Hipcamp host Gary S.
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Paddle your kayak or canoe to this private campsite on the riverbank of the beautiful Tippecanoe River fed by 88 lakes. Only accessible via the river, this campsite offers extreme privacy.  You'll need to bring your own kayak or canoe to access the site.  Once there, You'll be surrounded by some of the tallest old growth trees that northern Indiana has to offer.

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Paddle your kayak or canoe to this private campsite on the riverbank of the beautiful Tippecanoe River fed by 88 lakes. Only accessible via the river, this campsite offers extreme privacy.  You'll need to bring your own kayak or canoe to access the site.  Once there, You'll be surrounded by some of the tallest old growth trees that northern Indiana has to offer. Your camp neighbors consist of deer, beaver, river otters, mink, owls, Bald Eagles, raccoon, ducks, geese, coyotes, rabbits, bats, opossum, Muskrat, squirrels, snakes, turtles, frogs, and many species of birds. As nature intended, this is a primitive site in which you must bring everything with you and take everything with you when you leave. This is what "real" camping is all about! Campfire wood may be scavenged from the surrounding woods from dead or fallen trees. Car parking available on private property while you paddle to the site and camp.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Boat
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Gary a message!
  • Check in: After 6PM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Forest
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Fishing
Paddling
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near Pole Run Pen.

Potato Creek State Park
Potato Creek State Park
28 miles way Explore
Chain O'Lakes State Park
Chain O'Lakes State Park
31 miles way Explore
Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park
34 miles way Explore
Warren Dunes State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
56 miles way Explore
Ouabache State Park
Ouabache State Park
57 miles way Explore
Pokagon State Park
Pokagon State Park
57 miles way Explore
Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park
63 miles way Explore
Prophetstown State Park
Prophetstown State Park
68 miles way Explore
Fort Custer State Park
Fort Custer State Park
80 miles way Explore
Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park
81 miles way Explore
Harrison Lake State Park
Harrison Lake State Park
87 miles way Explore
Summit Lake State Park
Summit Lake State Park
91 miles way Explore
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
93 miles way Explore

The vibe at Tippecanoe Riverside

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Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith M.
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2017

Mosquito haven was so cool! Gary was really friendly and welcoming and has really awesome property right near the river, it’s secluded but not too far of a walk from where you park your car. There is also a platform that you can pitch your tent on and a lot of trees to hang hammocks from. If you are ever canoeing or kayaking down the river this would be a PERFECT spot to pull off and camp for the night!

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt H.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2017

We got a late start on our way to Gary’s property and we’re two hours later than expected. Gary was very hospitable, said “no problem” and left a friend’s house to meet us and lead us to the site. He was really excellent to deal with and seems to sincerely want to create an affordable, secluded spot to come off the Tippecanoe and get away from it all.

So Gary’s great but what about the site? Well, there are two, actually: a perfectly cromulent spot a little nearer to Gary’s house with a fire ring, tiki torches, grills and an inlet put-in to the Tippe and a second, further back spot with a secondary put-in, a floating-platform repurposed as a tent platform, a lovely riverview and not much else. The further back spot was exactly what we were after.

I searched for weeks to find a secluded dispersed camping spot fewer than 3 hours from Chicago that was canoe-friendly. Gary’s place was perfect and I’ll likely head back again. Check it out!

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Hipcamper Chris
Chris P.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2017

Gary was a great host! Canoeing the river was peaceful and easy too. We had a great trip and will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Dusty
Dusty R.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2018

Gary was super friendly, helpful, and generous with his site and equipment. We had a great time and the location is beautiful.

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Hipcamper Jeff M.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2018
Property
Pole Run Pen.
State
Indiana
$25/night
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