We are a 40 acre family farm , not a camp ground . But you can drive to all of our sites and Pitch a tent near a pine forest and pond on a miniature horse farm . Private, but walking distance to the main house were water is available for washing and drinking. Many hiking trails on the land with a pond, stream, mediation circle. We have lots of wildlife. Located on a dirt r
We are a 40 acre family farm , not a camp ground . But you can drive to all of our sites and Pitch a tent near a pine forest and pond on a miniature horse farm . Private, but walking distance to the main house were water is available for washing and drinking. Many hiking trails on the land with a pond, stream, mediation circle. We have lots of wildlife. Located on a dirt road about 25 miles to nearest city. Fire ring and firewood is available. One tent or camper per site . Only 2 miles to Piedmont Lake where you can fish and go boating . They have a marina and restaurant. Only minutes from an Ohio wildlife reserve Egypt Valley great for hiking and hunting. Located in the Muskingum Water Shed with many lakes and streams including Salt Fork , Clenndening , Piedmont, Seneca, Tappen Lakes . We have a lot you can park your boat when its not on the lake while camping . We are located in a Amish community , so watch for horse and buggys on your drive to the farm.
primitive camping ~ is defined as being without neighbors, electricity, running water, bathroom facilities and, often times, cell service. You camp in a remote location and provide everything for yourself
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 8PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
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We booked our stay here because we needed a weekend away in a remote location. Our daughter loves horses so this camp looked like a good fit.
The hospitality we recieved was absolutely outstanding. During our stay we could not find marshmellows to roast over the fire through the several citys we drive through! The "marshmellow shortage" came up during conversation with the host when we first met. Soon after while we were at our camp site they delivered a fresh bag of marshmallows on the house and said "I can't let your little girl go without marshmallows and a fire!" This gesture alone gets them a good review as they were genuinely being kind. They also took the time to let my daughter feed the horses, pet the donkeys and take some pictures. They offered fire wood if we ran out and many other things.
We were not able to stay at the main camp sight because it was booked. Our sight was a decent sized lot directly off the gravely road. It was "ok" but not very appealing. We wished we could have stayed at the main site however, this wasn't a deal breaker. We had a freshly mowed lot with a fire ring. Our lot had 3 hiking trails directly by our site and a small creek to explore not far down the road.
Over all we were happy with our stay. You couldn't ask for better people. Having the Piedmont Lake so close was very nice as we fished there and had about a 10 min drive back to camp. We very much enjoyed the miles of back gravel roads. We seen so much wildlife and beautiful scenery. It was great.
Had so much fun at Camp Avery! We got a little tour of the property and introduced to the horses! Great trails and forests to explore :) definitely coming back in the summer
Woodsy and cozy for explorers!
We had a lovely stay at Camp Avery! Situated in a clearing beside a quaint pond and an overgrown Christmas tree forest, this campsite was very private and cozy. Would definitely recommend this site to anyone looking to further explore Ohio!
Beautiful, peaceful camp spot!
Excellent hosts in a beautiful, peaceful location! Went for a quick solo weekend getaway and found the solace I was looking for. Was lucky enough to be the only one camping that weekend, so I had the entire place to myself. A clean, welk-kept outhouse, sweet little trails through the magical winding woods, a beautiful calm pine forest great for hanging a hammock, and the sweetest miniature horses/donkeys to keep you company. Deb & her husband were so welcoming, even bringing me extra dry firewood and checking in to make sure I was comfortable. Would highly recommend it for a calming retreat.
My family & I were looking for a private place to camp to have some true family quality time w/out technology. Camp Avery turned out to be exactly that & more. The owners own 40 acres of beautiful land which included a bunch of trails to go explore & a pond. I cant forget to mention their cute little ponies. Each of them had their own personalities 😊. They also have some donkeys. BB was our favorite mostly bc she was closer to our campsite & made us laugh everytime she ould talk. At camp Avery there is a little jewel of hidden beauty. A short distance from the camp site was a beautiful landmark of big sand stone boulders all covered in lush green moss. All positioned in a circle! It was amazing for those of you who are history buffs, love nature or mysterious things. We would all go sit on the stones & have our coffee in the mornings. My favorite part of our trip. Farmer Pat & Deborah were very welcoming & good people! This has now become one of our spots to come back to every year! I defintely reccomend this campsite for some good old wholesome family time!!
This campsite has it all - little horses with pasture, woods, trails, open field, and even a pond. The open field campsites are surrounded by woods with trails around the property that overlook a ravine, and lead to a small crop of large boulders in the woods. Wildlife abounds - we saw horses (not wild), toads, birds, butterflies and fish. Pat was a perfect host. He gave us the lay of the land, and showed us out to the campsites. Later, he returned with a cane pole ready for fishing if we wanted to use it.
Campsite has a slight grade all around (it's in the hills after all.) There was plenty of shade, except when the sun was directly overhead. Accessibility might be an issue in wet weather. The dirt road through the woods to the clearing is short, but might become a challenge if it got very wet. This time, we arrived after dry weather, and even after a night of storms we had no trouble getting our 2WD VW camper van in and out. Maybe I worry too much.... We'll be back I'm sure.
We really enjoyed our stay at Camp Avery. The owner was pleasant and showed us around the property when we arrived. We were in a campervan and could not get to the normal camping sites because it had rained so much, but he found us a nice little clearing just off the dirt road that did just fine. My wife and I were the only ones there that weekend so it was just us and 35 acres to explore. It was the quiet little getaway we needed.
Our first visit to Camp Avery, but likely not our last! We booked very last minute, and our hosts were very accommodating! We chose a site along the creek, instead of in the pines, and it was very peaceful! We were brought dry firewood, and were told to just holler if we needed anything. Great little place! We look forward to returning.