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 and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
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 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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.

Off-roading (OHV)


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


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


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


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.


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

The vibe at Flowing Waters

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Hipcamper Elena

Great for the soul

Elena L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 24th, 2020

Words can’t describe how beautiful this site is! I put my tent next to a beautiful flowing stream and enjoyed a quiet private stay on this gorgeous wooded property! My hosts Jon and Belinda were very welcoming and friendly! The site and property are meticulously kept and there was plenty of room to set up a large camp. It was a pleasure staying here and feeling like I was out in the middle of the woods! Very quiet place with nature sounds at night. It’s exactly what I needed!!

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.
Hipcamper Dane
Dane L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 27th, 2019

Jon was extremely gracious and made sure we had everything we needed. A very smart man fill of stories and facts. We had a blast fishing in his pond and just enjoying the nature. We look forward to returning!

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