campin, WITH cell service!
Had a great time host was very helpful with directions. Off grid camping with beautiful land. We came in late and went straight to camp had a great night host was very accommodating. We will definitely be going back again would highly recommended
April 27, 2022
Stayed for one night and had a perfect stay. Nice shaded area and trees, quiet and secluded. Great view of the stars and a nice breeze that blows through the pines. Would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking!
April 25, 2022
We needed a quick get away and Jim’s land was perfect for a night camping out! Thanks man!
April 15, 2022
Wonderful quiet location. We arrived late and left early. Great communication with owner. Would recommend.
November 15, 2021
Wonderful, isolated spot for a relaxing two-night stay. Very quiet (with occasional distant motorcycle or barking dog, but there’s no place in Ohio to get away from that). Perfect spot in small group of pines, great for hammocks and our 4-person tent. Would definitely return!
October 27, 2021
Very nice camping spot. The bench, Lawn chairs, and fire pit being at the site is a real plus. There was no one else staying the night I stayed so it felt extremely private. Even if there were others, you’re spaced out enough where you would not see them and only hear them if they were walking by your site I would say. Nearby small town for gas and water etc. nice trails to hike at the campsite and close to Zaleski state park.
October 2, 2021
Very nice!! We loved how secluded it was, and Jim was very friendly and helpful with our questions. Perfect space for the 3 of us and overall a good time. A great camping site!
September 27, 2021
We will return!
Jim's campsites are private and relaxing. I'd highly recommend camping here if you want some quite time in the woods. The camping chairs on site were a wonderful added bonus. Our kids loved following the trails to see what we could find and the stars at night were magnificent. We hope to camp here again!
August 15, 2021
Wonderful quaint little camp site! My partner and I hiked the South Loop in Zaleski and wanted a more private camp site than inside the park so we booked Whispering Pines.
It was only about a 10-15 minute drive from Zaleski but I would highly recommend downloading some maps or printing out directions ahead of time, I had no service to run a GPS, fortunately Jim’s directions were solid and we easily found the place.
Planning another trip to Zaleski in the fall and will definitely be booking here again!
July 10, 2021
Awesome place to hammock camp!
Great place could use another sign at the trail head but beautiful well maintained definitely will be returning jim was very helpful
May 1, 2021
Clean and quiet
We arrived after dark due to a mishap with another camp ground.
Jim was very kind and helped to guide us to the camp site since we had difficulty navigating in the dark.
The site itself is great, perfect for hammocks. There is plenty of fallen and dead trees around to source fire wood. It is very quiet and all the sites are well spaced so you have privacy.
The property is large with lots to explore. It is far enough out of the city that you can enjoy the full camping experience, but close enough to some stores so you can pick up any supplies you might need.
Would book again!
April 11, 2021
You Create Primitive Sites
Nice place. Plenty of different terrain, dense areas and some open spots. Didn't get to see as much wildlife as I'd have liked but the signs were everywhere. Definitely a place I could get lost for a week.