Hipcamp host Henrietta
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Pitch your tent under the stars. Zapata Falls and The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve are close by. Other attractions include the hot springs at Hooper.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
14 bookable sites
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, communal fire ring
No toilet
Pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Henrietta 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
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Zapata Under The Stars

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Hipcamper Autumn
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

True to it's name, the stars are amazing! I saw a shooting star within a few minutes of looking at the sky! The camp ground is way out there! Keep in mind, however, this is a rough campsite. If you use a tent, make sure you bring a tarp to put under the tent to protect from the sharp plant roots. We ended up car camping because I didn't want to destroy my tent. Also, watch where you walk. There were places where horse, cow, and dog manure are scattered about among the brush. There are no tables, fire rings, chairs, bathrooms, or water, so make sure you come prepared. The mountain view is lovely! Watching the sun rise over the snow capped mountains and the sand dunes was breathtaking! Make sure you ask the camp host for directions to Great Sand Dunes and Zapata. Also, make sure you get clear directions to the site - GPS won't get you there.

Hipcamper Carol
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

Great view of the mountains and stars. The designated camping area was small and primitive. It's very isolated and quiet. Breathtaking view of the sunrise over the mountains.

Hipcamper Skyler
Recommends this listing

Zapata Under The Stars was an amazing camping experience! The view of the mountains was great and the hosts were so friendly and helpful. This was my first real camping experience (with other seasoned campers) and I can't wait to visit this site again.

Hipcamper Connor
Recommends this listing

Loved our stay at Zapata Under The Stars. Todd was an awesome host - he gave us some great insight to the area and shared some great stories with us. The communal fire ring was a sweet touch to the campground. It was fun sharing the atmosphere with other campers and hearing more stories around the fire ring late at night. Unbelievable sunrise as well. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Tatum
Recommends this listing

We had such a great time staying at Zapata Under the Stars! The location was beautifullll - and so close to both Great Sand Dunes National Park AND the Zapata Waterfall. Todd and Cindy were both excellent hosts and were so welcoming and accommodating :) Be aware that the sites are pretty primitive and wild - but that's the beauty! Also no fires except for an awesome communal fire that is maintained by the hosts

Look forward to staying here again!

Hipcamper Hailey
Recommends this listing

Hosts we're very nice and helpful during our stay!

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