Hipcamp host Alexander A.,
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Happy Camp is a safe place. We welcome all members of the community, but in these times we emphasize that we are safe space for BIPOC and for members of the LGBTQI community. We love you.

Rated the 4th best campsite in New York state 2019 by Hipcamp ! 

Find us on instagram @happycampcabin for more



Happy Camp is a safe place. We welcome all members of the community, but in these times we emphasize that we are safe space for BIPOC and for members of the LGBTQI community. We love you.

Rated the 4th best campsite in New York state 2019 by Hipcamp ! 

Find us on instagram @happycampcabin for more photos :) 

Serene campsite surrounded by old growth trees, easily accessible and only 1.5hrs from the GWB . Very private with Sandburg creek running right next to it and also a private pond. The site is on 65 acres of land with a restroom, picnic table, fire pit, Solar pathway lighting and festoon lighting for the picnic table, wifi, hot shower, power, john boat with life jackets and creek access :) 

Its a 3 minute drive to the hamlet of Mountaindale, @visitmountaindale, which has all your basic needs covered and then some.  

 The community in town is really tight. Everyone is super friendly and approachable. I live in the house on the property which is across the river and down a bit but you can’t see the house from the site. The river runs right by your campsite, but don't feel like you have to stay there, make your self at home. 

This prime location is not only secluded but basks in a full glorious sunrise every morning and glowing sunsets. The terrain is flat and comfortable for a number of tents and includes a firepit.. There is fire wood available onsite. Its an honor system, Venmo me @alexander-austin. $6 a bundle :)  If you have prepaid for your bundles on the app, they will be waiting for you at the site as well s plenty of extra in case you want some more!

You are surrounded by a lot of wildlife including river otters, deer, bald eagles, turtles, porcupines, gophers, chipmunks, squirrels, cranes and frogs but remember this is still the Catskills so the area also has bears & coyotes that live here. They are not something you need to worry about but just be smart, Don’t leave any food out at night and make sure you hang from a tall tree away from your camp site just like you would in any national park.  The camp is in a valley on a long secluded road, and the closest neighbor is about a 2 miles away. So you really will fell like you are in the middle of nowhere. 

Can’t wait to have you come stay with us ! We can accommodate groups up to 10 people 

* We are providing hand sanitizer at the site and cleaning appropriate surfaces between each reservation. . We have contactless check-in and you will be undisturbed at your site for the duration.

*For campers with disabilities please notify me. There is the ability for car access directly to the campsite, it just requires the opening of a gate. 

*This is a leave no trace campsite. Please carry out what you carry in and leave it clean for the next happy campers. 

* Please consider your trash needs and plan accordingly to take your garbage with you. If you have just a couple of bags, if we are able to we can co-ordinate to help with that. Please communicate with us before your booking starts as to these needs as we can't guarantee we can help with disposal once you are there. It takes some organizing on our part and there will be a fee for disposal. 

 * If you bring a water filter you can collect water from the river, or in town there is a deli you can pick up water from.  There is also a local spring that a lot of people around the area use and Id be happy to show you were that is, its about 1 minute away and its super easy to fill up your containers there. 

*There is a rental house on the property as well across the river and downstream about 600ft. We ask guests do their best to maintain privacy and distances during these times :) 

*While we encourage groups, we suggest this is not the place for a party so as not to disturb other guests on the property. Can’t believe I have to say this lol but, please do not bring a PA system. 🙃 If you want to rent the house and the campsite together however, you can be as loud as you want. But otherwise we ask guests to keep noise to a comfortable level please

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
Pack it out
Have a question? Send alexander a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Hipcamper Petra

2nd time around just as great 🥰

Petra P.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2020

After a successful trip with my husband a few months ago I decided to bring my sister and girlfriends. We had a blast! Great food and fireside chats. The property has WiFi and a toilet and shower. This provides a bit of civilized comfort LOL. Alex the host is incredibly gracious and helpful. We will be back

WillieP loving every moment Cocktails by the creek S’mores Lobster for dinner !! Yes please
Hipcamper Kamra

Alex is the best!

Kamra H.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2020

Alex is amazing and so nurturing. I felt bliss the entire stay and look forward to continuing to book with Alex.

Hipcamper Bella
Bella D.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2020

Great campsite! Very private, good upkeep. Beautiful stream nearby

Hipcamper Amalia
Amalia C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

We had a great time at Happy Camp for Labor day weekend! The site is very private situated between a river and a small pond. The road is close by, but it didn't bother us, the sound of the cars driving by almost blends in with the river. Taking a lap around the small pond with the boat is a must, such cool vegetation growing below. The shower was a slow trickle of cold water, but it was better than nothing. We hiked at the never sink unique area per Alex's recommendation and it was amazing - bring bathing suits! The town is a 5 minute drive away with a couple restaurants, general store, wine and spirits. Would recommend doing full grocery shopping trip somewhere along your drive in. We would definitely come back!

Hipcamper alexander
Response from alexander, the Host, on September 10th, 2020

Hey Amalia, Im so sorry about the shower ! I wish you'd mentioned it to me, that thing should be running hot and strong. I'm going to refund you a night. You're so sweet for just going with it ! come back anytime

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Hipcamper Brian
Brian M.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Happy camp was a perfect location that felt very private while only being a very short and easy walk from the car. The heated outdoor shower was exactly what all of us wanted at the beginning of each day and made the trip so much better. Alexander was wonderful and answered a question we had within minutes of sending him a text.

Hipcamper Grace
Grace C.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

Alex is a super host, he was very welcoming, made sure we have to firewood, and had a cart for us to transport our things. Camp site was clean and unique. Water is a little bit cold to swim in, but it is Crystal clear!! Really special place!

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Hipcamper Julius
Julius F.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2020

Beautiful site. It's spread out with plenty of room for our group of eight folks with five tents. It's super private, easy to access, and has plenty of little spots for privacy and contemplation. Our group is definitely considering using this site again.

Hipcamper Julia

Clean site all by yourself

Julia A.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

Very clean campsite tucked off a two lane highway on the back of Alexander’s property. No sign of mosquitos even though theres a pond and a creek. We didn’t meet the host but he was quick to respond by text. We really didn’t need anything, the spot was as described. Don’t bring a tent that requires staking, there’s a layer of rock about an inch below the dirt. It’s clear that the spot is well cared for so if you camp here please take your trash and leave things as you found them so we can all continue to enjoy it :)

Small paddle boat for the pondFire pit and pic


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