Explore one of Indiana's largest privately owned Certified National Forest at Walnut Valley Realm, with 300 acres of wooded trails, winding creeks and wild wetlands. New in 2021 we are adding a cabin perched on a hilltop amongst the oak trees. When I raised bison, this was one of their favorite places to cool off and take a nice break from the summer sun. Nearby you can f
Explore one of Indiana's largest privately owned Certified National Forest at Walnut Valley Realm, with 300 acres of wooded trails, winding creeks and wild wetlands. New in 2021 we are adding a cabin perched on a hilltop amongst the oak trees. When I raised bison, this was one of their favorite places to cool off and take a nice break from the summer sun. Nearby you can find rivers to kayak, lakes to swim at, and stables to ride horses. Above it all, you'll be welcomed with true Hoosier Hospitality!
Site #1 Northern Lights: Electricity, but more in the open, great star gazing and landscape view.
Site#2 Millie's Way: Electricity, At the front of the campground. Great for RV's, with water and electric close by.
Site#3 Summer Breeze: Electricity, and at the heart of the upper campground. great for 2 RV Groups, or larger tent groups.
Site#4 South Shore: Electricity, sunshine, shade, and a great sunrise view. A favorite.
Site#5 Little Charlie: Primitive, tent only with a touch of privacy, yet still in the upper campground. Named for the fabled Little Charlie Indiana Reservation.
Site#6 Overwatch: Primitive, a sun lovers favorite sitting on top of the Walnut Valley with a great view.
Site#7 Oriole Alley: Primitive, full shade with room for two tents. Great for bird watching.
Site #8 The Mint: Primitive, enjoy the fragrance of wild mint that surrounds this site.
Site #9 Hanks Hide-A-Way: Primitive, a quaint site carved out amongst the walnut trees along the valley floor.
Site#10 The Cul-de-Sac: Primitive, the most remote primitive site we have in the valley. Quiet and private.
Site#11 The Meadow: Primitive, Full Sun, but smaller RV accessible. Feel like you are on the plains with a wide open space, great for sunsets and star gazing.
Site#12 Deer Crossing: Primitive, one of the most popular and all time favorite with our guest. Picnic Table and fire ring. Room for two tents and two vehicles. Perfect for early season song bird watching.
Site#13 Sunset Blvd: Primitive, The best sunset views on the property.
Site#14 Deadpool: Primitive, very private, can accommodate multiple tents and vehicles. This site was once a shallow pond catching the field runoff water. After putting grass in the field water ways, the pond dried up and disappeared.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
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15 AMP to 30 AMP Pigtail adapter
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15 to 50 AMP Pigtail converter
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
If you are a road rider, bring your bike, the rolling country side is great to explore. If you are a mountain biker, our trails...Read more
We have miles of trails to hike and explore. We try to keep them in great shape, however, forest maintenance is a never ending...Read more
Bring your own horses to ride the trails. Extra Fee applies.
Near by Eel River. Bring your own and we can drop you off and pick you up. Extra fee applies.
Wildlife abounds in our area. Deer, Coyotes, Eagles, Owls, Hawks, Turkeys and more. Bird watching is awesome. Orioles, Blue Bir...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Walnut Valley Realm in Indiana.
One of Indiana's largest privately owned certified forest. Explore over 200 acres of rolling wooded forest. Some logging may ...Read more
Catch some awesome views of the firefly's light up the fields in June and July.
River, stream, or creek
A small creek cuts across the property that kids, dogs and adults alike may enjoy cooling off in.
20+ Acres of wetlands with trails are nestled in the middle of our property. We've seen turkeys, deer, a blonde eagle, and tons...Read more
Say hello to some of the cows as they graze the hills along the Walnut Valley.
Check in advance if you would like to bring your trail horses.
All sites are accessible by car. Many remote sites are down in the valley and may be slick in wet conditions.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
5 gold star stay!
Brian was very accommodating to my late arrival time and was sure to have my site prepared since he could not meet me there. The land is beautiful and well kept and each spot is clearly indicated where your campsite is for no confusion. It is obvious that alot of upkeep and maintenance goes into the sites. Highly recommend.
Brian was great! Stopped by several times to check on us. We stayed at site 12 and we were surrounded by woods. It had great privacy, and the bid sounds were amazing. The site drained really well after a heavy thunderstorm and had no water pooling. Our 10 x 14 tent, 10 x 10 shade canopy and double shower tent fit well on the site, but it probably would only hold one additional large tent. Be advised that although the property is beautiful, it could be difficult to get a low clearance vehicle in and out if it rained too much. A quick email to Brian to check if your vehicle will make it wouldn't hurt. For reference we drive a Honda Civic and did ok driving slow and careful. Water is available from a spigot near the entrance, but it is typical hard well water, so make sure to bring drinking water. Overall, our trip was a 10 out of 10. We will be returning here again.
Brian was graciously waiting for us on a rainy day to lead us to our campsite. He had covered our firewood. Site was lovely, mowed, fire ring, table and benches. Tent placement great options. Nice trails to walk: woodpeckers, cardinals, Goldfinch, owls, doves and more. Best night's sleep even with the train in the distance. Highly recommend and we will stay again.
Excellent campsite and host!
I had an absolutely wonderful night on Brian's property. I have been wanting to go hammock camping for a while now and after seeing all of his positive reviews I decided to go with Walnut Valley. Brian was incredibly helpful and kind, and he was super responsive. This was the first time I have gone camping on my own and he made it a great experience. I was hoping to get some hiking in and Brian kindly supplied a map of his trails. The trail I ventured out on was well marked and maintained great. Brian met me when I arrived and escorted me to my campsite and even had a welcome sign for me! I stayed at site 7 and he directed me towards which trees may be best for hanging my hammock from. After some other helpful instructions Brian was on his way but assured me if I needed anything to just reach out. I enjoyed my time and will be coming back.
Brian's land was beautiful and he let's you explore it at your leisure both by car or on foot. The electric sites were nice and spacious, with plenty of room between sites. The primitive sites are amazing! Tucked back on the property with plenty of privacy. We enjoyed waking up to the sound of all the birds and watching the hawks flying over head. Host was very easy to communicate with. Already planning a return trip.
Great for hiking!
We really enjoyed our stay at Walnut Valley Realm. The host sent a trail map ahead of time that was easy to follow. The trails themselves were so beautiful and secluded. The electric sites are close to a somewhat well-traveled road, so if you don’t need power I would recommend the more secluded spots. I would stay here again!
The host Brian was great! He was very welcoming and helpful. It was a good experience for us as first time campers. I look forward to doing it again. We had site 12 which was a good little hideaway. My only critique would be that each site should be more prominently marked. Other than that, I would definitely do it again.