Hipcamp host Talmage T.,
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SE HABLA ESPANOL

We offer a variety of flat clean spots for you to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars (approximately 10x15 foot tent sites). Plenty of shade or sun- you choose. There is a large central meadow with a pond and sun deck, a babbling creek and a community fire pit (YOU MAY GATHER DEAD AND DOWN FIREWOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AS LONG AS THERE IS NO FIRE BAN)

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SE HABLA ESPANOL

We offer a variety of flat clean spots for you to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars (approximately 10x15 foot tent sites). Plenty of shade or sun- you choose. There is a large central meadow with a pond and sun deck, a babbling creek and a community fire pit (YOU MAY GATHER DEAD AND DOWN FIREWOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST AS LONG AS THERE IS NO FIRE BAN). A clean outhouse is centrally located. Papa T's is only 5 miles from downtown Salida and 2 miles from Arkansas river access, but feels much further away. Papa T is a helpful host with advice about restaurants, local hikes, fishing, boating, and other outdoor pursuits.

It is unusual to find a 22 acre parcel of wooded land this close to Salida. We feel lucky to be here and have made many many memories sharing this special spot with friends and family over the years. We're going to try this Hipcamp thing and see how it goes sharing our place with like-minded strangers. We hope you won't be strangers for long!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Travel trailers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Talmage a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8011453/salida

Boating

Https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/ArkansasHeadwatersRecreationArea/Pages/CooperativeManagementAreaLandOwnership.aspx

Fishing

Https://www.colorfulcolorado.com/vacation/fishing/

Hiking

Https://www.alltrails.com/us/colorado/salida

Swimming

Https://www.cityofsalida.com/aquaticcenter

Whitewater paddling

Https://www.uncovercolorado.com/river-tubing-kayaking/salida-whitewater-park/

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Papa T's in Colorado.

Desert

Papa T's is an oasis in the high dry desert of Colorado. Although campsites are in cool wooded areas, the desert is just around...Read more

Forest

Papa T's is surrounded by a pinon and cedar forest with narrow leaf cottonwood trees along the creek and pond.

Field

The campsites at Papa T's are along the edge of a hidden meadow, along a small babbling creek.

River, stream, or creek

A small creek winds its way past the campsites along the edge of the meadow at Papa T's.

29 Reviews

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Hipcamper Ossi
Ossi S.
recommends this listing.
(Tent/ RV Site 1)
August 11th, 2022

Great stay on a beautiful property! Talmage goes above and beyond to make sure his guests have a great experience.

Papa T's
Hipcamper MICHAEL

Papa t’s is perfect in every way!

Michael M.
recommends this listing.
(Tent Site 2)
August 11th, 2022

This was my first experience with Hipcamp, and without knowing what to expect, I was a little hesitant to book a site. I sent Papa T a message to ask questions, and within a minute he called me back. We had a 10 minute conversation in which every question was answered. He went out of his way to make sure our stay would be as perfect as it could be.

My wife and I, along with our 4 and 6 year old boys, spent 5 days and 4 nights at Papa T’s in our popup camper. The site we were given was spacious, clean, private, and was exactly what we needed. Papa T’s as a whole is great! The creek, the pond, the fire pit, the tree house, the night sky, the resident owls, and even the outhouse were all above our expectations!

My family will absolutely stay with Papa T again and again! In the short time that we were there, we felt as though we had made a friend in Papa T. He is kind, soft spoken, friendly, accommodating, and a caring. He treated us like family and went above and beyond to make our boys’ experience (as well as ours) as good as it could be.

Papa T’s is perfect in every way! If you’re reading this, book now! You will NOT be disappointed. Have a great day!

Hipcamper Dane

Shady creek.

Dane W.
recommends this listing.
(Tent/ RV Site 1)
August 1st, 2022

Great little shaded nook in the woods.

Hipcamper Colton
Colton M.
recommends this listing.
(Tent Site 2)
August 1st, 2022

Our second stay and we will be back! This place is our favorite in the area.

Hipcamper Nicholas

Perfect

Nicholas M.
recommends this listing.
(Tent Site 4)
July 31st, 2022

Beautiful campground, amazing fishing nearby, clean facilities, absolutely could not recommend this place more. Papa T’s is going to be a frequent destination.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike S.
recommends this listing.
(Tent SIte 3)
July 31st, 2022

This place was set up perfectly. The wood chips for camp tenting was great to keep the tent clean. The out house was super clean. Talmage had great communication for instructions. Awesome place!!

Hipcamper Bear
Bear B.
recommends this listing.
(Tent/ RV Site 5)
July 22nd, 2022

I make a friend!

Hipcamper Ray

Good times with good people :)

Ray M.
recommends this listing.
(Tent/ RV Site 1)
July 19th, 2022

From sleeping to the sounds of the flowing creek to waking up to sun shining over the mountains, Papa T's is the place to be. The communal fire pit was a perfect way to end the night with making s'mores and listening to the wind rustle through the trees. Having the pond so close to our site made a great spot to look at fish and read a book on the patio. With a perfectly clean bathroom and an amazing host, there is no doubt that we will be coming back to this beautiful retreat.

Hipcamper Bruce

Sweet spot

Bruce K.
recommends this listing.
(Tent/ RV Site 5)
July 17th, 2022

Talmadge was great. Very accommodating.
He showed us three big owls perch on a rock above his house. You can have a fire!

Property
Papa T's
State
Colorado
Country
United States
$32/night
5 Sites