Hipcamp host Dave C.
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
RV details
Max length 40ft
Hookups available (electricity)
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Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
Have a question? Send Dave a message!
  • 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
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

River at camp. Lake a short ride or long walk away.

Hiking

80 acres around camp adjoining 12,000 public ground at Tuttle Creek lake.

Paddling

Creeks and rivers at camp. Slow to moderate flowing water.

OHV

310 acre state maintained ORV parks 2 miles from camp. Open to the public at no charge. Tuttle Creek Lake

Wildlife watching

Coon, possum, squirrel, cottontail, white tail deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, a wide variety of birds including an active (in sprin...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Blackthorn Basecamp in Kansas.

Forest
Lake
River, stream or ...

The vibe at Blackthorn Basecamp

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Hipcamper Linda
Linda M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2018

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.

A Gothic structure that brings camping to a whole new level.My new favorite way to campA good R&R spotMore jumping fun
Hipcamper Dave
Response from Dave, the Host, on August 19th, 2018

Thank you so much! It was great having you, Tony and the kids out here. Looking forward to seeing you all next time you pass through! Hope the rest of your trip and journey home goes well! Cheers!

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Hipcamper Shane
Shane W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 16th, 2019

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.

Blackthorn Basecamp
Hipcamper Mary
Mary F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

Dave was a great communicator and awesome host. We felt safe giving our kids a little more room to explore than they’d normally get while camping.

Hipcamper Dave
Response from Dave, the Host, on September 5th, 2019

Thanks Mary! We enjoyed having your group out here and look forward to next time!

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Hipcamper Marlin

Friendly host, great atmosphere.

Marlin W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2019

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.

Hipcamper Mary F.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019
Property
Blackthorn Basecamp
State
Kansas
$25/night
8 Sites