7 Types of Land You Didn’t Know Could Be Great for Camping

Looking to make money with your land without selling or developing it? It’s the dream! And it’s totally doable with the right type of land and a modest amount of effort. You may not have ever entertained the idea, but opening up your land to our community of nature lovers can help you earn extra income for your dream projects, property management, home expenses, and more—all with our $1 million safety guarantee.

Since you made it this far, we’ll consider your interest piqued. But you may be wondering if your land is right for this opportunity. The truth is that traditional campgrounds aren’t the only desirable places for campers to post up for a night or three. Here are seven types of land you probably didn’t know could be great for camping.

Raw land


Own raw land and consider yourself a steward of Mother Nature? Whether it’s forested or desert terrain, any space that offers campers privacy and reprieve from concrete jungles will do.

Photo by Madison Kotack at Chanslor Ranch, CA.

Pastures and farms


Are you the lucky owner of a family farm or pasture? Build on the hospitality your land has always offered by opening up a section of it. Campers love taking hayrides or just simply petting or playing with any of your resident furry friends.

Photo by Cole Sweeney, at Shenandoah Mountain Farm, VA.

Regenerative farms


If you’re into regenerative farming, you understand that we’re 1000x stronger when we cultivate diversity. Carving out a little space for campers can help you better invest in your farm, not to mind educate and extol the virtues of your practice to a new, enthusiastic, and receptive audience.

Photo by Maegen Leake at Mauna Kea Cabana, HI.

Christmas tree farms

Your plantation is praiseworthy—it beautifies the landscape, prevents soil erosion, and preserves open space. And just like it creates homes for insects, birds, and other wildlife, it could serve as a humble abode for fellow camper-sapiens that may pay you a visit this holiday season.

Photo by Clayton Herman at Madrone Tree Hill, CA.

Vineyards


If your land is fit for a grape’s discerning tastes, it’s plenty good enough for our crew. Campers staying at your winery are pretty much guaranteed to take you up on a tour and a few bottles of your finest varietals. Trust us, Dionysus is a huge draw!

Photo by Rachel Veale, at Lakefront Vineyard & Winery, TX.

Water-adjacent land


Got a body of water on your property? That beachfront escape, whether it’s a pond, lake, river, or the ocean is pretty darn enticing camping adventure for someone cooped up in an office five days a week.

Photo by Ann Nguyen at Cedar Bloom Soul Pad, OR.

Islands


OK, we don’t usually ask questions like these, but do you have an island? What camper wouldn’t love the chance to canoe out to a small, private island they can call their own for a night or two.

Photo by Blake Rafferty at Maine Oceanfront Island Campsites, ME.

To learn more about hosting on Hipcamp and find out just how much you could earn for letting campers pitch a tent on your land, point your compass here.

Kiran Umapathy

Writer, runner, and mixtape connoisseur — Kiran is an avid believer in forest bathing, skinny dipping, and leaving everything better than you found it.

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