Hipcamp host Caleb
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Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, our 62-acre property features a mix of open fields, small streams, wooded hills and a lonely country road. Aside from our house, there are no neighbors in sight. Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find the perfect primitive campsite. As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Continue reading...

Located only 8 miles from Hocking Hills State Park, our 62-acre property features a mix of open fields, small streams, wooded hills and a lonely country road. Aside from our house, there are no neighbors in sight. Easily pitch your tent in an open field or trek through the hills and hollows to find the perfect primitive campsite.

As part of Ohio's famous Hocking Hills Region, Vinton County is home to the second largest state forest, in addition to multiple state parks and wildlife areas. You’ll encounter abandoned historical sites and relics dating back to the early 1800s, hidden away among the wooded hills of Ohio’s least populated county. If you're a lover of outdoor recreation, this is the place to be. Within about a half-hour drive, there are many opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, hunting and fishing, and birding.  Nearby parks and forests include Hocking Hills State Park, Hocking Hills State Forest, Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski State Forest, the Moonville Rail Trail, Lake Alma State Park, Tar Hollow State Forest, and more!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
40 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 60ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 52 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Caleb a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Forest
Prairie, meadow, or plain
River, stream or creek
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Wildlife watching
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Hidden in the Hocking Hills

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 6th, 2018

Caleb is very friendly and

Hipcamper Beth
Beth
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 7th, 2018

Camping at Hidden in the Hocking Hills was very peaceful. Caleb greeted us right when we arrived, had a map of the property and provided us with information on local activities. We were able to drive right up to where we pitched our tent. A fire ring had been left from the campers before, which came in handy for cooking hot dogs and s'mores later in the night. I would highly recommend camping at Hidden in the Hocking Hills.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Douglas
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2018

This wasn't what we expected. The camp sites were wide open fields , with the road running in front, but we found a corner in the last field, with the river running behind us and it was wonderful!
The options for camping here are endless. Stay in the fields or hike up into the forest and look over the entire area. Hiked the logging trails, washed in the stream and built a fire circle. Thank you Caleb!!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Host was awesome, navigating and finding the best spot was a little tricky. Markers would have been very helpful!

Hipcamper Dean
Dean
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2018

This is a great place for the right person/group, but wasn't quite what we were hoping for.

PROS:
--Hosts were wonderfully responsive and laid back.
--Location is great for exploring the Hocking Hills region.
--LOTS of space for camping. NOT a noisy, cramped campground.
--Could accommodate a very large group indeed.
--Tons of flexibility on use of the space.
--Free tap water at the hosts' nearby house.
--Free wood if you're willing to cut/use old branches, downed trees, etc.

Things to be aware of (could be CONS for you):
--Not sure what the "bathe in stream" part of the listing is referring to. There's a small stream, but it is very shallow, full of silt, and we suspected had a lot of agricultural runoff.
--Although parts are forested, they can be very difficult to access during the summer because of the very dense undergrowth.
--The mowed strip around the field is fine for a high-profile SUV, but not a good fit for a standard-profile car. In wet weather, I would worry about getting out of there without a higher-profile 4WD vehicle.

The reason this didn't quite work for us is that we were looking for a bit of a "unicorn," camping-wise, in which my sons could build a crude shelter while I set up a tent nearby for my use and backup for them. We thought this place would work well -- and indeed the hosts would have been totally fine with that -- but forest areas near the fields were impassibly dense.

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2018

It's very quiet out there and almost no people when we went. Small stream worked perfect to keep my daughter occupied while I set up camp. Fire wood is free if you are okay with hiking around to find it. I would definitely camp here again.

Hipcamper George
George
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 23rd, 2018

Our stay at the Altenbrauch Farm was more than pleasing! With not really knowing what to expect exactly, upon our arrival we were set at ease with the host and the beautiful land surrounding. The area was very open, taken care of, and inviting. Plus, Caleb had a packet of activities close to the site which were more than handy at the time! Would definitely check it out if you're looking for a quiet and freeing campsite.

Property
Altenbrauch Farm
State
Ohio
$30/night
40 Sites