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 2 primitive tent sites to chose from, or space for small car camping. Our barn, The Roost, is also on our site, and can be rented. The Roost and tent sites both have hose and a camp potty. 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
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • 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 Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on August 20th, 2020

Thanks! It was nice to meet you!

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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.

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thanks! Come back again!

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Hipcamper Elias
Elias M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 17th, 2020

Nicely wooded area with clear paths, a friendly knowledgeable host, firewood, and a kind dog!

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Meika the Mutt says, “Woof woof!” That means come back again!

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Hipcamper Fiona
Fiona H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 20th, 2020

Had a great quick overnight at Anna and Tom's. We arrived late due to a long day of driving and Anna waited for us to show us the site and make sure we were all situated. Very clean, pretty, and peaceful. Just about 15 minutes off the interstate.

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thanks! Come back for a longer stay!

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Hipcamper Gustav

Great camp spot

Gustav B.
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(Site 1)
August 21st, 2020

Stopped here on my drive back cross country to get to my college and it was a great spot to camp. Hosts were extremely friendly and I'd definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thanks! Come back and stay longer!

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Hipcamper Clare
Clare K.
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(Site 2)
September 2nd, 2020

Anna is a wonderful host & it’s a lovely forested property. We took a walk on some trails that were located right across the street & throughly enjoyed ourselves. Would absolutely recommend!

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thanks! Glad you got some hiking in.

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Hipcamper Alexander

Great spot!

Alexander B.
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(Site 1)
September 5th, 2020

Beautiful spot and very nice host!

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 5th, 2020

Thanks! Hope you can stay longer next time.

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Hipcamper Ollie

Beautiful property, not so private

Ollie C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2020

The property was beautiful but the campsite was much closer to the hosts’ house than I expected, basically in their backyard and visible from the windows of their house. There was also an Air Force base very close to the property with fighter jets running night drills during our stay, which were extremely loud. As queer people, we felt welcomed by our host but got weird vibes from the neighborhood and were warned about the neighbors, whose house was visible from our campsite.

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 12th, 2020

Rest assured, no one in out house can see the campsites. I have to go around out back to even see if folks are there. And yes, there is one neighbor, but they mind their own. From our back yard, we can see their pole barn, but not their house. As the Aunt of the most wonderful gay couple on the planet, it’s sad that you had an unpleasant vibe. I’ll bring one of my pride flags outside to proudly wave here. And being 4 miles from a very active Air Guard Base has its good and bad aspects— but that is completely out of our control. You can practically wave hi to them sometimes!

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Hipcamper Kristin

Hurry for camping!

Kristin G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 7th, 2020

This is the only campground we've stayed at with a concierge! We loved Anna's hospitality and recommendations. She was very helpful and informative. I really appreciated having a free water source. The firewood burned great and was a great price. Hiking opportunities everywhere, the park is fantastic. We would love to stay here again in the future, hopefully for longer!

Hipcamper Anna & Tom
Response from Anna & Tom, the Host, on September 12th, 2020

I’m glad you had a great adventure! Come back any time!

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