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Altenbrauch Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents62 acres · Mc Arthur, OH
Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, Altenbrauch Farm features 62 acres of open fields, small streams and wooded hills intersected by a lonely country road.  Aside from our house, there are no neighbors in sight.  Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find your perfect campsite.As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Vinton County is home to the second largest state forest, in addition to multiple state parks and wildlife areas. You’ll encounter abandoned historical sites and relics dating back to the early 1800s, hidden away among the wooded hills of Ohio’s least populated county. If you're a lover of outdoor recreation, this is the place to be. Within about a half-hour drive, there are many opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, hunting and fishing, and birding.  Nearby parks and forests include Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking Hills State Forest, Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, the Moonville Rail Trail, Lake Alma State Park, Tar Hollow State Forest, and more!Set up camp wherever you like!  There are 12 acres of open field space, surrounded by 50 acres of wooded hills and hollows with hiking trails and level spots to pitch tents. Vehicles can be driven to the field sites; we are still working on a road to access the hill sites by vehicle.  The fields have about a dozen "permanent" sites with stone or metal fire rings and log seating.  Portable fire rings are also available that can be moved anywhere.  Dead wood for campfires is free to gather, or split firewood is available to purchase for $5/bundle. A toilet and solar shower are located at the center of the property. An outdoor water spigot is also available. Guests are expected to follow the "Leave No Trace" principles. Any trash packed onto the property must be bagged and taken with you.
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My Spot Private Campsite

1 site · Tent80 acres · Dexter , OH
Nestled under the shade bequeathed by a tall canopy of deciduous trees and alongside a gentle flowing brook, lies a forest opening perfect for immersing in nature’s solitude. Our private campsite is a short walk (3-4 minutes) from parking where you’ll find a footpath that empties out onto a level forest understory, surrounded by trees ideal for pitching tents and hammocks. Our campsite is equipped with the necessities: a firepit with a removable grill, a large table, and your own private outhouse with a composting toilet. Trails leading from the campsite will usher you short distances to our best stargazing hilltop, for playing in the shallow creek running alongside our campsite, as well as shaded forest and ridgetop views. Our pond, equipped with a dock, ladder and seating is a favorite short 7 minute hike for swimming, fishing, or simply relaxing. For longer hikes, any trail will connect you to our larger network of maintained trails over hill and dale, through shaded forests and open (mowed) pasture trails and farm-life views across our 80 acre farm. To make your packing lighter and your stay more comfortable, we offer the following "extra items" at an additional cost: - Firewood bundles (unlimited) - 5 gallons of water (or less) in jugs with handy pour spout - Charged battery pack with plug and USB receptables - Stringed twinkle lights - prehung (we do the hanging before you arrive) * must be ordered with our charged battery pack or bring own power source. All purchased "extras" will be waiting at your campsite when you arrive. Please see the "extras" for more detailed information and pricing.
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Burr Oak Lake Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Malta, OH
Private 2 acre campsite. Power, septic, private parking, and large fire pit. RV and camper charging available. Property sits directly adjacent to Burr Oak Lake with state Boat Launch. Burr Oak Lake offers tremendous fishing and paddling. Within minutes to Wildcat Hollow one of the premier hiking trails in Ohio.
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Pop's Place Camping

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents2 acres · Corning, OH
A small primitive camping area in SE Ohio. We have 2 acres with four sites available. A short distance to Burr Oak State Park, Tecumseh Trails Off-road, Merckles offroad, Wayne National Forest, Bailey's Trail System and The Triple Nickel. A side x side, ATV or hunters paradise. We are also motorcycle friendly.
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Hocking Vacations Campsites

4 sites · Tents4 acres · Logan, OH
Nestled in the heart of the Hocking Hills Region, Hocking Vacations Campsites offer a rustic retreat for those seeking to reconnect with the great outdoors. Guests can enjoy the central location and the close proximity to Hocking Hills State Park, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave, Whispering Pines, Conkles Hollow, Rock House, and many more! Our campsites offer many amenities to make your back-to-basics experience a comfortable and convenient one. Each campsite is clearly marked and has a 10 x10 wooden PLATFORM with rings to tie down your tent, fire ring, picnic table, and EMERGENCY USE fire blanket. HIKE TO SITE - you will be hiking between 120 and 240 yards to the campsites from the parking area, uphill, and on uneven terrain of mulched paths. There is a shared pull cart available. Recommend you arrive before dark. The parking area is well lit and there is a solar light above the site name sign. PARKING-There is easy access from the road to assigned parking spots, where you will find a well-maintained area with potable water, solar lighting, port-a-potty, fire extinguisher, shared metal cart and informational sign. You will hike to your reserved and private campsite. If needed and available, there is a metal cart to aid you in transporting your supplies to your site. FIREWOOD – Firewood bundles are for sale at a nearby property. Hocking Vacations Campsites are large, cleared areas located amidst towering trees and surrounded by lush foliage. You will be walking to your site on paths cleared of trees and dense foliage. Wear appropriate shoes as the paths are grassy, uneven in places and may have small roots. Visitors are invited to embrace the simplicity and serenity of wilderness camping and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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RusticAppalachian Cabin on BeefFarm

1 site · Lodging136 acres · Stockport, OH
We have been raising our family & Grassfed Angus Beef here since 1984.
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Limestone Bluffs

6 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Jackson, OH
Disconnect to Reconnect at the Bluffs. The Bluffs is a 20 acre campground in Jackson, Ohio. Property highlights include a large fishing pond, trails for hiking, a port-a-potty and 7 campsites. Each site is secluded unique offering idyllic natural beauty and serenity. Our property currently hosts 6 total Camping Sites.... 3 of them are primitive camping sites that can be pull in's for truck or tent camping & 3 of them tent platform camping sites. Two that are single tiered, and one that we call "The Lookout" that is a 2 tiered platform with room below or above to pop your tent! (your choice). The lower level also includes an outdoor shower, a grill and prep/cooking space for you if you want to entertain guests or family! The property includes several trails, a fully stocked pond and a "Zen Den" Which is a walk up camping location, available for rent, and has a platform at the site as well. Just to give you a sneak peek into the future, we also have plans for a Community Kitchen, more Outdoor Showers and a Stage for concerts/events!! Located within the region and just a short 15-20 min drive from The Bluffs, you can find Lake Alma State Park, and Lake Katherine Nature Preserve, where there are beautiful waterfalls on display, and just a little jog north you can explore the famous Canter's Cave, Leo Petroglyphs Nature Preserve and Jackson Lake State Park. The Campground is just a 8 min drive from downtown Jackson, where you can stop in and sample some of their locally famous places! If your feeling pizza, then you have to try Cardo's or, LaRosa's Pizza, If you want some good local BBQ, hop on over to Rowdy's Smokehouse. If you want to try a Western themed Roadhouse, there's Dakota's, or you can relax by listening to some live music while you eat over at Stockroom 601. If Micro Brewery's are your thing Sixth Sense Brewing Co. is the place for you! Want to just take it easy and learn a little about the region? Jackson also hosts the Markay Cultural Arts Center, and Lillian Jones Museum. Everything you need for an absolutely memorable and relaxing getaway!!
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Bare Cove

70 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Millwood, WV
Bare Cove is a recreation lake with campsites. However, we are not your typical camp ground. We have no quiet hours, we do get loud and have a great time on the weekends. It’s not uncommon for beer pong or card games to go into the early hours. We are open to all ages and backgrounds, anybody that enjoys making friends and having fun on the lake. All guests must sign personal injury waivers to cover our 6. So about the property, it’s 120+ acres with a 5 acre man made lake that features blue waters, a beach area and tikibar. We have atv trails, private camp sites and group sites. Enjoy the day floating in the clear blue water, fishing (separate pond) or hiking. Our lake also features a launch pillow for blasting your friends up to 20 ft in the air! We do have large float's for rent, which are great for groups. Thanks for looking, would love to host you and your party out at the lake.
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Baileys Basecamp

4 sites · Tents5 acres · Millfield, OH
Located in the middle of Wayne National Forest and surrounded by the Baileys Trail System. Local attractions include Hocking Hills, Ohio University and many other Southeastern Ohio treasures. We purchased this beautiful piece of property in 2016 to be used primarily as a family hunting camp. Over the years we have continued to improve the land and make it a cozy get-a-way. The land host abundant wildlife and amazing views. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
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Redbird Ridge

1 site · RV, Tent32 acres · Logan, OH
This picturesque 32 acres is nestled in Logan, OH, a short 10 minute drive from downtown Logan, the heart of Hocking Hills. Redbird Ridge is 32 beautiful acres, with parking at the top of the most beautiful hillside in Hocking county. We have almost 2 miles of hiking trails, a pond with catch and release fish, and at night, a breathtaking view of the Milky Way. You will absolutely love this property. We are only 20 minutes from Old Man’s Cave, one of the most popular places to visit in Hocking Hills. We’re also a short 5 minute drive from Wayne National Forest, along with 30 minutes or less from 15+ parks, preserves, and forests with endless hiking trails and activities. We’re 5 minutes from a Dollar General, Save-A-Lot, and a gas station, 10 minutes from delicious restaurants, grocery stores, and things-to-do for the whole family. *No bathrooms or electric*
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Birdhouse Farm Camp And Cabin

11 sites · Lodging, Tents35 acres · Albany, OH
Relax and explore on 35 acres of mowed & maintained trails on our historic farm in Albany, Ohio! Birdhouse Farm is a chef-driven and sustainable farm featuring seasonal produce, poultry, foraged foods, and goats, with more in the works! Our farm sits on 35 acres of former dairy pasture and features a private, spring-fed pond, open areas for yard games, wooded trails, and two cozy, off-grid campsites. Local attractions, breweries, wineries, music, outdoor activities, and the arts are a short car ride away: Uptown Athens/Ohio University Campus: 9.2 miles Pleasant Hill Winery: 3 miles Hocking Hills: 35 miles Pomeroy, Ohio: 20 miles Fur Peace Ranch: 12 miles Nelsonville, Ohio: 23 miles Baileys Trail System: 20 miles Strouds Run State Park: 15 miles Planning a special weekend? Reach out to the hosts to create a memorable, private farm-to-table meal! Birdhouse Farm is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly space.
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Fuller's Fish Camp on Hocking River

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · Coolville, OH
Come stay at the Hocking River. We have a large concrete camper pad 18'x45' and a 16'x24' covered pavilion. Launch your kayaks or SUP's from our private dock. Water and electric is on site. We have a septic hook up for RV's and trailers. There is a porta potty on site for tent campers. Go fishing, boating, tubing or relax by the campire. Bike and Hike the Athens/Belpre Rail Trail right across the street from our driveway. Public boat launch a few miles down the river. The Hocking River flows into the Ohio River about 7 miles downstream.
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Forked Run State park features hickory and maple trees lining lake shores, making this a classic Appalachian beauty. Walk along one of the hiking trails where you can keep an eye out for white-tailed deer and gray foxes tucked away behind the blue phox and bloodroot wildflowers. Catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, and crappie are plentiful for the taking if you plan on bringing your fishing pole, and a ten horsepower limit on boating guarantees to keep the waters calm. If you're interested in catching some deer or turkey for a pre-emptive Thanksgiving feast, be sure to bring your hunting license with you. A small sandy beach and athletic courts provide that perfect balance of recreation and relaxation.

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