Hipcamp host Clifford A.
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Set up your tent and enjoy 40 acres of beautiful mountain prairie dispersed tent camping on this private homestead. The stargazing will blow you away as there is zero light pollution. These sites are walk-in only from the nearby parking area. If you're interested in vehicle camping, please see our other listings for vans and RV's.

Possible animals, plants, and crawlies

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Set up your tent and enjoy 40 acres of beautiful mountain prairie dispersed tent camping on this private homestead. The stargazing will blow you away as there is zero light pollution. These sites are walk-in only from the nearby parking area. If you're interested in vehicle camping, please see our other listings for vans and RV's.

Possible animals, plants, and crawlies you MAY rub elbows with (or at least spot from a distance): Elk, cows, coyotes, javelina pigs, bobcats, pack rats, pronghorn antelope, goats, prairie dogs, mountain lion, rattlesnakes, owls, ravens and hawks. Various cacti, goathead thorns. Scorpions and various spiders and the usual suspects. Everything in its season, of course. :) DON'T LET THIS LIST SCARE YOU! Just keep an eye out and be responsible with your food and garbage, and keep your children and pets under your supervision and control...

Bring a flashlight for those nighttime trips to the bathroom trailer. There are solar lights inside but you'll need a backup light for those times when it doesn't charge very well. With no electricity or lights throughout the property, walking around in the dead of night is like stumbling through inky blackness. So bring some reliable lighting with you! 

Always check the weather at zip code 86320 before coming. We are open all year during any weather (excepting emergencies) so you are responsible for making sure the weather forecast is compatible with your camping expectations!

The campground host lives on the property on a small homestead. This is where you will check-in and where you can pick up water and firewood. Clean, drinkable water is available to purchase either in gallon jugs or bottle form - whichever is currently available. Firewood is also available for sale or you are welcome to cut up any of the fallen trees on the property for free. And don't be afraid to ask for help if you forgot something you need! Did you forget your propane water boiler? Did you leave behind your little charcoal grill? Did you suddenly realize you forgot to pack your flashlight or your tarp? If you realize you're lacking some kind of essential then ask the host! There is a possibility he has something you can borrow while you're visiting!

After checking in, the host will show you the access to the property. From there, just wander the property to find your perfect camping spot and enjoy the sun and the stars! There are no designated roads or paths in the camping area so "Choose Your Own Adventure!" And thanks for choosing A Spark in the Dark Campground!

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NEARBY:

Grand Canyon Village South Rim - 86 miles

Downtown Williams - 27 miles

Flagstaff Airport - 62 miles

Snow Bowl Ski Resort - 74 miles

Phoenix -Sky Harbor Airport - 156 miles

Lakes for fishing and recreation - Dogtown Lake, Cataract Lake, Kaibab Lake, White Horse Lake (in nearby Williams)  - between 27 and 45 miles depending on the lake

Outdoor Supply Store - 27 miles

Essentials like grocery, gas, post office, souvenirs, service station, and a couple of small town restaurants - only 5 miles away

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** mmj friendly. Enjoy openly on this very private property!

** pet and child friendly (under supervision) 

** please observe the included camp rules and quiet times 

** emergency services available nearby

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents
8 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Clifford a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dispersed Tent Camping at The Spark in Arizona.

Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Dispersed Tent Camping at The Spark

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 16th, 2019

Wow! I don't even know where to begin.

Clifford was a welcoming and helpful host. His directions were super easy to follow, and we found the place without issue. This place really made you feel that you were in the middle of nowhere, because you pretty much are! The property was beautiful and there was so much space to choose from when setting up our campsite. We had more gear than your standard backpacker (we normally do car camping) so we didn't want to wander too far out into the property, but even our semi close spot was extremely quiet and very private. There's plenty of space to choose your perfect spot, and lots of bushes and little trees for shade. Oh and Clifford upgraded the tent toilet to a trailer toilet, so nice!

Our first night there, we were welcomed by a pack of howling coyotes! They seemed pretty close, but didn't bother us at all, they just passed through. We didn't actually see any, only heard their howls as they went through. It was such a magical experience! There's also a family of ravens that live nearby, so we got to watch them play and fly and talk to each other. It was very entertaining! Our second night, lying in our tent, we smelled something distinctly skunky walk by. I don't know if it was a skunk, or someone that got sprayed, but either way we were glad to be in our tent! All that to say, definitely keep a clean and food-free camp because there is a lot of wildlife out there! So if you like wildlife viewing (or hearing, or smelling) opportunities, this is a great place to stay. Oh! And the stargazing! We had to wake up early after the full moon set to be able to truly enjoy it, but WOW what a sky! Millions upon millions of stars!

Anywho, long story short, we definitely recommend Clifford's property. We had so much fun, and even rekindled a little romance while we were there! It truly is a spark in the dark!

Property
A Spark in the Dark Campground
State
Arizona
$20/night
8 Sites
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