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We are United Plant Savers, a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve at-risk medicinal plant species. We have a 379 acre Botanical Sanctuary with miles of hiking trails and a pond for swimming. Our land is secluded in a quiet county setting where the plants, animals, and humans can take a reprieve from the busy world. 

We currently offer dis



We are United Plant Savers, a non-profit organization whose mission is to conserve at-risk medicinal plant species. We have a 379 acre Botanical Sanctuary with miles of hiking trails and a pond for swimming. Our land is secluded in a quiet county setting where the plants, animals, and humans can take a reprieve from the busy world. 

We currently offer dispersed camping at multiple sites around our land. We are working on building specific campsites, and those should be ready to book in Spring of 2021. Some of our current popular camping spots are at our Screen Platform, next to Heart Pond, and in our prairie. You are also able to camp close to the parking and amenities if you would like. The sites at Heart Pond and the Screen Platform are not able to be reached by vehicle, and you must carry your gear in from the parking area. 

We have 2 fire rings on the land, one is located next to our green barn, and the other is at Heart Pond. Fires are allowed with permission from employees, and we will provide you with a 5 gallon bucket for water, and a rake to ensure that the fire is put out completely. 

Our big green barn has everything you need for your camping getaway including composting toilets, showers, and a shared laundry room. Trail maps and information on United Plant Savers are also available at our new Center for Medicinal Plant Conservation. 

When you arrive to our Botanical Sanctuary, you will see our new Welcome Center. This is where our office if located, and we host office hours from 9-5PM Monday- Friday. We suggest that you arrive during our office hours so that we are able to get you checked in and give you a welcome packet. If you are planning to arrive outside of office hours, then PLEASE notify us so that we can make arrangements for someone to be here to greet you. If you are arriving during the weekend, please specify what time you are planning to arrive when you send your booking request. We believe that campers are able to have a higher quality experience when we are able to meet and greet and help you get acquainted with the space, versus self check in. 

We do not provide kitchen access to campers, and this must be provided by the campers to cook food. With our new campsites in Spring 2021, we will have charcoal grills for cooking food, and fire rings. Our facility is a quaint location, and we ask that you do not party during your time here. We want to be respectful of other campers and neighbors, and we want safety to be a priority. 

Feel free to ask any questions, and we look forward to meeting you! 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


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Hipcamper Dana

Wowwie!!! how rad!

Dana L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2020

Wow! This place was absolutely magical. If you are wondering if you should camp here or not, the answer is yes! Very clean compostable bathrooms (how rad!!!), clean showers, very safe, filtered water, campfire wood, and wonderful staff! You should definitely check this place out.

My partner and I got there at night while it was dark so we were nervous about setting up camp, however the host, Kelsey was so accommodating and helpful. Super sweet and ensured that we had everything we needed throughout our stay x100. We stayed right by Heart Pond, and were even able to take a swim in it in the middle of October! It was a beautiful space and such a genuinely wonderful experience to be on the land, learn the history and experience peace that this sanctuary holds. We're excited to come back in the spring to see all the stuff bloom! Thanks again, UPS Sanctuary - you were a dream!

Hipcamper Jessie
Jessie Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 30th, 2018

What a magical place to learn from! We camped at the heart pond, went for a long hike and swam in the clear water. We left feeling refreshed and inspired. Thanks John for your kind welcome and UpS for sharing this special space.

Hipcamper Chris

Great property; amazing mission

Chris B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2020

Great location for self supported groups looking to experience nature. We camped in a reclaimed native prairie with nearby trees and even a pond. The venue provides composting toliets and even showers, but campers should be prepared to carry their gear from the parking area. In our case we camped 600 yards from our car and transported gear using a folding wagon we bring along on most car camping trips.

Usually we use our hipcamp as a homebase for the weekend and spend most of our time offsite exploring the local area. At UPS we found plenty to do; with the exception of a trip to grab a bottle of wine we stayed on site. There is an extensite trail system on the property which highlights their regenerative practices (former strip mine) and information on the plants and trees.

We look forward to returning again sometime soon.

Hipcamper Ted
Ted L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 26th, 2020

Our first experience was perfect. Our host Katy was informative and helpful. Be sure to hike around the property, which is educational as well as beautiful.

Hipcamper Ben
Ben P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 28th, 2020

Beautiful site! I had a lot of fun walking the various trails the morning before I left. I definitely intend to come back.

Hipcamper Wendy
Wendy D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2020

We had a great couple of days at United Plant Savers Sanctuary. I think we were the only people there other than a couple of people working. Apparently they just started hosting camping again on the property, so some things are still in the works, but we still had a great time. What we needed was a nice private spot with a campfire and have our car nearby. This was a little complicated at first because they hadn’t yet put in fire rings anywhere other than the campsite by Hart Pond (absolutely beautiful btw), but it was not accessible by car unfortunately. We were able to compromise and build a small fire to the side of a massive, somewhat abandoned, bonfire ring that was full of overgrown plants and branches. It ended up working out perfectly though! Plus they provided plenty of free firewood. Our tent site was in full sun, but since it’s October and mornings are chilly this wasn’t an issue thankfully. They have just the right amount of trails for a nice weekend get away. We didn’t see any other hikers during our exploring. The trails are also informative as they have signage pointing out several different native plant species. The land in general is beautiful and I really appreciate their conservation efforts for the native plants. If you’re looking to relax in nature for an easy weekend this is the perfect spot!

Hipcamper Lyssa
Lyssa L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 27th, 2020

I had such a wonderful time. Everyone was nice and the trails were perfect too! I cannot wait to come back in the spring or summer to see all the flowers in bloom.

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Hipcamper Nidena

A night at the heart pond

Nidena L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 9th, 2020

This was a peaceful and very scenic place we stayed at to get us closer to our paddle destination. Will definitely be back in the spring! The hosts were very friendly and helpful, amenities were spot on, and the sites are dispersed enough for privacy on your site no matter where you camp. I loved the trails with the plants and trees labeled. It made the hike a fun learning experience!

recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2018
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(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2018
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