Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 9, 2018

Free, clean, and close to town!

A cute little place, just 4 campsites and a vault toilet that is relatively clean and well-stocked. This roadside campground is near homes and a small town, so not much traffic during the day, but quite a bit during the morning and evening commuting time. Within the national forest, you will find some historic covered bridges and quite a few hiking and horse trails. The town of Marietta is just 5 miles away, and has all the things you need.

Each site has a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern pole. It’s designed for tent camping, but Hamlet (our small camper) fit fine with some strategic parking. No drinking water is available and the creeks are quite muddy, so come prepared with water! No privacy between sites and not much shade, which worked fine in May but probably wouldn’t be much fun in the heat of the summer. It is completely FREE, though, and you can stay for up to 14 days. There are quite a few small campgrounds in the area just like this one. There is no phone service within 4-5 miles of the campground.

Note: We have noticed that people stop by or drive through in the evening. Sometimes they stay for a couple of minutes and other times for just a couple of hours. Due to its location, this campground could be a meeting spot of sorts, but didn’t witness any shenanigans.

  • Each site is backed up to the creek, but the canoe launch is not usable anymore.
  • Enjoying a fantastic spring evening around the campfire!
  • Not much shade, but our Renogy solar panel was happy to have the sun!
  • Good amount of space between sites.  I'm standing in #2 looking at #3.
  • Relatively clean and well stocked.  Door doesn't lock, though, so be prepared.
  • Wide open space and lush grass for such a small campground.
  • 1 vault toilet and trash, and a very informative sign!
  • You are in the bottom left hand corner of this map.
  • Mostly for tents, but small campers and vans work well.
  • Campground is on Hwy 26, known as the Covered Bridge Scenic Byway.
  • This historic covered bridge is within walking distance of the campground and is on the same creek.
  • Hutch heard a hummingbird, so up went the feeder!  Another good use of lantern hooks.