Hipcamp host Kerry B.
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We are OPEN - There is plenty of room to move around while keeping as much distance as you'd like.

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


We are OPEN - There is plenty of room to move around while keeping as much distance as you'd like.

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, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
99 sites
Up to 52 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
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: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Tim


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 Melissa
Melissa C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 9th, 2018

Kerry was a very helpful host, accommodating us in the dead of winter with an abundance of firewood to burn and helpful tips about where to camp on his property (you get to choose your own!) His land is diverse and great for all-season camping - including a well-decorated outhouse, potable water, tire swing, and outdoor stage for lipsync battles.

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

Thanks so much for visiting us on such a cold day. I hope you can come back now that it's warmer.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Cia
Cia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 11th, 2018

Kerry wasn't able to be at the property that weekend, but he let us camp there anyway and gave detailed instructions. It was a beautiful place to camp for the night. We would come back!


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