Hipcamp host Gary
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The camp area sits in a mature hardwood forest surrounded by ravines. Access from street after a short hike. A short walk from indoor bathroom, water and electric.  You have access to all the other Sandrun trails after you walk down a steep ravine from camp.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
Wifi available
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Gary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Thornhill Bluff

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Hipcamper Kelly

Thornhill Bluff was beautiful and private, the hosts were kind and accommodating, and I'd definitely stay again. The site backs up against Sand Run Metro Park, providing access to hiking trails and a really lush view. A lot of animal activity to watch - birds, chipmunks, deer, etc (but also raccoons so be careful with food storage). Bug spray is a good call, but you won't need sunscreen since the site is fully shaded. A really lovely place.

Hipcamper Gary
Response from Gary, the Host, on June 17th, 2018

Kelly, thank you for staying with us and we hope you come back again. We love having great campers like you!

Hipcamper Brian

Thanks for everything, Gary! The campsite is on the top of a ravine. Really nice.

Hipcamper Gary
Response from Gary, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

We are so happy you chose our camp site and hope you come again! Thanks for being great guests!

Hipcamper Amanda

We had an amazing weekend at this campsite! It was secluded and private, and the most perfect camping set up! We saw several deer, including a mama deer with her two fawns, it was very cool.

Having access to a flushing toilet just a short walk away was also very clutch, and the hosts provided all the firewood. While we didn’t need to take advantage of any of this, we were also offered camping amenities and food in case we forgot anything.

We can’t wait to book this site again. Thank you for a great weekend!!

Hipcamper Gary
Response from Gary, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

I'm really glad you got to see the mama and baby deer. Thanks for staying. If you come again I hope we get to meet you.

Hipcamper TJ

This site was everything we wanted and more! The site is set just on the property line of the metro parks, tucked into the trees with a very deep ridge on each side of the campsite. It was beautiful, quiet, and convenient to get to. We were left alone the entire time, and the hosts were insanely accommodating. They had camping supplies to use if you forget anything, and a clean, private, indoor bathroom that could be used anytime. Overall, we had a great camping experience! Thanks Gary!

Hipcamper Gary
Response from Gary, the Host, on July 9th, 2018

I'm glad it met your expectations! We love it here and we love sharing it so please consider us again! I hope you got to hit some trails in Sand Run! We have a few places along the ravine we like to use to get down to the trails.

Hipcamper Elizabeth

Our trip was amazing! Gary is a wonderful host, super accommodating and generous. He provides firewood and anything else you might have forgotten. Campsite is very secluded and relaxing, surrounded by ravine and great hiking. Definitely recommend and will return!

Thornhill Bluff
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