Hipcamp host Kerry B.,
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Voted best Hipcamp in Indiana to visit for 4 years

April 20th - 29th 2022 - We will be hosting a workshop with Domegaia to learn how to build an aircrete dome. Camping is closed to non workshop participants. Please contact me for more information about the workshop or

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Voted best Hipcamp in Indiana to visit for 4 years

April 20th - 29th 2022 - We will be hosting a workshop with Domegaia to learn how to build an aircrete dome. Camping is closed to non workshop participants. Please contact me for more information about the workshop or search for Domegaia.

New for 2022 - New and improved outhouses. We now have 4 really nice outhouses on  the land and they even have bidets in every one of them.

Listed on Rachael Ray Magazine's "8 of America's Coolest Campgrounds"

This listing is for tent, car, or small RV camping - We currently do not rent the tree house since it is my home. I may rent it out in the future and I will have a cabin available later in the year We also have the Cozy Camping Cottage available. Skip the tent setup and stay in our micro cottage. Just pull in and you'll be ready for camping. Check out the Cozy Camping Cottage listing on hipcamp.

Kids are people too - Please include all people when booking your site. 

We are on a solar powered, off the grid 60 acre homestead that has 54 acres of wooded land and 6 acres of groomed land. Come explore our land and relax in the "Tree Web", see the 2 story tree house that I live in, have fun on the tire swing, or just sit and enjoy all that nature has to offer. You can explore our interesting topography that has close to  100 foot of elevation changes, our (mostly) dry creek system that starts with 2 springs that drain into 3 sinkholes or walk 3 miles of trails (if you follow each trail from end to end).

Camping can be in the Black Walnut Grove, in an open field or a shady grove. We like to interact with people or you can keep to yourself and have a quiet getaway in the woods.

We love groups - Host your event here or have a group gathering with all your friends and family. We have spaces large enough to host hundreds of people. 

- 3.5 miles to Marengo Cave

- 7 miles to the Blue River (canoes, rafting and swimming)

- 30 minutes to Patoka Lake

- 37 miles west of Louisville

- 13 miles north of Interstate 64

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
30 sites
Up to 52 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Kerry a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Hiking

My land has a loop around it which goes by some big sinkholes. It is about a mile if you take the entire loop. I can also reco...Read more

Paddling

We are just 15 minutes from the Blue River which offers canoe trips

Wildlife watching

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Black Walnut Grove at Happy Hollow in Indiana.

Cave

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Forest

27 acres of wooded land.

River, stream, or creek

We have a series of dry creeks on the land. They flow during big rain storms

Waterfall

Our waterfall is seasonal. It flows all year, but during the dryer season it is more of steady drip of water.

Farm

We are more of a "homestead" than a farm or ranch but we have chickens, bee keep, orchards and a garden.

Driveway

We have gravel roads to get you to several different pars of the land. The main driveway is about a 1/4 mile to the barn.

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Hipcamper Sam

Lovely little hideaway

Sam D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 22nd, 2021

I booked a spot at Black Walnut Grove as a mini getaway, Kerry and his partner were super accommodating and kind.

The grove is beautiful, vert secluded out in the country and I enjoyed exploring the land and its a very quick trip down to Marengo cave as well.

The sites are nicely spread out and accommodate hammocks and tents equally well (I am a hammock camper). I dont usually bother with using the facilities but the outhouse was quite a nice surprise and Kerry even offered to turn on the hot shower for me.

I will for sure be coming back with my son to explore the tree web in warmer weather.

Hipcamper Tayah

One of the best!

Tayah H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 20th, 2021

He was an awesome host! Let us stay in the cool little shack even though we didn’t book it! His property is beautiful. Off the grid. Lots to do and see. And the net in the trees was AMAZING!
I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone. Will definitely be coming back this summer!

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Hipcamper Zoë

Glad to have found this gem!

Zoë N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 1st, 2021

This was such a great experience! Even through the pouring rain, staying in the cozy cottage was magical! Great walking trails through the woods, the structures on the property are so fun and unique! Great place to stay!

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2021

Kerry was very hospitable and down to earth. The grove was super cozy and beautiful—would recommend!

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Hipcamper Michael

Great weekend in the marengo area

Michael H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2021

Amazing spot. Kerry was super communicative. Beautiful location. We plan to return.

Hipcamper Wren
Wren K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 13th, 2021

What a great campground. The property and facilities are well maintained. Kerry is a great host, very responsive. We are looking forward to a return visit.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

Kerry is a wonderful host. The property is beautiful. The tree net and tire swing are always a favorite. There is plenty to do in the area as it’s close to Marengo Cave and hiking. Will be returning every year!

Hipcamper Kiera

Peacful family friendly campsite!

Kiera E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

Happy Hollows was such a peaceful campsite! We were tucked away in the back of the property and had easy access to a toilet and shower!
Kerry was a great host!! He was very helpful around the site and friendly!
We will be back to camp again, highly recommend!

Hipcamper James
James M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

Nice off the grid, camp site

Awards

Best of 2022 Indiana
1st place
Best in 2021 Indiana
1st place
Best of 2019 Indiana
4th place
Best of 2018 Indiana
1st place
Property
Happy Hollow Homestead
State
Indiana
Country
United States
$29/night
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