10 Places To Camp Near a Brewery

There are so many different ways to enjoy a brewery: tours, beer tasting, great food, and fun events!  Check out these 10 places to camp near a brewery.

 

1. Big Sky, Montana: Lone Peak Brewery / Red Cliff Campground

Nestled under Lone Peak Mountain in beautiful Big Sky, Montana, the Lone Peak Brewery offers cozy seating and a bar where you can sample from their nearly dozen brews. Enjoy their great menu of lunch/dinner delights  and take a look at their selection of cocktails.

Just 13 minutes away on US Route 191, Red Cliff Campground is located in Gallatin Canyon (45 miles north of Yellowstone National Park). In addition to great beer, enjoy fishing, wildlife, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, and hiking nearby.

Photo: Steve Gonyaw / Lone Peak Brewery, Big Sky, MT

2. Carolina Beach, NC: Good Hops Brewing / Carolina Beach State Park

Right on the edge of Carolina Beach State Park is Good Hops Brewing featuring a Beer Garden, Tap Room, and a disc golf course! Established in 2014, this “Neighborhood Craft Brewery” proudly showcases inventive beers.

Carolina Beach State Park covers 761 acres of trail-covered land on Pleasure Island. It features a marina and nearly 70 tent sites secluded under tall trees. Hot showers and bathrooms are located nearby. Set up your Stout Bell Tent and enjoy the salt air as you hike around the beautiful trails. Keep your eye out for Venus Fly Traps!

 

3. Middleton, Delaware: Crooked Hammock Brewery / Cape Henlopen State Park

An amazing aesthetic awaits you at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes, Delaware. Take a tour and then schedule a Paint-n-Sip with… Porcupines & Hedgehogs, a great event provided by the Barn Hill Preserve, available for ages 12 and up!

Once a World War II coastal defense site, Cape Henlopen State Park seems to have everything! Sand dunes, a bike path, nature center, a fishing pier, a historical museum, and more! 20 tent sites lie adjacent to the Walking Dunes Trail. Family-friendly presentations and programs fill the summer season. Put this on your list!

Point Overlook at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

4. Pittston, PA: Susquehanna Brewing Company / Frances Slocum State Park

A short distance from the Susquehanna river (an indigenous word meaning “mile wide, foot deep”), the Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, Pennsylvania prides themselves on their ingredients and equipment. With signature, seasonal, and specialty brands, along with small-batch series, enjoy all this brewery has to offer!

Set up your Bell Tent at the nearby horseshoe-shaped, 165-acre Frances Slocum State Park. The big draw is the campgrounds numerous hiking and mountain biking trails, but there’s also a beautiful lake for boating and fishing, and an Environmental Education Center.

 

5. Allenstown, NH: Oddball Brewery / Bear Brook State Park

Oddball Brewing in Suncook, New Hampshire features a Pre-Prohibition lager made with corn, Hallertau hops, and an old-world barley called six-row. For those looking to explore the charm and history of New England, put this one on your list!

With over one hundred camping sites, the picturesque Brook State Park boasts an antique snowmobile museum, conservation corps museum, boat rentals for both Beaver and Catamount Ponds, and two archery ranges! With a variety of options on nearly 40 miles of trails through this heavily forested park, this is a haven for hikers, mountain bikers, and even equestrians!

Bear Brook State Park, NH

6. Eugene, OR: Ninkasi Brewing Company / Ninkasi Shamrock Village

The Ninkasi Brewing Company is named after the ancient Sumerian Goddess of Fermentation. This fully-independent brewery is famous for having the top-selling IPA in Oregon! Come for a brewery tour and enjoy your beer with a delightful menu at the dinner club.

Less than 15 minutes away from Ninkasi, Shamrock RV & MHP Village sits on the banks of the Williamette River. The area is known for its hiking trails, fishing, and kayaking, and well as swimming holes, waterfalls, and wildflower hikes. Perfection.

 

7. McCall, Idaho: Salmon River Brewery / Ponderosa State Park Campground

The Salmon River Brewery in McCall, Idaho has been winning North American Beer Awards for over a decade. Located in a historic train depot, they offer a full restaurant menu at both their pub and tap house. Check out their amazing selection of more than two dozen brews!

Wildlife, incredible hikes to glorious views, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing (winter camping!), as well as a Junior Ranger Program, make Ponderosa State Park the ultimate in camping experiences. 163 serviced campsite and countless nearby activities from hot springs to golf, to sleigh rides – you and your family may never want to leave!

Ponderosa State Park, Idaho

8. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Founders Brewing Co. / East Lake Camping

Although Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan has been ranked among the top breweries in the world by ratebeer.com for the last five years, their slogan is, “We don’t brew beer for the masses.” They have several beers listed in the top 100 beers on beeradvocate.com and are becoming one of the fastest-growing breweries in the US. Tours, events, and even classes are available!

A perfect place for families and children, East Lake Camping features a fully stocked camp store, showers, bathrooms, boat rentals, a playground, wagon rides, Sunday church services, ice cream socials, free wifi, and so much more!

Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

9. Stafford, Virginia: Wild Run Brewing Company / Aquia Pines Camp Resort

Why not a brewery right on a campground! Wild Run Brewing Company is just that. This tiny brewery offers a wood stove heated taproom with board games and a lending library. What a way to spend a rainy day!

Just steps from the brewery, your tent site at Aquia Pines Camp Resort will be nestled in the woods, with access to restrooms, laundry, a pool, and showers. Small and large sites are available.

Wild Run Brewery, Aquia Pines Camp Resort, VA

 

10. Dallas, Texas: Lakewood Brewing Co. / Oak Cove Marina

Family-owned and independent, Lakewood Brewing Company offers seasonal, limited release, and year-round favorites. Their 4000 square foot covered beer garden (with a stage!) is available for private events. In the taproom, you have access to a private bartender! Recommended: Hop Trapp, a Belgian-style IPA.

The Oak Cove Marina is also family-owned and they pride themselves on offering a family-friendly atmosphere and well-maintained facilities. Fishing is the big draw and securing a site on the water will enhance the experience. A boat ramp, dock, and slips make tending to your craft easier, and boat rentals are available. 

 

**When looking for places to camp near a brewery, make sure to check both campground and brewery websites for COVID-19 updates, and always drink responsibly!

 

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