Hipcamp host Christy H.
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We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71 in the country. Your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season) & fresh eggs, primitive camping, hiking, fishing, with nature & homesteading activities. There are 31 large campsites located along the pond, alongside the woods, some open, some group areas. W


We are located almost in the very center of Ohio, 4 miles from Interstate 71 in the country. Your getaway is on a 20-acre working farm that offers PYO food (during the growing season) & fresh eggs, primitive camping, hiking, fishing, with nature & homesteading activities. There are 31 large campsites located along the pond, alongside the woods, some open, some group areas. We like to play outside & have horseshoes, cornhole, & other games. There are no hookups for electricity or water, & no showers. We charge $12 per carload per night for tent camping, $18 for popups, $28 for small rvs. There is no addl. fees for extra people nor for dogs, holidays or peak season. The driving lanes are made of grass, not concrete or blacktop. Check in is at daybreak, check out is dusk. Please arrive before dark so that you can see where you are going instead of running over a firepit or site post. There is peace, quiet & nature here with dark starry nights & sounds of frogs & owls. You'll want a good supply of food & water as there are no stores, gas stations or fast food (ugh) places for 4 miles. We do have a small camp store with essentials and supplies. Within a half hour drive is the Heart of Ohio trail (hiking/biking), the Kokosing water trail (canoeing/kayaking/tubing), and 3 state parks with swimming beaches. For more information, we are on the web & feel free to like us on Facebook! We regularly post music festivals and Listening Room Concerts from traveling musicians. On holiday weekends, we offer scavenger hunts, contests for fishing, horseshoes & cornhole, game days and enjoy potluck dinners. In the event of severe storms & lightening, we always open the big pole barn up for immediate cover where you can enjoy board games or play with musical instruments such as a washtub bass, washboards, cowbells, small drums & glockenspiel. Since GPS does not our location, exact directions can be found at grinsandpickinscampfarm/directions . com to 1 County Road 170 in Marengo. Thanks for looking! Hope to see you in the great outdoors!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
44 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Christy a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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There are 34 acres of woods with hiking trails & a winding creek. Spring is filled with tons of wild flowers.

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Hipcamper Michele
Michele M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2017

Perfect quick get away spot. Easy checkin, plenty of space and very clean portable potties. We went on an impulse hoping to get to see the Perseid meteor shower and it worked out great.

Hipcamper Tanisha
Tanisha S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

Christy is fantastic!!! We are already in the process of selecting new dates! For our first experience camping ever we couldn’t have made a better choice in campgrounds. She went out of her way to make sure we were okay! Everything was clean. The camp ground was beautiful, we enjoyed the fresh veggies and fishing. My children loved Christy!! Definetly recommend Grins and Pickins!!

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Hipcamper Barry
Barry R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2017

My 5-year-old son and I visited last weekend. We were both quite impressed. Spacious well-maintained campsites and hassle-free check-in / check-out. We arrived around 5:30 on Saturday and didn't leave until 4:00 pm Sunday. My son got to visit the chickens and ducks and we got to spend a little time pulling some pan fish out of the pond.

Things to do:
Return with adult friends to check out a festival!
Return with my family for a few days of R&R!

We felt more than welcome and enjoyed the peaceful serenity that is synonymous with Grins & Pickens!

Plenty of room to stretch your legs!Nice - Spacious sites!
Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2017

This is a fantastic place to camp! Super quiet, pretty well secluded, and a really nice view. The homeowner was super hospitable and checked in with us. They also knew we wanted privacy, so they left us alone for the most part. I would highly recommend this place. I can't wait to go back.

Hipcamper Le
Le C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2017

Excellent Service! The lady managing the location went to an extra effort to contact me to let me know about an event occurring at the time of my booking. She had an eye out for our arrival and flagged us down when she saw we seemed a bit lost and confused. The property was clean. Each tent spot had it own fire pit. Very happy and will return here again soon!

Hipcamper Deuce
Deuce M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 20th, 2018

Grins & Pickin's CampFarm was a wonderful experience. My wife and I hadn't been camping for a number of years, and wanted to introduce our small children (ages 4 and 1.5) to sleeping in a tent. The CampFarm was close to home, the price was right, and the hosts were awesome with our kids. The campsite was along the edge of a farm field backing up to the hedgerow and woodlot. The site was blasted by the sun late afternoon and evening, but comfortably shaded for breakfast. I look forward to camping here again.

Hipcamper Brad
Brad M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

Excellent. Great private campsite in the woods, field sites also available. Host was kind and accommodating.

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon K.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2018

First I would like to say how nice Christy was and she refunded the second night that we didn’t stay and she definitely did not have to do that. That being said, the farm was nothing like what we expected. The sites were mowed but the only thing separating them was tall weeds. The website advertised eggs and vegetables to pick and I didn’t see anything close to being able to do that. The best sites were taken and even those were not that great. The sites in the woods were way too small even for a small tent. The fire rings at the other sites were very small, I depend on a fire to cook our food and it was barely big enough to do that. The pond was small and very green and cloudy. Saw a few fish but not what we’re used to fishing in. The whole place was just not how I pictured it from looking at their website.

Hipcamper JESSICA
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2018

Grins & Pickin’s CampFarm was perfect for my son’s first camping adventure. Before the first night was over he told me he really likes camping. Christy was an amazing host, she was full of tips, and information. She even invited us on hikes with her through the woods, telling us about different wildlife and nature in the area. Bunnies, frogs, butterflies, fish, chickens, ducks all were entertainment for my son and I. He even got farm fresh eggs for breakfast! We had a relaxing stay especially when the rain came- Christy opened her barn for us to hang out in and play games. Christy is a sweetheart and I am so happy to have made Grins & Pickin’s CampFarm my son’s first camping trip.

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