Setup a tent, hang a hammock or stay in one of our primitive structures. Blackthorn-USA is an Outdoor Adventure School in Randolph, KS. teaching Primitive Skills, Bushcraft, Homesteading and more. Our campsites range from moderately secluded, semi groomed areas to completely wild and untraveled. Off road vehicle parks, ziplines, kayak rentals and outstanding hunting and fis
Setup a tent, hang a hammock or stay in one of our primitive structures. Blackthorn-USA is an Outdoor Adventure School in Randolph, KS. teaching Primitive Skills, Bushcraft, Homesteading and more. Our campsites range from moderately secluded, semi groomed areas to completely wild and untraveled. Off road vehicle parks, ziplines, kayak rentals and outstanding hunting and fishing are just a short drive away.
Our forests of cedar, oak, walnut, osage orange, cottonwood and more, along with our close proximity to water, provide excellent habitat for whitetail deer, raccoon, bobcat, fox, beaver, muskrat and many others. Many birds make their home here as well. It’s not uncommon to see turkey, hawks and eagles during the day or hear various owls at night.
The Flint Hills provides us with an abundance of flint and other unique rocks from glacial deposits. The diversity of plants, trees, wildlife and other natural resources make this an ideal place to learn, grow and relax under the stars.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
2 miles from the lake. Marina 20 minutes away.
River at camp. Lake a short ride or long walk away.
80 acres around camp adjoining 12,000 acres public ground at Tuttle Creek lake.
Creeks and rivers at camp. Slow to moderate flowing water.
310 acre state maintained ORV parks 2 miles from camp. Open to the public at no charge. Tuttle Creek Lake
20 minutes away.
Coon, possum, squirrel, cottontail, white tail deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, a wide variety of birds including an active (in sprin...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Blackthorn Basecamp in Kansas.
Beautiful prairies and meadows a short drive or long walk from our forested camping areas.
Private all weather road access to, or close to, all campsites.
The vibe at Blackthorn Basecamp
Places to see near Blackthorn Basecamp
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This is a diamond in the rough..Dave and Joy were so gracious and shared all their future plans with us. We arrived more than two hours later than we had planned and not only was Dave accommodating, he actually waited for us to show us where to camp. The sites are filled with all kinds of cool structures, including a Gothic building that is big enough for a bed, refrigerator and an air conditioner..what a cool concept. There is a trampoline, great climbing trees, a tire swing and other swings...they had the cleanest porta potty I have ever seen. He helped us open our trailer and brought some grease in the morning to lubricate the slides of the bed...so very thoughtful...these people are the epitome of what Hipcamp represents...I will definitely return here the next time I am in kansas.
Dave was so friendly and nice! Our campsite was next to the building which worked out just fine And he allowed us to hook up to the electric. The only aspect we didn’t quite realize was that it was situated next to a small highway which generated noise from passing vehicles throughout the night, but not terrible. Thanks for a great stay!
Dave and Joy are two of the kindest people you will ever meet.
Blackthorn is a great place try out many different ways to camp from an a-frame tarp to a gothic style cabin. You can get as primitive as you want or choose to be more comfortable.
Friendly host, great atmosphere.
Dave is super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! He helped us inexpireanced campers start a fire and assisted in setting up our tent. He taught us how to keep our fire going and informed us about our sorroundings which helped confort us throught the night. We highly recommend this for those who want to get away from the city for the night or anyone looking for some training in one of his wilderness classes.
Head's up, this isn't just a place to camp.
Dave also teaches bushcraft and survival techniques, so as such, there are structures already built on the property. Firepits, examples of construction techniques, etc. The night we stayed there was a bit of rain, so making use of tarped off areas and roofed spots was really nice.
The area is incredibly lush, the ground relatively flat, plenty private and huge. If I lived in area I'd love to take a class here as well.
I'd recommend this spot to anyone looking for a fairly primitive experience, yet still has some conveniences (like solar powered cellphone chargers, so you're not totally out there.