Hipcamp host Tom E.
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Are you ready to be immersed in nature, experience peace and tranquility, and be dazzled by stunning sunsets?  This campsite might be just what you are searching for.  Hip campers will experience a heavy dose of nature at this campsite located next to a wetland teeming with wildlife.  A clear night at this site makes stargazing an enjoyable activity, and might have Hip campe

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Are you ready to be immersed in nature, experience peace and tranquility, and be dazzled by stunning sunsets?  This campsite might be just what you are searching for.  Hip campers will experience a heavy dose of nature at this campsite located next to a wetland teeming with wildlife.  A clear night at this site makes stargazing an enjoyable activity, and might have Hip campers saying "Woah! Look at all of those Stars."  Fireflies are abundant in late June and July and provide a spectacular light show when darkness arrives.  A fire ring, 2 chairs, a picnic table, and a trash bin are provided.  Vehicles can drive to this campsite so if you pitch a tent in the bed of your truck, live life out of your van, or pedal to your camping destinations, you should have no access issues.  Three tents could be comfortably erected at this site, and mowed trails on the property provide an opportunity for Hip campers to roam and absorb nature.  If you are a birder you can easily check off 20 different species from your list at this campsite.  Access to the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee non motorized trail is 2.7 miles south of the campsite. The Maple River State Game Area is 1.8 miles north of the campsite.  Motz County park is 11 miles east of the campsite and provides recreational opportunities for Hip campers.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Tom a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Firefly Meadows in Michigan.

Field
Wetlands
Farm

The vibe at Firefly Meadows

5 Reviews

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Hipcamper Shelby
Shelby N.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2020

Tom’s property was perfect for an after work camping trip that was only an hour away, but felt like it was very remote. The site was tidy and well maintained- Tom had all of the paths mowed short and included lots of extras like a shade canopy, chairs, and grill grate for the fire pit. Site #1 was situated on a frog pond so we were serenaded by toads and frogs all night- but that’s nature! The fireflies were magical and the stars were even better! We were able to easily drive into the site and will return to camp here again!

Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan L.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Wonderful site! Definitely will be going back. Got to listen to nature all day and night surrounded by fireflies at night. The sunset was beautiful. This campsite is exactly what we needed. It was clean, well set up and very private. Tom did an awesome job!

Hipcamper Aaron

Quiet, private getaway

Aaron M.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

We were looking for somewhere local to get away from our house. We wanted something private, quiet (and COVID safe/clean). We wanted to avoid people and we were alone the whole time we were there.

We stayed for 3 nights (Thursday through Sunday), and had a great time. The site is as described- the owner owns part of a larger parcel (which we had entirely to ourselves), 26 acres of the larger parcel. There are mowed paths cut around the property so we took walks with our dog.

The site was well-maintained and you can easily pull in and "car" camp. The owner had chairs, a picnic table, trashcan and fire roasting sticks for s'mores for us.

In terms of suggestions for a future camper, we purchased wood from a house right on Grange road, just north of M-21 (they had a small trailer out by the road, opposite side of the road from the site). We replenished ice in Fowler. The portajohn was clean (short walk from the site).

There is not a lot of shade on the site, so be prepared for that. The land is mostly wide open fields. We brought a pop-up canopy which worked great.

If you want to be busy, there is not a ton to do right in the area (which we knew because we are locals), so we brought lots of games, books, and activities. We just chilled out. Motz County Park is nearby - it has a beach, 5 miles of trails, picnic areas. The main Maple River State access point for trails is off US-127 (near Uncle Johns Cider mill), and we hiked through there one of the days.

We had a great trip. This was the perfect quiet getaway for us and our dog. We met the owner on the last day as we were leaving- he's a great guy who takes incredible pride in his property and offering his guests a great experience.

Mowed walking trails are all around the property. We enjoyed walking our dog on the paths. Picture of our camp set up. We enjoyed watching the birds of all different species.
Hipcamper Joe
Joe T.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

Tom has done a fantastic job creating and maintaining this beautiful campsite. My wife and I loved camping here and would recommend it to anyone.

Hipcamper james
James T.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

Great site. Stars were amazing. Will be coming back.

Property
Tom E.’s Land
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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