Hipcamp host The Heron C.
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The Heron is a mindful community, raising conscious vibrations through art, music, farming, education and events while enriching lives and the land.

The Heron grounds boast a swimming and fishing pond and over 4 miles of on-site hiking trails. Located on over 400 acres in beautiful Chautauqua County, NY, we are a working organic farm with a shiitake mushroom yard and o


The Heron is a mindful community, raising conscious vibrations through art, music, farming, education and events while enriching lives and the land.

The Heron grounds boast a swimming and fishing pond and over 4 miles of on-site hiking trails. Located on over 400 acres in beautiful Chautauqua County, NY, we are a working organic farm with a shiitake mushroom yard and on-site farm store. 

We host educational workshops, captivating music festivals, and much more! 

We offer many different options for camping, from tent sites nestled in the woods to RV sites with electric hook-ups ($10/day for electric sites that can be paid upon arrival, please let us know what size camper/RV you are planning to arrive with so we can ensure we have appropriate site accommodations).

We allow pets, all dogs must be leashed at all times, there is a $10/stay pet fee for pets that can be paid upon arrival.

COVID-19 NOTICE: We are diligently preparing our property and grounds to meet all required standards of Cleaning Compliance and Social Distancing.  Read more about the COVID Standards by clicking the link at the TOP of the HIPCAMP web site.

We're keeping up with the travel advisory recommendations and will keep our campers informed of state regulations.

The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety.

Local Attractions: Panama Rocks, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua Lake Overland Trail (The Westside of Trail) over 35 miles of hiking, Chautauqua Gorge, Audubon Nature Center, Rails to Trails, Ellicottville Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery & Distillery, Lake Erie Wine Trail, and much more!

Please contact us with questions and inquiries. Cheers!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, RVs
99 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send The Heron a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Electric Site Fee

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Pet Fee

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Guest Day Pass

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Bags of Ice

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


PARKING for Day Visitors and Guests is available as you pull in before the Farm Store.


A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED before fishing. Please sign your waiver upon check-in. Thank You :)


A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED before swimming. Please sign your waiver upon check-in. Thank You :)

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Natural features you'll find at The Heron Campground in New York.


A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED before swimming. Please sign your waiver upon check-in. Thank You :)

Swimming hole

A WAIVER MUST BE SIGNED before swimming. Please sign your waiver upon check-in. Thank You :)


Organic working farm on 400 acres. 100% grass-fed meats and shiitake mushrooms are our specialties.

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Hipcamper Ezequiel
Ezequiel G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 15th, 2017

Woah! This place has it all. Gorgeous property with amazing views, lakeside and forest camping with friendly faces to greet you and show you around. We opt for lakeside of course and it didn't disappoint.

Hipcamper Joanna
Joanna F.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

There is something really special about this place! A place for every type of camper; camp on the water, in the woods, or atop a grassy hill for views. You can be right in close to everthing or there are also more secluded sights.
So much to do and see, this is not your average campground. Hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, swinging, art installations, magically lit woods at night, & occasional live music. If you don't go for the land, go for the people. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming! For 2020 summer there has been Taste of Heron farm fresh meals every Saturday. And you can buy some of their products to take home with you at the farm store. Land a bathrooms are clean. Very fairly priced, and check-in/out is hassle free. Five stars!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 59)
July 30th, 2017

Had a wonderful time camping at The Great Heron. We were in the area for the Wild America Festival at Panama Rocks and found the perfect spot! There were a lot of people everywhere we went in the greater Chautauqua area, but we were tucked away and secluded in the woods all on our own. We felt like we found the most private and special place to camp. They also have a lovely pond where you can swim or kayak. The Great Heron hosts many festivals throughout the year and it gives camping an interesting flair to camp on festival grounds. Definitely check out the farm store and bring som extra money to stock up on happy animal products, shiitakes, honey, and maple syrup!

Hipcamper Kate

Great spot- pet & family friendly!

Kate B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 25)
May 30th, 2020

This was our first hipcamp experience and wow! We were impressed. Traveling with a nine month old we were very happy to find the heron as the staff was taking precautions (masks, etc)that made us feel very safe. In addition we found this place on our drive and realized we were just a few minutes away booking about 15 minutes before we showed up. The staff was so accommodating and friendly and we had a beautiful spot to camp. We only wish we could have stayed longer! We will be back soon!

Hipcamper Kelly

Thoughtful design, nice people

Kelly R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
June 11th, 2020

Shh don’t tell too many people about this little gem. You’ll want to keep coming back here! The property is a lovely sprawling space that allowed for exploring and plenty of walking trails. We discovered that due to the pandemic, they’re shifting focus a bit from an annual music festival to camping. This property lends itself to many different camping opportunities. We liked having the small beach so close to our campsite. Lots of room so that allows for privacy if you don’t want to mingle. Really liked their trash and recycling efforts and that spigots were labeled “safe to drink” when it came to water. Overall, impressed by the Heron’s efforts and this will only become better as they navigate the camping routine.

Hipcamper Maggie

Beyond expectations

Maggie G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 14th, 2020

Wow! What a magical getaway weekend. The property was golden fields, mushroom nooks & bright artwork. The host Christine was so attentive and kind.

We would absolutely stay again!

Hipcamper Mya
Mya T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 56)
July 29th, 2018

Great place for our family of 4 for a weekend camping trip! We were able to have our pick
of tent sites nicely nestled in the forest. Had plenty of privacy. Just a short walk from facilities and handy access to firewood.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 30th, 2018

Amazing spot! Saw many friendly Amish on my way, had a whole grassy nook to myself, helped harvest shiitake mushrooms, and slept well! Great little organic farm shop and very friendly hosts! Don’t miss it!

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Hipcamper molly
Molly L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
October 14th, 2018

We had a great weekend!! The Heron was full of cool surprises. Art in the woods, fun trails, wonderful hosts willing to share their space. Time with the cows, the mushrooms...The weather wasn’t the best but the environment that surrounded us made it so worth while. Thank you for an amazing few days!! We’ll definitely be back!

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