Sedona AZ (November 9, 2020) – A California company named AutoCamp wants to create 85 Airstream sites, 10 “Park Model” trailer sites and 5 standalone tent sites. All 100 sites will have a fire pit. 20 of the Airstreams will also include a tent site. The property is surrounded by National Forest and borders the Red Rock / Secret Mountain Wilderness on 2 sides.
To learn more about the AutoCamp proposal, please visit the KSB website: www.keepsedonabeautiful.org.
The County is collecting comments from residents via an online form. Keep Sedona Beautiful urges Yavapai County residents to make your feelings known about this proposal by filling out the Yavapai County comment form at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Autocamp.
Please stop this immediately. It’s a nightmare for the environment and only going to bring more trash to Sedona. Bead Mountain is a beautiful spot and should not be touched by anyone except hikers and bikers. Arizona is full of amazing wilderness that MUST be protected!
You can’t go for a walk anymore, all these companies and money grubbers are worming in to make a buck. People come here to tear up the place and go crazy. We are left with the trash they leave behind. You can’t run more people over the land and have it good for anything. History of the Verde Valley should teach leaders this but they bend to companies desires. Look what the mining, smelters and overgrazing did. Where are the rights of the people who live here? We can’t enjoy Verde Valley because of development. This is not progress and water how much will they suck out of the ground? Next thing you’ll know is Cottonwood will grab it.
So, OK for YOU to live in Sedona and have a thriving business, but no one else?
Did you forget that the Sedona Chamber of Commerce spends MILLIONS on destination marketing to bring people here and that there’s not enough places to stay for those with fat wallets?
I much rather have this campground and all the homeless out there currently who are sh!tting all over the desert and leaving piles of debris for others to clean up.
Sedona does not care about its’ residents. It only cares about tourists . enough is enough
I am an indigenous person, standing in the creek filled with trash and another tear rolling down my sun soaked face. For many years I lived among the rattlesnakes, hawks and ravens, here in a remote red rock canyon. This was almost 30 years ago now, and I have witnessed the rampant greed of western mixed capitalism destroying habitat after habitat, throughout the Sedona/Verde Valley.
Why save Bear Mountain from further encroachment? Why build another “affordable” Enchantment resort? Why not another neighborhood of multi million dollar homes for two adults to visit occasionally?
Did you know, the elk and mule deer used to winter pasture in this area? Did you ever miss the black bears or the javelina, coyotes, skunks, ring-tailed Cat’s, raccoons and other creatures, now seen mainly dead on the side of the road? What if that bloating body was your mother, father, sibling or pack mate?
Maybe it is just time to make as many humans comfortable, while they can afford to watch this once sustainable ecosystem die, right before our very eyes. But I will pray for the day, all life is respected or the people are expelled from this great valley again.
H.Hakola ~ a.k.a. stands without fences ?❤️?
Sounds like a nice thing…. I’m sure it will be well done. Let people have a new experience besides wreaking havoc on my block with the damn A bB renters. If you really are about people and the Neighborhood structure. That’s the real damn problem at a campground get real people
If it gets approved I hope it would be managed better than the Forest Service and State Parks manage their facilities in Oak Creek Canyon. Those agencies over-developed their recreation sites and allowed uncontrolled access to them for too long. And the City is spending millions of dollars on roadways so that visitors can get there faster and park in a ditch along the highway because there’s no available parking, camp-sites or day-use areas. At least try a reservation system.