Hipcamp host Ted Wyman, S.
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(Due to snow and rain this camp ground is normally only open from mid May thru mid September )

Snow access periods may be available by prior coordination with the camp manager.

Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your friends, family or church groups!


 To clarify, once a group has booked/reserved  particular


(Due to snow and rain this camp ground is normally only open from mid May thru mid September )

Snow access periods may be available by prior coordination with the camp manager.

Bear spring camp is meant to be a group campsite. Bring your friends, family or church groups!


 To clarify, once a group has booked/reserved  particular dates, only this group will be using the campground for those dates, no other group will be utilizing the campground. This allows groups to enjoy this mountain campground without worry of disturbing other campers.

17 individual campsites for tent camping and RV hook-up with water.


This camp is located on 7,000 acres of private land at 6000 feet elevation in pines and white fir trees. As listed above, once your group reserves a date only your group will have the campgrounds, which means there are no restrictions on how loud you play your music or how long you run your generators.

Campers have freedom to hike and rock hound in a location which covers oak woodlands to Tehachapi peak at 8,000 feet elevation.

Access is available from April thru November weather permitting.

The camp area is accessible by 2 wheel drive cars or trucks but 4 wheel drive is required for exploring. No Quads or trail bikes are allowed.

Group camping is encouraged, first time individual campers are only allowed after they become familiar with the ranch.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
17 sites
Up to 40 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Over 20 miles of mountain roads are available to mountain biking.


Many trails are available from short hikes to all day climbs which include abandoned mines and quarries.

Horseback riding

Corals and water are available. The groups requirements need to be coordinated in advance of the camp out.


All requirements need to be coordinated prior to the group camp

Snow sports

December thru April can provide cross country snow sports and snowmobile trails may be available depending upon the weather. ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Guided hikes need to be coordinated prior to the camp date


Natural features you'll find at Bear Spring in California.


Pine, Oak, and White Fir the elevation varies from 5,000 ft. to over 8,000 ft.


Elevation goes from 5,000 ft. to over 8,000 ft.

The vibe at Bear Spring

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Hipcamper Steph
Steph M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 29th, 2016

Bear Springs is an excellent camp for large groups. It houses at least 20 different tents if not more and has a "comfort house" on the property that includes and Mens and Women's bathroom with hot showers, sinks and private stalls. The land is very secluded and has incredible star views at night. It has a LARGE fire pit with log seats positioned around it for the perfect camp fire setting. This site also has fresh spring water running to it so you can't go thirsty. It includes a smoker and many little BBQ's around the site. It also has a few swing sets and Tree swings, great for kids and large families who want to get away. You are basically in Antelope Canyon park. There are some road paths for hiking but I wouldn't wonder off the road paths, there is wildlife out here and you would rather be safe than sorry with mother nature. I visited in late May and the flower fields were in bloom. Cliffside of this area were covered with flowers and it was really incredible to see many different kinds of flowers along the canyon sides. Ted and Steve are wonderful! They will meet you and take you up to the site. Really warm welcoming guys who know the land. If you have any questions about the site let them know they are full of knowledge. I would recommend this site to anyone who has a large group of campers and is looking to get away. I hope to return myself soon!

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Hipcamper Nancy

Great site but come prepared

Nancy L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 17)
September 4th, 2019

The ranch has a great campground location, very private and adventurous. Host's assistant Steve was great help and super friendly, offered to take us up the mountain and provided great instructions ahead of time.

The site has ample amount of camping space, and has a restroom facility with 3 flush toilets and 3 shower stalls, separated in men/women, and kept tidy. The women restroom toilet paper ran out earlier than men's so we had to borrow from them. Would suggest to put more toilet paper in the restrooms that the campers can get themselves.

The biggest problem we had, which I already advised the camp host's assistant, is the mosquito and bugs issues. As soon as we arrived at the site, we were shocked with the amount of gnats flying all over the entire campground. It was like clouds of mosquitoes everywhere. We had mosquito repellent bracelet, patches on clothes, lit up citronella candles and sprayed bottles and bottles on us and kids, but still got bitten all over. Especially kids faces and our arms and legs, they even bit us through the long sleeve clothes. We were itchy and put on lots of medicine but still were swollen.

Our group camp each year for past 10+ years, once in awhile we will come across few mosquitoes which is normal in outdoors that's why we always have sprays and candles, but this is by far the only site that has this amount of gnats flying in clouds after clouds everywhere.

Honestly this site is amazing, and we absolutely love how private it is, if not for the mosquitoes problems. There was no streams or lakes close by we have no idea why they were there. I had suggested to the host to hire professional exterminator to help upkeep the site and find a better solution to get rid of these mosquitoes and make it better experience for the campers.

Hipcamper Jon
Jon W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
July 30th, 2019

Had a blast with a big group. Everything was as advertised or better. Great communication with host. Would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Holly

Wedding weekend in the woods

Holly S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
August 15th, 2020

This spot is a true gem. My fiance (now husband) and I had to make last minute plans as our original wedding venue cancelled. We were looking to have a camping weekend with friends and family, and have our wedding one of those days. When we searched hipcamp, we found this perfect spot, and were so grateful and appreciative that the hosts were more than accommodating. The fact that the campground is a very large group site made it perfect to host up to 70 people, 60 of whom camped with us there. We had 11 RVs and about 7 tents set up. The bathrooms and hot showers were a luxury as we are used to roughing it with camping. The large fire pit was perfect for the group to gather around each night. Each site is private enough to host such a big group, and everyone could feel they had their own space. Having it all to ourselves was even more special. We had the local Tehachapi Red House BBQ cater for the event, and the whole weekend turned out wonderful. There were more than enough picnic tables to use for our group. Yes there were some bugs, but that's camping. When the breeze came through the canyon, it kept the bugs away. Numerous deer walked through the site daily which was beautiful to watch. I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking to host a group camp out. The road in is a bit steep, but everyone made it in and out okay. The owner and host are great people, and we were so lucky to be allowed to use this spot for our event. Eternally grateful!!!!

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Hipcamper Stephan
Stephan C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 7th, 2020

Been camping here since 1989. Love it.

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Hipcamper David
David L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
September 15th, 2020

Had a retreat with 14 friends here recently and really enjoyed our stay. The site is just as advertised, Peaceful and Private! We are looking forward to returning soon.

Hipcamper Jon W.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2019
Hipcamper George B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
June 30th, 2020
Hipcamper Russell T.
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(Site 11)
June 19th, 2019
Hipcamper Marichie B.
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(Site 1)
August 7th, 2018
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(Site 1)
August 5th, 2018
Hipcamper Laura S.
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(Site 1)
August 6th, 2017
Hipcamper Paul H.
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July 3rd, 2017
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