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PITCH YOUR OWN TENT on this scenic stargazing ridge within our mixed hardwood forest at Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills. This site is 1 of 3 PRIMITIVE CAMP SITES on the hilltop. 

 For a video tour search "Primitive Camping Sites at Raven's Retreat" on Youtube

Each site has its own:

- Firepit

- Hammock

- Bench

- Tangle Free Domes


PITCH YOUR OWN TENT on this scenic stargazing ridge within our mixed hardwood forest at Ravens Retreat Hocking Hills. This site is 1 of 3 PRIMITIVE CAMP SITES on the hilltop. 

 For a video tour search "Primitive Camping Sites at Raven's Retreat" on Youtube

Each site has its own:

- Firepit

- Hammock

- Bench

- Tangle Free Domestic Animal Tie Out

- Picnic Table

- Grill

- Shared portable toilet/porta john between all three campsites

The portable toilet is nearby the campsites & within 150 foot of each site. Bring your own water or fill up your reservoir near The Barn House, where we, Dustin & Raven live. Barn House is located down the main driveway. Parking for one vehicle per each campsite. 


Endangered species present.  Abundant wildlife, serenity, and seclusion due to our 1/2 mile long driveway. Domestic animals are allowed but due to attacks on wildlife, domestic animal visitors must be tied out or leashed at all times.

Raven's Retreat is a Therapeutic, Vacation Rental Attraction, located in the Hocking Hills, where we focus on the well being of our guests and provide a Catered Experience to them.  People that stay at Raven's Retreat are often here to be immersed in Nature and visit the nearby Hocking Hills State Parks.  While here guests experience Seclusion, Peace, Tranquility and an Escape from Everyday Life.  All of our dwellings and spaces are inspired by Nature, Art, and overall Systemic Health.  Raven's Retreat is run by an Athletic Couple whom has turned their focus from competing in various combat sports, to Lifestyle Wellness Education.  This Education includes the pursuit of Mental Health through fostering Creativity and Self Expression, as well as, Nutrition, and Physical Fitness.

There is lots of hiking on the property, and even more hiking at out local parks such as Rockhouse and Conkles Hollow State Park.  Conkles Hollow is our favorite park.  As for local food, we love the pizza down at Laurelville Pizza.  It's only a 4 min drive away.  If you'd like vegan cheese, it would be best to call a week ahead so they can make sure its stocked for ya.  The Ridge Inn, at the bottom of Thompson Ridge, is another good place to eat.  It is kind of like a fresh twist on American comfort food. 

We want you to have a good time without disrupting others.  Overall, we do not allow loud parties but encourage friendly peaceful hang outs.  We have great respect for all the critters and our neighbors. 

If you would like to use a camp shower, we only allow certain soaps to be used in order to maintain a healthy environment on the property.  We suggest using little to no soap on most of the body and if you do use soap, please use a biodegradable camp soap.  Please avoid the use of strong perfumes, as well.

It is our goal to open this property to share with others that respect this wild area as much as we do.  Please note, these primitive camp sites are within an area where 11 turkeys pass, countless deer raise their young, and bats/birds frequent due to having a cleared area within the forest of the Hocking Hills.  For that reason, please be prepared to use lighting that is wildlife and pollinator friendly.  Such as more yellow or green lights once the sun has set.  Bright White or blue lights are NOT ideal for the night creatures.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Some of the best Riding around, our friend Mike Grizzly Adams will take up to groups of four around the hills on road bikes or ...Read more


Kayak Kab will supply Kayaks and Shuttle, 1st drop in is 9am, 7 days wkly


Guests are welcome to hike on our trails. In doing so we ask you to keep strong scents such a clothing detergents, and perfume...Read more


Kayak Kab will supply Kayaks and Shuttle, 1st drop in is 9am, 7 days wkly


17 min drive Conkles Hollow State Park & 30 min drive to Neville Billies Adventure Park


20 min drive to Tar Hollow State Park, they do allow public swimming. This park was known in the 1800s for the pine tar found s...Read more

Wildlife watching

On our property, we have all kinds of wildlife. Also find more at Local State parks such as Rockhouse and Conkles Hollow


Natural features you'll find at Primitive Camp Shroom RavensRetreat in Ohio.


You will hear all sorts of animals like owls, foxes, coyotes, deer, frogs, whippoorwills, racoons, and an occasional bobcat. S...Read more


The area near all three primitive campsites is an open area ; many people would call this area a field within a forest

River, stream, or creek

There are 4 creeks and one pond on the property


Two Lined Salamanders live here, our water quality is treasured. We have several natural springs on the property, and our plumb...Read more


The driveway is 1/2 of a mile long to the top of the Ridge, where all three primitive campsites are located. We do not own the ...Read more

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Hipcamper Etonia
Etonia T.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

This is a beautiful space with so much nature preserved! Loved walking the trails and all of the wildlife (lots of deer and rabbits 😊) and being a short drive from all of the features in Hocking Hills state park. The hammock and grill were appreciated bonuses I wasn't expecting and the hosts do all they can to give you an amazing stay! Definitely going to be back again.

The rock houseWooded trail at campsite The rock houseThe rock house
Hipcamper Raven & Dustin (DJ)
Response from Raven & Dustin (DJ), the Host, on June 25th, 2022

Thank you Etonia. We definitely want people to enjoy themselves when they come to Raven's Retreat, and we are glad you guys had a good time. It was nice hanging out with you and Thomas and enjoying some of that delicious Laurelville Pizza too. We have some exciting plans, in the near future, that are going to be happening here. Hopefully you will get to come back to experience those.

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Hipcamper Trevor

Awesome experience

Trevor R.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2022

Brought my daughter to brush up on her primitive camping and surving skills on fathers day weekend. Everything was secluded and quiet. You can't get that at a state park.

Dustin and Raven are totally awesome and make you feel welcome on their beautiful property.we will be back.

Cell service works on your site (we had 5G) but not so much in the surrounding areas so do not depend on your GPS be careful if you venture out.

Raven's Retreat Hocking Hills
United States
1 Site