Hipcamp host Sarah W.,
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***Please read this entire listing!  We want you to have a great time and for this to be a great fit for you!***

DO NOT BOOK UNTIL YOU'VE READ EVERYTHING!  It serves no one if you don't have a great stay.  

If you read the listing and still have questions, please reach out!  I've improved the listing based on feedback from reviews on our other listing, and I answ

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***Please read this entire listing!  We want you to have a great time and for this to be a great fit for you!***

DO NOT BOOK UNTIL YOU'VE READ EVERYTHING!  It serves no one if you don't have a great stay.  

If you read the listing and still have questions, please reach out!  I've improved the listing based on feedback from reviews on our other listing, and I answer ALL messages with pre-booking questions.

PROs: Convenient location! Park Bathrooms (in the summer)! Locked Gates! Great Price!  Next to a city Park! 

CONs: Next to a city park. Possibility of nighttime noise disturbances. Lack of visual privacy.

KEEP READING!

This is a fenced-in property right by the Provo River and the city park.   It's surrounded by trees and the fresh smell and sound of the rushing river.  

You'll have access to the private driveway, the gated entry, and you can place your tent or camper anywhere on the lot.  (Tent campers- this is not a quiet area.  Tent camping not recommended unless you sleep like the dead.)

We're steps from the Provo River trail that takes bikers and joggers to Utah Lake or up into Provo Canyon.  It's great for taking long beautiful walks along the river.  

The river is just 100 feet away!  You can make your way to the edge and sit with your feet in the fresh flowing water.  There are many places where you can easily step into the clean river and swim, raft or fish.

The park located right next to us is heavily wooded with lots of private spaces for meditation or exploration.  The small duck pond is home to many beautiful wild ducks that will be happy to accept your food offerings.  

HipCampers who love the space typically want a safe but urban area to explore, relax, or work as part of their nomad lifestyle.

*SET UP: You may set up camp anywhere on the lot..  Our trailer is the one with the little flower planters next to it.  We don't mind if you park close to our trailer.  We're not there every day.  Please note that we do use our fire pit sometimes so park away from that if you don't like smoke. (*Winter note- we are not there during winter)

*NOISE: Please note we are close to a train track and you WILL hear the train sound in the night.  We are also in proximity to a freeway which is not visible but sometimes able to be heard. You WILL hear people talking in the parking lot and vehicles moving.

*SECURITY:  Both gates lock.  We are in a safe albeit public area. There is one streetlamp that lights the bridge going across the river to the bathrooms.  Other than that, it's very dark, so bring a good flashlight.  Because of the lack of lighting at night, it feels very private.  Some guests have reported it feels sketchy at night which is understandable for someone to feel when in new surroundings.  Yes, people use the path and sometimes the parking lot during the night, but we're in a very safe area compared to other cities.  We keep all gates locked at night and when the property is vacant during the day.

*TOILETS: Toilets are in the city park and are usually open, though they close for the winter season.  There is a park just a little further down the trail that also has bathrooms.  It is better to plan on no toilet services during the winter.  We are not responsible for the city toilets so if you plan to judge your experience on them, please don't stay here.  ;)

*WATER:  Drinking water is available on the lot though if the park bathrooms are open, they have running water. The pavilions at the park also have spigots. Provo city water is safe to drink. 

*POWER: 15 or  50 amp power is available with the purchase of the power "extra" at checkout.  You MUST pre-order this add-on.  Power is locked but we will give you the code if you have purchased the extra.  The prime spots to park are up to 100' away from the power.  You MUST have at least a 50' cord if you plan to use power and ideally a 100' if you want to park in the shade and still have power.

*PRIVACY:  The LOCKED camping area is 1/2 acre.  The park that borders it is about 10 acres.  The parking area of the park can see into our lot, however the playground/pavillions/duckpond is on the other side of the river across the bridge.  So patrons coming to the park and trail can see you, but I promise they don't care about you.  Provo residents are very friendly.  Consider how much privacy you have in a campground where the trailers are 10 feet apart.  You won't have other campers walking through your space but yes, you can be seen by the park goers. Please don't complain in the reviews about the lack of privacy. It's disclosed here.

*PETS: We are so sorry but pets are not permitted anymore. We have a little flock of chickens and ducks that call this lot home. We also have a parrot we bring when we are camping. We’ve had problems with guest pets so we have to say no more.

*NEIGHBORS: We have a caretaker living on the lot.  You will see his camper when you arrive.  He keeps an eye on the property and is willing to help you if needed, but his job is not caring for Hipcampers.  He will leave you alone.

*ABSOLUTELY NO parties, no drinking, no drugs, no loud music.

*NO GENERATORS.  No you are not an exception.  Yes, they are ALWAYS too loud.  If we hear it or get a call from a neighbor that you are running it, we will ask you to leave with no refund.

*NON-WATERED WEEDSCAPE WARNING.  The grass in the park is green.  Our lot is a 1/2 acre without a sprinkler system.  Please don't arrive expecting everything to be green.  We keep some area in the shade green but the rest is let to do its thing (which is die in the hot summer sun).  Thanks!

*CHECK IN TIME- is anytime after 2pm.  If the site won't work for you, please cancel before 11pm for a full refund.  

****THIS LOT IS PERFECT for you if you:

-are boondocking (dry camping) with a self-contained vehicle or tent (and are not a light sleeper.)

-ok with lack of privacy

-like the convenience of our location

-need a quick and easy and safe place to sleep as you make a road trip stop. (we're close to gas and the freeway)

-have read all the transparency in the listing and think it'd be a good fit

****THIS LOT is NOT perfect for you if you:

-Are recreational camping and want a mountain or remote setting. Remember- this is within city limits and there is LITTLE PRIVACY from the trail.

-haven't read everything above.  Because guests who don't read a listing all the way through but still make a booking may be disappointed. 

**FREE CANCELLATIONS till 11pm!

HipCamp's super flexible policy allows for free refunds up till the time of check-in.  We've set our check in time to 11 pm to allow ample time to cancel. If you arrive and it won't work for you, simply cancel!  If you do not cancel before 11pm, I'm sorry but there are no refunds.  We tried to make things as easy as possible for you to get all the information you need. Please cancel by 11pm on your arrival date if it doesn't work for you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: concrete pad
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Sarah a message!
  • Check in: After 11PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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3 miles from Rock Canyon

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Natural features you'll find at Enclosed/Gated lot by Provo River! in Utah.

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We are located within Provo City limits.

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Hipcamper Hans
Hans S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

The lot was just as we expected based on Sarah’s description of the location. There were no surprises. The various noises that we expected to hear were quite bearable; we had no issues as a result. The chickens and ducks were very friendly and curious. One chicken even laid an egg outside our camper door. My husband especially liked the black chicken; it appeared to be wearing pants.:-). Thank you, Sarah, for offering your space to those who are in the area for a weekend. It met our needs just right.

Hipcamper Donna
Donna C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

This is such a nice spot. It’s very safe with the locked gates and there is access to the walking trail next to the river. Sarah is great to work with!!

Hipcamper Justin

Stellar stay in provo

Justin M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 1st, 2021

Really enjoyed our short and sweet time here. The hosts were lovely and our daughter had a blast with the chickens/ducks along with the trail and park right next door. I cycled a bit on the trail next door. This location was just what we were looking for on our way to Salt Lake City.

Hipcamper Denise

Perfect stay

Denise N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

it was a perfect place to stay. we loved it

Hipcamper Ryan

Great experience, unusual amenities

Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2021

I was there to get my daughter set up for the new school year at BYU and didn’t want to pay for hotels. Stayed 3 nights, saved almost $400!

I camped in a tent. Yes, it is a very safe neighborhood, very low price, and the only place to camp in Provo city limits. It’s next to the Provo Canyon Trail, which I love. I took an e-scooter that was nearby and rode it up and down the trail for an hour.

Biggest gap is that no showers are available. There are occasional trains and the highway is nearby. But I used foam earplugs and had no problem sleeping.

Sarah and David were very nice and helpful. My daughter made me bring her back to pet Sarah’s ducks and chickens. The red hen kept jumping into my car lol.

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

Thank you so much for staying with us! Yes! The e-scooters are lots of fun!

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Hipcamper Clifford
Clifford C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2021

Host and caretaker were very friendly and accommodating in all ways. Ducks and chickens were rather hilarious with their antics. City park immediately next door is a real treasure. Good shady spot provided to set up.

Very helpful for us to stage a transit through Salt Lake City.

Extra extension cord could be helpful and maybe a bit of brush work someday, but all friendly, helpful, and much appreciated.

Best regards-

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

Thanks for staying with us! The chickens and ducks are a constant source of amusement. We raised them since they were a day old so they are very friendly (and very curious). They love meeting new people and seeing what you have in your car (or camper).

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Hipcamper Grace

Perfect

Grace C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2021

Perfect little space and unbeatable price!

Hipcamper ike

Facile 🌘

Ike A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2021

I polli sono troppo amichevoli 🙂

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on July 19th, 2021

Ha ha Yep! The chickens are super friendly.

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Hipcamper Lynnell

Perfect for our needs!

Lynnell B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2021

This was a great location for our needs! The host was super helpful with getting our reservation squared around. Thanks Sarah, we will absolutely stay here again!

Property
Provo River Property
State
Utah
Country
United States
$16/night
2 Sites