Looking for a place to escape your busy life and reconnect with nature? Goat Valley Campgrounds features 300 acres of quiet forest and peaceful scenery for you to enjoy.
The campsite is equipped with many modern amenities such as running water and shower stations, to ensure your comfort during your stay. There is also a camp store stocked with groceries and other necessities, so you don't even have to leave site if you forgot anything!
The surrounding towns have many delicious home-style restaurants, bars with live music, and many other local attractions. You'll also find fresh produce straight from family farms and firewood on almost every corner.
We have many events throughout the year, but open camping is available almost every weekend. We are closed during the winter and on Halloween, the summer solstice, Pentecost, and a handful of other significant dates of the year. Please check the calendar and ensure you have designated your next-of-kin before visiting.
Our camp staff is here to help you have an enjoyable visit! Please don't hesitate to ask them for help or phone the camp emergency line if no one is close enough to hear your screams.
This camp has been in the same family for generations now. You'll find aunt and uncles and brothers and grandparents all helping out to keep the campground running efficiently and safely. While you're here, you're part of the family too.
We also employ a lot of locals to take care of the grounds and run our camp store and restaurant. Here's a couple of the friendly folks you might meet during your stay!
"Turtle" is was one of our newest staff member so you may see her mentioned in some places. She's from out-of-town, so she went home during the winter months and decided to remain there to help out a local business owner using the knowledge she gained from her time with us.
If you see a fellow followed by a pack of dogs, don't be intimidated. They might be large and scary-looking, but they're sweet little puppies on the inside. Go say hi to Bryan and ask if you can pet them.
Finally, you might run into some of our more reclusive inhabitants during your stay. Please treat them with respect and remember to always follow the rules that you received as part of your information packet. Otherwise, don't be afraid to say hello to the friendly ones. You might just learn something about yourself, the world around us, and the world that we cannot see. (please consider carefully if you can bear the burden of knowing, for the things they say can never be forgotten)
Stories About The Campground
The Man with No Shadow
How to Survive Camping
Rule #4 - The Dancers
When It Rains
Rule #3 - The Lights
Why We Don't Keep Horses
My Brother Is Not My Brother
Rule #8 - The People With No Faces
I Went Trick-or-Treating with the Man with the Skull Cup
A Bit of Local History
Rule #17 - The Man with No Shadow
I almost drowned on Tuesday
Yes we're talking about the lights again
I accidentally hosted the dancer's Christmas party
Something worse than coal
The vanishing house
The master of the vanishing house
Rule #5 - the gray world
I can't believe we're talking about the lights yet again
Rule #15 - the lady with extra eyes
Three exciting things
I saved someone. Sort of.
The man with the skull cup kissed me
Blood forcibly taken
Cognitive dissonance is a hell of a drug
The town should fear me
I've lost my campground
Rule #10 - the thing in the dark
A place without shadows
all the rules
The Lady in Chains
Structural incentives and anti-social behavior
The bad years
Rule #9 - the lady in chains
When land becomes old
Rule #2 - in which I ruin food for you
I'm worried about the lady with extra eyes
What was done to Louisa's parents
A pack of very good puppers
The importance of vetting your ideas
Rule #1 - yes, finally gonna talk about this one
The campground is... leaking
Rule #17 - the children without a wagon
I still hate that knife though
I got a horse
Senior Camp Rule #8 - don't make us throw you down a hill
I threw the dancers a party
Rule #18 - the frost
Ways to break a curse
The power of ritual
Rule #6 - the hammock monster
The family curse
I still love Bryan's dogs but omg
Rule #13 - I went hunting with the man with the skull cup
Bad years are also expensive years
The lady in the woods
The little girl
A death in the family
A branch from the dark
When land becomes ancient
Don't try to do my job
My mother's memory
Rule #7 - the things that were born here
The worst year
A weak will
I made a bargain
Rule #15 - the cake is still a lie
A gummy bear hugged me and it was as awful as you'd expect
The dapple-gray stallion
A strip of skin
A bridle of flesh
I'm starting to dislike children
I'm glad I'm not the only one with bad ideas
It's official: I don't like children
How to Survive Horses
Rule #13: the last rule
It's Irish history time and also I might die but that's probably not a surprise anymore
I brought home some new "pets"
Do you regret not buying more of our homemade fudge while you were here? Well, sadly most of our products can only be purchased at the camp store, but we do have some select items available through various print-on-demand services.