Nestled into Chanslor's rolling mountain hills, this is one of the highest sites above Upper Mesa site (one before the Summit). Equipped with a fire-pit and 2 picnic tables.  Intimate and secluded with stellar views, and some wind protection. Can hold 3 tents and max 10 people. wind could be up to 30 mphCHECK-IN TIMES: 12PM-6PM.  All guests should arrive before sundown. This Continue reading...

Nestled into Chanslor's rolling mountain hills, this is one of the highest sites above Upper Mesa site (one before the Summit). Equipped with a fire-pit and 2 picnic tables. Intimate and secluded with stellar views, and some wind protection. Can hold 3 tents and max 10 people.

wind could be up to 30 mph

CHECK-IN TIMES: 12PM-6PM. All guests should arrive before sundown.

This site is HIKE-IN ONLY and inaccessible by vehicle. Please come prepared to be immersed in nature as you backpack a steep incline of 1 mile to your campsite. Pack-in/Pack-out rules apply. Nearest porta-potty is a 10 min walk.

Check the weather before your trip (strong winds up to 35 mph at times!)

72 hour cancellation policy.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 15 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, hose
Fires allowed
Fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Hot spring
Horseback riding
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling

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Hipcamper Natasha
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2018

Camping around the Bay Area is always a challenge, with so many outdoor aficionados it is hard to find a place that is not overly explored. Camp Mesa was the antithesis of that.

Because it is at least an hour and a half away, it is a trek to get out here. Given that, it is definitely worth it. Camp Mesa has so many options in terms of how you want to camp. If you like a bit more of a view, there is a trail to a campsite that has that. If you want more of a river site, you can find one near the river that passes through the property. If you want a bit of a nestled spot with an abundance of shade, you can stay in the Tipi site. Grand Mesa defintely has the BEST views out of all the sites but it's a bit of a trek to get there! Hard work is well rewarded though :)

The scenery and the hikes were all amazing and were easy hikes for the entire group. Overall this is such a welcoming place for people of all camping levels. The staff is so accommodating and helpful and are doing a great job to help everyone enjoy the outdoors as best as possible. Keep up the good work!

Hipcamper Gabbi
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2018

Grand Mesa is a beautiful and secluded site at Chanselor Ranch. The view and privacy at the site is well worth the short hike (about 1 mile up hill). This site also has some wind protection which is an added bonus!

Hipcamper Patrick
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2018

absolutely beautiful view !!!!

Hipcamper William
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June 22nd, 2018

Grand Mesa was beautiful! we stayed mid-June for a weekend. The staff were very helpful and did not leave us guessing on any questions we had.

The site and property is beautiful. you can hear the waves on from the beach and watch the sunset over the ocean. Town was very close and easy to get to.

The firepit was a little small but we managed easily. Firewood is also a bit expensive in teh area, $10 for a milk crate amount of wood, pretty steep.

parking wasn't difficult but there were extra cars there and not everyone was parking with others in mind, blocking gates or other cars in.

Getting to the site was a hike! Grand Mesa was at the top of a hill and making the hike with firewood, gear, and water was rough. I would suggest bringing a wagon of some sort unless you have a backpacking set up.

Hipcamper Gabi
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2018

Beautiful private site with stunning views. The farm is cute and Chanselor Ranch is fun to explore, with lots of other sites available. This particular one happens to be the most remote, very windy from 2-11pm, and a longgg ways up a steep hill. Best if you have a backpacking setup and a sturdy tent (one of our tent poles snapped due to the wind).

Hipcamper April
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

Great private site with a beautiful view.

Hipcamper Christy
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 7th, 2018

We ended up not even staying at camp- we couldn’t get all of our supplies up with just a mom and 2 small children. I’m sure i didn’t read the info close enough, so not their fault. We thought it would be a 100-200 foot hike in, but we got only about 500 feet up the hill (with a wagon) before I could tell it wasn’t for us. So be prepared for a good uphill hike in, and definitely not for novice hikers/campers like us. Everything else was good and the staff very nice!

Hipcamper Christopher
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2018

Outstanding view and scenery. The alpacas were a nice touch. We will be back

Hipcamper Heather
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018

Spectacular site. Amazing views of the coast.

Chanslor Ranch
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