This is Outdoor Living
15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Springville, CALocated in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains on the land of the Yokut people and bordering the Giant Sequoia National Monument, this 12-acre homestead (known simply as the Land) stretches along both sides of the Tule River and offers exceptional camping and outdoor experiential events.
The habits and vision of owners Mehmet and Xico reflects the Land's beauty and pristine natural habitats, inspiring daily living practices that reveres nature. The Land is their home and headquarters for organizing events that change the world and mindset of communities regarding respect for nature. The Land is nestled on Blue oak woodland and riparian (river) habitat in the foothills of the Giant Sequoia National Monument and offers the ultimate in privacy and completely dark night skies.
We are of the BIPOC, LGBTQ/Two Spirit, arts, and justice activist communities and host only people embracing diversity, inclusion, self-reliance, and equality.
(24 hour security and German Shepards ensures your comfort, privacy and safety.)
We offer the listed campsites here on Hipcamp plus gorgeous outdoor venues tailored for small-scale special events and featuring a covered outdoor kitchen and BBQ area, outdoor living and bedroom spaces, fireplaces and fire pits and two outdoor showers. It is rustic and best suited for those with camping experience and a genuine love of nature. Reach us for special event details.
Xico, Mehmet, and the people who come here respect the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace at gathering places. You should too.
See pics and videos at www.wildplaces.net/campsites-1
All visitors must register online at www.wildplaces.net to receive details, directions, and a liability waiver to sign. We ask each member of a visiting group to complete this online waiver.
Toilets are composting or chemical and the hotwater shower is tucked inside the majestic canopy of a live oak tree. The toilets are located near the house which is a 5 minute walk or less from most sites.
Use your own camp stoves and opt to stay clear of the house entirely for maximum seclusion.
You provide tents, tent footprint (tarp), lights, sleeping bags, food, insect repellant, camp stove and other stuff. There is an outdoor, hot water shower. NO SOAP of ANY KIND IN THE RIVER. CARRY WASH WATER 10 FEET AWAY From THE RIVER.
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. Cost is $40/person.
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. Cost is $40/person.
II. (Spring and winter only) 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 and that has been protecting and conserving wild places in the area for 20 years.