Hipcamp host Christy H.,
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We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71, exit 140 in the peaceful country. Only open on weekends, your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season), fresh chicken & duck eggs, primitive camping, hiking, creeking, bluegill catch & release fishing, star gazing, a pollinator maze, frog habitat


We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71, exit 140 in the peaceful country. Only open on weekends, your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season), fresh chicken & duck eggs, primitive camping, hiking, creeking, bluegill catch & release fishing, star gazing, a pollinator maze, frog habitat pool & Little Free Library. There is a nice trail alongside the creek with vernal pools & trails in the woods. The spring wildflowers are spectacular. You'll want clothing protection from the stinging nettle, wild roses & ticks when hiking. We like to play outside & have horseshoes, cornhole, & other games like croquet & bocce ball.

We enjoy sharing the peace, quiet & abundance of nature here with dark starry nights, the sounds of frogs & barred owls with plenty of lightening bugs, dragonflies & butterflies. You'll want to bring a good supply of food & water as there are no stores, gas stations or fast food (ugh) places for 4 miles. We do have a small camp store with essentials, firewood, ice, supplies & others goods. Delco water is 50 cents a gallon.

There are 31 large campsites located near the pond, alongside the woods, some open, some group areas.  You may want to bring a sun shade canopy as the shaded sites get booked first. There are no hookups for electricity or water, no showers, no wifi but do have clean portapotties. We charge $5 per bike, $12 per carload for tent camping, $20 for popups, $30 for small rvs. These amounts align with wear & tear on the land, number of wheels & weight. There are no addl. fees for extra people nor for dogs, holidays or peak season. 

We are a family friendly camp & people come here to for peace, quiet, relaxation and to enjoy the sounds of nature. If your group likes to be continually loud or inconsiderate with rowdy partying most of the night, then this is not the camp for you. 

Check in is at daybreak, check out is dusk. A state required registration form is at the house area/parking lot by the big pole barn upon arrival. Please arrive before dusk so that you can see where you are going & not accidentally drive over a firepit, site post or porta-potty, lol. We also prefer to avoid driving at dark or delivering firewood thru the grounds since none of us likes headlights & vehicle noise around the nightly campfire.

Our rules are common sense. The most important rule is driving 5 mph so that we have time to brake for people & dogs playing, wandering chickens, the feral cats, and wildlife like baby bunnies & newborn deer just getting their legs. The 2nd rule is no glass containers - we hate flat tires & it hurts when we get glass in our feet/paws when it accidentally breaks. The 3rd most important rule is that kids under 18 must be attended to at all times with an adult - there is a frog pool with 10' of water, the fishing pond is 8' deep & the creek can turn into a churning river from heavy rains.

Trash in, trash out please. We like to help keep Mother Earth clean & have provided recycling cans for plastic & cans. A dumpster is provided by the big pole barn and if you will place broken metal poles out by the dumpster, our scrappers will recycle. Please do not burn plastic or Styrofoam with harmful dioxins that will contaminate our bodies, air, soil & water.

The driving lanes are made of grass, not concrete or blacktop & it gets soggy during heavy rains (may have to hoof it in if the tiled fields haven't yet drained). In the event of severe storms & lightening, we always open the big pole barn up for immediate safe cover where you can enjoy board games or play with musical instruments such as a washtub bass, washboards, cowbells, small drums & glockenspiel. 

Within a half hour drive is the Heart of Ohio trail (hiking/biking), the Kokosing water trail (canoeing/kayaking/tubing), 3 state parks with swimming beaches & shooting facilities. Nearby water activities are listed on the bulletin board by the big pole barn. On holiday weekends, we offer scavenger hunts, contests for fishing, horseshoes & cornhole, game days and enjoy potluck dinners. 

Please give time to respond as my phone is not glued to me & I work another full time job!

Since GPS does not our location, exact directions can be found at grinsandpickinscampfarm/directions . com to 1 County Road 170 in Marengo. Your booking site is auto-generated and is not the actual site reserved. Feel free to look at pics of the campsites on our website, click the Campsite Map & contact us to reserve the one you want! For more information, we are on the web & feel free to like us on Facebook! Thanks for looking! Hope to see you in the great outdoors - where you make fun happen!

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
32 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Christy a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Tacy
Tacy B.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 1st, 2017

This place is great and the owners and so friendly and laid back. We went with a small group of other families. Lots of room to explore: meadows, gardens and chickens and ducks to pet. It is so quiet and the camping spots are nice and big! We will.be back soon!

A litte nap with the pup! Both teenager and puppy had a blast! The kids had a lot of fun exploringIt was cold at night but we moved into the sun near the meadow and  started to feel human
Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2019

We had a great time camping here! Christy was a fantastic host. Our kiddos enjoyed the frog pool where they caught and released tadpoles. The fishing pond had an abundance of small fish. We went fishing around sunset, and it was one bite after another. The trail with the creek was great for a hike with lots of crayfish. We will definitely be back again in the future.

Site #29
Hipcamper Christopher

Amazing experience

Christopher C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020

It was amazing!!!!! Cannot wait to do it again!

Hipcamper Mandy
Mandy P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2020

Christy is super friendly and accommodating, very relaxing vibe here.

Hipcamper Larry
Larry D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2020

Beautiful property, nice little fishing/swimming pond. Wondeful trails off in the woods along the creek. Was a great weekend away

Hipcamper Zachary
Zachary S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2020

Christy’s farm is beautiful. Our very first Hipcamp experience and it couldn’t have gone better. A huge well kept campsite, peacefully quiet, and a great place to watch the sunset and stargaze. Very highly recommend!

A beautifully flat campsite with a perfect view to cook dinner and watch the sunset!
Hipcamper D.j.
D.J. D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2020

I HIGHLY recommend this place. The property is gorgeous, you're not on top of other people and the owner is an amazing person.
Not only is the camping reasonably priced but you have 10+acres to roam. You can pick and eat any vegetables you want from their gardens and for less then 3 bucks you can go get yourself a carton of fresh chicken or duck eggs to cook for breakfast or take home with you. I will definitely be back soon and hope to bring some friends with me to enjoy it as well!

Hipcamper Josh

Secluded and private

Josh D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2020

This is a fantastic, primitive getaway! Christy was an amazing host. The pond produced small catch generously. The chickens are great entertainment. The garden had delicious veggies. Tue hiking trail was cool and scenic. And nighttime frog catching was a blast.

Hipcamper Skyler

Delightful, awesome

Skyler G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2020

The host Christy was amazing and super friendly!
Had a great stay and enjoyed the beautiful property and gardens.


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