Hipcamp host Karmen C.
Hosted by
4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a dip in the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or Continue reading...
4 acres with scattered hickory and oak trees with a small fruit orchard in front of an acre size pond. Plenty of space to have a private camp site and enjoy the sounds of nature. Have a dip in the pond or relax in the shade. The evening could be spent grilling or sitting around the fire ring. Perfect for travelers just wishing for a place to stay while an event is in town or just a place to rest their head on the way through. 16 mies from SIUE and Edwardsvile 45 minutes from most of St. Louis. Far enough out in the country but close enough to the city to not miss out on the fun.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring, communal fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Karmen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Main road in front of house is frequent route of bike festivals and cyclists training. property is withing 14 miles to many bik...Read more

Hiking

Pere marquette state park 33 miles away

Swimming

Pond is open to swim.

Wildlife watching

Native water fowl nest on our acre pond. many various wildlife make the woods on our land their home.

Places to see near Grove On Top Possum Hill

Horseshoe Lake State Park
Horseshoe Lake State Park
18 miles way Explore
Beaver Dam State Park
Beaver Dam State Park
20 miles way Explore
Gateway Arch National Park
Gateway Arch National Park
25 miles way Explore
Pere Marquette State Park
Pere Marquette State Park
32 miles way Explore
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
35 miles way Explore
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
47 miles way Explore
Sangchris Lake State Park
Sangchris Lake State Park
54 miles way Explore
Cuivre River State Park
Cuivre River State Park
55 miles way Explore
Roberstville State Park
Roberstville State Park
59 miles way Explore
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
62 miles way Explore
Washington State Park
Washington State Park
72 miles way Explore
St. Francois State Park
St. Francois State Park
73 miles way Explore
Wolf Creek State Park
Wolf Creek State Park
75 miles way Explore
Hawn State Park
Hawn State Park
77 miles way Explore
Meramec State Park
Meramec State Park
81 miles way Explore
St. Joe State Park
St. Joe State Park
82 miles way Explore
Lake Murphysboro State Park
Lake Murphysboro State Park
83 miles way Explore
Siloam Springs State Park
Siloam Springs State Park
85 miles way Explore
Graham Cave State Park
Graham Cave State Park
90 miles way Explore
Onondaga Cave State Park
Onondaga Cave State Park
93 miles way Explore
Weldon Springs State Park
Weldon Springs State Park
97 miles way Explore
Giant City State Park
Giant City State Park
98 miles way Explore
Fox Ridge State Park
Fox Ridge State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Contryside Escape

5 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2018

Plenty of privacy on a super safe stretch of land with the sweetest family!

You have plenty of options on where to set up camp with different levels of privacy depending on what side of the pond you want to be on. I was closest to the road yet farthest from the family home - in the shadiest spot to escape the summer heat. A fire pit and bench was provided where I camped at. The family and I enjoyed smores before I took a few minutes to gather my things and take a quick (and much needed) hot shower.

When I got back to my campsite, I was still unloading my car and getting my dinner together to start cooking when I hear some rustling in the bushes right behind my car. It was 4 baby raccoons getting closer to the pond! So precious!

I woke up feeling refreshed in my cool and shade filled campsite to cook breakfast and start my journey for the day. The family cat was there to tell me goodbye and sneak in a few snuggles.

tent people grouptent people hammockfood chocolateAll the nightly necessities!
Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 22nd, 2018

My kids and I had a great time camping this weekend for our first campout of the year. Our hosts were very nice and welcoming, and accommodating with their indoor facilities. The kids liked exploring the property and meeting the cats, and I loved that it was fenced in so I didn't have to worry about them! We camped near the fire pit, which was stoked by a breeze coming across the pond, which kept our campfire hot. Next time we visit, we're bringing our dog too! Thanks Karmen, and thanks Ron! See ya next time!

Contryside EscapeContryside EscapeContryside EscapeDubbed "Panther" by my oldest. We couldn't find him/her before we left... say bye for us!
Hipcamper Angela
Angela K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 6th, 2018

Cut little spot. Peaceful, beautiful sunrise. Not totally isolated but great for beginning campers.

Hipcamper Farrah
Farrah F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 22nd, 2018

Enjoyed my stay. Very friendly and helpful hosts!

Enjoyed my stay. Very nice hosts!
Hipcamper Josiah
Josiah G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2018

Great site to camp. Ron and Karmen are friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Kevin H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2018
Property
Grove On Top Possum Hill
State
Illinois
$15/night
4 Sites