Hipcamp host Judy L.
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Camp year round with magnificent 360 degree views up high, or down along the shady shoreline. Escape the crowds, and enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and crystal clear starry nights. We have single and group sites. You are welcome to bring yourRV’s (no hookups), ATV’s, boats, and horses (bring your own panels). Recreation options abound, including hiking, horseback riding,

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    Camp year round with magnificent 360 degree views up high, or down along the shady shoreline. Escape the crowds, and enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and crystal clear starry nights. We have single and group sites. You are welcome to bring your RV’s (no hookups), ATV’s, boats, and horses (bring your own panels). Recreation options abound, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, ATV trails, swimming, boating, fishing, and bird watching. Runners can enjoy a quiet, scenic and challenging 18 mile loop run, which includes the respected Veyo hill, part of the St. George Marathon course. We are located just north of Gunlock Reservoir State Park. Red Mountain Wilderness area borders to the east, with BLM to the west. The camp host team includes the famous Gunlock donkeys, and friends. 

Drive time from: St. George-30 minutes, Mesquite, Nevada-45 minutes, Las Vegas-2 hours, Salt Lake City 4 hours.

Drive time to: Zion NP 1 hr 30 min, Bryce Canyon NP 2 hr 50 min, Cedar Breaks NM 2 hr, Grand Canyon NP North Rim 3 hr 20 min, Snow Canyon SP 30 min, Quail Creek SP 50 min , Sand Hollow SP 1 hr, Pine Valley 30 min, Tuacahn Amphitheater 30 min.     

  No restrooms, or potable water currently available. Food and trash must be securely stored. Firewood is available on site.    

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
RV details
Max length 60ft
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake, bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Judy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are located on the 'veyo loop' for road bikes. mountain bikers also have many options, direct from camp.

Boating

Paddle board, canoe, or kayak from camp. to use the boat dock, you'll have to pay the gunlock sp entrance fee.

Fishing

Fish for catfish, trout, large mouth bass, perch, and crappie, in the santa clara river, and at the top of gunlock reservoir.

Hiking

We provide you with a list of popular hikes.

Horseback riding

Your horses will enjoy a vacation, too! camp close to the river. no certified hay required.

Paddling

Paddle board, canoe, or kayak from camp. to use the boat dock, you'll have to pay the gunlock sp entrance fee.

Wind sports

Wind surf, paddle board, canoe, or kayak from camp. to use the boat dock, you'll have to pay the gunlock sp entrance fee.

OHV

Camp at the manganese turnoff trail head. ride out to the 'birthing cave', and other sites.

Wildlife watching

Camp at a major bird migration stopover. you'll likely see rabbits, quail, squirrels, and chipmunks, and hear frogs and coyotes...Read more

Climbing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Agate Camp in Utah.

Beach

Walk just a few steps to the shoreline of the santa clara river, or the head of gunlock reservoir.

Desert

Cactus meets cottonwoods and juniper in the high desert climate of gunlock.

Lake

Camp at the headwaters of gunlock reservoir.

River, stream or creek

The santa clara river flows right by camp.

Swimming hole

All ages can wade or swim just a few steps from your campsite.

Places to see near Grands Campus

Snow Canyon State Park
Snow Canyon State Park
8 miles way Explore
Quail Creek State Park
Quail Creek State Park
21 miles way Explore
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
Beaver Dam State Park Nevada
23 miles way Explore
Sand Hollow State Park
Sand Hollow State Park
24 miles way Explore
Zion National Park
Zion National Park
40 miles way Explore
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
Kershaw-Ryan State Park
46 miles way Explore
Echo Canyon State Park
Echo Canyon State Park
51 miles way Explore
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Cathedral Gorge State Park
51 miles way Explore
Spring Valley State Park
Spring Valley State Park
57 miles way Explore
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument
Parashant Grand Canyon Parashant Nationa...
59 miles way Explore
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
60 miles way Explore
Pipe Spring National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
63 miles way Explore
Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
71 miles way Explore
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
89 miles way Explore
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Kodachrome Basin State Park
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Agate Camp

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Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 29th, 2018

The hosts were so welcoming, Judy even took me hiking in the coolest spot in the morning. Your campsite is in a perfect location, just paces from the lake. I definitely recommend going to the nearby Veyo Pies, they are to die for.

tent dog animalJust a few paces from your campsite!Early morning hike to The Bowl with JudyEarly morning hike to The Bowl with Judy
Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2018

We had a great time at Miss Judy and Mister Jay's camp! The campsite was simple and beautiful. They had a fire ring and enough wood around the camp for years of fires. We slept to the sounds of toads and the close creek. Miss Judy offered us to come up to their family home in the morning for fresh eggs and milk. I was ecstatic when they shared the experience of milking their cow with me! We also were able to meet two calves that were only a few days old. I highly recommend staying at the Agate camp!

Hipcamper Brayden
Brayden W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2018

Really enjoyed the campsite. Lovely location. Wonderful host.

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2018

Judy was so sweet and helpful, the camp was quiet, the spaces were far apart, and it was easy to get to!

Hipcamper Amani
Amani H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Agate camp was beautiful and the hosts were very kind and thoughtful! They provided a list of places to hike nearby and brought fresh eggs our first morning.

Hipcamper Lena
Lena P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

The spot was not bad, but there were other campers very close to our site. There was donkey/dog poop everywhere around our site which made it hard to even walk a few feet. The fire pit was nice and the creek was close by, but we were unaware that you have to pay to get to the reservoir. The positive side was that the owner of the property was incredibly nice and even escorted us to our spot and provided us detailed info about surrounding trails. If I am being totally honest, you can get a lot more bang for your buck in very nearby campsites further down the road that cost the same amount and have a pit toilet. This location had no restroom whatsoever. For a fast booking and a place to stay, I would suggest it but I would not recommend it if someone is planning on staying for a few nights.

Hipcamper Vivek Varma
Vivek Varma G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2018

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Hipcamper Steven F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018
A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018
Property
Grands Campus
State
Utah
$25/night
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