Hipcamp host Michael H.
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With its name derived from the ancient Native American name for the Olentangy River (on which the property sits), Laughing Waters is nestled on 6 1/2 acres of beautiful open meadows and woods with close proximity to many attractions and amenities. We are just beginning to develop the area for camping and as such, we have a more rustic tenting experience. 

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With its name derived from the ancient Native American name for the Olentangy River (on which the property sits), Laughing Waters is nestled on 6 1/2 acres of beautiful open meadows and woods with close proximity to many attractions and amenities. We are just beginning to develop the area for camping and as such, we have a more rustic tenting experience.  For an additional charge, we have a log cabin and a camper for rent as well.  This is an ideal location for your camping (or even glamping) needs!

The property is on a scenic byway and also has one of the largest rapids in Ohio (when the dam is open).  As such, kayaking and fishing in the river are always an option or just stay by the pond for a paddle boat ride or fishing as well.

 We also offer multiple venue areas for tiny weddings. Visit us at our website, tinyoutdoorweddings or like us on Facebook @Tiny Weddings

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Walk to listing
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from lake or pond
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Laughing Waters in Ohio.

Forest

We have 6.5 acres of land of which approximately 3 acres are wooded

Lake

Swimming and fishing

River, stream or creek

Fishing, kayaking on the river in front part of property

Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Michael & Valerie's Ohio Oasis

Alum Creek State Park
Alum Creek State Park
3 miles way Explore
Delaware State Park
Delaware State Park
10 miles way Explore
Mt. Gilead State Park
Mt. Gilead State Park
24 miles way Explore
Buck Creek State Park
Buck Creek State Park
40 miles way Explore
Deer Creek State Park
Deer Creek State Park
42 miles way Explore
A.W. Marion State Park
A.W. Marion State Park
43 miles way Explore
Malabar Farm State Park
Malabar Farm State Park
44 miles way Explore
Kiser Lake State Park
Kiser Lake State Park
47 miles way Explore
Indian Lake State Park OH
Indian Lake State Park OH
48 miles way Explore
Mohican State Park
Mohican State Park
49 miles way Explore
Dillon State Park
Dillon State Park
52 miles way Explore
John Bryan State Park
John Bryan State Park
53 miles way Explore
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National ...
57 miles way Explore
Great Seal State Park
Great Seal State Park
58 miles way Explore
Muskingum River State Park
Muskingum River State Park
58 miles way Explore
Tar Hollow State Park
Tar Hollow State Park
60 miles way Explore
Hocking Hills State Park
Hocking Hills State Park
62 miles way Explore
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Histor...
63 miles way Explore
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
64 miles way Explore
Caesar Creek State Park
Caesar Creek State Park
68 miles way Explore
Lake Loramie State Park
Lake Loramie State Park
68 miles way Explore
Van Buren State Park
Van Buren State Park
68 miles way Explore
Paint Creek State Park
Paint Creek State Park
69 miles way Explore
Wayne National Forest
Wayne National Forest
69 miles way Explore
Blue Rock State Park
Blue Rock State Park
70 miles way Explore
Scioto Trail State Park
Scioto Trail State Park
70 miles way Explore
Burr Oak State Park
Burr Oak State Park
73 miles way Explore
Cowan Lake State Park
Cowan Lake State Park
73 miles way Explore
Lake Hope State Park
Lake Hope State Park
73 miles way Explore
Sycamore State Park
Sycamore State Park
74 miles way Explore
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
75 miles way Explore
Findley State Park
Findley State Park
75 miles way Explore
Pike Lake State Park
Pike Lake State Park
75 miles way Explore
Rocky Fork State Park
Rocky Fork State Park
77 miles way Explore
Lake Alma State Park
Lake Alma State Park
81 miles way Explore
Salt Fork State Park
Salt Fork State Park
82 miles way Explore
Stonelick State Park
Stonelick State Park
88 miles way Explore
Wolf Run State Park
Wolf Run State Park
88 miles way Explore
Mary Jane Thurston State Park
Mary Jane Thurston State Park
91 miles way Explore
East Harbor State Park
East Harbor State Park
91 miles way Explore
Portage Lakes State Park
Portage Lakes State Park
93 miles way Explore
Jackson Lake State Park
Jackson Lake State Park
95 miles way Explore
Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miamis National Historic Site
Fallen Timbers Battlefield and Fort Miam...
95 miles way Explore
First Ladies National Historic Site
First Ladies National Historic Site
96 miles way Explore
Kelleys Island State Park
Kelleys Island State Park
96 miles way Explore
South Bass Island State Park
South Bass Island State Park
97 miles way Explore
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial
Perry's Victory & International Peace Me...
98 miles way Explore
East Fork State Park
East Fork State Park
99 miles way Explore
Middle Bass Island State Park
Middle Bass Island State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Laughing Waters

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Hipcamper Ryan + Alex
Ryan + Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 24th, 2017

This was our best Hipcamp experience yet, it is a MUST STAY. The hosts were AMAZING. When we arrived they showed us around their beautiful property. There were so many areas to sleep. We brought our conversion van and set up next to a barn they host small weddings in (it was incredible). There was also a small wood cabin, little rustic camper, large grassy area, smaller secluded grassy area, and an area next to their pond to pitch a tent. The property had two fire pits, a tiki bar, a pond, and the cutest garden. They also have potential plans of adding an outhouse, outdoor shower area, and another cabin. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the changing Ohio leaves and relaxed next to a nice fire before we went to sleep. In the morning the hosts invited us for pancakes and bacon, that of which was the BEST bacon we have ever had! Our dog enjoyed running around the land and playing with their bulldog Sammy. It was the best camping experience, we couldn't recommend this property enough.

We had the most amazing time!Enjoying some wine at the tiki barPicture perfect woodshed The owner is planning on adding a vintage blue stripe to this small camper. The inside has wallpaper -- a great glamping vehicle!
Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 28th, 2018

Michael & Valerie's exceeded our expectations. My girlfriend and I we're looking for a quick escape in Columbus and stumbled across their property. Upon arrival, we were struct by cleanliness of the property. It's real easy to have a few close up "instagram" shots online that makes things a bit skewed without context. This was not the case. They offered fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, and grapes from their garden. We had full access to the deck next to the pond, and setup camp on top of the hill near the back of the property. There are so many areas to set up, start a fire, and explore. You can tell they love hosting as much as their property.

Hipcamper Dana
Dana H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Beautiful property with amazing host! We stayed near the back of the property in our roof top tent and laid out in the sun, made s’mores, and watched the fire in the fire pit they had there! Host went above and beyond to ensure we had a good time providing wood, tiki torches, fire starter, and an overall good attitude. Site is near the city but private. You can hear some road noise from a local road but IMO it didn’t take away from the fun. Would definitely visit again!

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Hipcamper James
James K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2018

Laughing Waters is a great get-away! Michael and Valerie made sure we were able to settle in and enjoy our time away. The set up was more than we expected with a great place to fish, eat and enjoy our campfire. I would recommend to anyone, but is especially a great location so close to Columbus. My boys and I hope to come again!

Hipcamper Colton
Colton B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2018

Mike and Valerie were awesome! We really enjoyed getting to know them and hearing the history of the property. They were super welcoming and the property was a lot of fun to spend the night on!

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Hipcamper Jadine R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2018
Property
Michael & Valerie's Ohio Oasis
State
Ohio
$30/night
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