Do I need to provide access to a toilet?

This one is up to you!

We do not require hosts to provide a toilet in order to list through Hipcamp. We believe this opens up access to more backcountry sites and can be managed by providing education to both hosts and campers on managing a self-contained campsite. 

If you decide to go with the 'no toilet' option, it is important to make this very clear in your listing. Outside of not selecting 'toilet' in the amenities section, we highly encourage you to include this in your listing description as well as include how you prefer campers to dispose of their waste in your 'Rules and Regulations' section while staying at your campsite. Here is what Leave No Trace suggests as best practices.

You know your land and local laws best as far as what might work for you, but here is a range of toilet options our hosts typically offer:

  • no toilet
  • outdoor compostable toilet
  • indoor compostable toilet
  • port-a-potty
  • indoor plumbing toilet 

We can offer recommendations on some of these toilet options, just get in touch if you're interested.

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