Hipcamp host Bryan S.
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Retro Star Ranch is safe and secluded.  We have 25 acres of land at the end of a private road in a secret hidden valley not far from SLC, Ogden and Eden Utah.  This land is pristine and connected to over 5000 acres of undeveloped open space.   The property is part of a recreation property subdivision.  You might see some fellow campers on quads, occasionally you might hear g

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Retro Star Ranch is safe and secluded.  We have 25 acres of land at the end of a private road in a secret hidden valley not far from SLC, Ogden and Eden Utah.  This land is pristine and connected to over 5000 acres of undeveloped open space.   The property is part of a recreation property subdivision.  You might see some fellow campers on quads, occasionally you might hear gunfire,  but you're more likely to see deer, fox, grouse, birds of prey, moose and possibly elk.  Not far from Causey Reservoir and the South Fork of the Ogden River both of which have great water for floating and fishing.  We have a metal fire ring on site and a 30 ft geo dome which is great for hanging hammocks in.   We don't have a lot of trees so bring your hats and shades.  Mornings and late afternoons are beautiful.  One of the few places where in the area where you can really hear the silence.  

Getting Here:  You could easily get here in a sedan with creative and slow driving when dry but not recommended for sports or low clearance vehicles. If you have 4x4 that is better, especially if you want to venture to our last campsite or pull a trailer here.   There are some tight turns and We've pulled a 30' foot trailer but the road is skinny in places and the turns are tight, bumpy from cobbles and ruts and often have puddles. There is about 2 miles of that climbs over a ridge. If you're adventurous and a confident driver on dirt roads you will have no problem. If it's you're first time pulling a trailer or if you have a low clearance then this is probably not be the spot for you.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Bryan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Boating is available at Pineview reservoir. Boats and other toys can be rented from Club Rec.

Fishing

Causey Reservoir has Konkane Salmon, Pineview has HUGE Tiger Muskies. Trout can be caught on the Southfork of the Ogden River....Read more

Horseback riding

Contact Red Rock Ranch for Horseback riding less than 3 miles away. 801-745-6900

Swimming

Check out Causey Reservoir or Pineview Reservoir. http://saltproject.co/blog/3-things-do-causey-reservoir-adventurin

Wildlife watching

Birds, deer, moose are all around watching you.

Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Retro Star Ranch - The Dome in Utah.

Lake

Http://saltproject.co/blog/3-things-do-causey-reservoir-adventurin

River, stream, or creek

Causey Reservoir and the South Fork of the Ogden River are nearby. Causey is great for paddleboarding and cliff diving. Pinev...Read more

Swimming hole

Http://saltproject.co/blog/3-things-do-causey-reservoir-adventurin Also

Mountainous

The vibe at Retro Star Ranch - The Dome

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Hipcamper Michael

Can’t wait to go back!

Michael S.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2019

Bryan was an awesome host. If you are ever in the SLC area you need to head over to Eden and stay at his camp! It’s right smack dab in the middle of a surreal valley. It’s so quiet and he plans to add yoga plat forms out there! Plan an escape out here and you won’t regret it!

Causey Reservoir is only a short drive away from camp and it’s absolutely gorgeous. Lots of trails for you to hike and explore! Super easy to work Into part of your trip to Bryan’s camp

Bryan also runs the music up at the local ski resort so make sure to ask him about any shows happening that week,

Bring fire wood as there isn’t much loose wood!

You need to contact Bryan about directions. He makes it super easy to find the camp!

Road to Causey Reservoir is half paved half grated dirt roadLook out at the reservoir. Worth the drive out thereCamp is set up next to a big dome. Make sure to talk to Bryan for directionsCausey reservoir is only a 20 min car ride from the camp!
Hipcamper Zophia
Zophia D.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2020

Bryan’s site was just as incredible as the pictures showed and everything we could have asked for — clean, remote and beautiful spot to spend the night. Bryan even provided firewood for us. Thanks for a great stay!

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Hipcamper Chip

Fantastic views - friendly host!

Chip H.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2020

The views are amazing. The site is in the middle of a fantastic valley with plenty of off-road trails for side by sides or ATVz. It was very secluded and provided a great getaway from civilization. No cell reception, just nature, mountains, and amazing view of the night sky.

Heads up: it’s easy to get lost on the way up, and the roads can be a bit rough if you are not experienced or not paying close attention. We ran into Bryan (who is a great communicator) and he pointed us in the right direction. Thanks Bryan!

Overall, great site. Super nice host. We had an amazing time! We will def be back with friends and family in the future!

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Hipcamper Matthew

Great spot overlooking valley

Matthew G.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2020

This place is GREAT! Our site was on a grassy knoll overlooking the valley. Plenty of places to explore by foot or mountain bike. Only an hour drive from Salt Lake City, and far enough from other sites to feel private. Will definitely book again.

Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn M.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2020

Great stay, beautiful view and unique superdome.

Hipcamper Dallas

Great secluded spot to unwind

Dallas R.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

Great spot - super fun 2 day trip for us. The property is secluded and it feels like you are the only ones around. Super close to Causey reservoir as well which was fun.

Hipcamper Paige

Relaxing, rejuvenating, calming

Paige P.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2020

My boyfriend and I had the opportunity to camp at The Dome at Retro Star Ranch. We had such an incredible time being somewhere that we could truly disconnect from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The view on this property is priceless and Bryan was incredible at giving detailed instructions on how to arrive at the site. Our personal favorite was hiking back on the property and letting our dogs enjoy the small Spring streams that were flowing in May.

The Dome and Camp SetupHiking over 5 miles on this road adjacent to the campsite. The wildflowers were unbelievable in May. I couldn't resist putting a bouquet together. View from the campsite.
Hipcamper WILLIAM P

Breathtaking views

William P S.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2020

Absolutely amazing!! The views were stupendous. Very private and lots of area to relax. Fantastic rustic camping site. Definitely recommend and must bring your camera.

Hipcamper Suzanne

Beautiful, remote, and a bit rugged

Suzanne N.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2020

This is an amazing location - so beautiful and off the beaten path. There are a few homes that you can see from a distance, but the site itself is very private. The road to get there was dirt, mud, and windy - and we had just picked up a new trailer (18'), but we made it just fine.

Bryan went out of his way to help us get the trailer leveled and set up, and then helped us get it ready to get on the road again, as well. He was as welcoming, friendly, and warm as anyone could possibly be.

Retro Star Ranch - The Dome
Property
Retro Star Ranch
State
Utah
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site

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