Hipcamp host Timothy V.,
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On the banks of the Sauk River. Kayaking. Tubing, bicycle access to the Wobegon trail. Fishing for pike. The view over the river is breathtaking at sunset

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Timothy a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


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Hipcamper Tim

Late october season ending getaway

Tim M.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2021

Second time here. Just a super secluded spot to kick back and relax. Timothy (host) was great.

Hipcamper Mark
Mark V.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2021

What a great place! So many amenities and a decent amount of land to explore. You can really tell a lot of thought was put into the creation of this gem. The weather was not great while we were there, but the silo provided plenty of protection from the rain and we still had a fantastic time. Timothy came and met us when we arrived and it was nice to know he would be available of needed. Otherwise it's a very private location. There is a constant noise from the nearby highway, but after a while you will tune it out. We will definitely be returning to this spot in the future!

Hipcamper Tim

Way better than any campground

Tim M.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

The camping spot is tucked amongst the woods and there isn't anyone else around. There are trails all around of mown grass leading to different places. You have a balcony to over look the river. The gazebo is great with a full table and comfortable chairs. There is a firepit with a swinging grill. Firewood down there too (for a small fee). It was just amazing. I came to fish the river and didn't have much luck, but it was a great day for a paddle. Porta Potty was clean and well stocked. I don't have a single bad thing to say.

Hipcamper Tonya
Tonya B.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Tim and Rusty Star Ranch were wonderful! The property was beautiful and well-equipped for our weekend stay. There were so many amenities available - the pavilion, a (clean!) potty, a lovely firepit + grille, a patio overlooking the river, hammocks, kayaks, everything you need to relax. Property was clean and level and surprisingly bug-free, given the time of year. The freeway noise was present, but we learned to tune it out. The hosts came and greeted us, but otherwise gave us our space to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.

Hipcamper Cody
Cody C.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Loved our weekend stay! Caught a few fish, relaxed, and ate good food. We explored the area a little bit a found a handful of cool mushrooms and caterpillars. The pictures we took of the sunset had people jealous.

Hipcamper James

True hip camp

James N.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2021

This place puts the “hip” back in Hip Camp. Secluded, a perch overlooking the river, enchanted lighting. Host met me after dark and offered to start a campfire. Warning: although you can see it the freeway is nearby. Earplugs for sleeping are good idea.

Hipcamper Carrie

Gracious hosts /adorable camp site

Carrie A.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Within minutes of driving up to this beautifully set up campsite in the late evening, the friendly hosts walked over from their home that was near (but not visible) and greeted me. They made sure I was set up comfortably and let me know they were available to answer any questions I might have about attractions in the area. Before leaving me to settle in, they set the ambience by lighting the tiki torches around the site for me. For a "rustic" campsite, this set-up was very comfy. I didn't even need to bring my camping chairs or firewood (with an envelope for $$). The cute, solar-lighted gazebo, the little deck overlooking the river and decorative birdhouses in many of the trees totally added to the charm! And the whole site was very spacious and totally private. The only down side to this site is that it is so close to the freeway and there is no way to avoid hearing the traffic noise. However, I used a small bluetooth speaker to play music to drown it out. But if traffic noise isn't a huge turn-off to you, this is a true gem for a very reasonable fee.

Hipcamper Julian
Julian G.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2021

This was an absolutely gorgeous place to spend the evening. The river at sunset is stunning, the amenities (rocking chair, hammocks, etc.) add so much, and Tim is a kind and gracious host who went out of his way to show me around and make me feel settled. The nearby trail makes for a wonderful walk in the morning and you get used to the highway noise very quickly. One last note: saw the best stars here I think I’ve ever seen.

Hipcamper Jen

A secluded gem!

Jen R.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

What a marvelous gem!!

The site is exactly as described and even better. Plenty of space to spread out if you'd like, with a lovely table to eat dinner and a huge fire pit to gather round at night.

My son rated the porta-potty 6 stars. And speaking of stars, you get a great view of the site at night. Watching the sunset over the river was a delight and then we watched the stars come out as the night got darker.

You can tell the hosts really care about their guests. There's firewood to purchase on site (very generous bundles), they had kindling next to the fire pit when we arrived, there are two comfy hammocks hanging in the trees, and they even provide kayaks, inner tubes, and life jackets to enjoy the river.

It is near the highway so if you're not used to tuning out the noise bring earplugs for sleeping. The trade-off is well worth it - the site is private, the view is amazing, and you have your own private river oasis. We can't wait to book more visits next summer.

Sunset is gorgeous and the rockimg chairs are a nice touch. My son and I loved reading in the hammocks.The fire pit is awesome! It's huge and the ledge around it doesn't get hot unless you build a really big fire. Lovely table for dinner or just hanging out.


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