Hipcamp host Kerry B.
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Listed on Rachael Ray Magazine's "8 of America's Coolest Campgrounds"

This listing is for tent, car, or small RV camping - We currently do not rent the tree house since it is my home. I may rent it out in the future and I will have a cabin available later in the year We also have the Cozy Camping Cottage 

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Listed on Rachael Ray Magazine's "8 of America's Coolest Campgrounds"

This listing is for tent, car, or small RV camping - We currently do not rent the tree house since it is my home. I may rent it out in the future and I will have a cabin available later in the year We also have the Cozy Camping Cottage available. Skip the tent setup for only $20 more you can stay in our micro cottage. Just pull in and you'll be ready for camping. Check out the Cozy Camping Cottage listing on hipcamp.

Kids are people too - Please include all people when booking your site. 

We are on a solar powered, off the grid 60 acre homestead that has 54 acres of wooded land and 6 acres of groomed land. Come explore our land and relax in the "Tree Web", see the 2 story tree house that I live in, have fun on the tire swing, or just sit and enjoy all that nature has to offer. You can explore our interesting topography that has close to  100 foot of elevation changes, our (mostly) dry creek system that starts with 2 springs that drain into 3 sinkholes or walk 3 miles of trails (if you follow each trail from end to end).

Camping can be in the Black Walnut Grove, in an open field or a shady grove. We like to interact with people or you can keep to yourself and have a quiet getaway in the woods.

We love groups - Host your event here or have a group gathering with all your friends and family. We have spaces large enough to host hundreds of people. 

- 3.5 miles to Marengo Cave

- 7 miles to the Blue River (canoes, rafting and swimming)

- 30 minutes to Pataka Lake

- 37 miles west of Louisville

- 13 miles north of Interstate 64

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
50 sites
Up to 52 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Kerry a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

My land has a loop around it which goes by some big sinkholes. It is about a mile if you take the entire loop. I can also reco...Read more

Paddling

We are just 15 minutes from the Blue River which offers canoe trips

Wildlife watching

I have seen deer, fox, squirrel, birds, turkeys, possums, raccoons,, mice, snakes, cats, dogs, chickens and more on the land. N...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Black Walnut Grove at Happy Hollow in Indiana.

Cave

We are in the middle of "Cave Country" just a few miles from a large commercial cave and some smaller non commercial caves. We...Read more

Forest

27 acres of wooded land.

River, stream, or creek

We have a series of dry creeks on the land. They flow during big rain storms

Waterfall

Our waterfall is seasonal. It flows all year, but during the dryer season it is more of steady drip of water.

Farm

We are more of a "homestead" than a farm or ranch but we have chickens, bee keep, orchards and a garden.

Driveway

We have gravel roads to get you to several different pars of the land. The main driveway is about a 1/4 mile to the barn.

The vibe at Black Walnut Grove at Happy Hollow

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Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2017

AMAZING. Kerry's the best. He gave us a great tour of the property (some good stuff: springs, tree house, rope swing, chickens, garden, etc). Had a great time hanging out with him and the property's beautiful. <3

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2017

It was a wonderful stay, we got our privacy but also got to chat with the host and other campers. It was a beautiful piece of land. Outhouse is one of the best I've ever seen/been in. Would go back again if ever passing through !

Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2017

WOW! We had a blast! What a wonderful property with so much to do and see! Rope swing, trails, tire swing, cool tree house, cabin, bee hives, water springs, and more! Also the dog, Charlie, was so amazing! Kerry the host is very cool and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2017

My dog and I had such a great stay here! It is truly dog friendly, and I loved all the other pets up on this property. I loved seeing how Kerry made this place off grid, and his treehouse is awesome.

Kerry's treehouseBlack Walnut Grove at Happy Hollowforest lodging treehousegreat place for a bonfire
Hipcamper Denise
Denise G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 20th, 2018

Black Walnut Grove was a great overnight getaway from Louisville. Kerry’s property is perfect for popping up a tent and unplugging. We opted for a shady spot near the best out house I will probably ever visit. There were gorgeous groves more secluded that I may try next time. The well-maintained forest had a nice trail featuring a flowing natural spring and a bee hive. There’s an open field optimal for stargazing. Kerry was a gracious host who went above and beyond to make sure we had a nice trip. Sampson the lovable dog was a welcomed visitor to our campsite and got along great with my dog. We also enjoyed learning about off-grid living, the garden and the chickens. We’ll definitely be back. It’s such a great weekend retreat close to Louisville.

This was a perfect little spot in a tranquil little grove.Don’t miss the yellow arrows!The road back was a very smooth ride. My Beagle loved sniffing around the property. He was very curious about the chickens in the distance.
Hipcamper Erin
Erin D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 1st, 2018

Kerry's land is very beautiful and filled with trees, and the whole area is lovely to drive through. Kerry is a great host and will make sure you are comfortable. It's a nice place, and very peaceful and quiet.

Hipcamper Kerry
Response from Kerry, the Host, on April 2nd, 2018

Thanks Erin, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to stay dry on a rainy night. Hope you'll come back again if you're ever in the area

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Hipcamper Heather

Beautiful. fun. interesting.

Heather K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2019

Kerry is an amazing host! He greeted us as we arrived and helped us pick the best spot! He took us on the land tour and showed us all about the improvements he had made. We saw sink holes, chickens and waterfalls. The bathrooms were clean and stocked with essentials. The festival was so much fun and the music just added to our experience! I imagine during times when there is not a music festival, the campsite is probably very quiet and peaceful. My kids loved the tree web and tire swing. The trees on this 60 acre property were so tall and created a beautiful canopy. There is plenty of open field to stargaze as well. Sites do not have water or electric but there is a water source nearby. If you are looking for a fun, interesting, nestled-in-the-woods campsite, this is for you!

Black Walnut Grove at Happy HollowTire swingBee hivesFire!
Hipcamper Tim

Perfect

Tim D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

Kerry was a perfect host and very accommodating
The campground was very peaceful and relaxing perfect place to unwind
Will definitely return

Hipcamper MaryKate

Awesome place to camp

Mary Kate H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2020

This campsite was awesome. Lots to explore on the property itself. There was a small spring waterfall and Kerry dug out underneath it for a nice spot to hang out and take a dip. Very refreshing. The bathrooms were great, one with running water and a shower and one closer to where we camped without it that kept bugs out. Kerry’s treehouse was really cool to check out. And the bungee net was a lot of fun.

The property itself is secluded, but a short seven minute drive into town which made beer and ice runs that much easier. We also kayaked and took a cave tour.

Jersey is the camp dog and we were blessed enough to chill with her. She curled up in a chair and hung out by the fire with us.

The best part of the site is the host Kerry. Seriously the nicest guy ever, so friendly and intelligent and willing to chat with us. Very personable.

If you are considering camping here, I 100% recommend it. If you don’t, you are missing out on a very cool place. I can’t wait to come back.

Awards

Best of 2019 Indiana
4th place
Best of 2018 Indiana
1st place
Property
Happy Hollow Homestead
State
Indiana
Country
United States
$30/night
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