Hipcamp host Heather D.,
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Enjoy our quaint pond with a pier and waterfall shack, feed the fish and ducks, take a ride on the paddle boat, swing on 2 long tree swings, a climbing rope swing or read a good book on a hammock. Discover climbing hand and foot holds on several trees. If you are going to the Sand Dunes, you may want to rent our sand sleds for thrilling rides down one of Colorado's natural w

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Enjoy our quaint pond with a pier and waterfall shack, feed the fish and ducks, take a ride on the paddle boat, swing on 2 long tree swings, a climbing rope swing or read a good book on a hammock. Discover climbing hand and foot holds on several trees. If you are going to the Sand Dunes, you may want to rent our sand sleds for thrilling rides down one of Colorado's natural wonders (we have one adult and one child size sleds).

Enjoy stunning views of Mount Blanca with amazing stargazing.  Enjoy campfire s'mores at our secluded firepit. Take night walks amidst charming fairy lights in Mason Jars. 

Try Pondside-Site #1, with a view of the pond; or Tree Grove-Site #2, nestled in the trees with lovely afternoon shade (no pond view).  Both sites have equal access to all amenities. Though your campsite is near Alamosa and off of highway 160, you will enjoy quiet country seclusion. People describe it as peaceful, oasis and paradise.

We are located in the San Luis Valley, home of the beautiful Great San Dunes National Park.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 11 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 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Heather a message!
  • 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
  • Response rate: 100%

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Paddle boating

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bike on country roads next to camping sit. Numerous BLM and state lands available.

Boating

Paddle boat on property pond. San Luis Lakes State Park, Mountain Home Reservoir and Smith Reservoir nearby available for boating.

Fishing

San Luis Lake, Mountain Home Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, and numerous rivers and creeks are good for fishing.

Paddling

Rio Grande river and various lakes.

Wind sports

San Luis Valley Lakes and Mountain Home Lake.

Off-roading (OHV)

Numerous BLM and State lands available.

Climbing

Penitente Canyon has great rock climbing clifts

Swimming

Splashland in Alamosa; Sand Dunes Recreational Hooper hot spring pools.

Wildlife watching

Alamosa and Monte Vista wildlife preserves.

Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Pondside and Camp Tree Grove in Colorado.

Cave

Visit the Creed Mine and museum. Between mid-June and mid-September 250,000 bats fly out of Orient Mine at dusk; it's a spectac...Read more

Hot spring

Hooper pool is a nature heated, large, kid friendly pool.

Canyon

Penitente Canyon

Mountainous

The San Luis Valley is surrounded by mountains; nestled between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Mt. Blanca i...Read more

Field

Both sites are field-grass campsites.

River, stream, or creek

Rio Grande river. Multiple streams and creeks on surrounding mountains.

Waterfall

Zapata waterfall is spectacular.

Wetlands

Alamosa and Monte Vista Wildlife Preserves .

Farm

Campsites are on 9 acres. The property has a farm/ranch feel to it.

Ranch

Campsites are on 9 acres. Our property has a ranch/farm feel about it.

Driveway

You can park your vehicle(s) in front of your camper or in the ample parking lot.

Places to see near Camp Pondside and Camp Tree Grove

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Hipcamper Anna
Anna L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Camp Tree Grove )
August 3rd, 2022

Such a lovely location—ducks are adorable, fairy lights light up the campsite at night, and paddle boat is a ton of fun! I can’t recommend this location enough! The host Heather was amazing and kind (see even gave us a little fairy light of our own to take home). Great place!

Hipcamper Marina

Camping with our grandchildren

Marina B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Camp Tree Grove )
August 3rd, 2022

We had a wonderful 4 nights at Heather’s Camp and we were extremely grateful for the wonderful Russian Olive shade trees at campsite 2. The children loved the boat, ducks and playing in the garden. So much to explore in the area. We would certainly go back.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Camp Pondside)
July 25th, 2022

This is an amazing spot and everyone was so nice! I highly recommend!

Camp Pondside and Camp Tree Grove
Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Camp Tree Grove )
July 22nd, 2022

Truly a lovely place

Hipcamper Heidi

Wildlife heaven

Heidi C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Camp Pondside)
July 19th, 2022

Beautiful place to spend a few days. Convenient location to fun things to do in the valley. Kind and helpful hosts!
We even go to feed ducks and fish whole there. The biggest surprises were the Great Horned Owl and Sand Hill Crane

Hipcamper Xavier

1st time camping with our dog lulu

Xavier N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Camp Tree Grove )
July 17th, 2022

It was my wife and I's first time camping in Colorado. We spent half time hip-camping and other times camping at national parks, of our all hip camps Heather's places was awesome. She was very accommodating and pet friendly.. we were here for one night but we were still able to enjoy the lights around the property at night and before we left we took a spin on the paddle boat. We would recommend this spot fof anyone staying in the area traveling to the Sand Dunes. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Hipcamper Elaina

A most relaxing 3 days

Elaina G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Camp Pondside)
July 16th, 2022

As my first hipcamp experience, this one sets the standard for all others to meet. One of the most pleasant campsites I've ever had. Grassy, shady, secluded, the pond and ducks were relaxing and entertaining, and Heather and her daughter were so friendly and fun to talk to! The Great Sand Dunes National Park is 1/2 hour away by car. Some great places to eat in Alamosa and Monte Vista. There is an excellent RV dump station at the Maverick station 6 miles east in Alamosa, a little past the Walmart.

Hipcamper Lisa

A green oasis in the high desert!

Lisa N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Camp Pondside)
July 11th, 2022

We loved our camping spot next to the pond with Heather! She greeted us with super fun solar powered fairy lights in a mason jar. Heather was quick to respond to our request to check in early. It allowed us to check out Mesa Verde NP without our teardrop. Heather’s property is a green oasis! Other campgrounds in the area are dustbowls. The property is super close to both Mesa Verde NP and Zapata Falls.

Hipcamper Heather
Response from Heather, the Host, on July 11th, 2022

Thanks Scott and Lisa! We really enjoyed having you here. You are a great HipCampers. 💚

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Camp Tree Grove )
July 11th, 2022

My wife,me and dog stayed at Camp Tree Grove in a 34 ft class A with slides. A most beautiful spot nestled between russian olive trees provided peace and quiet. When the evening arrives, the solar powered "fairy lights" Heather has put in each tree light up and create an enchanting atmosphere. The whole property is beautiful and peaceful. What a find. We will be back again

Hipcamper Heather
Response from Heather, the Host, on July 11th, 2022

We loved having you, you were great HipCampers! See you next year! 💕

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Property
Camp Pondside and Camp Tree Grove
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$45/night
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