Hipcamp host Francois P.
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Pitch your tent by the huge “5ACRES” sign and get to live a modern lonesome cow boy experience, in this isolated yet hip place.

The 5ACRES bar is looking down the desert valley, with snowy mountains backdrop. You’ll be drinking your beer surrounded by rocky mountains, Joshua trees, boulders, or star glazing.

The space includes a BBQ, fire pit and some clean and very function

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Pitch your tent by the huge “5ACRES” sign and get to live a modern lonesome cow boy experience, in this isolated yet hip place.

The 5ACRES bar is looking down the desert valley, with snowy mountains backdrop. You’ll be drinking your beer surrounded by rocky mountains, Joshua trees, boulders, or star glazing.

The space includes a BBQ, fire pit and some clean and very function dry bathroom.

Please note that the space is accessible through a dirt track, easily accessible with any SUV (2x4 or 4x4) or a short 6min walk.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 20 people per site
No potable water
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
No pets
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send francois a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 5 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
Desert
Beach
Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Hiking
OHV
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Places to see near 5ACRES Mojave

Saddleback Butte State Park
Saddleback Butte State Park
4 miles way Explore
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
25 miles way Explore
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park
50 miles way Explore
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
54 miles way Explore
Malibu Creek State Park
Malibu Creek State Park
59 miles way Explore
Leo Carrillo State Park
Leo Carrillo State Park
71 miles way Explore
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove State Park
73 miles way Explore
Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park
76 miles way Explore
Mount San Jacinto State Park
Mount San Jacinto State Park
91 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily T.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2017

We had so much fun exploring the property at 5ACRES. The bar and fire ring set up are awesome. There is tons of room too spread out and get your campsite set up. We popped our tent up under the canopy below the big sign for some protection from the sun. The bar is great for mixing up beverages and prepping food. There is plenty of space behind it to store gear too! The property is also equipped with a propane grill and stovetop! Perfect for grilling up breakfast, lunch and dinner! The landscape is beautiful out there - dotted with gorgeous Joshua Trees and jumbo sized rock formations to climb for even better views of the desert valley below! The host, Francois, was super friendly and responsive. He offered some great tips and all the details we need to get there. I definitely recommend if you use the ATV track to get to the site that you only proceed with a 4x4 SUV that is high off the ground. I have a 4x4 cross over and I definitely felt my car bottom out a few times on some of the bumps along the way - so drive with caution along there! We had a great time and look forward to coming back in the future! Thanks!!

Sunset on 5ACRES is magical. We explored some of the surrounding rock formations to get even better views!So much room to explore!It's hard not to be happy out here!
Hipcamper Brennan
Brennan M.
recommends this listing.
May 12th, 2017

Cute site on the side of a mini sandy mountain in the desert. Toilet pit/bucket/outhouse was a welcome addition and so was having the bar counter to cook on. The fire pit was full of sand when we got there but we just dug it out and it worked perfect.

Note that the drive up here is unmarked, there were zero signs on our way up and our GPS told us it was in a different location. You couldn't see the 5 acres sign from any of the road and had no idea where to look. Once we found the correct road it was indeed a ATV trail. If you have anything less than a 4x4 or a 4x2 SUV I would not stay here as the drive up is super sandy with deep bumps (high clearance vehicles will have no problems). We drove up here in a stock FJ Cruiser, put it in 4x4 and had no issues, although the tilted sections of the trail gave us a slight scare since we are loaded top heavy lol. Also when we arrived it was super super windy (i.e. sand blasting everywhere) as a storm was passing through, we used our vehicle as a wind break to set up and once the storm passed it was fine.

I would definitely stay here again but try and pick a less windy time. One thing I wish was there was a flat spot to camp. Everything is at an angle so if you have a ground tent be prepared.

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Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor G.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2017

Went with my two boys for an overnight, loved the expanse of the land & we had beautiful clouds all day. If you're bringing a tent, like we did, make sure to collect rocks for tie-downs or bring sand stakes. The ground is 100% sand and the wind was ripping pretty good, we had to bury items to make stakes so our tent didn't blow away. The toilet shelter needs repair, it was ripped wide open on one side, but otherwise a great area for exploring the nearby rock formations. Caveats aside we'd definitely come again!

Simple and open desert camping, the bar was great to set up our stoveWe had great skies!The compost toilet needs the walls fixed
Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 3rd, 2017

A quiet retreat to escape the 9-5 work week. I appreciated that there were not other campers and tents set up nearby. As mentioned prior, the toilet area does need a little bit of maintenance and possibly some updated signage for those of us arriving after sundown. We took a few guesses and followed some tire tracks to find the location.
Overall, I'd stay again. Thank you, Francois!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel M.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2017

We had an amazing time this weekend at 5 Acres. My husband, dog and I went solo Friday night and a group of friends joined us Saturday night. It's the perfect location for small or large groups. There were 5 tents and we all fit comfortably. We brought a 10x10 EZ up tent that we setup next to the bar, which was a lifesaver with the heat. The BBQ and stove top work great, and the little putting green was really fun (bring your own clubs). The dirt road is definitely rough getting in, and while my 4x2 Jeep was ok, it's definitely better in an AWD car/4x4 SUV or truck. The outhouse bathroom has been fixed (from previous posts) and is actually quite nice. Bring a white sheet and a little projector if you want to watch movies by the fire pit. There's even a wood goal post to hang the sheet on! We'll definitely be back!

Awesome bar. We left our disco ball so everyone else can enjoy it too 🤗 Bringing our EZ up tent was a great choice with the heat.BBQ and stove top were so nice!A bar and a tent in the desert
Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah R.
recommends this listing.
May 9th, 2017

We loved this hidden gem! So much open space to hike, explore, gaze at the stars. The bar is super fun and the grill was a nice bonus! Francois was incredibly attentive and helpful, any questions we had he responded right away.

A few things to note:
- Do not drive up here unless you have four wheel drive, and even then, park at the bottom and walk up with your stuff - it's not far and the road is very sandy, bumpy and windy. We didn't get stuck, but our SUV battery died and when we needed a tow truck - which, sort of hilariously, DID get stuck immediately upon arrival. (Throughout this whole process Francois was beyond helpful and offered to come out and give us a jump, which fortunately we didn't need but I was grateful for his generosity.) It's really advisable just to leave your car farther down the dirt path and at least explore the terrain before driving through - the area is totally safe and your car will be fine!
- The master lock on the grill sticks a bit, we had trouble opening at first. We found that shaking out the sand a bit (try knocking it lightly against something metal until sand falls out) and follow the instructions and it should come unstuck.

We loved 5 acres and will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Parker
Parker U.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2017

5ACRES is a great spot. Good for groups. Lots of hiking and climbing on premises.

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Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa G.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2017

This stay was exactly what we needed! The property was great and isolated, so we didn't have to worry about campers close by being loud (or thinking we were too loud). The sign is so Instagram worthy, and the bar was a super nice touch. As other people have mentioned, the outhouse only has 3 walls, but we didn't mind and we weren't expecting a luxurious experience from camping! The open part faces away from the camp site, so you get a good view while you go. Definitely stay here if you get the chance!

Hipcamper John
John W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 1st, 2017

Definitely check the weather forecast before committing. We got to the site and the wind was too strong to even set up camp. Ate the cost and went to a hotel instead. Unfortunate.

Property
5ACRES Mojave
State
California
$55/night
1 Site