Hipcamp host Brian  S.
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Explore one of Indiana's largest privately owned Certified National Forest at Walnut Valley Realm, with 300 acres of wooded trails, winding creeks and wild wetlands.  New in 2021 we are adding a cabin perched on a hilltop amongst the oak trees.  When I raised bison, this was one of their favorite places to cool off and take a nice break from the summer sun.  Nearby you can f


Explore one of Indiana's largest privately owned Certified National Forest at Walnut Valley Realm, with 300 acres of wooded trails, winding creeks and wild wetlands.  New in 2021 we are adding a cabin perched on a hilltop amongst the oak trees.  When I raised bison, this was one of their favorite places to cool off and take a nice break from the summer sun.  Nearby you can find rivers to kayak, lakes to swim at, and stables to ride horses. Above it all,  you'll be welcomed with true Hoosier Hospitality!

Site #1 Northern Lights: Electricity, but more in the open, great star gazing and landscape view.

Site#2 Millie's Way: Electricity, At the front of the campground. Great for RV's, with water and electric close by.

Site#3 Summer Breeze: Electricity, and at the heart of the upper campground. great for 2 RV Groups, or larger tent groups.

Site#4 South Shore: Electricity, sunshine, shade, and a great sunrise view. A favorite.

Site#5 Little Charlie: Primitive, tent only with a touch of privacy, yet still in the upper campground. Named for the fabled Little Charlie Indiana Reservation.

Site#6 Overwatch: Primitive, a sun lovers favorite sitting on top of the Walnut Valley with a great view.

Site#7 Oriole Alley: Primitive, full shade with room for two tents. Great for bird watching.

Site #8 The Mint: Primitive, enjoy the fragrance of wild mint that surrounds this site. 

Site #9 Hanks Hide-A-Way: Primitive, a quaint site carved out amongst the walnut trees along the valley floor.

Site#10 The Cul-de-Sac: Primitive, the most remote primitive site we have in the valley. Quiet and private. 

Site#11 The Meadow: Primitive, Full Sun, but smaller RV accessible. Feel like you are on the plains with a wide open space, great for sunsets and star gazing.

Site#12 Deer Crossing: Primitive, one of the most popular and all time favorite with our guest. Picnic Table and fire ring. Room for two tents and two vehicles. Perfect for early season song bird watching. 

Site#13 Sunset Blvd: Primitive, The best sunset views on the property.  

Site#14 Deadpool: Primitive, very private, can accommodate multiple tents and vehicles. This site was once a shallow pond catching the field runoff water.  After putting grass in the field water ways, the pond dried up and disappeared.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
14 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 40ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

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Hipcamper Robert

Wonderful calm area to camp out

Robert H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2019

We had a lovely stay with Brian from the moment we got there until the moment we left. He has a large property with an outhouse and fire pit in the camping section as well as plug ins and overhead lights. We heard quite a bit of interesting history about the place. There are some mowed trails to walk on which give a lovely view of corn and soy bean fields. Brian was very good to us and was always easy to contact. My girlfriend had never seen a cow up close, so she asked Brian if we could and he came around with his car to drive us to them. Also, we were in need of some milk and he was more than happy to let us have a cup or two and lactose free at that!! (my girlfriend and I are lactose intolerant) so everything worked out very nicely. He does offer a wedding area and whatnot for people interested. Beautiful sunsets and a calm warm fire (supplied with wood) are exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely go back anytime we’re back around the area.

Hipcamper James
James S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
July 9th, 2018

Brian was a great host. He met us at the site and brought us firewood for a campfire. I would stay here again.

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian , the Host, on July 10th, 2018

Thank you James. It was our pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to having you back.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 12)
July 30th, 2018

Brian is a gentleman and was a great host we had the site all to ourselves and we had a peaceful and relaxing time.

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 14th, 2018

Our host was excellent, very helpful. Even brought us some wood. Trails are beautifully kept and fun to explore - beautiful woods, mostly. Security light helped us feel safe, but as Brian lives close it seemed safe anyway. Water right there. Thanks, Brian!

Hipcamper Mary
Mary B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 7)
October 27th, 2018

Three of us with three horses enjoyed ourselves very much. Two of us had been there before but first time for one. He tried the outhouse and found it just fine (we have LQ horse trailers/campers so don't usually need to use it). Brian gave us good info about when and where best to ride given hunting season and some logging in the area. Thanks for everything, Brian.

Hipcamper Jonathon
Jonathon R.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2019

Brian was very kind and helpful. The camping spot was wonderful, the sounds of birds unique to the area was nice to fall asleep and wake up to! Thanks, Brian!

Hipcamper Jonathon
Jonathon R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 8th, 2019

Great spot, Brian was very friendly and welcoming

Hipcamper Mary

Eager to go again

Mary B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 8th, 2019

Another lovely experience at walnut realm. We enjoyed the improvements since last year. Look forward to going again.

Hipcamper Jeremy & Tisha

Best hidden gem in indiana!!

Jeremy & Tisha M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
April 13th, 2020

Brian, and His Family are hosts above and beyond! Good Christian folks with an uncommon hospitality found today. My wife and I found a hidden gem in this place, and whilst I'd like to keep it hidden and give lower ratings, i can not out of respect for this great Family, and the gift they share with experiencing their land. Thanks Again Brian, and family

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Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian , the Host, on November 3rd, 2020

Hope you’ve had a good year and hope to see you in 2021! We open back up the 2nd weekend in April! Brian

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