Hipcamp host Ross  K.,
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Baileys Basecamp is nestled in the middle of Wayne National Forest and steps off of the Baileys Trail System. The Trails are open to mountain bikers, hikers and wildlife enthusiast. Utah Ridge fishing pond is in walking distance and the Hocking River is nearby for canoeing and kayaking.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Moderate walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ross a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Bryan

Camping with the family!

Bryan S.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Bailey's site#1 - This place was awesome! This is the only camping site available on the hill and is very clean, green, private, yet perfect for a group to spread out. My kids ages 6-11 were able to run around and play and explore nature without me being worried about them.

Because the site is at the top of a steep hill and parking is at the bottom, motorized transportation via a gator upon arrival and departure were 100% essential with all the camping gear. (which was provided)

I was pleasantly surprised to find a newly remodeled full bathroom at the bottom of the hill that Ross has for his guests. It's the nicest BR you'll ever have camping. (It's worth noting that it's about 100-150 yards up-down the steep hill from the campsite. So, I'd suggest having something figured out at your camp so that challenging hike is saved for only the most needed BR trips.)

In summary, it perfectly fit the bill for what I was looking for. I'd certainly camp there again. (Verizon get's 1-2 bars of reception at the top of the hill) Ross was great to work with. Very friendly, helpful and quick to respond to texts.

Baileys Trail System - Campsite #1Enjoying a S'more
Hipcamper Haley

Peaceful camping trip. ☺️

Haley K.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

We loved camping at Baileys! Not only were Ross and Keith very kind and responsive, their land was very clean and secluded. Just what we were looking for! There was only two of us camping at the top of the hill, but there was certainly room for many more. Next time we will bring our friends.

Hipcamper Ross
Response from Ross , the Host, on June 2nd, 2022

Thanks Haley! You guys were awesome guest and the more the merrier. Look forward to seeing you again. Ross

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Hipcamper Josh
Josh K.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Had a great time and location is great. The property backs right up to the Wayne NF and is walking distance to Bullfrog loop and Holler Collar trailheads for the Baileys MTB trails.

Hipcamper Bhumika

Love the place

Bhumika R.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2021

The best place for camping. No noise so peaceful N owner so friendly n helpful. Planning to again n recommend everyone to go once.

Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua S.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Great little campground that’s in close proximity to Baileys Trail System! You can even ride your bike to the trailhead which is only 2 miles away. Had a great experience and will definitely come back!

Hipcamper Tim

Paradise found

Tim S.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

Wow! The primitive camping is on fire! So serene and peaceful. The UTV shuttle service is first rate! Anyone into mountain biking look no further. Can’t wait for our next stay! Thank you Ross and Deanna! You guys rock!

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Hipcamper duke
Duke A.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

i highly recommend the upper site! we were looking for centrally located to the national and state forests, primitive off the beaten path type of place and baileys nailed it. we enjoy visiting nelsonville and athens so that was a plus too.
we took gravel roads to get there and had no trouble finding ross’ property. ross let us know that his neighbor keith would be helping us up to our site with a UTV. we were greeted by two dogs and a cat, all very friendly. be warned, it is a VERY steep hill up!! it was no problem for us and added to the experience. kieth was great and told us to knock on his door if we needed anything, and gave us hammocks handmade by a buddy of his to set up at the site.
the site is very secluded on a clearing on the too of the hill, surrounded by forest. it has a picnic table, fire ring, a bench and stools. we had the place to ourselves and loved that the campsite is bordered by wayne national forest. the flora and fauna at the site were wonderful. it was very quiet and we were able to stargaze despite it being a somewhat wooded site.
there are currently no “proper” toilet at the top of the hill. there is a porta potty at the bottom of the hill, where you park.
ross is a great host and we loved our stay on his property, and look forward to doing so again!

wayne national forest bordering campsite
Baileys Basecamp
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