Hipcamp host Anna & Tom D.
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Directly adjacent to the 5,000 acre Oak Openings Preserve, home of Ohio’s only living sand dunes and one-third of the state’s endangered species, is where you’ll find our little slice of heaven. There are over 50 miles of trails in Oak Openings Preserve, including the North Country National Scenic Trail, the Wabash Cannonball Trail, and the Oak Openings Single Track Bike Tra

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Directly adjacent to the 5,000 acre Oak Openings Preserve, home of Ohio’s only living sand dunes and one-third of the state’s endangered species, is where you’ll find our little slice of heaven. There are over 50 miles of trails in Oak Openings Preserve, including the North Country National Scenic Trail, the Wabash Cannonball Trail, and the Oak Openings Single Track Bike Trail, all of which are accessible by foot or bike from Buzzard Crest. Bridle trails are also available in the Preserve and the adjoining Maumee State Forest. The Maumee River and the Ohio Buckeye Trail are less than 10 miles away, as is the Canal Experience at Providence Metropark. The Toledo Metroparks boast 10 other award-winning parks, including the Tree House Village, just 3 miles from Buzzard Crest in Oak Openings. Toledo is 25 minutes away and has many world class attractions including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Zoo, Mud Hens Stadium and the Huntington Center. Exit 53 of the Ohio Turnpike is 6 miles away.

We have several primitive tent sites to chose from, or space for car camping. Our barn, The Roost, is also on our site, and can be rented. The Roost and tent sites share the water hose. Hikers on the North Country Trail and the Ohio Buckeye Trail are welcome and will receive a reduced rate. We are happy to provide shuttles and other Trail Angel help for you. There are 2 small towns within 4 miles of camp, offering fast food in Swanton, nice dining in Whitehouse, pizza and subs can be delivered. Gasoline and groceries are also available in Swanton.

Lodging provided
Cabin
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The 65 mile long Wabash Cannonball Trail, the Oak Opening Bike Trail, the Oak Openings Single Track Trail are all with a mile o...Read more

Fishing

Several fishing spots are available within a mile of camp. The Maumee River, which boasts the world-class walleye spring, run i...Read more

Hiking

10 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail wind through Oak Openings Preserve and is within 100 yards of camp. The Nor...Read more

Paddling

There are numerous canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding sites are within 5 miles of camp. The Maumee River Trail is 8 miles ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Hundreds of species of animals live in Oak Openings Preserve. From mammals large and small, to reptiles, amphibians, fish, and ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Buzzard Crest of the Oak Openings in Ohio.

River, stream, or creek

Swan Creek runs north to south through Oak Openings Preserve as well has several feeder creeks.

Wetlands

Oak Openings Preserve is home to globally endangered wet and dry prairies and wetlands.

Forest
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Buzzard Crest of the Oak Openings

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Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 7th, 2020

An easy, wonderful stay! Anna was responsive to my day-of booking, prepped the site, and made sure I had everything I needed. Navigating to the site from I-90 was simple. Plus, I am grateful for our engaging conversation about working in environmental education and the park service.

Hipcamper Sean

Great site & great experience

Sean M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2020

We stayed for one night at Buzzard Crest. We had a wonderful time. Anna was AMAZING. So nice, helpful and informative about the area. We will definitely stay here again on our way through Toledo.

Property
Buzzard Crest of Oak Openings
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$15/night
2 Sites
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