Find yourself outside

Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover and book ranches,
farms, vineyards, nature preserves & public sites for camping across the U.S.

From public parks to private land, we're the most
comprehensive guide to camping in the nation.
Our mission

Get more people outside

Our overall mission is to get more people outside and, more specifically, to inspire the next generation of people who are passionate about exploring AND protecting our lands. Spending time outdoors has proven health benefits and fosters a deeper connection to the awesome, wild world out there. And we’re firm believers that people will only protect what they connect to and care about.

Getting more people outside really starts with access; access to land, but also to information about that land. We don't think finding somewhere to camp should be such a time-consuming, convoluted and confusing process, which is why we started Hipcamp. We are committed to making getting outside fun, easy, and as simple as selecting what, when and where you want your camping experience to be. Need a campsite by the beach next weekend where you can bring your dog? We got you!

Land Sharing

The Sharing Economy Goes Wild

“The next wave of conservation has to be about engaging private landowners.” Rand Wentworth, President, Land Trust Alliance

Over 60% of the United States is privately owned. It is essential to the future of our planet that much of this land remains undeveloped to maintain wilderness habitats and corridors that allow plants and animals to thrive and migrate naturally.

By connecting landowners who want to keep their land undeveloped with responsible, ecologically-minded campers, we can use recreation to fund the conservation of this land.

And land sharing isn't just important for the environment—it also creates an entirely new way to get outside. Campers can escape the crowds, reconnect with nature and experience new land and cultures outside of the city—from organic farming, wild foraging, outdoor classrooms, group campouts and indigenous land stewardship.

Join the land sharing movement! Refer a host, list your land or find out more.

The Hipcamp team

Founder & CEO
Head of Operations
Head of Design
Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
Host Success
Head of Field Scouts
Host Outreach
Head of SEO
Host & Camper Experience
Senior Software Engineer
Operations Manager
Head of Sales & Supply
Host Acquisition
Head of Customer Experience
Social and Content Marketing

Our story

It started with a wave

The Hipcamp story began with waves—gorgeous, glassy, barrelling waves, to be exact. They were crashing on the Big Sur coast at Andrew Molera State Park as founder and CEO Alyssa Ravasio watched in frustration. She had recently spent several hours, multiple chrome tabs and way too many websites trying to find a spot that suited what she thought was a simple request: set up camp and watch the first sunrise of 2013 somewhere on a beach.

But, despite her hard work, she still didn't find out an essential detail of the beach: it was an amazing place to catch a wave. “When I actually arrived at the campground,” she said, “I found out that even though I'd read so much about this place, I hadn't learned that it was home to a great surf break — and I'm a surfer and hadn't brought my board!”

At the time, over 30% of the California State Park system was threatened with closure due to lack of revenue. With this context, Alyssa realized it was essential to build technology to help people get outside and connect with nature.

And so the idea for Hipcamp was born. Alyssa attended Dev Bootcamp, an intensive ten week programming course to learn how to code. She built a very basic version of Hipcamp and released it in June 2013. Co-founder Eric Bach joined later that year, and Hipcamp continues to grow, with new features and campgrounds every day!

In the press

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Join the Hipcamp team

We are driven by our mission to get more people outside and believe connecting with nature is essential to a happy and healthy human life. Here is our list of open positions. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, don't hesitate to get in touch with us here.

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