Hipcamp host Richard F.
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Pitch a tent in the mesquite Bosque, between the goat pens or open area near back fence.
Rvs can go under the mesquite or I have full hook ups by the irrigation ditch.

RV only area
Vans, trailers, RVs
50 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Electricity hookups
Max size unknown
Potable water available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Richard a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Mountain biking on the mountain and wilderness area. Road bikes on the road to here


Kayaking on the Verde river. For short floats out my back gate for longer floats go to clear creek or into town. Shuttle servic...Read more


You need a license. Brown trout stocked in the winter.


Out my back gate or Squaw peak or the wilderness area.

Horseback riding

If you bring your own. My dogs aren't that used to horse's


Off my property, no going in Circles on the property, they ate only to go off the property.

Snow sports

Flaggstaff is an hour away.

Whitewater paddling

If it rains real hard spring is best

Wildlife watching

Every migratory birds of north America comes here and bald eagles nest close by. Every apex predator is around here here. That'...Read more



Natural features you'll find at Verde Goats, Cheese and Arts in Arizona.


Indian cliff dwellings across the river at beasly flats.


I am high desert.


Pine trees a couple miles away. National forest behind me and camping is in a mesquite Bosque.

Hot spring

Verde hot springs are about 40 miles away.

River, stream or creek

Unless it is flowing higher around a 1000 foot walk.

Swimming hole

All along the river


Chasam creek when river is high.

The vibe at Verde Goats, Cheese and Arts

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Hipcamper Nicky
Nicky V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 5th, 2018

Richard and the other folks living at Camp Verde are so incredibly kind. The animals are wonderful. If you're up for a unique mini "burning manesque" (roughing it, artist, sculptures) adventure you're bound to have one here. The RV accommodations are not your typical layout... Meaning there are not individual hook up and water and dumping stations available for every station. Richard was very helpful in bringing and getting us what we needed, and he is currently in process of building additional infrastructure. Make sure to bring an extension cord and give Iodine (the big Turkish dog) a belly rub for me!

Hipcamper Sri Lakshmi
Sri Lakshmi G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2018

The property owner Richard is awesome. The stay is completely of course take your measures own your safety. But from the property it’s totally awesome and perfect. His dogs were the most lovely. If you are going with kids use a little over cover to cover from flies in deep night because we were roaming in his at midnight. Overall good pricing great stay.

Hipcamper SK

Starry skies, friendly host, goats!

Sk M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 8th, 2019

Richard was a super friendly and accommodating host! Nice guy with interesting stories, cool art, nice dogs and goats! Also the Dark Sky ordinance means that the stars are just amazing on a clear night.

Richard kindly set up a burn barrel fire for us to keep warm on a chilly night and in the morning we got to hold baby goats! We didn’t check out the river, but could hear it running nearby.

There were a few other people staying on the property as well, mostly long term, I think. We only saw them briefly, though. Friendly folks!

Richard has a lot of projects in progress on the property as well as some large art pieces. There was plenty of private space to set up camp though. At night it was totally quiet and we slept well!

Burn barrel fire!Chilly here!Cool art
Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 2nd, 2019

Richard is one of the most friendly hosts I've met - welcoming, helpful, and eager to share his stories. Laid out through the property are crazy cool sculptures that he made and takes to Burning Man. He has lots of goats from which he makes great cheese! We set up our tent next to concrete pad under a few mesquite trees.

At the time of our stay, there was one full time resident living on the property who chatted with us a bit over the campfire. Very friendly and welcoming, and so was her sweet dog!

The other dogs, Ayodin and Barka, are guard dogs for the property. They have a mean bark but are the absolute sweetest once you get to know them. Their presence made me feel very safe during my stay.

If you're looking for a quiet, secluded experience in nature, this is not for you. If you like to meet new, friendly folks, admire cool art, and don't mind a more communal vibe, this is such a fun place to stay! We got to feed goats, pet a turkey, hang with cool dogs, meet friendly folks, cook over a campfire, take home obsidian souvenir, try homemade goat cheese, and see a little slice of Arizona that we would have probably never experienced.

In the afternoon, goats were let out of their pen to graze nearby our tent. Another resident dog, Gryffin, was eager to help us with all of our camp duties, including setting up the tent! We set up our tent under a Mesquite Tree.Resident guard dogs Ayodin and Barka are super sweet and great at their job!
Hipcamper Christian P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 14th, 2018
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