Hipcamp host Joe R.
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Primitive tent camping on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, Tuscarawas River Water Trail and the Great American Rail-Trail!

Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the towpath trail ten miles south of Canton, Ohio and 1.5 miles wes

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Primitive tent camping on the Greenville Peace Treaty Line, Buckeye Trail, Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail, Scenic Byway, Tuscarawas River Water Trail and the Great American Rail-Trail!

Located on the historic Ohio-Erie Canal between the village of Bolivar Ballparks and the McDonnell trailheads on the towpath trail ten miles south of Canton, Ohio and 1.5 miles west of I-77 exit 93 on Scenic Byway Rt 212 in beautiful Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

The Peace Park is designed for bikers, hikers, dog walkers and and anyone else traveling thru to book a campsite even if anyone isn't available to meet and greet. Hipcampers, once booked may go to an available campsite and setup camp.

Dog friendly, handicapped accessible Porta-Jon with hand sanitizer, shared electric for charging phones, pristine aquifer water tested annually, picnic tables, fire-pits, fireside benches, birds, butterflies, lightning bugs, wild turkey, deer and other wildlife is often seen.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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We offer a bundle of kindling to get your campfire started easier.

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Northern Tuscarawas County History

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking is very popular on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail, Buckeye Trail & the Great American Rail-Trail in Ohio.

Boating

Canoes and Kayak rentals are available at nearby NTR Canoe Livery or you can bring your own.

Fishing

We love fishing the Tuscarawas river for Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Rock bass, Northern Pike, Crappie, Bluegill, Flathe...Read more

Hiking

Hike the Buckeye Trail, the Ohio and Erie Towpath Trail and the Great American Rail-Trail in Ohio. All three trails intersect h...Read more

Paddling

Bring your paddle board to experience the Tuscarawas River Water Trail!

Snow sports

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is a great way to have a winter trail adventure.

Swimming

Tuscarawas river during the summer months and a local community "Commons Pool" is about two miles east off Rt 212 on Hollingswo...Read more

Wildlife watching

We've seen deer, wild turkey, raccoons, and some beautiful birds in our yard.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Primitive Towpath Trail Camping in Ohio.

River, stream, or creek

The Mighty Tuscarawas river is about 300 yards to our west.

Suburban

We are located on the Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail just west of the village of Bolivar, Ohio.

Swimming hole

Tuscarawas river during the summer months and a local community "Commons Pool" is about two miles east off Rt 212 on Hollingswo...Read more

Driveway

Several spots are available for campers to drive-in.

The vibe at Primitive Towpath Trail Camping

Places to see near Towpath Trail Peace Park

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Hipcamper Kate

Super laid back dog-friendly camp!

Kate T.
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(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2020

I absolutely loved my short stay at Towpath Trail Peace Park. It’s a lovely bit of land on a stretch of the Towpath that was perfect for some no-so-remote tent camping. The land for pitching tents was nice and flat and there were a great deal of mature trees at my spot that provided ample shade. The porta-john Shared by all the campers was well stocked and clean, with lots of hand sanitizer. I immediately felt like family when I stayed here, with chances to interact and have long chats with Joe and his family, along with the other campers. Joe had ample wood available for me purchase to use for a campfire and the whole experience was just very laid back. Joe really cares about this camping experience and is constantly looking for places to improve his campers’ experience, which is so awesome! It is currently a pack-in, pack-out trash disposal; however, before I left, Joe informed me that he had ordered two industrial trash bins for the next campers! Though the area is on a busy stretch of road between Navarre and Bolivar, it is quiet and peaceful at night. This property is super dog friendly and my dog had so much fun running around and chasing sticks with Joe’s dog and adorable golden retriever Air Bud. I would definitely stay at this property again in future and I can’t wait to see all the awesome improvements that Joe already has planned!

We all loved these cute handmade wood benches at our campsite in addition to our picnic table. Djinn absolutely loved her first camping experience! Look at that smile! Each campsite is well stocked with fire pits and there’s plenty of wood available. Just light it up and kick back and relax!
Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on June 7th, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet you and have you share a couple of ideas from other places you've camped! We hope to see you again sometime after the trail and boardwalk is in.

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Hipcamper Ann

Should have a museum

Ann F.
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(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2020

Towpath Trail Peace Park Campsites has the union of so much history, I hope it can become a museum, being located at: Greenville Peace Treaty line that was established to give Indians, including the friendly Delaware Indians, rights to the lands to the west in order to end the Native American hostilities after the end of the Revolutionary war; Ohio Erie Canal next to its aqueduct, now with foot bridge over the Tuscarawas River, that brought civilization to the interior of Ohio; The Wheeling and Lake Erie Rail Road, replacing canals as the nucleus for settlement of the interior of North East Territory; Location of an original telegraph line that first brought instant communication across the Nation; and Scenic Byway 212 where it passes under the rail road. The park is wonderfully located to provide pristine aquifer water, camping and intended concession meals for hikers on the combined Ohio & Erie Canalway, Buckeye Trail and Tuscarawas County Trails. I highly recommend visiting this oasis before it becomes a tourist attraction and you can personally hear from Joe his research on the historical property and area that he wishes to share with the greater community. The Amish neighbors drive by in their buggies. The rustic campsites, on the bank of the canal, are also located within 6 miles of: Fort Laurens, the only Revolutionary War fort built in Ohio; Historic Canal village of Bolivar; Separatist community of Zoar; Ohio’s most historic Camp Tuscazoar; and second oldest Lynn Drive in Theater still in use.

Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on May 15th, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our Peace Park and the several local historical highlights! We enjoyed hosting you as our very first camper too!

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Hipcamper Michael

I would go there again.

Michael C.
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(Dispersed site)
May 19th, 2020

My stay was very pleasant. The grounds were well kept and supplied with picnic table fire ring and porta potty within few yards from the sites. If you like bird watching this is the place for you with many different species a birds and was able to hear owl calls at night. Towpath Trail is is just a short walk away.

Primitive Towpath Trail Camping
Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on May 20th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We enjoyed hosting your camping adventure and I'm glad the woodpeckers didn't make too much noise ;)

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Hipcamper Jay
Jay M.
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(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2020

Joe was a great host!! Very friendly and made us feel very welcome! Gave us some very cool history of the land as well!! Highly recommend!

Our campsite!!
Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on May 26th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our peace park! We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to you revisiting anytime!

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Hipcamper Tommy

Perfect

Tommy M.
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(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2020

This is exactly what we were looking for. Great location, great host, very well kept. Very clean porta potty yards from site, wood available, short walk to river. Perfect!! Even a super nice dog that may co.e say hello.

Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on May 26th, 2020

Thank you for your review! Our golden mascot Airbud and family welcome you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Brenna
Brenna R.
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(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2020

Joe was a welcoming and hospitable host! The port-a-potty was very clean and a great addition to the site. Another positive is that it was very close to the Towpath. Overall, it was a great stay!

Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share a review! It was really nice to have you visit our area to bike the Ohio-Erie Canal Towpath Trail and glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I'd also like to invite you back after our section of the trail is developed later this year.

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Hipcamper Bob
Bob C.
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(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2020

Great host. Traffic was a bit busy and road was closer to sites than expected. I’d still go back.

Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on June 10th, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your camping experience with us! We hope to see you again after the towpath trail boardwalk is built.

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Hipcamper Kolton
Kolton N.
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(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2020

Really cool area to stay in, and he's very knowledgeable about the history of you're interested in that aspect of traveling. Really kind host dedicated to continuing to improve the campsite.

Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on June 23rd, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We enjoyed hosting your camping adventure and meeting you.

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Michelle S.
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June 14th, 2020

We had a wonderful time here.Joe shared his vast knowledge of the area with us,from the Delaware Indians,to current day improvements and everything in between.The port-a-potty is well maintained and very clean.We purchased fire wood from Joe and his grandson delivered it to our site,offering to help us with anything we needed.The place sits between 2 trail heads, the dam is near and the town is adorable.We camped on the lower spot and even though it rained steadily from 11p to 9a, the ground did not get soggy or have any puddled water.The train did wake us during the night,but that's to be expected when camping near the canal.It's clear Joe is offering his place because he truly loves and wants to share, not to make money. We will go back!

Primitive Towpath Trail CampingBolivar Dam is a fun place to fish
Hipcamper Joe
Response from Joe, the Host, on June 23rd, 2020

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope your enjoyed the local trail and sites. Ya'll come back now :)

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Property
Towpath Trail Peace Park
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$20/night
3 Sites
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