Coyote View is one of our favorite spots on the land. It is a raised area of an ancient river bed that looks out from a slight rise on the land in all four directions with beautiful views of the eastern sun/moonrise and amazing stargazing. And there is absolutely no light pollution--a benefit of having no neighbors. 

There is a nearby river access point, enough develop

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Coyote View is one of our favorite spots on the land. It is a raised area of an ancient river bed that looks out from a slight rise on the land in all four directions with beautiful views of the eastern sun/moonrise and amazing stargazing. And there is absolutely no light pollution--a benefit of having no neighbors. 

There is a nearby river access point, enough developed flat areas to accommodate a couple of tents and up to 7 people.

Please note: This spot is completely exposed to sun and gets very hot during the day in the summer and perfectly warm and toasty in the winter. It's the best spot for star gazing with zero light pollution (and we mean zero!). This site is about a 5 minute walk to the bathroom, parking, and communal kitchen. Slightly inconvenient in that but highly private in every way. 

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Habitat Restoration is Recreation

All of our campsite guests are invited to help out in some way on the land, including  restorative activity at nearby and faraway habitat restoration projects of WildPlaces, a local NGO that's ReWilding the Future. (Projects include tree plantings, trail building, invasive species removal, trash and gang tagging removal, meadow restoration, seed collection, water quality monitoring, public outreach, and more.). Do it! Give an hour or two. Mehmet will provide an extra amenities like a nature tour, campfire meal, or whatever is clever.  

Our interest in the protection and restoration of the land is strong and goes beyond even our love of having guests. So your service to the lands and waters is part of the "new recreation" that must adapt to increased human impact on...well, everything. In other words, outdoors recreation now requires that we not only manage our own impact but must also take a bite out of someone else.

Answer these questions to yourself to help determine which restoration project suits your interest and abilities:

1. What is your level of physical ability? low, medium, high

2. How far off the land are you willing to travel to a restoration site? Stay on the land, drive ten minutes, drive one hour.

3. How much time can you help? One, two, three hours

4. Hand tool experience? Very, moderate, not at all

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 7 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Guided tours are available with advance scheduling for a fee. Inquire with Mehmet for pricing and availability.

Boating

Guided kayak tours on Lake Success or Lake Kaweah are available with advance scheduling for a fee. Inquire with Mehmet for pric...Read more

Hiking

Guided hike tours are available with advance scheduling for a fee. Inquire with Mehmet for pricing and availability.

Horseback riding

Golden Trout Backers and Balch Park Packers are AVAILABLE FOR SCHEDULED trips

OHV

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Climbing

Sport route and aid climbing guided trips are avialable in adance for a feww. Inquire with Mehmet for pricing and availability.

Fishing
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Coyote View Tent Camping in California.

Forest

Giant Sequoia Natinal Monument/Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

Hot spring

Miracle Hotsprings and CA Hotsprings are about 1.5 hours away.

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The vibe at Coyote View Tent Camping

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Hipcamper Nic
Nic C.
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October 5th, 2016

Coyote View campsite is located at the back of the property and is a slightly raised plateau that provides sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. While Coyote View is a bring-your-own-tent type of site, there is a raised platform that could be used to place gear and probably even sleep on if you needed to. Coyote View campsite provides beauty and views galore, but you should be prepared to bring all of your other equipment. There is water available on site, but you should plan on bringing something to store the water and possibly even a portable shade for the hot summer months. This is a walk-in site, so be prepared to pack all of your stuff with you as you make your way out to Coyote View, but don't worry, it's less than 1/4 mile walk.

The Coyote View site is a great place to enjoy some solitude and to relax for a bit, but you are not expected to remain confined to your site while on your stay. Just a short walk form Coyote View is a path that leads down to the Tule river, which runs through the property and provides many areas to explore up and down the property. There is also a seasonal, communal firepit that can be used when the conditions are right. Mehmet and Chico (landowners) are kind enough to provide outdoor kitchen essentials at the main house and that is a great place to fulfill your cooking needs. There is also a very nice community dining area near the main house with many different areas relax and enjoy the property from. Not only is this a good location to use a jump-off for the high country, including Sequoia and Kings Canyon NP, it is a great weekend getaway spot that also offers land stewardship opportunities. Either way you look at it, this place should be on your list.

For those who may not have all of the necessary equipment there are two other sites that provide sleeping areas. One of the sites has two suspending beds, camp chairs, a small table, and large water container (what more can you ask for). The other site is a very large tent that has a full size bed and still has ample room to stand up and move around. I suggest bringing your own bedding for either of those options (sheets for the full bed and sleeping bags/blankets for the suspended beds). While each of the sites are a stone's throw away they are much more private than any campsites that can be found at public sites. I encourage you to check them out as it would be hard to go wrong with any of the options up at Coyote View.Hope

The big tent is just down a short path from Coyote View and despite being relatively close, still offers its own privacyThere are great spots like this sprinkled all around the property.I could only imagine what this property would look like when green and full of lifeMake it down to the river and enjoy one the nice hang spots
Hipcamper Christopher
Christopher B.
recommends this listing.
January 8th, 2017

This was a lovely site on some very lovely land. After days of car camping in crowded NPS campgrounds during the holidays, it was great to switch into backpacker-lite mode and sleep in a quiet field under the stars. Mehmet and Chico were welcoming hosts and we were grateful for use of the fire pit during the chilly nights.

Hipcamper Anouk
Anouk V.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2017

This place.... is soooo great!! Xico and Mehmet are great hosts and the atmosphere around the camp is amazing. I really would come here again. The view is beautiful!

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew K.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

Mehmet was amazing! He was very welcoming and provided a beautiful spot to camp.

Hipcamper Mehmet/Chico
Response from Mehmet/Chico, the Host, on September 7th, 2019

Yea...fun times with self-reliant campers is my idea of having fun and getting paid.

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Hipcamper Yash U.
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May 28th, 2018
Hipcamper Jen L.
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July 2nd, 2017
Property
This is Outdoor Living
State
California
$50/night
1 Site