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Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, Altenbrauch Farm's 62-acre property features a mix of open fields, small streams, wooded hills and a lonely country road. Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find the perfect primitive campsite.

As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Vinton County is home to the sec

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Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, Altenbrauch Farm's 62-acre property features a mix of open fields, small streams, wooded hills and a lonely country road. Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find the perfect primitive campsite.

As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Vinton County is home to the second largest state forest, in addition to multiple state parks and wildlife areas. You’ll encounter abandoned historical sites and relics dating back to the early 1800s, hidden away among the wooded hills of Ohio’s least populated county. If you're a lover of outdoor recreation, this is the place to be. Within about a half-hour drive, there are many opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, hunting and fishing, and birding.  Nearby parks and forests include Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking Hills State Forest, Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, the Moonville Rail Trail, Lake Alma State Park, Tar Hollow State Forest, and more!

Set up camp wherever you like!  There are 12 acres of open field space, surrounded by 50 acres of wooded hills and hollows with hiking trails and level spots to pitch tents. Vehicles can be driven to the field sites; we are still working on a road to access the hill sites by vehicle.  The fields have about a dozen "permanent" sites with stone or metal fire rings and log seating.  Portable fire rings are also available that can be moved anywhere.  Dead wood for campfires is free to gather, or split firewood is available to purchase for $5/bundle. A toilet and solar shower are located at the center of the property. An outdoor water spigot is also available. Guests are expected to follow the "Leave No Trace" principles. Any trash packed onto the property must be bagged and taken with you.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
4 sites
Up to 52 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 60 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Caleb a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2022

The entire experience was just lovely. Plenty of space for us and the people we met were very nice and just happy to be camping out.

Hipcamper Leah
Leah E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2022

Beautiful drive to the camp! Was very relaxing and peaceful!

Hipcamper Alyssa

Scenic and peaceful

Alyssa D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2022

The campground was really beautiful. There was a lot of space between us and the other campers so it was quiet and felt more like we were in nature compared with the big public campgrounds where people are crammed in together. The campground had a small creek running along behind it and pretty fields. There were places you could make a fire. The toilet was just a portapotty but that was still better than nothing! The shower was a portable-bag-type shower with a wood privacy stall built around it. My only wish was that there was a water source in the campground itself--currently it's somewhere at the host's house but I believe I read somewhere they are working on building one by the shower and portapotty. Those are very minor gripes and overall this was a wonderful place to stay. We had no trouble finding the place either.

Hipcamper Helia

Nice stay

Helia G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2022

I really enjoyed seeing the pup roaming around freely with the kiddos. I couldn’t tell who enjoyed it more; the kids or my 1yr old lab! We chose our spot in the first section of the farm and went all the way back in an area surrounded by trees. There weren’t any other campers in the section we stayed in, so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Although we did find D4 batteries in the fire pit, which we had to remove and throw in our own trash bag, the campsite was generally very clean.
The next comments are just observations:
Just so everyone knows, they’re working on a new water spigot. You’ll have to use one that’s in the owner’s backyard.
We found the firewood bundles to be on the smaller side, but you can gather your own wood.
Also, the shower is an enclosed area with a hanging refillable solar bag. So, if you plan to use the shower, make sure to fill up the bag with water (you might find it empty like we did), let the bag hang in directly sunlight, and give it time to warm up the water. If you do not do this, you might find yourself taking a cold shower.
Another thing, there is absolutely no connection in this area!! I didn’t mind it too much because I liked that the kids weren’t on their phones!!
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay. The nearby creek made it extra fun for the kids and the pup. The kids got to see small fish and frogs, and the pup got to cool off. We truly recommend this place, and we hope to be back in the autumn!

Camping in the Hocking HillsCamping in the Hocking HillsCheck in kiosk, porta potty, and shower area at a distance from our chosen camping location. Clean area!
Playing near the creek
Hipcamper Casey

A beautiful wooded getaway!

Casey C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2022

Caleb's land made for the perfect weekend camping trip to Hocking Hills! His directions were clear and the self check-in process was easy. It was so fun to explore the land and find the perfect spot to set up our tent. We loved how spread out the sites were and the privacy that the land offered. The woods and creek made for a perfect setting to camp in.

Hipcamper Jacquie
Jacquie L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2022

Great spot with lots of open space. Closer to a road with almost no traffic...beautiful spot and would come again!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2022

We enjoyed camping here in our small travel trailer. It was very quiet and we did not see a car on the road near our site during the first night. Very peaceful and relaxing area.

Camping in the Hocking Hills
Hipcamper Megan

Great place!

Megan H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2022

Had a great time camping! Spots are far enough away from each other. Could use more than one port a potty and the solar shower was not up and running yet. Probably shouldn't advertise it until it's operational. Definitely still had a great time. Beware of raccoons and coyotes!

Hipcamper Sherri
Sherri B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2022

Hipcamp was clean and well kept. The hollow was quiet and out of the way, but close enough to the park for a truly enjoyable stay.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent or RV Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Ohio
Finalist
Best in 2021 Ohio
Finalist
Property
Altenbrauch Farm
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$30/night
4 Sites

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