Enjoy all the fun of camping under the stars with a soft cot or pad and protection from the elements. The Pinion Pine Bell Tent features an amazing secluded location at the entrance to the City of Rocks. Enjoy Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and Hot Springs, all within a 5 minute drive! Any other hipcamp listings are 20 to 50+ miles away! The Park is full
Enjoy all the fun of camping under the stars with a soft cot or pad and protection from the elements. The Pinion Pine Bell Tent features an amazing secluded location at the entrance to the City of Rocks. Enjoy Rock Climbing, Bouldering, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and Hot Springs, all within a 5 minute drive! Any other hipcamp listings are 20 to 50+ miles away! The Park is full all summer but you will have your own quiet base camp 2 minutes away. A Bell Tent lets you lift the sidewalls for a cool breeze all summer long. Our tent has double doors and screens for better air circulation. Sit around the fire pit at night and gaze at the amazing star filled sky. You will need bedding and your own camping/cooking/food supplies. The Bell tent includes an outdoor firepit with attached grill and picnic table. Inside it has a padded floor, table, 4 camp chairs, 2 cots and 2 pads. No electricity, but it has a solar light for nighttime use. Rustic and clean double outhouse nearby. Parking is 40 yards from the Bell tent. You will follow a trail on the right up to camp. A wheel barrow is provided to carry your things. No mosquitos here! PET FRIENDLY!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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I stayed for two nights in early September and had a wonderful experience. The campsite and tent were just as described and very clean. The site was within trees and sagebrush and not an open field like so many other campsites. I highly recommend it for anyone visiting City of Rocks.
Convenient location and comfortable
We liked the location and setting. We stayed in the "Tent" and it was roomy enough for our family of 6 to all sleep comfortably. Good amenities provided, porta-poties and garbage cans were conveniently located. They had water across the street at the Host's property, which was fine to use as needed, they were gracious to offer us access whenever we needed.
Super comfortable! Hosts were great with communication and met me with lots of helpful local info for visiting the park and town's fun. Also -- the nicest smelling compost toilet I've ever experienced in the camping scene! Weird to highlight but bravo!!!
Best amazing geological glamping
This place is a MUST see. Ross & Sheila were incredibly accommodating and the glamming experiment was delightful. They provided chairs and even two cots and a solar light! It was dreamy and I’d stay here again in a heartbeat. The night hawks were amazing too!!
Worth it by far!!
Amazing service, beautiful views even saw a great horned owl. At night we saw night Hawks!
The Bell tent was comfortable and a cool experience. Quiet at night, host sells firewood if you don't have any. Better than The Preserve campsites.
The Pinion Pine Bell Tent is a convenient stop for anyone visiting City of Rocks Natural Reserve. It was incredibly clean (looked new!) and had basic amenities: cots with comfortable toppers, table, chairs, trashcan, etc. The property is on a residential street outside of the reserve, so there are neighbors around. This didn't distract from our stay. The property is beautiful, and there was great birding. The hosts were friendly and available to answer any questions. The only downside was that our stay coincided with a very windy night; the tent supports were stable but the noise of the flapping walls made for a rough night's sleep.
Great place to land
The bell tent was a great place to land after driving all day. The host, Ross, was very friendly and gave us a list of all the amenities in the area. I’m glad I found this place - the location is amazing and has some great hiking and climbing. Will come back here for a longer stay soon.