Hidden Valley Camp...

is one of the single largest tracts of urban wilderness left within the city of Lawrence, making it an easy destination for people of all ages to learn and enjoy all types of outdoor activities. More than 5,000 visitors enjoy the privately-owned camp each year.


Hidden Valley provides our community with:

  • 40 acres of green space and unaltered streams, managed for over 50 years with youth and wildlife in mind, and without taxpayer money.

  • Diverse habitat of woods, prairie, wetland and streams-perfect refuge for wild animals and native plants.

  • Opportunity to explore, cook on an open fire, camp, learn new skills, make new friends and create lasting memories.

  • A place to learn commitment, responsibility and stewardship of the land and its wildlife.

  • An area where children can begin a lifelong appreciation of their natural world.


We now have an Endowment Fund managed by the Douglas County Community Foundation. Please click here to donate.

If you would like to make a Memorial Donation (or any other non-membership donation) directly to the camp, please make check payable to: Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc. and mail to Friends of Hidden Valley, Inc., PO BOX 442073, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please state purpose on memo line or include statement of purpose on a separate piece of paper. Thank you for thinking of Hidden Valley, and supporting this unique wilderness camp in the middle of Lawrence.

To become a member, please use the membership tab.