Hipcamp host Marijoy H.,
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Bring your own tent, RV, or vehicle.  Private wooded site minutes from the highway with private walking trail on my small hobby farm. Watch the chickens free range, wait for the wild life at dawn and dusk to see the deer, turkeys, and rabbits, or sit back to enjoy being serenaded by the sounds of nature. The site has two close trees perfect to hang your hammock. All the wh


Bring your own tent, RV, or vehicle.  Private wooded site minutes from the highway with private walking trail on my small hobby farm. Watch the chickens free range, wait for the wild life at dawn and dusk to see the deer, turkeys, and rabbits, or sit back to enjoy being serenaded by the sounds of nature. The site has two close trees perfect to hang your hammock. All the while being within a mile of a 2 boat launches, 3 beaches, and fishing areas.

* Road trippers stopping to sleep in a safe place are welcome.

Welcome to Lorain! There a lot of things to do close by. Although it has a very country feel you are only a mile from Lake Erie shoreline. Turn north (right) out of the driveway, the lake is at the end of the street. At the stop sign you will find:To the east (right):• Lakewood Beach Park, a cozy but not to miss natural sand beach. • Sheffield Lake Public Boat Ramp and Beach• Apples Market grocery store, dollar store, • Speedway fuel and convenience store• Domonkas Library with a child’s play area, beautiful reading room overlooking the lake, impressive model ship displays, and public use computers.• Erie Outfitters bait shop

To the west (Left):• Century Park featuring a beach, grills, and playground• K-Cream Corner is a local favorite spot for a cool treat on a hot day best known for their orange-vanilla twist cone.• Lakeside Landing featuring a beach, Lake Erie Steak and Seafood (formerly Jackalopes) with second floor patio overlooking the Lorain Lighthouse, Lakeside Marina, a bird watching area, a mile-long multiuse pier (walk/bike/fish), and a sheltered picnic overlook. This is also the location of the dock for the Lorain Lighthouse and River Nature tours.• Riverside Park features a boardwalk along the Black River to walk or fish, restrooms, play area, grills, and picnic area.

Fun Fact: Crossing the Black River on Erie Avenue you are traveling over the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge, originally built in the 1930’s is was the largest bascule bridge in the world. Today it is second largest bascule bridge in the world and the inspiration for Lorain’s Bascule Brewery and Public House (See Root Rd to the South)

• Ariel on Broadway Hotel offers rooftop dining with spectacular views:GameOn Lorain - Sports Bar and Restaurant with games, pool tables, air hockey, and over 30 TVs with sports channels, located on the ground floor. Dodie's Dockside - Italian / Seafood Restaurant and Bar, located on the 1st floor next to the lobby. Broadway Boutique - Chocolate and Candy Shop, Boutique Gift Shop, located on the 1st floor. Cakes by the Lake - Bakery with cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies and other gourmet bakery on the 1st floor. Lolipops - Gift shop with unique Lorain centric gift items on the 1st floor

Other notable things are:Broadway Avenue is the main street of Lorain with a host of restaurants.  New ones are popping up all the time but all that we have been to have been very good.  The Shipyard is Lorain’s newest restaurant on this side of the river located at 500 Shipyard Way Lorain.The Lorain County Metroparks Black River Reservation 6.5 mile multiuse paved trail passes at the south end of Root Rd. LoCo 'Yaks offers kayak rentals, guided trips, and Monday night community group paddles launching from 1355 Black River Parkway LorainDiscount Drug Mart the nearest "has it all" convenience store.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Marijoy a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Lorain County Metropark is within a mile

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Natural features you'll find at Near Lake Erie Shore Bring Your Own in Ohio.


Lake Erie is at the end of the street

River, stream, or creek

River with kayak/canoe launchs within a mile

Swimming hole

3 beached within a mile


Small off grid hobby farm with free range chickens


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Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 13th, 2020

Great host, site and close to the lake.

Hipcamper Alexa
Alexa S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 11th, 2020

This was such a nice little getaway! The campsite was clean, and had a picnic table and a fire ring, as well as a port-a-potty close by. The site was very private, away from the main road so it felt very secluded.

Hipcamper J

Excellent site!

J D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 27th, 2020

Quiet, private, welcoming, and convenient. Great place to spend the night!

Hipcamper Anat
Anat H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 26th, 2020

Great place to stay. It was quiet, easy to find,  and only 35 minutes from downtown Cleveland. Marijoy was easy to communicate with and provided clear directions to her place.
We loved being greeted each morning by the chickens and ducks.

Hipcamper Bree
Bree H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 1)
October 26th, 2020

Nice little spot for camping :)

Hipcamper Jack

Calm, clean, comfortable.

Jack B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 18th, 2020

Would reccomend Marijoy's site for anyone looking for a place to rest on a road trip, or even just city folk looking for a night away from the apartment. We were the latter, and were so happy with the experience. The site was clean and spacious. Despite being in a residential area, the property was surprisingly big with just the right size trails to explore. And of course, the chickens made great company. This was our first time pitching a tent for a night, anywhere, so Marijoy's place was a great first-time-camper experience.

Near Lake Erie Shore Bring Your Own
Hipcamper Marti

Quiet safe stop for the night

Marti R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 15th, 2020

Great place to pull off for the night during our cross country road trip. Marijoy was very responsive and the site felt secluded while being just a few miles from I-90. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Savannah

Pleasant property

Savannah S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 11th, 2020

Very good site! The host is warm and welcoming! Beautiful woods and trails! Our only complaint was another party parked near our tent during the early early morning hours. Other than this, I would most certainly recommend, overall a pleasant place and fun trip.

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 9th, 2020

This is such a lovely piece of property that’s so convenient for cross country travel. The sites are close to each other but nobody was staying at the other one so we had our run of the place. If privacy is important or if you have a larger group, reserve both sites! Marijoy was a wonderful host and made us feel safe and welcome. The portajohn was the nicest I’ve ever used!


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