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Wildcat Outpost

· Central, Pickens, South Carolina
13 acres hosted by Hudson S.
1 RV/tent site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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96% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Our homestead is home to our family, chickens, and a livestock guardian dog. We also have a small orchard and a garden. Most of our 12+ acres are wooded and our property backs up to thousands of acres of public forest land owned by Clemson University. A trail connects our backyard to the main network of hiking/mountain biking trails in Clemson Forest. For those familiar with the forest, our property is in the vicinity of Wildcat Technical, Wounded Road, and Chainbreaker trails. As private and wooded as our property is, we are only 10-15 minutes from downtown Clemson and less than 10 minutes from the small towns of Central and Six Mile. Lakes Hartwell and Keowee are also short drives. We currently offer a single campsite, which can accommodate several tents or a camper van. Our campsite features a composting toilet outhouse, and water is available from spigots at our house. Though fairly close to our house, the campsite has a very private feel due to being completely surrounded by a hardwood forest.Pitch your tent or park your camper van at our secluded campsite with direct access to the Clemson Experimental Forest trail system. This campsite, accessed by a short, unpaved road, sits within hardwoods overlooking steep forested hillsides and a small woodland pond.  Several tent spots are available including a large, level tent pad. There is a pull-in spot for a camper van. The site includes a large stone fire pit, a picnic table, a charcoal grill, and a composting toilet. You may gather fallen wood for fires or split firewood is available for purchase if needed. City water is available from a spigot at our house, or you may filter water from the spring-fed pond below the campsite. This site gives you direct, private access to 40 miles of biking, hiking, and equestrian trails in the Clemson Experimental Forest. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your hosts (avid mountain bikers and trail runners themselves) if you want tips on the best trails for your adventure. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Wildcat Falls, only a 1.5-mile hike away. You may also make yourself at home and explore our own 12+ acre homestead, including wooded trails, bamboo grove, creek, small orchard, garden, and chickens.  Homestead products available for purchase include firewood, eggs, and produce seasonally.  Please note that this campsite is on a small family homestead that includes chickens and a large, gentle livestock guardian dog.  Ursa guards our free-range flock and our free-range kids from predators of all kinds.  She loves our campers and will likely hang out with you at the campsite, particularly if you have young kids, whom she adores.  She is inside to sleep from about 9:30 pm-7 am to provide for a quieter night, but otherwise, she has free range of the property.   The town of Clemson and Clemson University are a 10-minute drive, giving easy access to shopping, restaurants, and sporting events (Go Tigers!). The small towns of Central and Six Mile are also both less than 10 minutes away. If lakes are your thing, access points to Lakes Hartwell and Keowee are minutes away. For a quieter experience, drive a bit further to Lake Jocassee.
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62 ratings · 57 reviews
Chloe B.recommends
April 14, 2024
Endless Forest
very clear directions, quiet spot, great sunset and great trails nearby! would definitely recommend :)
Mo S.recommends
April 7, 2024
Endless Forest
Sunset in the Endless Forest
What a wonderful stay! We stayed in our rooftop tent and got to watch the sunset from within the trees. The host came and introduced themselves to us and made sure we had everything we needed. Their livestock dog was so lovely and sweet and we enjoyed seeing the chickens as we left in the morning! If we weren't so sore from our hike the previous day, we would have followed the trail options they gave us. All around it was a great stay, and we hope to come back another time.
Austin D.recommends
March 21, 2024
Endless Forest
Great camp spot if you need a getaway from work. All the furnishings of a nice state park site, but located near stores and cell signal . Plus there’s a beautiful doggo on property guarding you from other unwanted creatures!
T L.recommends
February 29, 2024
Endless Forest
The site was gorgeous with a lovely view the camp had a tent box and a nice fire pit we loved our impromptu stay, and their super sweet farm dog Ursa paid us several visits and was super sweet. Overall it was a lovely experience.
Wendy Nilsen P.recommends
February 11, 2024
Endless Forest
Heather and Hudson‘s place was the perfect spot to visit my daughters. It was quiet, secluded and safe. It had everything I needed and I’m definitely going back.
Monica D.recommends
December 27, 2023
Endless Forest
Camping on Hudson’s land was an unforgettable experience. If you’re a nature lover, it doesn’t get much better than this! There is endless forest, walking trails, bike trails, an obstacle course, a pond, a beautiful view of sunsets. Hudson was a wonderful host, who went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful break from the norm.
Central, Pickens, South Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Hudson S.Joined in January 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 6 hours
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