There are three river sites. This  requires a moderate to difficult descent on rope stairs and through shallow river water to the site. No river portage required. Campsite NOT available if the water is too high. 

This is a beautiful, secluded campsite. It accommodates 2-3 campers. No bedding provided. 

The River Sites are super unique in part because one never fi

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There are three river sites. This  requires a moderate to difficult descent on rope stairs and through shallow river water to the site. No river portage required. Campsite NOT available if the water is too high. 

This is a beautiful, secluded campsite. It accommodates 2-3 campers. No bedding provided. 

The River Sites are super unique in part because one never finds a campsite that close to a river.  These three sites are right on the river bank and about as close to sleeping in a river as you can get without being on a raft. With the luxury of camping on a river comes the responsibility of being extremely mindful of your impacts so be fully knowledgeable in wilderness ethics and the seven Leave No Trace Principles. If not, then you really should research it, 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! You must use the chemical toilets. 

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 4 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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
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 Ethan B.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2019
Property
This is Outdoor Living
State
California
Country
United States
$35/night
1 Site
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