Nestle your tent at the edge of a gentle stream among groves of walnut, poplar and cherry trees or select a site at the top of one of the many rolling hills, overlooking neighboring farms. Backwoods Adventure Camping offers a several primitive campsites throughout the 240 acre McKee Farm. Each of the six campsites offer a quiet escape into nature's splendor on rural Ohio fa
Nestle your tent at the edge of a gentle stream among groves of walnut, poplar and cherry trees or select a site at the top of one of the many rolling hills, overlooking neighboring farms. Backwoods Adventure Camping offers a several primitive campsites throughout the 240 acre McKee Farm. Each of the six campsites offer a quiet escape into nature's splendor on rural Ohio farm. There are hiking trails through the woods and wide open hay fields to explore. Guests can hike with views of horses, cows, wildlife, corn fields, large boulders, and rustic barns. The dirt roads provide great places to drive ATVs and four-wheelers.
Four wheel drive vehicles are helpful on the back country roads and useful to getting closer to our more primitive campsites - however there is a parking lot for those who don't have 4WD and some sites are more easily accessed. There is a composting outhouse for our guests, and our campsites have picnic tables, fire rings, garbage cans, and a shovel. Running, potable water is available at the white barn which is central to the farm. Two of our sites are hike in sites.
Firewood is available for $5.00 a bundle and is delivered directly to your campsite. You can pre-pay for it through HipCamp or pay cash upon arrival.
The roads leading to McKee Farm are dirt roads and offer beautiful view of our neighboring farms. There are small Amish businesses throughout the area and don't be surprised to see a horse and buggy drive past the farm. Nearby Black Hand Gorge is another wonderful place to explore with hiking trails, great views, and a super cool old railroad tunnel. About twenty minutes away is a horse farm which allows riding (reservations must be made to ride). Dillon Dam is also about twenty minutes away and offers more beautiful wooded trails and a lake for swimming or boating.
Fresh coffee and baked goods can be ordered and delivered to your site. Ask us for information and to find out what's baking each day!
Site 1 - Winding Woods Creek Trail Camp: This site is our most primitive site and is located in the midst of a beautiful beech tree forest. Campers can park either on the gravel parking area right off the road or may drive off road to the entrance of the Winding Woods Creek Trail. The trail is a short hike through the woods and leads to a quiet site with a picnic table, fire ring, garbage can, and shovel. There are plenty of places to pitch a tent or to hang hammocks. The campsite takes an offshoot of the Winding Woods Creek Trail, but if you continue onto the trail, you can explore the creek and woods.
Site 2 - Edge of the Woods Site: This site is easily accessed from the parking area off the road, and offers a table, fire ring, shovel, and garbage can. The site is nestled at the edge of the woods and overlooks a hay field. There are plenty of places to hang hammocks, and a few places flat enough for tents.
Site 3 - Sunset View: This site is easily accessed by vehicle. It is situated at one of the highest points on the farm not far from the corn cribs. It overlooks the barn and hills beyond, and offers amazing sunset views. Guests can walk along the ridge, overlooking the farm, or walk down into the woods to explore. It is within walking distance to the outhouse. There are no trees directly at this site. There is a large picnic table, fire ring, shovel, and a garbage can.
Site 4 - One Tree Hill: There are more trees than one on One Tree Hill, but this site is nestled beside the oldest tree on the far back of the farm. It's a large oak tree on the furthest corner of the farm bordering two other farms. The site can be driven to, although you will be off-roading it through a wide open pasture. There are both woods and pastures to explore near the site and plenty of privacy. There is a table, fire ring, garbage can, and shovel for your use.
Site 5 - Little Site in the Big Woods: This site is easily accessed by vehicles and can be driven right up to. It is nestled right inside the woods surrounded by beech trees, oak trees, and maples. Beyond the site are huge rocks an boulders, and if you're lucky, you'll stumble upon a bird's nest hidden among the rocks. It also provides a view of our horses and one of our wooden barns. There is a picnic table, garbage can, shovel, and fire ring provided for your use.
Site 6 - Top of the World: This is an open site (no trees for hammocking) on the top of a hill overlooking a neighboring Amish farm and surrounded by crop fields. There is flat room for several tents. If you peak through the woods, you can see Tullihas in the Trees, McKee Farm's very own treehouse. (Also available through HipCamp). Great sunset views and views of the countryside on this north west facing hill make Top of the World a beautiful site. The site is very private, but can be accessed by vehicles (once again, off-roading it a bit). There is a fire ring, shovel, and a garbage can.
Site 7 - Waterfall in the Woods: This site is a hike-in site. It is located in the woods near a steep valley where there is a waterfall certain times of the year. It's a quiet, isolated site. Campers must pack out their trash. Fires are limited to the fire ring provided. There are lovely trees and places for tents. This site is not close to the outhouse and is truly a rustic site intended for backpacking in. Guests may still access the water and outhouse at the barn - but it's a hike.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
There are county roads all over the area surrounding the farm. These country roads are mostly dirt roads.
Natural features you'll find at Backwoods Adventure Camping in Ohio.
There is a very small caved in cave on the property. We were told this was part of the underground railroad which led through t...Read more
There are cow fields, horse pastures, hay fields, and croplands along with many acres of woods.
River, stream, or creek
Lovely streams flow throughout the property.
The farm has a driveway leading to the barn where the outhouse and potable water are located. Campsites are mostly accessed thr...Read more
Places to see near McKee Farm
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The host was very helpful, and provided detailed directions, though we still got a little turned around but that was our own fault. Once we found the place it was fantastic.
Site 2 is on a slope so there aren't many truely flat areas for a tent but it's slight so it still worked out fine with two tents.
Just what we were looking for
What. A. Beautiful. Farm. This place is like walking around a Hallmark card. Wonderfully dark nights and owls hooting majestically off in the distance. My wife, dog, and I spent 3 nights at "sunset view" but we think a name change is in order..."Big sky view" is even more fitting. Though the sunsets were INCREDIBLE so I understand the name.
Almost every site had a visitor and we still felt like we were the only guests on the property.
Relaxing - nature - repeatable stay
Over all it was very peaceful and relaxing. Campsite was in the woods with nature only in sight as I had the hike in camp location. They have wood for sale or you can get your own from the land, a garbage can with a supplied bad, a shovel, and a table all supplied for the sites. They greeted very nicely and guided us to our campsite. While camping you can venture the woods, some have paths if you want to take them which is nice as well. The only thing that could be improved if you will in my option is possibly at the entrance to get into the farm. I suggest a semi big built sign with the address and an arrow would be super helpful for visitors to find the driveway to the white barn. The small semi faded numbers on mailbox was a bit hard to see/find but that could just be me.
Relaxing and scenic
If you enjoy rustic camping this is a wonderful spot. Plenty of land from meadows to forest. The hosts are pleasant and helpful. We stayed at site 4 and had a great time.
We had a great nights stay thanks to Autumn being so accommodating and helpful. Last minute getaway which turned out to be a perfect spot with rolling country hillsides views that provided a quiet and peaceful trip. We look forward to returning soon.
I did campsite #7 and it was great! Super private and right in the woods where I was able to hike right from my campsite. They have 240acres to roam on and I would love to go back to be able to explore more! He was also very friendly, hauled my cooler to my campsite for me and brought me my firewood!