Hipcamp host Michele V.,
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Enjoy big spaces and the ever changing sky! Set up camp at base of a hill spotted with pines. The morning light will greet you as the sun rises over a natural prairie. 32 acres for you to explore, or follow a 1.5 mile trail loop. No fires permitted. Free coffee in the morning on the big deck!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michele a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Chuck
Chuck K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 23rd, 2022

Staying on Michele's land was the perfect end to the day. Facilities are nice, and it's dark enough at night to see the Milky Way.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 6th, 2021

Bare Bones Bivouac was beautiful and peaceful. Great scenery - an easy walk - hot shower - and extremely friendly and helpful host in Michele. I highly recommend staying here - whether for camping or for Airbnb.

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Hipcamper dan

Tent camping

Dan J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 4th, 2021

Michele is great. She was super helpful and has set up a property with great features like a warm shower and a hut with games, water, coffee and air conditioning.
Don't miss checking out her beautiful custom pottery.

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Hipcamper Monika

A place where you are cared for

Monika T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 19th, 2021

We only spent one night at Michele's campsite. The place is beautiful. Michael was thoughtful and we really enjoyed having a warm shower after a long journey. We would definitely go back again if in the area.

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 12th, 2021

Our tent site was in a quiet area with a very nice view. Outhouses we’re very clean and I enjoyed my stay. Would gladly come back.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 1st, 2021

Very friendly host!

Hipcamper Peter S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 4th, 2022


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