Hipcamp host Dwayne T.
Hosted by

Come enjoy our beautiful property! Here you will find fenced fields, a stream, swimming hole, pines flat with mountain views. Come checkout our resident eagle sitings, deer. turkeys, and great horned owls! We are close in the area to finger lakes close. Also Watkins Glen International race tracks is only about 7 miles. The Curtiss Museum is twelve miles and a number of diffe


Come enjoy our beautiful property! Here you will find fenced fields, a stream, swimming hole, pines flat with mountain views. Come checkout our resident eagle sitings, deer. turkeys, and great horned owls! We are close in the area to finger lakes close. Also Watkins Glen International race tracks is only about 7 miles. The Curtiss Museum is twelve miles and a number of different wineries in the area! Come head out and join us in a nature paradise!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
14 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 52ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Dwayne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Tempest Ranch


Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

Add to trip


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Bring horse .we have fenced areas to pull in with trailers


Seneca lake 12 miles and we will be lamoka lake just five miles .or float at our pond

Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Tempest Ranch in New York.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Tempest Ranch

Places to see near Tempest Ranch camp

49 Written reviews
This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Kayte

More than expected

Kayte B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2020

We decided last minute to take a quick camping trip.
Dwaynes property listing covered the things we were looking for! Secluded tent sights with a swimming hole!
Upon arriving our expectations were beyond exceeded.
Dwaynes hospitality somehow outshined his more than beautiful property.
We didn’t add wood to our trip but decided to try to add some prior to arriving and Dwaynes response was “it’s already there and ready to light!”
Dwayne drove us to our site(3) and then proceeded to light our fire for us as well as grabbing a bucket of water just incase of any emergency.
He shared future ideas for his property with us and treated us very well. I almost couldn't believe he hadn’t been doing this type of thing for a prolonged period of time!
We will most definitely be return guests and can’t wait to see what our host has in store for the future.
If it wasn’t for his hospitality I would have kept my review to myself as it’s a small slice of heaven I’d like to have as my own!
Thank you Dwayne! We can’t wait to visit again!!!

Hipcamper Saurav
Saurav K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2020

We camped out at the Tempest ranch for 2 nights and 3 days and had a blast. I thoroughly enjoyed jumping into the swimming hole and just chilling at the campsite- don't worry the water's good. If you are looking for more a eventful visit, there are plenty of things to do around which you can check before you go but I personally enjoyed just lounging around the camp with my friends. Dwayne worked really hard to make sure we had everything we needed and is a very nice host with an awesome dog- Duke. Will definitely go back again.

Hipcamper Troy
Troy F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

Our Tempest Ranch campsite was feet from a great swimming hole and there were beautiful horses in the field across the stream. Dwayne went out of his way to prep the site and ensure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. He even came out during a rain/wind/storm to lash down some of our gear. If you're looking for a peaceful, secluded spot minutes from Watkins Glen then Dwayne is your guy.

Hipcamper Anthony

Damn near perfect.

Anthony C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2020

Dwayne has a great piece of property with great views. I would not change a single thing about his current setup aside from maybe some stone for a parking pad of some kind. He did mention that that was a work in progress. The personal swimming hole literally a few feet from our campsite was sublime and way nicer than I had originally anticipated. Waking up to the fog over the swimming hole with the horses wandering aimlessly in the background was wonderful in so many ways. Dwayne himself was a great, gracious host with some fantastic stories. Honestly, 10 out of 10 would camp there again.

This photo is of our campsite, the swimming hole, the horses, and the property as a whole. It honestly speaks for itself imho.
Hipcamper Karen

Weekend at tempest ranch

Karen B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2020

Dwayne was super friendly and accommodating! He was there to greet us as we pulled in and explained the lay of the land. We had a group of 5 and set up comfortably under a large tree next to the swimming hole (we had 2 tents, 1 camper/trailer and 2 vehicles). It began to storm on the day we were out exploring Watkins Glen and Dwayne was nice enough to tie down our tents and secure the things that had blown over. The site is quiet and at night you can hear the resident frogs :) There is a small store down the road for basic items.

Tempest RanchTempest RanchTempest RanchTempest Ranch
Hipcamper Alex
Alex K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2020

Perfect lil place❤️

Hipcamper Tyler

Immaculate+enjoyable camp

Tyler L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2020

Our stay at Tempest Ranch was amazing! Our host Dwayne was incredibly welcoming and happy to show us around the campsite. Swimming hole, (optional) firewood, and nearby horses added to a great camping weekend. Definitely will stay here again next time i go to Watkins Glen.

Tempest Ranch
Hipcamper Alan

Just passing through and will again

Alan F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

My wife and I stayed at Tempest ranch for a night on our way to Michigan from New England. Dwayne, the host, was very attentive, welcoming, and joyful. This place is basically everything you would want in a good Hipcamp. The site we stayed at was fairly private, right on the edge of a small pine forest on the property. Dwayne built up a ready to go fire for us and laid down some hay for an extra cushy spot to pitch our tent. There is plenty to explore on and around his property. There is also a small store within walking distance that sells beer and some essentials which is huge in this area. We also have a dog that was very welcome on Dwayne’s ranch. This is highly appreciated given that camping with a dog can tough. The only downside was that there was no picnic table or seating at our campsite but I think Dwayne is working on that. It was something like his fourth week doing this. I expect that this place will be even better next time we visit. Overall I highly recommend it.

Hipcamper Steven
Steven L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2020

Dwayne is a GEM!

Tempest Ranch camp
New York
United States
14 Sites

Lists including Tempest Ranch

60 camps including Star Dance High Desert Retreat and Holcomb Valley Ranch Campground

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

We have a zero-tolerance policy against discrimination at Hipcamp and are committed to helping our Host and Hipcamper community be inclusive.

Hipcamp Hand

Hosting Standards

All Hosts should review and adhere to these standards around providing a positive Hipcamp experience, being a thoughtful neighbor, and serving as a responsible citizen.

Hipcamper Standards

All Hipcampers should review and adhere to these standards for safety, trip preparation, and respect in order to uphold Hipcamp’s most important value: “leave it better.”

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors

Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

National Weather Service

We integrate with the National Weather Service to provide valuable fire advisories to Hosts and Hipcampers. Real-time Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watch Warnings help keep our community safe.

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future