Hipcamp host Shawn M.
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Camping at Half Rack Ranch in Parks is a secluded slice of forest heaven. Camp down by the pond near the treehouse or up next to the Red Barn. The Coconino forest trail system is less than a mile away. Explore many of the wooded points of interest. 15 min to Williams or 15 min to flagstaff. Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the place provides an excellent way to beat the
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Camping at Half Rack Ranch in Parks is a secluded slice of forest heaven. Camp down by the pond near the treehouse or up next to the Red Barn. The Coconino forest trail system is less than a mile away. Explore many of the wooded points of interest. 15 min to Williams or 15 min to flagstaff. Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, the place provides an excellent way to beat the summer heat! With highs usually in the low 80's. Please follow current fire restrictions And always use the designated fire rings.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 40ft
Water hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Shawn a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Parks Az/Grand Canyon Close in Arizona.

Forest
Mountainous
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Parks Az/Grand Canyon Close

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Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 19th, 2018

This site was really nice. It was tucked into a little nook in the Coconino National Forest not too far from 1-40, but definitely far enough that the site was peaceful and private. Unfortunately when downloading the directions directly from the Hipcamp website they took us to the wrong location, so we had an unexpected adventure exploring some extra forest service and fire roads. I mentioned this to Shawn though and he said we would look into it, so hopefully it won't be a problem in the future. If you're at all worried though, just type in the address directly to google maps and it will navigate you there perfectly! Other than that the site was peaceful and secluded, with ample space for tents or campers. Shawn had a 5 gallon jug of water for us to use, as well as a nice shady picnic table by the barn. Exploring around the property and the surrounding area of Coconino National Forest made for a very enjoyable morning! All in all, we had a great time camping in this wonderfully unique area of Arizona. We hope to be back soon!

forest sunCrawling out of the tent into the chilly morning airThe fire ring was custom carved and a great addition to the site!cooking food
Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on June 19th, 2018

Hello! Thank you for the review! We have spoke with Hip Camp and have figured out the address Problem, There shouldnt be any future issues. Thanks for staying, and check back we are always improving our property!

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Hipcamper Schuyler
Schuyler M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2018

Shawn was a great host and was quick to contact when I needed help getting in.

The property is fantastic. It backs up to the National Forest so you’re in a secluded spot but you still have access to basic amendities. There’s plenty of space for multiple campers and even more space for exploring. Great spot for Grand Canyon hikers looking for an inexpensive alternative to lodging. Everyone should check out the treehouse. Cheers!

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on July 3rd, 2018

Thank you so much! Come back to see us soon!

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Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 4th, 2018

Great place to stay!

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on June 4th, 2018

Thank you so much! Come back soon!

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Hipcamper Roxana
Roxana N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2018

We went camping with our tents at Half Rack Ranch on our way to New Mexico from the Bay Area, California, and back (two nights total), at the beginning of August. Both nights were excellent experiences. The camp site itself was clean, spacious, with gorgeous views and all-around peaceful, as well as easy to find! My Verizon iPhone had two bars of clear reception at all times, so it was easy to contact Shawn to let her know we had arrived. She's very quickly responsive, kind, and helpful! Her husband was there the first night and extremely gracious and helpful. The first night there it rained somewhat because of lightning storms we saw earlier in the day in Arizona, but it was not a major downpour or anything unmanageable that night, and apparently not that common. Our last night there, we did some seriously awesome star gazing, as the night sky there is the clearest I've ever seen! Also, going for dinner in nearby Flagstaff or Williams is a must. Toilet amenities were easily accessible and clean. We will definitely be back! Thank you again for your incredible hospitality!

Our first evening there, setting up camp. The only sounds we could hear were the cows nearby and a train faintly chugging along in the distance! So peaceful and serene. The sound of wind rustling through the trees was very lovely too.my tent in the morning, an amazing sunrise and sunset each time. Awesome time for reflection.this awesome treehouse onsite, perfect for kiddos and kids at heart!
Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2018

We had an amazing weekend camping at Halfrack Ranch. We will definitely be recommending this site to many of our family and friends. The location is incredibly convenient, within 20 minutes of both Flagstaff and Williams. Weather here in the summer is more than perfect. It’s really nice being in a secure environment in the pines away from the more populated open camping areas.

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Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Thank you guys so much! Come back soon.

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Hipcamper Kris
Kris K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2018

Shawn's ranch is absolutely beautiful. We were up there for Labor Day weekend and were completely alone. It was peaceful, quiet, well-kept, and a real treat to get to enjoy his property. I sincerely cannot wait to go back!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2018

Booking was easy and the host was extremely helpful and responsive. The site was everything I expected and more. Shawn (the host) is building a cute little cabin on the property and the grounds set up for a real camping experience with all the amenities.

There were plenty of sticks for my lab to play with and our little space was just like home.

The perfect glow of the tent at nightI parked just inside, but there are better spots down by the water.My puppy was allowed as long as she is tied up. She didn't even notice she had so much fun.We went for a walk around the grounds and checked things out.
Hipcamper Lillian

Beautiful property near flagstaff

Lillian F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 26th, 2019

We ended up here on a whim after striking out with multiple campgrounds in Sedona. The road to the property was paved up to a certain point and then it was a fair bit of dirt/gravel road, but it was quite passible in our sedan even though it was wet and muddy. Shawn gave us good instructions by phone when we arrived and was very welcoming. The land was gorgeous and we can imagine camping here in warmer weather would be even better. All in all, it was a great experience, especially for booking last minute. We even took the hour drive in the morning to the Grand Canyon, which we hadn't planned on, but it was too close to pass up.

The sunset through the trees taken from near the barn
Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on March 26th, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back in warmer weather really soon! Safe travels’s

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Hipcamper Valerie

Great spot once you find it.

Valerie D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 5th, 2019

What a beautiful location with such amazing hosts. I would recommend using google maps and NOT Waze app to get there. We got lost...twice. Once we made it though we were very pleased, especially with the very clean porta potty they have available for campers. My daughter was tickled by the decorations. One mom a tween and a teen and I slept feeling safe. Over all, loved it.

My son was so sad to go. This was his first all by himself campfire. He was so proud.
Property
Half Rack Ranch
State
Arizona
$50/night
10 Sites