Herding cattle, cowboys over the last 100 years have bed-rolled many a starry night right here at these round-up and nearby branding pens.  

Camp amongst the best and most beautiful scenery the high desert of Arizona has to offer. True peaceful desert tranquility next to hike-able mountains with 100 mile majestic views. 25 miles to Alamo Lake, the quiet more private

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Herding cattle, cowboys over the last 100 years have bed-rolled many a starry night right here at these round-up and nearby branding pens.  

Camp amongst the best and most beautiful scenery the high desert of Arizona has to offer. True peaceful desert tranquility next to hike-able mountains with 100 mile majestic views. 25 miles to Alamo Lake, the quiet more private side, for swimming. Lots of fish too, said to be the best bass lake in the state. We are almost surrounded by hundreds of miles of Federal land with lots of ATV and Jeep off-roading. 

 Look for gold and silver where the miners of yesterday looked, right here, just short distances around your campsite area. Bring your miners pick, the evidence of their work is everywhere. Your metal detector might also find 50 caliber bullets, shells and belt links left over from B17 door gunner training that went on overhead back in the day—WWII. We've got a collection of them to show you!

 Arizona is open land cattle grazing country and our ranch abuts what was a major watering hole complete with 100 year old ranch fencing where they gathered cattle up for shipping off to the stockyards. This is the real 'cowboy-up' out west still going on. The cows do come by here now and then looking for a drink. The rancher likes this safer area now for cows to birth their babies. Another rare photo op—Mom and new baby. 

When you come, ask to see our maps to nearby old mines and trails to see totally unique scenic rock formations, petroglyphs, and many other wonderful photo opportunities. Some may require vehicle travel. Here you will find the widest variety of desert flora and fauna anywhere in our American southwest Sonoran desert (two rainy seasons a year). Yes we have lots of those tall Saguaro cactus.

We are completely off-grid. Propane and solar electricity provide all of our needs like pumping refreshingly clean well water. We are far from the noisy rat-race with an unblemished night sky. We provide a centrally located drinking water and electrical charging, station. Full bathroom facilities are also available on the property. Check about key access and limited hours of availability. 

 Camp store nearby. Gas and restaurants are 17 miles east from us at U.S. Route 93 over a County maintained dirt road, Chicken Springs Rd. to Wikieup. We are also easy to find from Interstate-40, off at exit 25, Alamo Road, turn south driving by the 'golf ball house on a tee', aka “Area 66” (a photo op! The Chrysler and Harley Davidson Motorcycle new vehicle test proving ground are there too. Also check out the old semi-truck boneyard all lined up and the big semi “truck-on-a-stick.''). Then take a sharp left and continue south east on Alamo Rd. which quickly turns to a county maintained dirt road. After mile marker 24, see our sign for a left turn on Ocotillo. Visit friendly folks at Wits' End Ranch. Pets allowed. You may check out or rent out a number of useful tools or desired items etc. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

All roads here are dirt. 95% are graded twice a year by a professional grader. Still, after major rains, there will be sandy a...Read more

Boating

Boating is year around at Alamo Lake, (state run) 25 miles away over a sometimes difficult road. Alamo Road, to the lake, is ...Read more

Fishing

Said to be the best Bass lake in the state. Alamo Lake has all kinds of fish with lots of nooks and crannies to fish into.

Hiking

We have identified ten different hikes on a large, very detailed, color map just for hikers. Many require some two wheel drivin...Read more

Horseback riding

Horseback riding requires advance notice to set up before you arrive.

Paddling

Canoeing etc. is year around at Alamo Lake, 25 miles away over a sometimes difficult road. Alamo Road, to the lake, is county...Read more

OHV

This is a haven for off-roading. Be sure to abide by federal BLM rules.

Climbing

All our mountains are (older, 'softer') easily climbable for the physically fit. Some are 8,000 feet with enormous pine and oa...Read more

Swimming

Swimming is year around at Alamo Lake (state run), 25 miles away over sometimes difficult roads. Alamo Road, to the lake, is c...Read more

Wildlife watching

We have identified ten different hikes on a large, very detailed, color map just for the very curious. Many require some two wh...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cowboy's starry night at Wits End in Arizona.

Desert

This is a high, Sonoran (two rainy seasons) desert. We are as lush as deserts get full of wildlife and such interesting desert...Read more

Lake

Alamo Lake (state run), is 25 miles away over two wheel but sometimes difficult roads. Alamo Road, to the lake, is county grad...Read more

Mesa or canyon

Mesas and canyons are all around us.

Mountainous

All our mountains are (older, 'softer') easily climbable for the physically fit. Some are 8,000 feet with enormous pine and oa...Read more

Ranch

Wits End Ranch is 40 acres of view. The free-range cattle roam-around are collected and/or branded right next door at the ranc...Read more

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Hipcamper Mary

Find peace here

Mary F.
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(Site 5)
June 1st, 2019

We are so happy to have stayed at Cowboy’s Starry Night. The remote location made it as if we were on safari in a foreign land. The sweeping views & magnificent silence gave us the feeling of peace we were looking for. Lovely bird calls filled the morning air as we sipped our coffee & planned a hike to see the amazing variety of plant life in the area. The site was well maintained & the staff very welcoming & friendly, giving great tips on local history & exploration. The night sky did not disappoint. If you need a getaway, some peace & quiet, this is your destination.

Hipcamper Paul

Beautiful...

Paul J.
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(Site 3)
March 15th, 2019

Wits End was better than we could have hoped. Quiet, peaceful and beautiful country. Thanks host were awesome. I would definitely recommend this site for an off the road camping trip. We will be going back.

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Hipcamper Paul

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Paul J.
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(Site 4)
March 15th, 2019

Thanks Caitlin for getting all of us at th m end of our trip.

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Hipcamper Whitney

Lush desert getaway

Whitney S.
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(Site 3)
October 6th, 2019

We had a wonderful time. Beautiful property. Lovely hosts!

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Hipcamper Michael

A perfect weekend

Michael T.
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(Site 5)
October 13th, 2019

Very secluded great stars and amazing hosts.

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Hipcamper Beverly  F.
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(Site 5)
November 11th, 2019
Property
Wits End Ranch
State
Arizona
$25/night
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