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Camp Penguin at WPR

· Cañon City, Fremont, Colorado
35 acres hosted by Tim & Lori F.
3 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Learn more about this land: Note:  NO FIREWORKS or GUNS are allowed to be used on the property. #WanderingPenguinRanch #CampPenguin #LifeOnTheMountain #2024 Don't forget we're at over 9,000 feet elevation and temperatures and weather conditions can vary greatly. Be prepared for all seasons!!! Camp fire usage depends on current weather conditions at the time of visits in addition to any state/county restrictions that may be in place (host approval required)!!! IF there are no restrictions and fires are allowed, we have firewood bundles and/or starter packs for purchase at $10/bundle/pack. We also have two propane fire pits available for rent (see "extras"), or you are welcome to bring your own. If you have purchased wood and there are restrictions/bans, we will gladly apply your wood purchase the rental of a propane pit. Propane fire pit usage may also be restricted by current conditions or state/county restrictions! We got a few more chickens last Fall and all seem to be doing great. We are hoping they will start laying sometime in March. They should lay several dozen eggs a week. Fresh eggs are available for purchase (when the girls are cooperating) by the dozen, or half dozen (see "extras"). You and/or your children are welcome to accompany us to gather the eggs in the evening, or we can just have them bundled and ready for you when you arrive. *UPON ARRIVAL at the property, please WAIT INSIDE our main gate (unless otherwise directed via prior communication with host). The host(s) will meet you there shortly after passing through the gate and direct you to your site. ----------------------- Camp Penguin at Wandering Penguin Ranch (facebook.com/CampPenguin) in southern Colorado is about a 3 hour drive from the Denver metro area, 90 minutes west from Colorado Springs and just under an hour north west from Canon City. We provide a variety of site options to choose from including tent sites, car/van/truck sites, and rustic trailer site options - all with NO amenities (NO electric/septic/water, etc). Additional vehicle parking on the property can be accommodated for groups with more than one vehicle. Please provide type of camper/tent and number of vehicles at booking so hosts can help direct you to the best site option available. Upon arrival campers will be greeted by Hosts and together can choose the site that works best for them from the currently available sites. Several sites are available next to our quaint little pond, or on the ridge overlooking the pond. Campers can also choose to camp in one of the nearby aspen groves, or even in the towering pines on the upper side of the property (the pine sites require HIKING to access). Each site provides its own unique beauty, mostly with an amazing view of the west side of Pikes Peak in the distance. Guests can relax around our small pond or roam freely around our 35-acre property. There is both hiking and fishing at Badger Creek only a short drive away. Waugh Mountain State Trust Land is another hiking option and is also just a short drive up the road (*NOTE: the State of Colorado now requires a valid hunting/fishing license to access state trust lands)! Additionally, we are about 45-90 minutes away from a variety of alternative adventures! Some of these include Salida, Cripple Creek, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Paradise Cove Swimming Hole, Florissant Fossil Beds, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Manitou Incline, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, several rafting/zipline and Jeep tour companies, Westcliffe, Bishop Castle and Canon City including Skyline Drive, Tunnel Drive, Royal Gorge Train, Museum of Colorado Prisons and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Any of these can be done as a day trip or visited while on your way here, or home. (*NOTE: some of these attractions are free, some require a fee and some are seasonal. To avoid disappointment, PLEASE do your own research prior to arrival)! Guests need to be self-sustaining to camp here as there are no facilities nearby (gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.)! But, if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet getaway to commune with nature, a chance to see wildlife and simply relax.... We're your place - book your visit now!!!
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183 ratings · 100 reviews
Angela L.recommends
June 10, 2024
(Site 2) Babbling Brook by Pond
Aw man, what a fantastic place. Serene and beautiful. The hosts make this so inviting, gave us a tour, cookies, a fire starting kit, and food to feed the fish! The views are spectacular and super great vibes all around.
Natalie S.recommends
June 9, 2024
(Site 4) Quaking Aspens in Meadow
Tim and Lori’s place is absolutely amazing and beautiful. They went above and beyond for my birthday camping (the cookies were amazing). We had site 4 and it was such a great space. This spot is such a gem. I recommend booking.
Neysa A.recommends
June 7, 2024
(Site 3) Aspen Grove by Pond
We love Camp Penguin!
Camp penguin exceeded our expectations in every area possible! While we were only there for one night, we didn’t have a lot of supplies (we flew in from Minnesota so we weren’t able to bring much!) so Tim and Lori set us up with everything we could have possibly needed! Beautiful property with even more beautiful property. Tim and Lori took all of the stress out of our trip and they even refunded us for the night that we weren’t able to stay! (we ran into transportation issues the first night) Thank you Tim and Lori! We will certainly be back!
Kellie P.recommends
June 4, 2024
(Site 3) Aspen Grove by Pond
A peaceful escape!
This is my third year back to WPR. I ADORE this place and will make yearly pilgrimages to my favorite spot (the aspens). The views are stunning, the property is clean and welcoming to wandering and the hosts are top notch. Lots of wildlife to watch and look for, a large variety of birds, and a fish pond. I love it here, as do my pups!
Marie S.recommends
June 2, 2024
(Site 4) Quaking Aspens in Meadow
We loved camping on Tim and Lori’s land! It was beautiful and Tim and Lori are so kind and wonderful! The pond was lovely and the sunrise over Pike’s Peak was stunning. We will definitely be back!
Daniel M.recommends
June 1, 2024
(Site 5) Whispering Pines up the Mt
Tim and Lori are amazing. They let us change the site to one closer to the pond. They helped us move some timber that was collected by previous tenants to the new site using their truck. They gave us a bunch of welcome gifts: yummy homemade cookies, goodies for our dog, fish food, and a package for our 10-month old son (crayons, notebook, a flashlight...). Who does that? We felt very welcome. Time and Lori clearly love hosting at their beautiful property.
Cañon City, Fremont, Colorado, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Tséstho’e (Cheyenne) and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Tim & Lori F.Joined in August 2020
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