Hipcamp host Jonathan S.
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Our goal is to offer you a safe, fun, family friendly campsite where you can have a unique adventure and make many good memories with your family and friends. Camp by the stream or in the hardwood forest or in the open space at the top of the 90 foot high hill. Each camp sight is secluded so you can enjoy privacy and nature.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Jonathan a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are about a mile or trails on our 20 acres of rolling hills or you could ride on the country roads in the area.

Boating

There is a state public access and boat ramp about 1 mile from our land. not for launching large boats. the lake is called inte...Read more

Fishing

Catch and release bluegills in our large pond or fish any of the many public lakes in the area.

Hiking

There are about a mile or trails on our 20 acres of rolling hills or you can hike on. there is a ribbon around the property so ...Read more

Paddling

The jordan rivet is a very good river for paddling. no white water, but it is moving.

Wind sports

I have seen many sail boards and kite boards on torch lake and lake michigan.

Climbing

Boyne mountain has a very fun zip line tour through the forest. this is about 23 miles away.

Snow sports

We are located approximately 6 miles from shanty creek and schuss mountain ski and golf resort. cross country ski trails in the...Read more

Swimming

The big pond is about 100 by 300 feet. you could swim in it if you don't mind swimming with the pond creatures.

Wildlife watching

You will be camping in the woods with all the local wildlife. so just keep your eyes open and you may see some critters or birds.

OHV

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Flowing Waters in Michigan.

Beach

You can visit clean sand beachs on the shores of lake michigan or torch lake just 15 miles away.

Forest

Our 20 acres are rolling hills of hardwoods, mostly maple.

Lake

Lakes are very abundant in this part of michigan. all are clean clear water.

River, stream or creek

The jordan river valley natural area is about 15 minutes away.

Swimming hole

The big pond 100 by 300 has a dock and a rope swing on the deep end.

Waterfall

The small stream has 7 small water falls that drop a total of 12 feet over the course of about 1000' feet of street as it flows...Read more

Places to see near Flowing Waters

Young State Park
Young State Park
15 miles way Explore
Fisherman's Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
18 miles way Explore
Leelanau State Park
Leelanau State Park
21 miles way Explore
Otsego Lake State Park
Otsego Lake State Park
25 miles way Explore
Traverse City State Park
Traverse City State Park
26 miles way Explore
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park
29 miles way Explore
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park
32 miles way Explore
Burt Lake State Park
Burt Lake State Park
37 miles way Explore
Interlochen State Park
Interlochen State Park
39 miles way Explore
North Higgins Lake State Park
North Higgins Lake State Park
41 miles way Explore
South Higgins Lake State Park
South Higgins Lake State Park
48 miles way Explore
Aloha State Park
Aloha State Park
49 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park MI
Clear Lake State Park MI
49 miles way Explore
Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park
50 miles way Explore
Onaway State Park
Onaway State Park
54 miles way Explore
Mitchell State Park
Mitchell State Park
55 miles way Explore
Cheboygan State Park
Cheboygan State Park
57 miles way Explore
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
61 miles way Explore
Hoeft State Park
Hoeft State Park
70 miles way Explore
Wilson State Park
Wilson State Park
71 miles way Explore
Huron-Manistee National Forests
Huron-Manistee National Forests
71 miles way Explore
Orchard Beach State Park
Orchard Beach State Park
75 miles way Explore
Indian Lake State Park
Indian Lake State Park
83 miles way Explore
Rock Island State Park
Rock Island State Park
83 miles way Explore
Newport State Park
Newport State Park
88 miles way Explore
Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park
93 miles way Explore
Harrisville State Park
Harrisville State Park
96 miles way Explore
Peninsula State Park
Peninsula State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Flowing Waters

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Hipcamper Russel
Russel B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2018

Flowing Waters kept to its name with beautiful flowing creeks and streams. The hosts were some of the nicest people I ever met. The land was secluded and felt like we had our own space when we were camping.
We stayed at the hilltop Haven and it was a fun trip up the hill to the spot. They even gave us a smores kit for the kids. We loved his animals great for the kids and very comfortable feeling when we were there. The host went out of his way to show us around and give us a brief history of the land and it was insightful. I would definitely come back in the future.

These animals were so nice Crazy coolFlowing WatersI loved this lizard!!
Hipcamper RE
Re M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 25th, 2018

Flowing Waters: A Man, a Plan, and a Backhoe.

Take acreage that includes a hillside perforated with natural springs, some heavy machinery, and Jon Shawl, and what do you get? Flowing Waters, which lives up to its name with babbling brooks, splashy miniature
waterfalls, and tranquil ponds. Jon has created much of the aquatic architecture by excavating ponds, burying culverts and pipes, and generally steering the downward progress of the water into pleasant forms.

Our campsite was large and flat, with room for both our cabin tent and 12'x12' dining canopy, and we were able to drive our vehicle right back to it.

As hosts, Jon and his wife couldn't have been more charming, and Jon's favorite thing in school was probably "show and tell". There is SO much to look at on the property, including chickens and goats and a submarine, oh my! Currently in dry dock beside one of the ponds, the yellow submarine that Jon built years ago was tested to a depth of over 100 feet. Antique machinery, boxes of rocks, materials for future projects, "things that
might be useful someday", and pretty much anything else you could imagine take up some of the space away from the campsites. Ever wonder what ostrich bones might look like? You can see them here.

If your idea of bliss is a condo next to a golf course, this place is not for you. If, however, you want to temporarily share the world of a free-range genius, then Flowing Waters is just that spot.

Me as the submarine captain!The water wheel a short distance away, providing a nice flop, flop, flop in the back ground.The pleasant water fall next to our camp site.
Property
Flowing Waters
State
Michigan
$30/night
3 Sites