Setup a tent, hang a hammock or stay in one of our primitive structures. Blackthorn-USA is an Outdoor Adventure School in Randolph, KS. teaching Primitive Skills, Bushcraft, Homesteading and more. Our campsites range from moderately secluded, semi groomed areas to completely wild and untraveled. Off road vehicle parks, ziplines, kayak rentals and outstanding hunting and fis
Setup a tent, hang a hammock or stay in one of our primitive structures. Blackthorn-USA is an Outdoor Adventure School in Randolph, KS. teaching Primitive Skills, Bushcraft, Homesteading and more. Our campsites range from moderately secluded, semi groomed areas to completely wild and untraveled. Off road vehicle parks, ziplines, kayak rentals and outstanding hunting and fishing are just a short drive away.
Our forests of cedar, oak, walnut, osage orange, cottonwood and more, along with our close proximity to water, provide excellent habitat for whitetail deer, raccoon, bobcat, fox, beaver, muskrat and many others. Many birds make their home here as well. It’s not uncommon to see turkey, hawks and eagles during the day or hear various owls at night.
The Flint Hills provides us with an abundance of flint and other unique rocks from glacial deposits. The diversity of plants, trees, wildlife and other natural resources make this an ideal place to learn, grow and relax under the stars.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
2 miles from the lake. Marina 20 minutes away.
River at camp. Lake a short ride or long walk away.
80 acres around camp adjoining 12,000 acres public ground at Tuttle Creek lake.
Horseback rides, ziplines and swimming 5 minutes away.
Creeks and rivers at camp. Slow to moderate flowing water.
310 acre state maintained ORV parks 2 miles from camp. Open to the public at no charge. Tuttle Creek Lake
20 minutes away.
Coon, possum, squirrel, cottontail, white tail deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, a wide variety of birds including an active (in sprin...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Blackthorn Basecamp in Kansas.
Beautiful prairies and meadows a short drive or long walk from our forested camping areas.
Private all weather road access to, or close to, all campsites.
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Dave was AMAZING with my 11 year old boys! I highly recommend this sport for folks who are interested in learning about the great outdoors and survival in the woods. He was so patience with my boys and taught them blacksmithing + they got to take home a tool that he helped them make for future camping. They will be bragging about it for years. They also have not take off the amazing fire-starter necklaces we bought there. Dave- I need to order some more!! With great appreciation! Tavia, Calder and Max
100% would recommend!! From what I understood from Dave (the owner), the campsite isn’t really split into sections like traditional camp grounds but rather one huge communal piece of land. It has several amazing, hand built structures that you’ll be sure to love. We enjoyed exploring the trails and sitting around the fire.
Staying at Blackthorn Basecamp was a unique experience that my whole family enjoyed. Our site had access to multiple tent setup locations, axe throwing targets, multiple fireplaces and various cooking devices. We were even provided a map of areas we could explore. There's an area where they mill logs, an area for blacksmithing and other neat structures that are like showpieces for the survival classes dot the area. Big trees are plentiful in the area and an opening in the site provides a decent view of the stars. Dave was laid back and made it clear that we could reach out to him if we needed anything. Sharp's convenience store just a few miles away and had just about everything we could have needed. There was a clean portapotty close by. You can not drive on the site but it is a very short walk. The only thing I wasn't expecting was that it was a little less private than I had imagined. Several people walked through our site at various times, Dave's friendly dog would visit a few times a day and at one point a cow stumbled on the site. None of those were deal breakers for us, nor were they unfriendly, but some people might appreciate added seclusion. Dave always kept the firewood for the fire pits stocked and welcomed us to explore the land. If you don't mind a bit of road noise (minimal at night), it's a fantastic, laid back spot for a family camping trip.