Hipcamp host Gene G.
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Pitch a tent or a small camp trailer in a 1/2 acre Mesquite grove. Five minute stroll to the Verde River. Boats and shuttle available. National Forest recreation area (Beasley Flat) close by. Many Indian ruins, entertainment, wineries and mountain trail to explore in the area. Great wildlife viewing in the scenic Verde Valley of Arizona.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 20 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Gene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Otterlimits in Arizona.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...

The vibe at Otterlimits

12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara S.
recommends this listing.
February 5th, 2018

Beautiful camping in a mesquite grove, close to the Wild and Scenic Verde River. The host, Gene, is welcoming and quick to respond to any questions. Plenty of places to hang a hammock, pitch a tent, and enjoy the quiet of the Prescott National Forest. Grocery store and other amenities are in nearby Camp Verde, but once you get to Otterlimits you won't want to leave!

Pitch your tent under the mesquite.The stargazing is great any time of year, but especially good in winter when the leaves are off the trees.A porch swing hangs from a sturdy mesquite branch.The campsite is walking distance to the Wild and Scenic Verde River. Ancient cave dwellings line the cliffs on the far shore.
Hipcamper Gene
Response from Gene, the Host, on February 6th, 2018

Thanks for the nice review and the coordinate error correction. Happy trails to you both and please stop by next time you are in the area.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Rich
Rich H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Firstly, Gene was a great host and was very responsive with all my questions before and after my booking.

We booked the site for tent camping during Memorial Day weekend May 2020. As for the site itself, the location is very remote and private as the site is on the property next to the house but no one was staying in the house during our stay. The site was easy to find based on the directions. I wouldn't recommend this site during May or during the summer months and may actually be better during the fall or winter season but it would definitely be much better if the site was cleaned up some more. Below is a summary of our experience at this site:

1. Private and no sharing with other campers
2. Site is a short walk to the creek/river where it's a perfect spot to set up a hammock and relax in the shade or paddle out on a canoe
3. Several trees around the site to set up a hammock
4. Dog friendly
5. Fire pit and bbq available (when it's not fire season)

1. As described by previous reviewers, the site does not look like the pictures. The site needs some TLC as it does not look like its been maintained for quite some time. Tall grass everywhere, bench swing is old and doesn't look safe
2. Maybe it was the time of year during our stay (May) but the site is covered with ants and several ant hills everywhere. There were also little black inch worms everywhere on the ground. At night, the ants would go away but the inch worms fell from the trees and covered the entire ground. It sounded like it was raining from inside the tent but it was the sound of the worms landing on our tent from the trees above. Not an exaggeration. Just be aware when reserving this site during this time of year. This would've been more troublesome if we had brought our dog or we decided to cook outside during night time as we were finding worms on us every time we would leave the tent at night.
3. The site is located right off the main road that everyone uses to take to the river with their canoes so during the day you see and hear the vehicles that go by therefore not very private from the main road.

Hipcamper Dawn

Perfect little retreat

Dawn H.
recommends this listing.
April 5th, 2019

Gene and his property were great! Perfect little set up for the a quick camping trip, close enough to the river we could hear it. The pups loved running around the campsite, which was well maintained. I didn't realize the road was within view of the property, but had little impact as the traffic was minimal during the day and non-existant at night. The firepit was a awesome, as it is difficult to find campsite in AZ that you can do so safely. Thanks, Gene-O, we'll be back!


Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica W.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2019

The property is much smaller than I expected. To me, it would feel crowded if another person was also camping there due to lack of privacy. Another strange thing is it feels like you are staying in someone wooded backyard because there is a house right next to the campsite. Im always searching for more privacy whenever I camp. However, there are many plusses to this camping spot. The river is across the street (dirt road) from the site. The river is pretty clean and we saw many wetland birds and butterflies. There is little light pollution so it does get very dark and you can see stars. Unfortunately, we heard dogs barking into the night. We also heard coyotes, but I’ll take them over the barking dogs. There is no bathrooms, so you definitely roughing it here. Enjoyable moments were walking down the road at dusk with no people or cars in sight and relaxing by the river.

Hipcamper Dan
Dan H.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2020

Had an absolute blast! Gene was a great host, even brought us some firewood for our second night after we burned through what we brought. It was also really great being able to camp that close to the national forest where they don't permit overnight camping. Recreational site extremely close and the walk to the river was nice. Having a grill and fire pit already there was nice convenience as well. Definitely will be back to kayak down the river some more and enjoy the great outdoors!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 22nd, 2020

The place did not look like the pictures. It needed to get cleaned up. The grass was way too high. Couldn’t see the night stars.

Hipcamper Kerriane
Kerriane H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 14th, 2020

The location was great, very close to a great spot to swim. It was decently private since the guy who has a cabin right to it wasnt there and doesnt live there full time. I would 100% advise against anything bigger than your basic pick up truck. The trees were overgrown and dead branches will scratch anything that goes through it. There is a small charcoal grill there which was pretty nice. The gate was falling over and a little hard to see from the road but we eventually found it. Doesnt look like what the pictures implies it does though.

Hipcamper Annamarie
Annamarie D.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

Easy to find, parking close to the site, neighbors dogs barked all night, but other than that our stay was great!

Hipcamper Rebecca

Delightful, simple, mesquite grove

Rebecca L.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

Really enjoyed some quiet time in this little mesquite grove. It’s simple & well situated, esp. for river access (bonus was finding it was just a couple hundred yards from Verde Adventures pick up for kayaking, delightful!). Gene was in middle of having the land, landscaped and generously offered a refund if I wasn’t happy-I was! Looking forward to returning.

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