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.  

**TEMPORARY NOTE- We're in the process of enclosing the lot with an 8' concrete privacy fence.  The listing is written as it will be when the fence is done.  


***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.  

**TEMPORARY NOTE- We're in the process of enclosing the lot with an 8' concrete privacy fence.  The listing is written as it will be when the fence is done.  As of now, most of the fence is done but there is still some construction debris.  We'll remove this temporary note when the work is done.***

If you read the listing and still have questions, please reach out! I answer ALL messages.

PROs: Convenient location! Park Bathrooms (in the summer)! Locked Gates!  Next to a city park and river trail! 

CONs: Next to a city park. Possibility of night time noise disturbances for those in a tent.


This is a fenced-in property right by the Provo River and the beautiful 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.  The white duck over there is ours.  She won't come home.  She found her true love over there and she is usually in the river with her partner and grown babies.

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 Catalina. 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. 

*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 may hear people talking in the parking lot and vehicles moving.

*SECURITY:  We are in a safe albeit public area. There is one streetlamp that lights the bridge going across the river to the park and 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 our lot.  Provo city water is safe to drink. 

*POWER: 15 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.  I'm so sorry, but we don't have 30 or 50 amp power.

*PRIVACY:  Our lot is completely enclosed.  On the public side (park and trail), we have a 8' tall concrete fence.  Immediately outside our gate, you'll have access to the park and trail.  The playground/pavillions/duckpond is on the other side of the river across the bridge.  Provo residents are very friendly and may greet you at the park or on the trail, but they won't bother you when you're inside the private lot.   

*PETS: We are so sorry but pets are not permitted anymore. 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.)

-like the convenience of our location

-need an 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.

-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. 


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
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Potable water available
Playground available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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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Hipcamper Eli
Eli C.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2022

Sarah's land was a nice, centrally located spot in Provo, Utah. The property had plenty of space for an RV, a campervan, a tent, you name it. There was also a huge tree in the middle that provided shade during the day.

At night, you could hit the streets of downtown Provo, or stargaze while making smores over a campfire (or both). Sarah was also a very responsive and accommodating host.

We had a wonderful stay at Sarah's land. Recommend 100%

We visited Bridal Veil Falls during our stay.  About a 25 minute driveSetup camp.  We keep a small footprint.The new concrete fence gives a private feel. Long shot of the campground.  The caretaker and host were camping with us the night we stayed.  There was enough room for everyone, and more!
Hipcamper Jon

Quiet, central, secure

Jon M.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2022

Quiet, Central, Secure

Hipcamper Garrett
Garrett W.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2022

Great communication. Lots of room. Good security.

Hipcamper Hans
Hans S.
recommends this listing.
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.
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.
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.
September 6th, 2021

it was a perfect place to stay. we loved it

Hipcamper Ryan

Great experience, unusual amenities

Ryan H.
recommends this listing.
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!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Clifford
Clifford C.
recommends this listing.
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).

Remove vote :(


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