Hipcamp host Cindy
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The Fire Ban has been lifted. HOWEVER, the grass is still very dry. We are setting several communal fire pits along the sites on the west side to be shared by all. We have reopened the charcoal grills. We have 5 of them evenly spaced along the campsites. We have a few propane grills for your use or you may bring your own. Pitch your tent or set your camper in our open, grassy Continue reading...

The Fire Ban has been lifted. HOWEVER, the grass is still very dry. We are setting several communal fire pits along the sites on the west side to be shared by all. We have reopened the charcoal grills. We have 5 of them evenly spaced along the campsites. We have a few propane grills for your use or you may bring your own. Pitch your tent or set your camper in our open, grassy meadow on the banks of the Arkansas River. Campsites are a generous 50' wide by 75' deep. There is NO shade so please bring your own. We have port-a-potties available and a trash dumpster. We do NOT have water, sewer hookups or electric hookups.

Watch the rafts, kayaks and SUPs go by or join in the fun yourself! There are lots of whitewater rafting companies to choose from in our area. Two are less than a mile from our property.  Fish from the eddies along the bank or put on your waders in low water. We also have a private lake to fish in, kayak, or SUP. In low water you can put a tube in at the north end of the campground and take out at the south end. Bring your own tube. Remember the water will be cold and a life jacket is a must. Easily accessible off Highway 285. Explore our charming towns of Buena Vista (4 miles north) and Salida (20 miles south). Don't forget your swimsuit to soak in our local hot springs, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Cottonwood Hot Springs, after climbing a 14er. *** Country music star, Dierks Bentley with Miranda Lambert, is hosting and headlining a music festival in Buena Vista over Labor Day weekend! It’s called Seven Peaks Festival. Tickets are available online. Buena Vista has become something of a music town-lots of great bands and venues. By the way, we LOVE families, so kids 18 and under, still living at home and travelling with the folks are free.  WELCOME to the Heart of the Rockies!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
15 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Cindy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing

The vibe at Arkansas Riverbank Camp

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Hipcamper Dylan
Recommends this listing

We decided to go for a last minute camping trip on Memorial weekend and were so blessed to have come across this spot! Secluded, right next to the riverbank, and quiet as ever! The hosts are wonderful people who were very warm and welcoming to us. Thanks for having us!

Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Thanks Dylan and friends for your great review! We so enjoyed meeting you and are so glad you had a nice stay. Hope to see you again sometime! Cindy and Dennis

Hipcamper David
Recommends this listing

Overall, a fine enough place to set up a tent. Right on the river and near several access points. It should also be noted that there is ZERO shade at this campground. A relatively new spot, it is apparent that the groundskeepers are looking to establish something more of an RV park than a tent site.

Bring your own shade.

Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on July 3rd, 2018

Thank you David for leaving a review. I have added additional wording in the description as well as a picture to hopefully let people know about the lack of shade. If someone is reading this, bring your own shade! As noted in the rules, etc., all types of camping are allowed here, tents, trailers, and motor homes. Thank you for visiting us! Cindy

Hipcamper Ruth
Recommends this listing

Cindy and Dennis were a pleasure, they took the time to chat with us. The site was beautiful, clean and well taken care of.

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Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on July 3rd, 2018

Thank you, Ruth and Keith! Glad you enjoyed your stay. We also enjoyed the pictures you posted! Cindy and Dennis

Hipcamper Brandon
Recommends this listing

Took me by surprise! Beautiful spot in a great location. Each site is huge in size, i have a 36 ft camper and had enough space for 2 tents if i wanted to, plus my rv and f250, and enough space for multiple vehicles. Will be back soon!

Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on July 15th, 2018

Thank you, Brandon! We look forward to your return! Cindy and Dennis

Hipcamper Stephanie
Recommends this listing

We were struggling to find a place on a Friday afternoon! RV parks full and so was National Forrest that could accommodate our 5er. We found this site in hip camp. Cindy responded right away and we were super excited when we saw our site! We were greeted a little bit after we arrived. Sites are huge, large RV’s can be accommodated, the river is nice and so is the onsite pond. We didn’t expect hookups or shade as described. No problem; totally worth it! Even if the sites were full you’d have plenty of space.

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Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on August 10th, 2018

Thank you, Stephanie, we’re so glad you enjoyed yourselves and our property!

Hipcamper Amanda
Recommends this listing

BEAUTIFUL site and great for kids. Lots of space to run around and play in the open meadow.

Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on July 16th, 2018

Thank you, Amanda. Glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Hipcamper Sarah
Recommends this listing

We had reserved a site at Ruby Mountain, that long story short, was mistakenly given to someone else. Our trip was saved by a nice camper who told us about this campground. Cindy was great and made sure we were comfortable and set with a grill and picnic tables. The sites are right on the river and there's a pond as well that our kids loved playing in. It's close to hot springs and the ATV trails at Ruby Mountain. Great spot!

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Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on July 21st, 2018

Thank you Sarah! I’m so glad you all had a nice time after all the disappointment at Ruby Mountain. And, thank you Ryan for recommending us to Sarah and family!

Hipcamper Matt
Recommends this listing

Nice little spot on the River, with nice views of the Collegiate Peaks. Open meadow, so great spot for kids to run around and play, just a few minutes to town for supplies or food or drink. Not far from highway, but noise really wasn't an issue. Cindy was very helpful in getting us squared away for our trip.

Hipcamper Cindy
Response from Cindy, the Host, on August 3rd, 2018

Thank you, Matt! Glad you had a nice time!

Property
Arkansas Riverbank Camp
State
Colorado
$35/night
15 Sites