Hipcamp host Mehmet M.,
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Note: We are open and hosting a limited number of campers during Covid-19 emergency. All our camp sites are outdoors and spaced at least 100 feet apart. Commons areas are closed or are used in staggered and limited occupancy. Bring all you need including a ca

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Note: We are open and hosting a limited number of campers during Covid-19 emergency. All our camp sites are outdoors and spaced at least 100 feet apart. Commons areas are closed or are used in staggered and limited occupancy. Bring all you need including a camp stove. 

Xico, Mehmet, and the people who come here respect the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

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Upon confirmation, you will receive the gate code. Please make sure you have gotten the gate code before departure by contacting us.

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Spider Camp's access is  difficult. Camping here requires experience and minimal gear. It is a  river site that requires:  a 10-minute walk from parking, only backpacks and minimal gear, a  rope-assisted stone step descent, wet feet, a tolerance for lots of insects. The campsite available only if  the water isn't too high. Please ask.

You can use only small camp stoves and 2-4 person tents. No ginormous       condo-style tents. There isn't room. Packs are needed to access this site as the terrain is steep.

This is a beautiful, secluded campsite. It accommodates up to four campers. You must provide complete gear or rent stuff from us.

Spider Camp is  SUPER unique in part because one never finds a campsite that close to a river.  The site is right on the river bank and about as close to sleeping on a river as you can get without being on a raft. With this luxury  comes the responsibility of being extremely mindful of your impacts, being  fully knowledgeable in wilderness ethics and the seven Leave No Trace Principles and Ten Essentials of Backpacking (hopefully you know them and won't need google them). If not, then you really should research it , learn it, or pick an easier site, especially as HipCamp guests follow a strong nature ethic.

Your LNT and Wilderness ethic must be sharp given the close proximity of water. NO HUMAN WASTE, NO WASTE, NO SOAPS,  Nada! You must use the chemical toilet which is back ten minutes to the parking area. 

You provide tents, tent footprint (tarp), lights, sleeping bags, food, insect repellant, wood, and other stuff. There is an outdoor , hot water shower and the river (NO SOAP of ANY KIND IN OR NEAR THE RIVER.) 

NO CHARMINE FLOWERS!  Ladies, do not leave your TP behind, buried or otherwise. NO DEFECATION EXCEPT at the Latrines, no matter your LNT expertise. The more you think you know, the less you do.

 

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Guided Activities

RECREATIONISTS PLEASE NOTE that we offer guided road bike and mountain bike excursions that can be catered to you! We can put you on world-class single track, technical and road bike trails!  

I. Enjoy a 40 mile round-trip road bike ride at 7,200 feet along the majestic Western Divide Highway in the Giant Sequoia National Monument and literally see the top of the mountain. The ride will take you through high Sierra meadows, Giant sequoia groves, Quaking Aspen forests, iconic granite outcroppings, all under perfect blue skies with clean air to breath (Yeah, remember that?). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $50/person.

II. Single track, technical mountain bike rides can be launched from Camp Nelson Trail in the GSNM (technical) or rides that launch right from the Land onto foothill trails that double as the route for the Fat Tire Classic occurring in October (moderate, technical). We will transport your bikes from the Land to the start point on the Western Divide, and provide  healthy, simple snacks along the way, and transport back down to camp. Costs are on a sliding scale of $50/person.

III. Also, we offer the ultimate RECREATION EXPERIENCE by guiding you, our guests, in meaningful habitat stewardship projects either on the Land near your campsite or within the nearby Giant Sequoia National Monument. All stewardship projects  are free of charge though we do invite you to become a member of WildPlaces, the non-profit arm of our Land that has been protecting and conserving wild places in the area for 20 years.

  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Mehmet a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

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Snow sports
Swimming
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at RiverSiteSpider Camp #2 in California.

Driveway

5 mph please. slow on Rio Vista Dr. on your approach to our Land and upon departure. It's our neighborhood.

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Hipcamper Bianca

A hidden gem

Bianca C.
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September 13th, 2021

This spot was absolutely amazing! The hosts were so kind and welcoming. I highly recommend!

Property
This is Outdoor Living
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
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