Hipcamp host Sarah W.,
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***Please read this entire listing!  We want you to have a great time and for this to be a great fit for you!***

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DO NOT BOOK UNTIL YOU'VE READ EVERYTHING!  It serves no one if you don't have a great stay.  

If you read the listing and s


***Please read this entire listing!  We want you to have a great time and for this to be a great fit for you!***

**WINTER NOTICE.  It's ugly winter right now.  Please arrive and be dissatisfied because the listing shows lots of green. 

DO NOT BOOK UNTIL YOU'VE READ EVERYTHING!  It serves no one if you don't have a great stay.  

If you read the listing and still have questions, please reach out!  I've improved the listing based on feedback from reviews on our other listing, and I answer ALL messages with pre-booking questions.

PROs: Convenient location! Park Bathrooms (in the summer)! Locked Gates! Great Price! Pet Friendly! Next to a city Park! 

CONs: Next to a city park. Possibility of nighttime noise disturbances. Lack of visual privacy.


This is a fenced-in property right by the Provo River and the city park.   It's surrounded by trees and the smell and sound of the rushing river.  

You'll have access to the private driveway, the gated entry, and you can place your tent or camper anywhere on the lot.  (Tent campers- this is not a quiet area.  Tent camping not recommended unless you sleep like the dead.)

We're steps from the Provo River trail that takes bikers and joggers to Utah Lake or up into Provo Canyon.  It's great for taking long beautiful walks along the river.  

The river is just 100 feet away!  You can make your way to the edge and sit with your feet in the fresh flowing water.  There are many places where you can easily step into the clean river and swim, raft or fish.

The park located right next to us is heavily wooded with lots of private spaces for meditation or exploration.  The small duck pond is home to many beautiful wild ducks that will be happy to accept your food offerings.  

HipCampers who love the space typically want a safe but urban area to explore, relax, or work as part of their nomad lifestyle.

*SET UP: You may set up camp anywhere on the lot..  Our trailer is the one with the little flower planters next to it.  We don't mind if you park close to our trailer.  We're not there every day.  Please note that we do use our fire pit sometimes so park away from that if you don't like smoke. (*Winter note- we are not there during winter)

*NOISE: Please note we are close to a train track and you WILL hear the train sound in the night.  We are also in proximity to a freeway which is not visible but sometimes able to be heard. You WILL hear people talking in the parking lot and vehicles moving.

*SECURITY:  Both gates lock.  We are in a safe albeit public area. There is one streetlamp that lights the bridge going across the river to the bathrooms.  Other than that, it's very dark, so bring a good flashlight.  Because of the lack of lighting at night, it feels very private.  Some guests have reported it feels sketchy at night which is understandable for someone to feel when in new surroundings.  Yes, people use the path and sometimes the parking lot during the night, but we're in a very safe area compared to other cities.  We keep all gates locked at night and when the property is vacant during the day.

*TOILETS: Toilets are in the city park and are usually open, though they close for the winter season.  There is a park just a little further down the trail that also has bathrooms.  It is better to plan on no toilet services during the winter.  We are not responsible for the city toilets so if you plan to judge your experience on them, please don't stay here.  ;)

*WATER:  Drinking water is available on the lot though if the park bathrooms are open, they have running water. The pavilions at the park also have spigots. Provo city water is safe to drink. 

*POWER:  50 amp power is available with the purchase of the power "extra" at checkout.  You MUST pre-order this add-on.  Power is locked but we will give you the code if you have purchased the extra.  The prime spots to park are up to 100' away from the power.  You MUST have at least a 50' cord if you plan to use power and ideally a 100' if you want to park in the shade and still have power.

*PRIVACY:  The LOCKED camping area is 1/2 acre.  The park that borders it is about 10 acres.  The parking area of the park can see into our lot, however the playground/pavillions/duckpond is on the other side of the river across the bridge.  So patrons coming to the park and trail can see you, but I promise they don't care about you.  Provo residents are very friendly.  Consider how much privacy you have in a campground where the trailers are 10 feet apart.  You won't have other campers walking through your space but yes, you can be seen by the park goers. Please don't complain in the reviews about the lack of privacy. It's disclosed here.

*PETS: Pets welcome.  You MUST clean up after your dog.  Do not allow your dog to play with anything near our trailer (camp chairs, etc).  Please let us know if you are going to bring animals.  If we are on site at the time you book, we may request no pets

*NEIGHBORS: We have a caretaker living on the lot.  You will see his camper when you arrive.  He keeps an eye on the property and is willing to help you if needed, but his job is not caring for Hipcampers.  He will leave you alone.

*ABSOLUTELY NO parties, no drinking, no drugs, no loud music.

*NO GENERATORS.  No you are not an exception.  Yes, they are ALWAYS too loud.  If we hear it or get a call from a neighbor that you are running it, we will ask you to leave with no refund.

****THIS LOT IS PERFECT for you if you:

-are boondocking (dry camping) with a self-contained vehicle or tent (and are not a light sleeper.)

-ok with lack of privacy

-like the convenience of our location

-need a quick and easy and safe place to sleep as you make a road trip stop. (we're close to gas and the freeway)

-have dogs and have a had time finding a space that will take them

-have read all the transparency in the listing and think it'd be a good fit

****THIS LOT is NOT perfect for you if you:

-Are recreational camping and want a mountain or remote setting. Remember- this is within city limits and there is LITTLE PRIVACY from the trail.

-haven't read everything above.  Because guests who don't read a listing all the way through but still make a booking may be disappointed. 


HipCamp's super flexible policy allows for free refunds up till the time of check-in.  We've set our check in time to 11 pm to allow ample time to cancel. If you arrive and it won't work for you, simply cancel!  If you do not cancel before 11pm, I'm sorry but there are no refunds.  We tried to make things as easy as possible for you to get all the information you need. Please cancel by 11pm on your arrival date if it doesn't work for you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: concrete pad
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Sarah a message!
  • Check in: After 11PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


3 miles from Rock Canyon

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Enclosed/Gated lot by Provo River! in Utah.


We are located within Provo City limits.


There is a narrow driveway on the lot available for level parking

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Jon
Jon D.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

Loved it. Great location just on the river and on the Provo river train for walking and biking.

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on July 21st, 2020

Thanks, Jon! It was so good to meet you! Safe travels and happy adventuring!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Olga

Convenient, safe and welcoming.

Olga G.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

I enjoyed the site near the river. I found it to be safe and
Sarah and family were so kind. It is definitely in the city so plenty of city noises. It was not quite as private as I expected but I would stay again for the convenience, safety, and welcoming host.

Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie B.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2020

Great little safe space to stop overnight. The park adjacent to the lot is pretty trafficked by runners and such, but felt super safe and the area was clean. Sarah’s directions and instructions were perfect and it was a great spot.

Hipcamper Chris

Perfect discription

Chris A.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2020

Discription was on point. The property was perfect for our trip/needs -especially being gated. Felt safe and had an amazing time with our pups. The creek and park steps away were a pleasure to have access to. We enjoyed our time with the other campers and meeting Sarah and her family. Amazing family btw! Very hearty. Would stay again/ recommend. Thanks agains Sarah!!

Happy campersPark across bridge steps awayPups loved the gated camp!
Hipcamper Merinda

Perfect nook inside provo city

Merinda R.
recommends this listing.
March 13th, 2021

It was perfect for our needs. It is inside city limits next to a river and a nice woody city park. Fantastic walking/biking trail passes by, so not secluded... but gated and secure. Nice mature trees, comfortable, easy. Sarah was fantastic to work with. I would recommend to anyone who needs a place in Provo.

Hipcamper Sarah
Response from Sarah, the Host, on March 19th, 2021

Merinda, thank you for bringing your group to stay on our land! We hope to see you again in the future!

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Shane

Last minute booking

Shane G.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2021

Host was great. I booked two nights. Unfortunately i had a change of plans just minutes after i submittied my credit card info. I text sarah and she immediately responded and answered my questions about canceling and gettin a redund. I did not recieve my refund however that was again my own fault. Sarah infromed me that i had untik 11 pm to cancel cancel otherwise my card would not be elegable for a refund. It was only 9 so i has plenty of time to take care if it but the next time i looked at the clock it was after 11 already. Oh well. I will keep this place in mind the next time i end up in utah county wirh nowhere to rest my neck. By far the best deal. And even though i never actually met the camp host in person she was still able to provide me with the help i needed.

Provo River Property
United States
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