We got a late start on our way to Gary’s property and we’re two hours later than expected. Gary was very hospitable, said “no problem” and left a friend’s house to meet us and lead us to the site. He was really excellent to deal with and seems to sincerely want to create an affordable, secluded spot to come off the Tippecanoe and get away from it all.
So Gary’s great but what about the site? Well, there are two, actually: a perfectly cromulent spot a little nearer to Gary’s house with a fire ring, tiki torches, grills and an inlet put-in to the Tippe and a second, further back spot with a secondary put-in, a floating-platform repurposed as a tent platform, a lovely riverview and not much else. The further back spot was exactly what we were after.
I searched for weeks to find a secluded dispersed camping spot fewer than 3 hours from Chicago that was canoe-friendly. Gary’s place was perfect and I’ll likely head back again. Check it out!