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
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.
- 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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Enjoy a ride on our paddle boat!
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bike on country roads next to camping sit. Numerous BLM and state lands available.
Paddle boat on property pond. San Luis Lakes State Park, Mountain Home Reservoir and Smith Reservoir nearby available for boating.
San Luis Lake, Mountain Home Reservoir, Smith Reservoir, and numerous rivers and creeks are good for fishing.
Rio Grande river and various lakes.
San Luis Valley Lakes and Mountain Home Lake.
Numerous BLM and State lands available.
Penitente Canyon has great rock climbing clifts
Splashland in Alamosa; Sand Dunes Recreational Hooper hot spring pools.
Alamosa and Monte Vista wildlife preserves.
Natural features you'll find at Camp Pondside and Camp Tree Grove in Colorado.
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
Hooper pool is a nature heated, large, kid friendly pool.
The San Luis Valley is surrounded by mountains; nestled between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountain ranges. Mt. Blanca i...Read more
Both sites are field-grass campsites.
River, stream, or creek
Rio Grande river. Multiple streams and creeks on surrounding mountains.
Zapata waterfall is spectacular.
Alamosa and Monte Vista Wildlife Preserves .
Campsites are on 9 acres. The property has a farm/ranch feel to it.
Campsites are on 9 acres. Our property has a ranch/farm feel about it.
You can park your vehicle(s) in front of your camper or in the ample parking lot.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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!
Camping with our grandchildren
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.
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
1st time camping with our dog lulu
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. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
A most relaxing 3 days
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.
A green oasis in the high desert!
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.
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