Pitch your tent or park your small RV or trailer on a flat, green piece of land, perfect for a home base. The property allows easy access to Highway 190 which allows campers to visit Giant Sequoias, lakes, rivers, trails, wilderness areas, and forest lands within minutes of your base. Campers come back to a peaceful, healing place, home to rescue dogs who are convalescing
Pitch your tent or park your small RV or trailer on a flat, green piece of land, perfect for a home base. The property allows easy access to Highway 190 which allows campers to visit Giant Sequoias, lakes, rivers, trails, wilderness areas, and forest lands within minutes of your base. Campers come back to a peaceful, healing place, home to rescue dogs who are convalescing so they can find their forever homes. This property is approximately 1 hour from the Sequoia/Kings National Parks. The property was formally a tangerine orchard. There are only a few tangerine trees left; however, campers can find lots of different fruit trees and vines producing year-around on the property. Early apricots, cherries, and grapes give way to tangerines, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomegranates, and pomelos in the fall. In order to raise funds to provide medical attention, food, vaccinations, and/or spay/neuter for the dogs (and the occasional cat, tortoise, bird, possum, calf, etc.), I paint items with my "doodles" and have other items listed on Etsy under Kokopelli Moon. I have recent projects on site. It's a lot of work to keep up with the property and kennel maintenance. We depend on volunteers to help, but it’s hard to find folks who can help. We have several kennels and fenced areas; and to date have rescued and re-homed over 650 dogs. Our main mission is to save those who have been injured, abandoned, and have special needs. Some of our dogs have become service dogs and comfort dogs; one, Mr Harold (aka Chance} is now a mascot for a disabled children's school. He even has his own business card as a "Canine Ambassador". We work closely with The Little Red Dog Rescue out of Orange County, and several rescue organizations in the Bay Area. We work with many, many rescue angels to save dogs from high-kill shelters and work as a team of drivers and pilots to get them veterinary assistance and into forever homes across the country. Campers can interact with the rescue dogs if they so choose, helping to socialize them in order to make their next journey much easier. We always accept donations and help, and can provide a receipt for your taxes. The things we need most include paper towels, laundry detergent, puppy pads, crate blankets/old towels, and of course corn/soy/wheat/gluten-free dog food and treats, or help with spay/neuter/vaccinations/worming/vetting. Anything helps... especially when you choose to camp here with us. We look forward to hosting you. Safe journeys and please visit us! Our address is 33512 Highway 190, Springville, CA; exactly 1 mile above the River Island Golf Course. Please note: we just got cell coverage!! Yay!!! I run an extension cord to the campsites so that you can charge your phones. AT&T finally put up a tower, so we hsve cell coverage now! Groceries and other supplies are available at the Eagle Feather Trading Post 4 miles west of us, or at Gifford's Market 5 miles west of us in the town of Springville. There are several restaurants in town, as well; however, the sidewalks curl up about 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. The famous Springville Rodeo happens at the end of April. The Apple Festival happens the third weekend in October, and is very popular. There are many other festivities and events happening in the area year-round. We've added ladder games and nets for badmitton and volleyball. We also have kiddie pools! The rescue dogs and I thank you for supporting them by staying here at Kokopelli Moon Rescue. We save as many as we can....... ...until they all have a home.......
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Jonel was such an amazing host! She was the most accommodating and thoughtful. We were a party of 5 adults with children (3 and 5) and were very comfortable. The sunrise and surrounding area was like something from a movie. We would highly recommend this place.
The host was so friendly and helpful! And there was fresh fruit to pick from her fruit trees. The shower was out of service which was a bummer. Also, I know we’re camping so expect bugs and all that but there was an abundance at this camp site. Red ants and cockroaches especially. Just make sure you don’t leave anything outside over night and I don’t think there’d be a problem.
We loved it!
Jonel was so sweet. We loved staying here and getting to meet a couple of the rescue dogs. Jonel sent us home with some lemons from her lemon tree, which was such a treat! We also loved the proximity to Sequoia National Park. We would definitely stay here again!
Hospitable host and lovely space
Jonel was super accommodating to my toddlers and me. She has a big heart and big personality. Fun to hear her stories and share her yard for the night.
Amazing stay and camping experience
I booked this place because all of the campsites within Sequoia national park were full. At first I was a bit skeptical since it was my first camping trip and first time using Hipcamp. When we arrived we were greeted by our friendly and helpful host Jonel. The campsite was clean and had ample room four our six person and three person tent, a table and our necessities. There was also a restroom available which was really clean and everyone in our group felt comfortable using. The drive to the park our first day took over two hours since we left the campsite around 1:30pm. The following day we left to sequoia around 11 am and got to the entrance in 40 minutes or so. The night sky here is beautiful and filled with stars. We were cooking our late dinner around 10pm with our music speaker on a moderate level and everything was great. I would definitely use Hipcamp and go to Kokopelli moon rescue again!!!
Jonel was an absolutely amazing host! We felt so welcome and will definitely be back. She gave us great directions and recommendations for local attractions. Campsite was clean and stoked with necessities. She even provided a little kiddie pool for our dog to cool off.
Our host was extremely kind, welcoming, generous and accommodating in every way, and it was wonderful to meet all of the animals! The one (minor) downside is that we were close enough to the road to hear some cars and to neighbors to not feel like we were truly on our own, but it was far better than a crowded public campground. Our group of 5 (with 3 tents!) had plenty of space to spread out, and we very much enjoyed our stay!