Hipcamp host Leda M.,
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Welcome to PayDirt Farm!

The farm:

Your campsite is located on 100 acres of field and forest, on the beautiful Hogg River. We are a working organic vegetable farm with farm gate sales of produce and eggs. (Check out our Instagram @pay_dirt_farm for more photos of the property.)

A bike/ATV trail runs through the property and connects to both the Tay

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Welcome to PayDirt Farm!

The farm:

Your campsite is located on 100 acres of field and forest, on the beautiful Hogg River. We are a working organic vegetable farm with farm gate sales of produce and eggs. (Check out our Instagram @pay_dirt_farm for more photos of the property.)

A bike/ATV trail runs through the property and connects to both the Tay Shore and Ganaraska trails. The beautiful beaches of southern Georgian Bay are just a short drive or bike ride away

The farm boasts two swimming holes in the river which are cool and private. The river is stocked with trout by the MNR, so bring your lures!

The site: 

Our pine forest site is very private and shaded, with lots of room to choose your tent site. There is a chiminea and grill, and some kitchenware available for your use (pots, pans, tongs, can opener, etc.). You cannot drive right into the forest, but there is ample parking at its edge for those wishing to camp in a vehicle.

There is plenty of firewood in the bush for those interested in foraging, and you can also purchase a bag from our wood shed. We do request that you not bring in firewood from off-site due to the risk of importing pests. 

We look forward to hosting you on your getaway!

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Leda a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pine Forest with River Swimming in Ontario.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm

Places to see near PayDirt Farm

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Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina G.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2022

I really enjoyed the space given to us, being able to choose where we were putting our tent was nice. It was a large space, very secluded from anyone else . Loved that! Swimming was fun but we did find some leeches so just be cautious and check yourself after your swim. The water was really nice though and the walk to the water was very nice! Overall we loved it and definitely plan to go again!

Hipcamper Julie

Family camping with our pup!

Julie T.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2022

Great space to hammock camp or hit the soft pine forest floor. Leda was quick to respond to my questions and Wolf was prompt in leading us to our weekend space. They have a cool little veggie stand with fresh farm eggs, homemade kombucha, pickled radishes and more. Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking to camp in the area.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris G.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Wonderful camp spot! Excellent communication and clear rules/expectations to maintain the area. Will absolutely be here again. Pine Tree area is unbelievable when you first walk in. Two marshmallow's up!

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Hipcamper Brandi

Camping with 2 tents and 3 dogs!

Brandi B.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

We stayed at Site #1 in the Pine Forest; a gorgeous, wooded area with plenty of space for multiple tents, a soft pine needle floor, and direct access to trails leading to the Hogg River and swimming holes. The site had a bench and two chairs, a raised/contained fire pit, some camp cooking equipment (grill, dishes, kettle, pots, pans, tongs, skewers etc) and there was an outhouse only a couple min walk up the lane. Leda was helpful and friendly, and provided us with a printed map to orientate ourselves upon arrival. There was firewood available to purchase right on site. The other site(s) are far enough away that we could not hear or see the other campers. Felt like we had an entire forest and river to ourselves, despite there being others around. We brought 3 dogs and they loved roaming around the campsite and swimming in the river. 10/10 would recommend!!!

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Hipcamper Matus
Matus B.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2022

Great secluded campsites right by the river. We loved our stay. Leda was very kind and showed us around the farm. Lots to do in the area as well. Close to some bigger stores for last minute needs.

Hipcamper Brayden
Brayden H.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

We stayed at site 2! We loved it and it was so peaceful. There was a hammock my son loved to lay in. You can hear the flowing water as you fall asleep that was the cherry on top. Leda was so friendly and even lent us a mug when we forgot one. I 100% recommend you check out this little oasis

Hipcamper Tim
Tim C.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2022

This was a very cool spot, moto camped in the Pine Forest site and it was great. Leda is very nice and I will definitely be coming back here.

Hipcamper Christina
Christina M.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Paydirt was an excellent camping experience! Our campsite was secluded and spacious! We loved that the site was dog-friendly, and that we were right next to the swimming hole.
Awenda provincial park is a 25 min drive away from the campsite, which was perfect for us!

Hipcamper Leida
Leida W.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

Leda has a little slice of heaven with her property! We stayed at the river side location from July 24-26 & it was absolutely beautiful. The ferns surrounding the campsite reminded me of BC and hearing the river while going to sleep was magical. We were even blessed with fireflies both nights! There is PLENTY of firewood available at the site. I noted another review stating that they wish there was more tree covering at this spot which honestly doesn’t make any sense. You set up your tent in the lovely pine forest & can enjoy sitting in the hammock/muskoka chairs available. It was 34 degrees when we went and we were very comfortable in the shade. The fire pit is located in the open area by the entrance to the river but seeing as most people have their camp fires at night, it was not an issue.

The riverside location is a little bit of a trek from where you park, so if you bring a lot with you just keep that in mind.

All in all my partner and I would absolutely love to return to PayDirt farm in the future!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Ontario
Finalist
Property
PayDirt Farm
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$53/night
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