Magic Forest Farm Camp

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About Magic Forest Farm Camp

Hipcamp host Joan
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Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead and developing Eco village devoted to the principles of organic farming and self reliance. Modern agriculture and big business are unsustainable, destroying farmland at a accelerating pace. It is important for us to teach the next generation, Read more...

Our slice of paradise consists of 225 acres of forested land nestled in the foothills of the Catskills near Albany. We are a homestead and developing Eco village devoted to the principles of organic farming and self reliance. Modern agriculture and big business are unsustainable, destroying farmland at a accelerating pace. It is important for us to teach the next generation, there is a alternative. We produce much of our own food. It is a great place to forage many types of wild mushrooms, and are willing to teach those interested. We milk our own cow, also making cheese and butter. We own a sawmill, and have many natural building projects started. We have friendly goats, chickens, ducks, white peacocks, donkeys and horses the guests can pet and feed. A beautiful koi pond with a waterfall is available for the guests to feed fish. If you do not like the site you booked, contact the host and other accommodations will be found. Miles of hiking trails are available for your enjoyment. Fresh vegetables, eggs and wild mushrooms are seasonally available for purchase. For a donation, a garden fresh farm to table meal will be served. Please let host know at least two hours in advance if you plan on eating with us. There are many waterfalls and swimming spots within a short drive. A quick 5 minute drive will get you to one of the best disc golf courses in the north east, or borrow my baskets and make your own mini course here. Don't have any gear? A fully stocked campsite with a tent can be arranged for an additional fee.

Fires are allowed
Potable water is available
Pets are allowed
Have a question? Send Joan a message!
  • Listing type: Private
  • No. of sites: 11
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent Only
  • Check in after: 2PM
  • Check out before: 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

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Hipcamper Loc

Magic Forest was just as expected. We stayed two nights and felt quite secluded. We never got a chance to check out the farm animals - the kids got so tired from the day out. Spoke to Jay a few times and he was super helpful.

Tips for Others:
-Site 1 was the closest to the entrance and outhouse but on the main road and had the least privacy. Entire place was very private though.
-Sites 8 and 9 (ours) was the farthest from the entrance/main building and felt the most secluded.
-All sites had fire rings. Some (think it was #1) had a brick oven/grill thing. Not sure if it was usable but looked good. All had chopped logs for seating around the fire pit.
-Firewood station was at the entrance (to the woods) so pick up some before you drive in.
-Hannacroix Creek Reserve is about 25mins drive. Easy hike and we took the kids swimming. Thacher State Park was about 15 mins and kids loved it. Had a great playground also.
-Most parks around are take-in/take-out so be prepared with bags for your trash.

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Hipcamper Myles

What an incredible place to stay. Jason and Joan were extremely welcoming and helped us with everything we needed. They’re extremely flexible with how you want to camp: Enjoy the beautiful campsites they’ve created, or find a patch in the woods to call your own. The campsite we chose was well set up with a hammock overlooking the valley through a clearing, fire pit, and great spots to pitch tents. All while being deep in the woods.

The farm is really interesting. Jason and Joan have quite a few cool housing and farming projects going on, and animals to meet. How can you resists playing with baby goats? It was a blast hanging out with them. Tons of trails to hike on the property as well!

On multiple occasions we drove down to a local lake to swim and cool off. We also checked out the beautiful waterfalls and trails in Thacher State Park, which was really close by. Finally, Jason does tours of the this incredible cave close by, which I'd highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Cody

Had an amazing time at Magic Forest Farm, really unique experience and a huge upgrade from the standard state park campgrounds in the North East. Was able to let my dog run free off leash, and even though there where about five other groups camping, always felt like we had the place to ourselves. Lots more to explore, can't wait to go back.

Stayed in site 6, which was very private with great tree cover. Picked fresh vegetables for our dinner, and raspberries for breakfast, lots of fire wood to collect, and very clean outhouses.

Jason was a great host, and delivered fresh eggs to our campsite in the morning. Even has disc golf baskets if you are interested.

Highly recommend, and will be coming back soon!

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Hipcamper Katie

We absolutely loved our time at Magic Forest Farm Camp! The hosts were friendly and available to answer any questions we had. The camp itself was very primitive, which was exactly what we were looking for. It was so quiet and serene, and each camp was spread far apart from one another so we barely could hear the others that were staying near by. If you are looking for KOA type vibe this just ain't the one. If you're looking for a campsite where you can get down and dirty with nature, this sure is it. Bring your hammock and pitch your tent, and get ready to relax! Some things that you should know before arriving:

1. Our camp did not have a table, so definitely bring a folding one if you plan on cooking and dining!
2. No running water in the outhouses (obviously), so be prepared for that :-)
3. The river was dried up, so no swimming or waterfalls unfortunately (as of Sept 2016).
4. The camp shower is a bit of a walk from the actual campsites, and there is only one! (we roughed it the entire time and didn't shower at all)

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Hipcamper John

camped friday night to sunday morning (october). good experience - two adults and a toddler.

we stayed on #8 which was relatively secluded. for reference:
- the outhouse is near site #4
- the shower and wash sink is located outside at the farmhouse when you first enter the grounds
- jason & company are very friendly and helpful
- there are horses, sheep, chickens, ducks, fish and a cow
- plenty of wood to chop/collect for fire
- thatcher state park (about 25min drive away) is very nice - huge, views, playgrounds, trails, etc.

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Hipcamper westley

Magic Forest is great! There is plenty of space and you can camp as near or far from the main farm and its amenities as you want. There are lots of animals around to see and play with (including baby goats!) Jason is a great host and showed us around the farm and helped us find everything we needed. We'll definitely be going back soon!

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Hipcamper sierra

Nothing about this place is conventional, but that's what makes it magical. Very serene, quiet as well as private. We would definitely stay again. If you are a true adventurer.. Stay, if you are a more glamorous camper, I would say skip. Happy campin!

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Hipcamper Micilin

Magic farm is my first hip camp experience and I loved it. It's so much better than the usual campsites. There are a couple of cut out campsites in the woods to choose from, plenty of firewood, a couple of outhouses which were clean and actually quite pleasant and an absolute magical jungle forest of wild animals and birds... And there are even 2 resident very friendly goats that wander around. Its a few miles from an awesome lake, that was quiet and dog friendly. Joan and Jay are nice easy going folks and have great plans for the farm. I will be back.

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Hipcamper Montana

The people there were super nice and helpful. As far as the camp sites, they were very secluded which was amazing. They were also very well put together. Five stars!!

Hipcamper lauren

We had a fabulous time at Magic Forest Farm Camp. All people and animals we met were very approachable and friendly. The campsites, tipi, outhouse, and outdoor shower are spacious, private, and beautifully crafted. We were very impressed by Magic Forest Farm Camp and hope to return soon!

Hipcamper Michael

What a great place - the perfect antidote to crowded public campgrounds! Beautiful spacious sites with plenty of privacy. Simple, charming facilities - like the outhouse crafted from rough-hewn planks. Friendly, accommodating hosts, and only a short drive to the hundreds of miles of hiking trails and wilderness. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Peter

After getting lost and missing our scheduled stay here, Jason offered us another shot at no extra cost. So we arrived the next day, got set up in our very private, easy-to-get-to camp site with a most stunning view of New York and spent the afternoon relaxing on the farm. The people helping there (travelers from all over) were nice company, and so were Jason and Joan. Would definitely recommend this place!

Hipcamper Christopher

Campsites were secluded and fairly large. Just what I was looking for.

Hipcamper Henry

My friends and I had a very comfortable stay here. The campsites are awesome and the outhouse + shower are both clean and fresh. Jason was incredibly friendly and accommodating. He runs the farm and land very well and has a great knowledge of the area. If you decide to stay, make sure to ask Jason for tips on where to go. He pointed us towards some amazing lakes and waterfalls!

Hipcamper Jean-Luc

Magic Forest Farm is a fantastic place to set up camp for the weekend -- I couldn't recommend it more.

The property is beautiful, the camp sites are secluded but easily accessible and Jason is a fantastic host.

Hipcamper Bekka

An absolute pleasure to stay at Magic Forest Farm Camp. We chose campsite #3 which I highly recommend. It's a short walk from the parking spot, but you are on a precipice with a really incredible view.

The directions to get here were very clear, all the spots were well marked. You can buy fire wood on site, and it's a better deal than anywhere else.

I will be back here. I can imagine this space is great for groups if you want to reserve a couple of the sites and have a large group camp experience.

Hipcamper Roz

Magic Forest Farm Camp is owned by two awesome people! Traveled there with two other friends for the Christmas Holiday and it was a very welcoming space. The camp site are gorgeous. The animals are a site and the outhouses are wonderful. However if going in the winter be prepared with water or you'll have to take a hike up to the barn. Also though it's listed that there is a shower that is only for the warmer months.

Hipcamper Ewa

We had an awesome stay on the farm! The tent sites were woodsy, private, well-equiped and spacious. The farm was an animal lover's dream come true - sweet baby goats and the friendliest cow we've ever met. We took the hosts up on the optional meals and had a delicious dinner and breakfast. The hosts and volunteers were all welcoming, friendly, and easy to communicate with. We'll be back with friends!

Hipcamper Kris

Jason was very helpful throughout our whole stay. Easy to get in touch with if you needed anything. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the property for our stay. We stayed in site 3, the one with the best view. This site is a great choice for a large group. We would definitely return!

Hipcamper Katie

We really liked it! Every campsite is very different, we were in #1 which is closest to the farmhouse/water/shower and the firewood, and we were okay with that. Others have said #1 doesn't have much privacy but as compared to any normal campground, it's pretty isolated. We couldnt see or hear our neighbors, and cars coming in do drive by you but its not the worst thing in the world. Not having to check in or out felt a little odd, but that seemed to work fine too. Our site had no grill for the fire, but there's a little brick rocket stove that worked okay. Since we were here for the fourth of july weekend they set off some fireworks at the house, which was neat. I also loved the shower, its so cool that its basically in a tree!

Hipcamper Abigail

Overall great experience and I would recommend people stay here. Our site, #10, was nicely secluded. Amenities were as promised, such as an outdoor shower that even has warm water, a composting toilet, and even trash and recycling so it's not carry in-carry out (but I would urge fellow guests not to abuse this, as recycling and trash are a rare and extremely helpful amenity). The site could use another bench or two, or a table better yet, but that might be an individual preference. The tent sites were cleared and flat. Oh and the hosts went above and beyond in lending my injured boyfriend some crutches and a cold compress when he hurt his ankle!!

Hipcamper Jesse

Magic Forest Farm Camp was our first stay using Hipcamp, and I can honestly say, it delivered on all fronts. My fiancee and I were Upstate look at wedding venues for the weekend, and we had a great time relaxing at our campsite amid some of the chaos. It should be noted, the site makes absolutely easy to shower, clean up and get out and about. The property is so beautiful and wild and each site feels very private and personal. The farm itself is nicely sized, and the goats and cows and horses were friendly and fascinating. The campsites and secluded and down the road from what seemed to be the farm proper. We stayed at site 5, Gnome Grotto, and found ourselves nestled away, surrounded by nature on all fronts - while still having having our car parked very close. We saw lizards and frogs and heard an amazing variety of birds, including what I think were owls late into the night, truly magical, I can't stress this enough. The fire pit and the log-stump-stools are an upgrade compared to most campsites I've stayed at - plus wood is available for burning and a recommended donation. The shower was amazing and extremely refreshing, and the water station was perfect for washing dishes and refilling our bottles. I'm definitely going to bring friends and family back this way in the future.

Hipcamper Ben

i rode out here on my bicycle with a few friends from Albany. the land is beautiful, there are some incredible views. there are a lot of nice little details that let you know they care about the land and your stay. i'm looking forward to visiting again as soon as possible.

Hipcamper Victoria

We had a really great time at Magic Forest Farm. When we got there, we found the porch with a beautiful view that Jay told us he created himself. We got to hang out with the goats, chickens and ducks that walk around the property, which was fun. We stayed at campsite 9, which was really lovely and tucked away. Jay was also a great guide when he took us into the local caves. We will be coming back!

Hipcamper Jon

Magic Forest Farm had beautiful sites, kind people, and was small and intimate. There are swimming holes hearby and the Catskills weren't too far away. I would love to go back to Magic Forest Farm if I am ever back in upstate NY.

Hipcamper Zachary

Magical quiet friendly and spacious, It's muddy this time of year bring something better than a sedan.

Hipcamper Brian

Staff was easy going and incredibly helpful, especially Jason and Joan. The campsite was beautiful and well maintained. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time and would definitely go back and recommend it to friends :)

Hipcamper Alex

Great grounds, beautiful views, and all the amenities you need (read firewood) on site. It's hard to beat this site, especially for its proximity to the city.

Hipcamper Megan

Very secluded and serene campground! Site 3 is perfect for multiple people and or dogs as it's very private and cozy. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the gorgeous hilltop view. The trails on the property beat those at a crowded state park - although no dramatic waterfalls, very quite and dogs friendly. Makes the long drive to get here from our home very worthwhile. Also traveling with someone with severe health concerns, this was his first camping trip and he was able to bring his dogs and enjoy all the beauty of nature for the first time in his life!!! A very special, memorable experience for us and our pups.

Hipcamper Cassandra

Great place to stay! Very secluded and quiet. Beautiful farm and lots of nearby hikes. Would definitely return!

Hipcamper Kristen

So far, I've stayed in Campsites 9 and 10! While both were promised hammocks that were nonexistent, I'm a big fan of this farm. I love how spaced out the campsites are--you hardly see or hear your Camping neighbors. The sites are well set up with a pit ready to build a fire in and flattened patches to pitch tents. I recommend packing some folding chairs to sit around the fire, as the stumps can get uncomfortable after a bit!

This place would be hugely improved to we Camping novices by providing a simple map to newcomers! Even just on the website. It would be super helpful to know the layout of the campsites, and the entrances for trail heads! Overall, awesome place.

Hipcamper Spencer

Spots are spacious. Would return!

Hipcamper Adriann

Beautiful, private spot in the woods! Had a great time at #9.

Hipcamper Nigel

At first appearances w/ the unkept farm land I was questioning whether I made a mistake to camp here. But after 3 nights I noticed all the little things that made me change my opinion completely. The campsites are far apart, large, and clean. The toilet is well taken care of and using cat litter to get rid of the smell is genius! I don't know why everyone doesn't use it in portable toilets. The toilet has stacks of dry toiler paper, hand sanitizer, mirror, and water. The showers look sketchy from the outside so I avoided using it my first day. My mistake. I used it my 2nd and 3rd days and inside it is probably the most beautiful well kept camp shower I've ever used. And it has hot water! Also, it's one of the few places you can still go car camping that doesn't allow RVs.
Only thing is that the sites don't have water. Not a big deal for me, but be sure to bring tons of it in your car. I plan to definitely return to camp here!

Hipcamper David

Magic Forest really lived up to it's name. Jason was a phenomenal host who went to every effort to make our 30-strong team adventure an absolute smash. The site was pristine - a real slice of wilderness - with enough kit on hand, and facilities to make everyone at home amongst the trees. And the farm-fresh breakfast was a huge bonus. Five stars all the way!

Hipcamper Myles

What an incredible place to stay. Jason and Joan were extremely welcoming and helped us with everything we needed. They’re extremely flexible with how you want to camp: Enjoy the beautiful campsites they’ve created, or find a patch in the woods to call your own. The campsite we chose was well set up with a hammock overlooking the valley through a clearing, fire pit, and great spots to pitch tents. All while being deep in the woods.

The farm is really interesting. Jason and Joan have quite a few cool housing and farming projects going on, and animals to meet. How can you resists playing with baby goats? It was a blast hanging out with them. Tons of trails to hike on the property as well!

On multiple occasions we drove down to a local lake to swim and cool off. We also checked out the beautiful waterfalls and trails in Thacher State Park, which was really close by. Finally, Jason does tours of the this incredible cave close by, which I'd highly recommend.

Hipcamper Jennifer

What an incredible experience..we absolutely loved our stay at Magic Forest Farm. We rent our house out, and often find ourselves on the road hunting for places to comfortably stay with our dog Koda. This place was exactly what we were looking for -the sites were secluded, we could let our dog roam free, and there was plenty of land and trails to explore. Joan, Jason and their volunteers were fantastic hosts that have really created a unique wanderlust type of experience. We can't wait to go back :)

Hipcamper Sibu

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Magic Forest Camp. We stayed at campsite 3, which was about a minutes walk from the designated parking area located by the "3" sign off the trail. There's a very decent outhouse nearby, as well as a wood pile within a couple minutes walking distance.
The camping space itself was very spacious and equipped with some stumps for seating and some makeshift tables that came in handy. We were 8 adults in number(some of whom were camping for the first time), with 4 tents, and we all fit without being at all crowded. There was also a nice fire space, over which stood a useful tripod-suspended grill. There was a great deal of shade and over the fire space you'll find a lovely horizon view over the treeline.
Bear in mind that there's a shallow ditch nearby, as well as a slope behind the fire that falls to a fairly steep cliff. So, if you're here with kids, you'll want to keep an eye on them when they're running around the fire area.
Other than that, the campsite was lovely(especially considering that I was there during a cloudy night on the day after showers dampened the area). Also, the farm animals are lovely and a great sight coming in and going out.
My friends and I only stayed one night, but we all had a lovely time and I would most certainly stay again.
Cheers,
Sib

Hipcamper Al

Had a great time here excellent camping !

Hipcamper ryan

Awesome place to stay, very quite secluded and well kept. Probably the best outhouse I've ever used! The site was amazing

Hipcamper Nolan

Awesome spot! All the sites are spread out and have a nice layout. Beautiful farm

Hipcamper Darina

this place is wonderful!
We were a group of 9 and stayed on Campsite 3. We fit very comfortably. That and campsite 1 are the closest to the potable toilet.

For Campsite 3: the walk from where you can park to where you set up camp is about 30 yards...

Drinking water is by the main barn/house.

Hipcamper Hoan

Second time here! Good vibes, nice sites, great host.

Hipcamper Daniel

I loved our stay here. The property is large enough that we didn't really see anyone else for the time we were here. There is a refill station for water bottles and even an outdoor shower that would be great. I fell in love with the cow on the property here and overall had a very great experience. My one piece of advice to this team would be to build picnic tables at some of the sites because that would just be amazing to have!

Hipcamper Jonas

I had a great time at Magic Forest Farm. We stayed in site 2, which was close to the bathroom, but not too close that it was a problem. It was also great since we had a Prius, and the deeper into the campsite you got the more it seemed like you needed a large car. From our campsite we could only see one other campsite, which was perfect. I would stay here again.

Hipcamper Elisha

We stayed at campsite #9 and loved it!!!! It was secluded, it really felt like true camping. We barely heard any other campers, and those we did meet were super friendly. There's were two spots for tents, a fire pit with a grill top, a hammock, and a walking trail. The campsite has a compost toilet and outdoor shower, and farm animals! Our car battery died and they let us borrow a battery charger box! The place truly felt like a magical forest and we loved it!! Highly highly highly recommend.

Hipcamper Adam

Special level of camping awesomeness!

Hipcamper Sylvia

Great campsite with firepits. Offers a lot of space and privacy. Beautiful property with well stocked cozy outhouses. We appreciated the branch knotted archway on our way to the site in the woods. Thank you for the little details that show you care!

Hipcamper Jessica

This is the most amazing experience camping we have had so far. This campsite is worth the trip on its own.

The campsite felt secluded, but not too far away from everything. The composting toilet was a big hit with our kids. The hiking trails were magical. We will definitely be back and bring friends with us.

Highly recommended! A must for people who are looking for a unique and remarkable experience.

Hipcamper Rach

It was a great experience, just exactly as described. It was nice to really feel the outdoors and be as sustainable as possible. We also enjoyed our campsite. We stayed at #4 and were surprised at how big it was. Although we didn't get to meet Joan or Jason, it was still a lovely place.

Hipcamper Laura

We stayed at campsite 5 and it was amazing. We were far enough to be on our own but everything we needed was within reach. There's an outhouse one site over (a few minutes walk). We ate with everyone on our second night and the door was delicious. I highly recommend staying here and bringing a couple of friends along.

Hipcamper Maryann

We had such a great time at this place! It felt like real camping... -out in the woods away from everyone. It was nice to just drive up to our site and we already had a fire pit set up for us and a hammock. Everyone there was so nice and our camping area was beautiful. We will definitely make this an annual family camping spot!

Hipcamper Charlie

I had an amazing stay at Magic Forest Farm Camp! Me and 9 other friends stayed for two nights over Labor Day weekend at campsite 11 (the largest site). We had no complaints. Jay, the cook, and volunteers were extremely helpful. The visiting cook made us a great Indian breakfast! The campsite was perfect for our group with a huge firepit, lots of wooden stump seating, and two picnic tables. We rented tents and sleeping bags once we arrived on site. All of the campsites that we passed seemed fairly secluded and comfortable. It rained, but we stayed dry with tarp that they provided us. I would definitely recommend this place for a great, quiet, peaceful alternative to public campgrounds.

Hipcamper Steph

Magic Forest Farm was a Labor Day weekend dream come true! My friends and I were looking for a camping spot where we could cook, hike and hang out for the weekend and Magic Forest checked all of those boxes for us. The farm was easy to find, and navigating to our campsite and all the amenities (shockingly clean outhouses!) was a breeze. We spend a day just hiking around the property which was awesome, and easy. We also walked around the farm checking out the animals and just enjoying the property. One of the days we were at camp it rained, but we were prepared with plenty of tents and tarps, so we had a blast anyway. There was plenty of wood around our property and the whole trip was just fun and easy. On the way home we hiked Kaaterskill Falls, which was awesome and definitely recommend that for an easy hike with great views. We would LOVE to come back to Magic Forest Farms again! Thanks for everything.

Hipcamper Gabriela

Our stay was truly magical! We were in camp site 6 which was very secluded but also not too far from the outhouse. The fire pit and hammock were a great addition to the weekend and the woods around the farm are beautiful. Our site was very secluded. We could hear the other campers (in site 7 or 8) singing and being merry sometimes but it was not a problem. We did not get a chance to check out the farm animals or use the outdoor shower as we chose to stay cuddled up in our site, but the shower looked really nice. The outhouse was clean and well kept, by far the best outhouse I have ever used. My boyfriend and I can't wait to come back!

Hipcamper Meagan

This spot was beautiful! We stayed at site #3 which is very private and has a beautiful view of the mountains. Ate a delicious breakfast and hiked to the Kaaterskills falls nearby. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Maheshie

Magic Forest is absolutely amazing. The campsites are secluded and have everything you could want (brushed spot for your tent, fire pit w/grill, and a hammock!). There is also an outdoor shower w/warm water for use by the guests. There are plenty of hiking trails on the property and you are ~20 minute drives from waterfall hikes in various parks. Lastly, Joan and Jason are amazing hosts. They provide amazing food if you need it and are extremely hospitable. I'm definitely going back asap!

Hipcamper Stephanie

This is a great spot to get away from the city and meet some new friends! Those who live on the farm are very welcoming. They even let me join for dinner when I couldn't get my fire started. Sandip has been there for about a year now and he helped me get my fire started after everyone had ate - truly life saving! The tips he gave me I was able to use for the rest of the weekend, successfully building 5 fires (even one in the rain). This is truly a magical place and encourage campers everywhere to stop by. If you are on the fence about partaking in the meals, just do it - the fee is minimal and they cook up a feast :)

Hipcamper Matthew

We had a great time at Magic Forest! Fantastic campsite, with all the amenities but also a fair amount of privacy and seclusion. We stayed at campsite #2 which was perfect for our group. Highly recommend and will definitely come back!

Hipcamper Ashley

Absolutely loved camping here with my fiancé! Wish we could have stayed longer than one night. We chose campsite #6 which felt really secluded and quiet. However, the seriously amazing outhouse was in short walking distance and that was a plus! Really enjoyed the hammock as well as the lovely handcrafted benches around the fire. Also fun to see the animals as we came in - the horse was chasing the cow and even the rooster seemed to be having a joyful time :)

Hipcamper Stephanie

I camped here with friends for 2 days, and couldn't be more pleased with our experience! This place is a wonderland and was exactly what I was looking for when organizing a bday camping trip for my boyfriend. I wanted rugged for him, but with some facilities/conveniences for me... this place offers it all. It was awesome to watch the animals on the farm nearby, and I cannot get overtaking a shower overlooking the stable! We'd booked #1 originally and ended up moving to #2 since it's a bit more secluded. #10 and 11 look like great spots for larger groups... there's something unique and special about all of these campsites, and I'd absolutely love to go again. Communication was easy, getting there was a breeze, and they were so kind to get us fresh eggs from a neighboring farm for breakfast. Wonderful experience, I highly recommend!

Hipcamper Leonardo

Beautiful and secluded campground. Owners should work on removing abandoned vehicles and piled up debris (bottles, broken down equipment, etc) from the camp approach just past the barn to give visitors a better first impression.

Hipcamper Paul

Our camping trip was amazing , One of the volunteers Bobby was such a amazing host. If you are into the outdoors this place is definitely for you.

Hipcamper ANNE

Wonderful experience! Tranquil environment, friendly staff.

Property
Magic Forest Farm
State
New York
$40/night
Tent Only: 11 Sites