Mehmet/Chico has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

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Note: We are open and hosting a limited number of campers during Covid-19 emergency. All our camp sites are outdoors and spaced at least 100 feet apart. Commons areas are closed or are used in staggered and limited occupancy. Campers are encouraged to bring a

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Note: We are open and hosting a limited number of campers during Covid-19 emergency. All our camp sites are outdoors and spaced at least 100 feet apart. Commons areas are closed or are used in staggered and limited occupancy. Campers are encouraged to bring all gear needed to stay out at the campsites and enjoy a truly lovely wildflower bloom amidst this crisis. 

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Upon confirmation, you will receive the gate code. Please make sure you have gotten the gate code before departure by contacting us.

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Spider Camp's access is a moderate to difficult river site that requires:  a 10-minute walk from parking, only backpacks and minimal gear, a  rope-assisted stone step descent, wet feet, a tolerance for lots of insects. The campsite available only if  the water isn't too high. Please ask.

This is a beautiful, secluded campsite. It accommodates up to three (3) campers. You must provide complete gear or rent stuff from us.

Spider Camp is  SUPER unique in part because one never finds a campsite that close to a river.  The site is right on the river bank and about as close to sleeping on a river as you can get without being on a raft. With this luxury  comes the responsibility of being extremely mindful of your impacts, being  fully knowledgeable in wilderness ethics and the seven Leave No Trace Principles. If not, then you really should research it , learn it, or pick an easier site, especially as HipCamp guests follow a strong nature ethic.

Your LNT and Wilderness ethic must be sharp given the close proximity of water. NO HUMAN WASTE, NO WASTE, Nada! You must use the chemical toilet which is back ten minutes to the parking AREA. 

You provide tents, tent footprint (tarp), lights, sleeping bags, food, insect repellant, wood, and other stuff. There is an outdoor , hot water shower and the river (NO SOAP of ANY KIND IN THE RIVER. CARRY WATER 10 FEET AWAY FOR THE WATER, LATHER UP AND RINSE ON THE SHORE)

NO CHARMINE FLOWERS! Peeing is fine away from trails and tent sites. Ladies, do not leave your TP behind, buried or otherwise. NO DEFECATION EXCEPT at the Latrines, no matter your LNT expertise.

 

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Guided Activities

RECREATIONISTS PLEASE NOTE that we offer guided road bike and mountain bike excursions that can be catered to you! We can put you on world-class single track, technical and road bike trails!  

I. Enjoy a 40 mile round-trip road bike ride at 7,200 feet along the majestic Western Divide Highway in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and literally see the top of the mountain. The ride will take you through high Sierra meadows, Giant sequoia groves, Quaking Aspen forests, iconic granite outcroppings, all under perfect blue skies with clean air to breath (Yeah, remember that?). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $35/person.

II. Single track, technical mountain bike rides can be launched from Camp Nelson Trail in the GSNM (technical) or rides that launch right from the Land onto foothill trails that double as the route for the Fat Tire Classic occurring in October (moderate, technical). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $35/person.

III. Also, we offer the ultimate RECREATION EXPERIENCE by guiding you, our guests, in meaningful habitat stewardship projects either on the Land near your campsite or within the nearby Giant Sequoia National Monument. All stewardship projects  are free of charge though we do invite you to become a member of WildPlaces, the non-profit arm of our Land that has been protecting and conserving wild places in the area for 20 years.

  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 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 12PM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at River Site Spider Camp in California.

Hot spring

Miracle and CA Hotsprings are 1.5 hours away

Driveway

5 mph please. slow on Rio Vista Dr. on your approach to our Land and upon departure. It's our neighborhood.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Redwoods
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Ranch

The vibe at River Site Spider Camp

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Hipcamper Casey
Casey B.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2019

Amazing experience. Everything is much better than advertised and the campground is beautiful. Even in the hottest time of the year it was so refreshing to be in the creek. The host is 10/10, super nice and hospitable.

Hipcamper Valjean

Out door stay at it’s best

Valjean M.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2020

The host we very welcoming and just a delight to be around we really appreciated our stay and can not wait to go back .We felt safe and at peace the entire time .this place is very special and it took away all stress .

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Hipcamper Ujjaini
Ujjaini S.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

Loved our first Hipcamp stay! Chico was a wonderful host and our campsite was exactly as described. Definitely planning to go back.

Hipcamper Anatoly A.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2020
Hipcamper Ethan B.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019
Property
This is Outdoor Living
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site
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