Hipcamp host Chantel R.,
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Welcome to the Okama Abon!

Our Fairy Magic Sweet Land of 12 acres in the Catskills is the perfect place to come pray in nature, pitch your tent, gaze up at the stars, and unwind next to a nearby fire. We provide each of our guest with cedar to pray with their fire. A beautiful way to connect with Great Spirit to release what no longer serves you and to receive what wil


Welcome to the Okama Abon!

Our Fairy Magic Sweet Land of 12 acres in the Catskills is the perfect place to come pray in nature, pitch your tent, gaze up at the stars, and unwind next to a nearby fire. We provide each of our guest with cedar to pray with their fire. A beautiful way to connect with Great Spirit to release what no longer serves you and to receive what will. 🙏🏽This raw, soft, organic land is a home teeming with life. Listen to the birds as they sing throughout the day and into the night. (We call them the fairies.) Look for the curious creatures that walk the earth like the frogs and newts. Open your ears to the sweet sounds of the East Mongaup River; and perhaps take the brief walk down to visit her. 

LOCATION: We offer two River campsites for a more private experience. The River’s sounds will soothe your body, mind, and soul. There is a designated path and portion of the River’s grounds for our other campers to visit and experience the River; this section is not a part of your private campsite. ^^We offer wood for sale, and prefer that you do not bring your own wood^^ $1 a piece. ^^We also offer ATV service to bring your items in $25 round trip^^ The River visiting hours are from 8am to 7pm. Each campsite has their own fire pit. Please do not create your own fire pit.


AMENITIES: We have a single outdoor bathroom right alongside your campsite as well as one outdoor shower, with hot and cold water. An outdoor kitchen with a sink, small stovetop, and basic utensils is available for all campers to use. The kitchen is a communal space, so campers must clean up after use. An indoor tent heater to keep you warm is available to rent upon request. Bundles of wood and fire starters are available for purchase. A single quad pickup to bring your belongings down to your campsite as well as a single quad return to your vehicle at the entrance of the land is available for purchase as long as prior arrangements are made. 

PROVISIONS: Our land is home to an array of life. With this in mind, we highly recommend that you bring and use a bug repellent, properly check your body each evening before bed, and properly check your body when you return home. Common to camping in the Northeast are ticks. In addition, it is important that you store your food above your campsite in a tree or in your vehicle. As campers in the Northeast, wildlife including bears are a common sighting; so it is imperative that you are not sleeping with the food that you bring. Our purpose is to preserve the land, so we ask that you do not disturb any of the trees or foliage by carving into them, sitting on them, breaking them, or removing them. We prefer to not have alcohol on the land, but if you wish to indulge, keep it at your site, and ensure that the land is kept as it was or better when you arrived. Please drink responsibly and respectfully on your campsite only.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: A few excellent local restaurants include The Pickled Owl, The Red Dot vegan, Nelly’s Latin, and Tilly’s Diner. Hiking trails in Thompson Park, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, and Sam’s Point. Weekly concerts Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, shopping centers, a casino Resorts World Catskills, and Kartrite Indoor Water Park can all be found in the nearby towns of Bethel, Swan Lake, and Monticello. The Kittatinny Canoes alongside the Delaware River in Pond Eddy, Silver Canoe & Whitewater Rafting. 

QUIET HOURS: 10:30pm to 7am. The owners will be on the land. 

Want to stay during the week? A minimum two night stay is required. 

We are not a commercial campground.

Please contact us with questions and inquiries. 

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No wifi
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Have a question? Send Chantel a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Cody
Cody O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

Such a nice place to get away and what a lovely human Chantel is to care for the land and for us. Would book again!

Hipcamper Lillian
Lillian G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2022

Absolutely loved tent camping on Chantel’s beautiful land!! It was welcoming, secluded, peaceful, and totally zen. Highly recommend. Very nice people and we can’t wait to come back!

Okama Abon River Sites
Hipcamper Leon

Highly recommend!

Leon B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2022

This trip has become a yearly tradition for a group of my buddies and I. We used to change the location every year until we found this place. Because of the rustic beauty of the land and the friendship and hospitality of Chantel and Jesse we are now going on year 4. If I was recommending to a friend, I would suggest booking one of the beautiful river sites. The experience is peaceful and cleansing for the soul, and I rate it an enthusiastic 5 stars.

Hipcamper Luke

Beautiful riverside campsite

Luke S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2022

Wonderful campsite by the river and welcoming hosts.

Hipcamper Barbara

A yearly pilgrimage

Barbara M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

This is my second year visiting Chantal and Jesse’s land. Incredibly magical campsite, right on the creek, secluded but safe. Kitchen w propane stove available. They have wood to purchase for campfires. Outhouses are clean and well maintained. But more than the facilities it’s the spirit of the place. You are on sacred land. As a couple they are so welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend staying and supporting the work they do in the community.

Hipcamper Yasmina

River calm

Yasmina M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 22nd, 2022

The river sites are so peaceful and beautiful. Chantel and Jesse are welcoming and generous people! This was our second time to the site and we really enjoyed, thanks so much !

Hipcamper Erika
Erika S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

The location very peaceful. We loved being so close to the river! Chantel and Jesse were wonderful and welcoming hosts who clearly care deeply for the land. We loved hearing about the Taino culture and traditions and especially loved hearing their beautiful songs.

Our dog enjoying the views right outside of our tent.
Hipcamper Liz


Liz M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2021

Beautiful, special place to spend the weekend. I was drawn to this site because I could feel the strong spiritual energy of the land, and the relationship the caretakers have with the land, through the pics before even arriving. If you are looking for a special place to meditate, commune with nature, connect with yourself - or just kick it, relax, and enjoy friends and family - this is an excellent place to do so. Chantel and Jesse were amazing hosts, and so wonderful to meet and connect with. Thank you to you both!

Hipcamper Chantel
Response from Chantel, the Host, on October 13th, 2021

Liz it was great having you stay with us! We look forward to your return. You already know you are welcome to come pray with us any time! Thank you so much for choosing us and leaving such a beautiful review🙏🏽! We loved your vibe many blessings!!!

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

The hosts were lovely and welcoming. It's a very special place! It's rare to find sites so close to such a large river. It was magical to sleep a few feet from a rushing river. They make it clear that there aren't the usual amenities available in a state campground -- like plumbing or flush toilets -- but it was a sacrifice we were more than willing to make.


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