Gold, silver and copper miners combed over this entire area with a fine tooth comb.  Claims are obvious in lots of very nearby spots—we'll show you a few!  What they would have given for a nice 10'x16' deck like this to pitch their tent on?

Camp amongst the best and most beautiful scenery the high desert of Arizona has to offer. True peaceful desert tranquility next to

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Gold, silver and copper miners combed over this entire area with a fine tooth comb.  Claims are obvious in lots of very nearby spots—we'll show you a few!  What they would have given for a nice 10'x16' deck like this to pitch their tent on?

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. 

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 have four levels of camping available. Level one: raw ground, a fire ring, one armload of firewood, a solar lantern and a composting toilet.  Level two: all previous level items plus your tent on a 10'x16' deck.  Level three: adds our, 10'x10'x7' at peak tent, as shown, on a deck. An outside table and two chairs,  Level four: All previously mentioned items plus a stand-up charcoal BBQ with some cooking tools, a ridgid 6” foam mattress on a base, bedding, end tables, suspended closet pole and fully carpeted deck. 

We provide a centrally located drinking water and electrical charging, station. Full bathroom facilities are also available on the property during limited morning and evening hours. We provide a key for each usage. 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 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. See our map, enclosed herein, and come 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
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
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

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 (state maintained) Alamo Lake, 25 miles away over a sometimes difficult road. Alamo Road, to the la...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 the very curious. Many require some two wh...Read more

Horseback riding

Let us know before arrival to set this up for you.

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 an off-roading haven. 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, 25 miles away over sometimes difficult roads. Alamo Road, to the lake, is county grader...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 Gold miner's claim 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

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

Our Wits End Ranch is 40 acres of view. We are next door to an active cattle collecting and branding site that goes back 100 y...Read more

Mesa or canyon

The vibe at Gold miner's claim at Wits End

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Hipcamper Daniel

Starry nights. hospitable.great dog

Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2019

Such a great stay! Hosts were so hospitable - helping us carry our gear (in carts) to the site. Also, offered us some butter & mayonnaise we forgot to pack! We opted to stay at Level #2 Fire ring, mobile toilet, but still had access to full bathroom from 7am-10am & 4pm - 7pm
Such amazing starry nights, gorgeous surroundings and a great stay overall.
Buddy, the dog, is such a sweet boy! So friendly and a lover.
We made the trek to Alamo Lake for some kayaking, saw some coyotes, cows, and birds along the roads.
Would definitely consider staying there again.
Highly recommend staying there.
Thanks guys!!

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Hipcamper Juan

Adventure and private

Juan M.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2019

Must do on a moonlit night for an adventure take the mountain road

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Property
Wits End Ranch
State
Arizona
$30/night
1 Site
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