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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. Bring all you need including a ca
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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. Bring all you need including a camp stove.
Xico, Mehmet, and the people who come here respect the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Upon confirmation, you will receive the gate code. Please make sure you have gotten the gate code before departure by contacting us.
Spider Camp's access is difficult. Camping here requires experience and minimal gear. It is a 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.
You can use only small camp stoves and 2-4 person tents. No ginormous condo-style tents. There isn't room. Packs are needed to access this site as the terrain is steep.
This is a beautiful, secluded campsite. It accommodates up to four 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 and Ten Essentials of Backpacking (hopefully you know them and won't need google them). 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, NO SOAPS, 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 OR NEAR THE RIVER.)
NO CHARMINE FLOWERS! Ladies, do not leave your TP behind, buried or otherwise. NO DEFECATION EXCEPT at the Latrines, no matter your LNT expertise. The more you think you know, the less you do.
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 $50/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 $50/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.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
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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.
Out door stay at it’s best
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 .
Xico and Mehmet have created Beautiful, thoughtful, and special space. We loved our campsite that was right on the river! Make sure you are comfortable hiking down to a river wit your gear if you book one of the river sites. We were prepared and Xico also let us keep our grill and food cooler at the top of the campsite. Bring bug repellent! The outdoor shower is divine! The land is very spiritual!
Awesome site right by the river! Be prepared to hear lots of wildlife at night, but don’t worry - their dogs scope the property to keep an eye on you :) Loved swimming in the river, also very close to wonderful hikes like Slate Peak.
Easily a favorite
Mehmet and Chico were awesome hosts and their place is AMAZING and exceeded our expectations. The sites are well-maintained and very clean. Our camp site was literally right next to the river and was private. Our whole family enjoyed the trip and we will definitely be back. Thank you Mehmet and Chico for the accommodations.
Spider camp amazing
Xico and Mehmet, and their cutie dog Buffy, are the best! Super friendly, detail oriented, and they take loving care of their beautiful land. As a single gay woman, I felt totally safe and comfortable the entire time. I can’t say enough good things about the hosts, the space, and the gorgeous property. 10/10 will return.