The CEO and founder, Alyssa Ravasio, grew up camping and adventuring where she was born: Northern California. But, when California’s state parks were announced to close due to lack of funding, Alyssa believed it could be prevented and the California State Park system could benefit from an increase in traffic and funding.
It was in spring in 2013 that she took a Lean Product Development course; she was awarded their Github scholarship in June 2013 to fund Hipcamp’s launch. In September 2014, Hipcamp raised $2M in seed funding led by O’Reilly Media’s AlphaTech Ventures and Slow Ventures, with participation from Dave Morin, Sam Shank, Gregg Brockway, AngelList’s Syndicate Fund, and Maiden Lane Ventures.
What is Hipcamp?
Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover, and book ranches, farms, vineyards, nature preserves, and public sites for camping across the U.S. Hipcamp is basically a consumer-oriented online travel company designed to help people discover and book camping experiences.
Using their website is very simple. All you have to do is input the zip code of the area where you are hoping to camp, and they will show you all the available sites in that area. You can choose to only search their land sharing properties, if you are specifically interested in unusual and more unpopulated camping options.
Navigating through Hipcamp is inspiring since the featured image shows several campings sites, tourists, and activities which entice customers to look into this activity through Hipcamp. The search engine icon promptly shows the option to “Discover camps near me,” which directly defines what’s the whole purpose of Hipcamp. The choice of their white and turquoise color theme is also pleasing to the eye.
Hipcamp results are from over 280,000 campsites across the United States. From public parks to private land, Hipcamp is the most comprehensive guide to camping across the nation. Hipcamp has guest and host services, wherein customers have the option to search and book for a camping site or arrange the rental of their private land for camping.
They also promote online the best camping sites which include featured images as well. Plus, they make sure customers will be inspired by their journal located at the bottom part of the page. Unfortunately, Hipcamp doesn’t have a travel app for the mobile version of their PC services. Using Hipcamp to locate campgrounds and parks is completely free of charge.
How To Reach Them?
- Website URL: https://www.hipcamp.com/
- Contact Number: (415) 845-1890
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Head Office Address: 1 Lombard St Ste 303, San Francisco, California,
94111-1130, United States
We tried looking at Hipcamp reviews online, and we found no comments posted on Trustpilot, TripAdvisor or ConsumerAffairs about Hipcamp. What we only found was a review done by reviewopedia, but it doesn’t mention any customer feedback at all. However, on Hipcamp, they display hosts’ comments which are found at the middle part of the page. Apart from that, there’s no way to know what people have to say about Hipcamp.