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My property borders the San Pedro River National Riparian Area and as such has a plethora of birds that come from Mexico and are only seen in this area. I am also close to the historic towns of Tombstone and Bisbee.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
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 35 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Water hookup available
Ask about slideout accommodation
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


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Hipcamper Rose

You can see mexico

Rose A.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2021

It was chill. Comfortable, beautiful. Way out but worth it for a slice of local life. Karen was a wonderful host. Definitely would come back for the birds and wildlife.

Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia Z.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2021

Karen was friendly and inviting. She answered all our questions thoroughly.
The campsite was nice with bird feeders and a string of lights.
It is a fairly remote place right on the US/Mexico border. It was quiet and dark, great for stargazing and moonwatching!

Hipcamper Thomas

Happiness at mesquite forest

Thomas N.
recommends this listing.
April 12th, 2021

We enjoyed the hummingbird show at Karen’s place, thanks to a feeder placed at our campsite. Karen recommended a short walk to cottonwoods along the San Pedro River. It was nice. So were the pink sunsets and our day trips to Bisbee for restaurants and stair climbing.

Hipcamper Jason

Awesome host great stay

Jason R.
recommends this listing.
March 20th, 2021

Great spot a very short distance from the start of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

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Hipcamper William

Great host/spot close to az border!

William P.
recommends this listing.
March 18th, 2021

A great night - Karen hosted us the evening before our AZT journey and made us feel at home.

Hipcamper John

Camping just isn’t without canpfire

John F.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2021

Camping just isn’t - without a campfire, and Karen provided plenty of firewood. We enjoyed the views while tucked behind the hills (which blocked the winds) right on the Mexico-American border. Make sure you have a vehicle that can handle a rough road (I enjoyed the ride). Worthy of a repeat visit. Thank you Karen.

Hipcamper Jan
Jan S.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2021

We spent 2 days at Mesquite Forest. Karen was very friendly and helpful. Her place is isolated so if you want quiet, this is the place. It has no amenities (bathroom, shower, power, etc) so you have to be self-contained. We have a campervan so it worked fine. I’d like to come over again when it’s gotten some rain. Southern AZ is in a drought so the riparian area is very dry.

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine D.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2020

My friends and I were very happy with our campsite! We had plenty of space for our three cars and two tents. Karen provided a fire pit and kindling for us. My friends also enjoyed exploring the forest that was accessible from this property.

The roads leading to this land were primitive, but I was able to get there fine in my Prius (driving slowly when it got really bumpy).

Hipcamper Carly

Beautiful property, nice hostess

Carly W.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2020

We had a great time camping on Karen’s beautiful property. She greeted us warmly and made sure we were happy and comfortable before leaving us to our lovely evening. The area is gorgeous, a stone’s throw from the Mexican border and world-class birdwatching, which is what lead us there to begin with. Prepare for some spiky conditions in the mesquite forest, but you won’t be sorry.

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