Hipcamp Newcomer Awards 2024: US Edition

To help you find the best camping in the country, each year we compile data from bookings, reviews, and ratings across more than 500,000 available sites. We use this to identify top-performing properties and crown Hipcamp Award winners—just in time for camping season!

In 2024, we’re delighted to introduce the Hipcamp Newcomer Awards. This category rewards properties and the Hosts who run them for making a name for themselves in just a short period of time. To name these winners, we looked for properties that recently joined Hipcamp and earned their very first booking in 2023, shortly before taking off with major success. We then studied everything from camper reviews to Host offerings to identify the new Hipcamps that made a splash in 2023.

Here’s to many more years of nights under the stars! How were winners selected?


Mystic Forest Campground, California

  • Location: Klamath, CA
  • Price: From $33/night
  • Number of campsites: 13 tent sites and 1 glamping site
  • Acreage: 50
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Favorite Creek Campground, Oregon

  • Location: Westport, OR
  • Price: From $30/night
  • Number of campsites: 2 RV/tent sites, 3 tent-only sites, and 1 cabin
  • Acreage: 100
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Timber Sands, Oregon

  • Location: Cloverdale, OR
  • Price: From $35/night
  • Number of campsites: 4 RV/tent sites and 1 tent-only site
  • Acreage: 52
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Compass Rose Farms, Washington

  • Location: Port Townsend, WA
  • Price: From $40/night
  • Number of campsites: 3 RV sites,  4 tent sites, and 5 glamping sites
  • Acreage: 40
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No


Cowlitz River Rentals, Washington

  • Location: Lewis, WA
  • Price: From $68/night
  • Number of campsites: 25 RV/tent sites
  • Acreage: 70
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Ramble at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

  • Location: Alamosa East, CO
  • Price: From $55/night
  • Number of campsites: 7 tent sites
  • Acreage: 640
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Where the Wild Things Camp, Utah

  • Location: La Sal, UT
  • Price: From $45/night
  • Number of campsites: 6 RV/tent sites and 10 tent-only sites
  • Acreage: 5
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Peace, Love, and Sunset Ranch, California

  • Location: Watsonville, CA
  • Price: From $190/night
  • Number of campsites: 1 vacation rental
  • Acreage: 5
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: No


Good Guad Land Co., Texas

  • Location: Dell City, TX
  • Price: From $35/night
  • Number of campsites: 4 RV/tent sites
  • Acreage: 50
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


The Enchanted Forest, North Carolina

  • Location: Hayesville, NC
  • Price: From $65/night
  • Number of campsites: 4 RV/tent sites and 1 RV-only site
  • Acreage: 11
  • Campfires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Find yourself outside in 2024

Now that you’ve got all the inspiration you could need, it’s time to book your ultimate camping trip.

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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