$20 - $40 / night

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Appalachian Retreat


Located in the rolling Appalachian hills of Southeast Ohio.

Why share space with others when you can have the entire spot to yourself?

Partial Boondocking (electric provided), Hiking, Tent Camping, Horseback riding allowed, kayaking options nearby.

This farm has been in our family since 1869 when our relatives settled here from Germany. This particular location was originally a home site for my grandfather's sister, Lizzie. Originally farmed for cattle and sheep with many orchards over the years our property is now mostly mature forest. Southeast Ohio, including our property is known for its hilly topography and microclimates. Hills range from 400 to 1,000 feet. On our property you will find dry ridges with tree species like Chestnut Oak or humid valleys that resemble a moss-covered temperate rain forest from the pacific northwest. Much of our property has now reached late stage mature forests with an open understory.

Nearly 500 acres of land with an additional 200+ acres of Wayne National Forest adjacent to our farm and close proximity to other Wayne areas for outdoor activities. We have nearly 10 miles of available trails for hiking. Many activities can be done at or centered around our property such as excellent and challenging road biking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, kayaking and boating. We are about one mile from the Little Muskingum River. A great river for kayak or canoe trips. The Wayne Kinderhook horse and hiking trail is roughly 5 miles from our location. Hike to the Irish Run Natural Land bridge trail also a short drive to the trailhead from our property. Riding your motorcycle up Rt. 26 is great! A great Ohio byway for scenic driving. This is also a great home base for dual sport or adventure bike motorcycle riders to camp while adventuring along gravel roads through Appalachia. If motorcycles aren't your method of entertainment and travel. Bring your horse and ride on several of our trails.

From steep ascents to long flat ridge lines, you will have lots of time to immerse yourself with nature while hiking. We're next to a section of the Wayne National Forest and a short drive to other similar Wayne activities. It's a great place to hear a whip-poor-will sing on a spring night while stargazing as you see a satellite zip past in the sky. If you like to camp, but don't want the busy public park experience then you will enjoy the privacy of our camping location. Camp at our main site along the forest edge near the country backroad with a fire ring and mowed grassy area or there are also several backwoods primitive camp sites available for someone who wants to rough it.

We are also only about a 20-minute drive to downtown Marietta. Where you can find restaurants, bars, and many other fun activities.


Appalachian Retreat is located in Ohio

Detail location of campground


If coming from I-77, Marietta & Rt. 9, once you turn onto Rosenbush Rd. our farmhouse will be the first home on the right. You travel 4/10ths of a mile past that to the campground up the road.


39.41956940848891 N
81.31260055070095 W

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • 30 Amp Hookups
  • 50 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Appalachian Retreat?

Camping at Appalachian Retreat can cost between $20.00 and $40.00 depending on the site.

Does Appalachian Retreat have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Appalachian Retreat has 30 amp and 50 amp electric hookups.

Are fires allowed at Appalachian Retreat?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Appalachian Retreat, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.