Hipcamp host Curtis A.
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At the old homestead you can enjoy a four acre campsite all to yourself surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands. Backed by one of America's largest plateaus featuring 80 fishable lakes. Covered in pines and aspens, great for Hunting, Fishing and Exploring on your ATVs, horses and bicycles on the Great western trail. In front of you sits Thousand Lakes mountain, home to
At the old homestead you can enjoy a four acre campsite all to yourself surrounded by thousands of acres of public lands. Backed by one of America's largest plateaus featuring 80 fishable lakes. Covered in pines and aspens, great for Hunting, Fishing and Exploring on your ATVs, horses and bicycles on the Great western trail. In front of you sits Thousand Lakes mountain, home to Pando the world's largest aspen tree colonie and five hundred foot red Sandstone cliffs leading all the way down to Capitol Reef National Park. Staying at The old homestead is like stepping back in time, a one hundred plus year old house sits vacant and dilapidated full of historical charm and a small museum of artifacts found on the property, go on a treasure hunt and add your finds to our collection. Old corrals and grassy meadows make Several tent sites to choose from, but no worries we only allow one group on the property at a time so you'll always have the place to yourself. Bordered by hundreds of acres of wetland wildlife preserve full of streams, ponds, and a river, great for fishing or bird watching. Cows roam free here at the old homestead (May through October keep the gate closed), they're very friendly and love circling around a campfire, but you will need to take precaution to secure your belongings if you plan to leave them unattended, the're very curious. If you get tired of the company a quick H'yah! Git! will send them wandering off the property. 20 miles to Capitol Reef National Park, 20 miles to Fish Lake, 5 miles to Torrey. The closest neighbor is a half mile away. The closest services are four miles away. Please check with Wayne County for possible seasonal fire restrictions.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
RV details
Max length 40ft
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Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
Have a question? Send Curtis a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Access to the Great western trail.


Access toHundreds of miles of OHV trails

Wildlife watching

Bordering a water fowl management area lots of migrating species of birds. Sandhill cranes frequent the site. Deer and cotton t...Read more

Horseback riding


Natural features you'll find at The old homestead in Utah.

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The vibe at The old homestead

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa A.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2018

My husband and I had a magical evening staying at the Old Homestead. We had a little trouble finding the place at first, my we called Curtis and he answered right away and was able to clear things up. This spot is very private and quiet, with only an occasional “moo” or cricket chirp in the distance. Perfect for stargazing too!!! We had a lot of fun exploring the property and would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.

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Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan I.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 4th, 2018

Communications were great as well as directions. I would say the site is not for most people. It is in a beautiful location, not completely hidden from the road, though. The cows were certainly curious, as described, and came around at night. There were quite a few (~20) that came to our site to look around, which by nighttime are not visible, but you can see the reflection from their eyes and hear them. Giving them a quick yell at least stopped or deterred them. Not for the faint of heart!

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew M.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

Great time at the old homestead! Got there late at night but was able to find the gate and set up camp while laughing at the cow's eyes looking back at us from across the field. Woke to the beautiful scenery and awesome "homestead" ruins to explore. After making a fire in the morning, we didn't want to leave. Thanks Curtis!

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Hipcamper Rowan
Rowan L.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2018

Very cool campsite! The cows were very cute and gave us plenty of space. Arrived after dark and had no issues finding the old homestead thanks to Curtis’ directions. Beautiful views in the in morning, a nice fire pit and total serenity all made for a great stay.

Hipcamper Erin
Erin K.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2018

Curtis is a wonderful host! He was super communicative and very accommodating with a special request we had. I would probably recommend the spot more in the spring or summer than fall or winter, but it's a nice secluded spot with beautiful views.

Hipcamper sasha
Sasha S.
recommends this listing.
November 23rd, 2018

Curtis was able answer our questions ocer the phone on the ay of arrival, which help a lot to find the site. Bring your cameras!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
December 18th, 2018

Great primitive camping spot - we drove in along a dirt road in the snow in our 2WD Honda CR-V and it did just fine getting there. Easy to find with the hosts directions as well. It will be the property with half green gate and the other half wood - that’s how you’ll know you’re at the right place. You can set up camp anywhere on the property, we just chose a spot without snow below us. There was a fire pit we found and we found another board to make our own little cook space by the fire. We bought wood in the town of LOA before coming into the camp site. The wood at the first gas station upon entering LOA is $6.50 for a decent sized bundle. There are OTV trails about 2 or 3 miles from the campsite and a fish hatchery down the road as well. Coral Reef NP is about 20 minutes away and the drive to that is wondrous with all the cool geological landscape features. At the property itself are several old homestead buildings. We hiked up the little mountain across from the property and were able to see amazing views of the whole valley.

-Easy to find; found without GPS
-different spots to put up tent
-primitive camping
-gas station right when you come into loa - $6.50 for a good size bundle of wood
-ATV/OTV trails about 2 - 3 miles down road
-Hiked up mtn in front of property
-fish hatchery 1 or 2 miles away
-coral reef np close
-half green/ half wood gate in front of property
-some car traffic, not too much by camp
-town of Torrey- small, close, sights on way
-old school house inn real cool

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2019

Quiet and relaxing with beautiful scenery surrounding. Curtis was very helpful with advice for local attractions and extremely responsive to questions. Super convenient to Capitol Reef (20 mins) and only about 75 minutes to Grand Staircase Escalante.

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Hipcamper Jennifer

What a fun place to stay!

Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2019

We had a fantastic time at the Old Homestead. It was fun to explore the grounds, and the scenery was beautiful. Many thanks to Curtis for being so accommodating and providing us with such great suggestions for hikes to take in the area. I would definitely recommend this campground.

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