Hipcamp host Bryan S.
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Enjoy solitude and unobstructed views from the knoll at Retro Star Ranch.  The knoll has two dirt levels, each capable of hosting multiple cars and trailers. 

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 ac

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Enjoy solitude and unobstructed views from the knoll at Retro Star Ranch.  The knoll has two dirt levels, each capable of hosting multiple cars and trailers. 

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 (please check for fire possible fireban) 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.  

You could easily get here in a sedan 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. 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 might not be the spot for you.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Lake
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Retro Star Ranch - The Knoll

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Hipcamper Matthew

Second stay at retro star ranch

Matthew G.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2020

Second weekend in a row at Retro Star Ranch which should speak for itself regarding a review. Bryan is an excellent host and the location is beautiful. Highly recommend and will be back again shortly. Book it before WE do!

Hipcamper Corinne
Corinne T.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

The site was great but there definitely wasn’t a lake or anything near by or much to do outside of hiking unlike it said online. That aside we had a blast once we found the location which took a bit. I loved how private it was and yet still open and spacious. We definitely plan to go back!

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Hipcamper Bryan
Response from Bryan, the Host, on May 18th, 2020

Sorry you missed out on Causey Reservoir, only 3 miles away as well as the entire South Fork of the Ogden River which has great fishing and places to explore. Red Rock Ranch also offers horseback riding even closer. Hipcamp does a poor job of explaining what is nearby. Did we mention bird watching and star gazing? That's what this place is all about. Thanks for the review though.

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Hipcamper Kerri
Kerri R.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

The Knoll is a beautiful setting with gorgeous views. Everything was great...with the exception of the area having a fair share of ATV activity which is mildly disturbing. Beautiful region to explore for drives, hikes and boating. Brian is a great host and checked in with us from his site down the hill.

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Hipcamper Luu

Peaceful location beautiful views

Luu K.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2020

Beautiful view, quiet location and a close drive offers plenty of water access (between Causey Res, Ogden River and Pineview Res). No shade or trees, so make sure you bring your a shade option. Rocky ground, so if you need to tether your tent, be sure to bring stout stakes and a hammer.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

We stayed at the Knoll two weeks ago and we booked the Knoll and the Dome one night this week. Spectacular views! Love that there are no amenities or people. There aren’t many trees so it does get hot. Would recommend bringing a shade structure if you will there during the day. We plan to book again.

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin H.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

Beautiful spot. Make sure to bring something for shade as there isn't really any on the site. Also don't forget to bring lots of water.

Hipcamper Zach
Zach S.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

We took a road trip across the country and this was definitely the most beautiful site that we stayed at. Nestled into a valley in the mountains with beautiful views and really secluded. The road wasn't hard to navigate in a sedan, even when it had rained a little.

Hipcamper Donna
Donna K.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Beautiful secluded area. Did some hiking, mountain biking, fishing and kayaking nearby. Bryan was a great host. He let me know that the knolll would be better for my group then the dome. Very accommodating. Would definitely go back.
The only con was the very rough road up the mountain ( last leg to the knoll). Just take it slow and you shouldn't have any problems.

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Hipcamper Jed
Jed B.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2020

Great views and plenty of room

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