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

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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, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 40ft
RV hookups
Electricity
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Portable toilet
No pets
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
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 ...

Places to see near Blackthorn Basecamp

Tuttle Creek State Park
Tuttle Creek State Park
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Milford State Park
Milford State Park
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Homestead National Monument of America
Homestead National Monument of America
57 miles way Explore
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Brown v. Board of Education National His...
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Perry State Park
Perry State Park
71 miles way Explore
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
71 miles way Explore
Lovewell State Park
Lovewell State Park
74 miles way Explore
Glen Elder State Park
Glen Elder State Park
83 miles way Explore
Clinton State Park
Clinton State Park
83 miles way Explore
Pomona State Park
Pomona State Park
84 miles way Explore
Indian Cave State Park
Indian Cave State Park
84 miles way Explore
Eisenhower State Park KS
Eisenhower State Park KS
84 miles way Explore
Big Lake State Park
Big Lake State Park
86 miles way Explore
Kanopolis State Park
Kanopolis State Park
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Lewis And Clark State Park MO
Lewis And Clark State Park MO
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The vibe at Blackthorn Basecamp

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Hipcamper Linda
Linda M.
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(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 campMy new favorite way to campA Gothic structure that brings camping to a whole new level.
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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Property
Blackthorn Basecamp
State
Kansas
$30/night
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