Hipcamp Opens Up Private Properties to Campers
Get access to vineyards, organic farms and nature preserves
Ever been epically disappointed by an overcrowded campground? There’s nothing worse than the guy in the next tent over practically snoring in your ear and 6 a.m. wake-up calls from screeching children.
Hipcamp, the local startup that aggregates information about campsites around the country, just launched a land-sharing program. The goal? To connect campers with landowners and grant them access to otherwise private places--think ranches, working farms, vineyards and nature preserves.
The land-sharing program includes 53 private properties, all of which can be booked directly through Hipcamp’s site. So whether you’re into organic farming, wild foraging or group campouts, consider your next off-the-beaten-path adventure covered. Here are a few of our favorite California grounds.
Heart of the Wild, Big Sur
This group camp boasts a big freshwater pond, the only swimmable lake in the Big Sur area. You’ll have to bring your own drinking water, but there are at least flushable toilets.