Hipcamp host Stephen C.
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If you are heading up or down Interstate 5 we are 24 minutes east on Highway 299 up where it's cooler. Camp next to the creek under magnificent oaks and pine.  Great place to pitch a tent in lush grass and garden areas.  Also a stage area and music equipment for fellow  musicians.  Swimming hole 1/4 mile upstream.  Close to great recreation areas.  Take the the waterfall rou


If you are heading up or down Interstate 5 we are 24 minutes east on Highway 299 up where it's cooler. Camp next to the creek under magnificent oaks and pine.  Great place to pitch a tent in lush grass and garden areas.  Also a stage area and music equipment for fellow  musicians.  Swimming hole 1/4 mile upstream.  Close to great recreation areas.  Take the the waterfall route north back to Interstate 5 and visit 5 beautiful water falls.  You will have use of a full bath and bedroom with private entrance in the ground floor of my house about 100 feet from the camping area.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.




Close to world famous fishing destinations.

Horseback riding

I have a fenced pasture for horses


Swimming holes nearby

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Camp by the creek in California.

River, stream or ...
Swimming hole

The vibe at Camp by the creek

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Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor H.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2018

Wow! This place is so great!! Steve was such a gracious host, he greeted us right when we arrived and showed us his beautiful property that included multiple flat tent spaces in amongst the garden, a bathroom on site, and best of all the creek that runs along the back of his property. Steve was playing a gig in town the night we stayed so he graciously invited us to watch, and we are glad that we did!! We had such a great time getting to watch Steve jam with his fellow musician friends. They were all so welcoming and happy to talk and share with us!! In addition to getting to hang with the local musicians in town, we also got a chance to plug our guitar into an amp and make a little music of our own right on site! We also found time to lounge in the creek swimming holes before the show, which was such a treat when it came to beating the California summer heat! The property was private and secluded and the only neighbors we seemed to notice were the donkeys right next door that provided our all natural alarm call in the morning. All in all this was a fabulous stay with a fabulous host!! We hope to be back soon!

There were plenty of perfectly flat, secluded tent spaces to chose from in the garden forest people camperChilling in the swimming hole in the creek just behind the house! It was so beautiful and refreshing, no better way to spend the afternoon!Hiking in the nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The access was an easy drive down the road from the site!
Hipcamper Melanie
Melanie S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

Stephen is such a lovely person. BEAUTIFUL garden, oak trees, private and shaded. Lots of level grass spots to set up tent. Mesmerizing, tranquil waters of private part of a stream. Peaceful. Excellent night’s sleep.

Hipcamper Madeline
Madeline B.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018

Stephen has a great location and is a wonderful host! He has countless blackberries surrounding his property and let us pick some! We definitely would recommend this place!

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam G.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2018

We had a great stay at Stephen's! His property is perfect for a quiet campsite and relaxing by the creek. We also loved listening to his music on the drive to Lassen the next day, thanks for sharing! Would highly recommend staying at Stephen's!

Hipcamper Guido
Guido L.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

Stephen was a wonderful host! Very friendly guy with a very nice property! We had access to a tables and chairs, access to a beautiful creek behind the property, and it was at a great location, near beautiful waterfalls, forests, trails, and the city of Reading. He provides access to a bathroom with shower which exceeded our expectations. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to camp in the Shasta area.

Hipcamper Kamiah
Kamiah K.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2018

Loved the site! We were traveling from SoCal and needed a place to crash, Stephen’s place was easy and beautiful. Perfect place to stop on road trips. Stephen was a wonderful host - he even shared some of his music with us.

Hipcamper Emily

Musical creek magic

Emily S.
recommends this listing.
April 23rd, 2019

Camping by the creek was beyond my expectations! I arrived to an easily accessible and well-maintained beautiful property. Under the tree was a table and chair set out, along with a mini fire pit stocked full of firewood and newspaper to get started. I set up my tent and walked down to the creek...which was seriously rushing full and looking much more like a roaring river! Steve is a fantastic host that takes really good care of his land. He cut out little paths and has an amazing variety of herbs that he even shared with me. (Fresh lemon balm....soooo nice!) The downstairs of his home is open to use the bathroom and shower and I am thrilled to say that I got to meet his cat :) I actually ended up staying around the area to explore and Steve showed me a great hike and swimming hole a few minutes away. I also got to share some apples with the horses! The camping spot is in his yard so the house is seen and there are neighbors, but it is on a back road. Other than a few cars driving by once in a while, I could hear his neighbors band practicing which was pretty cool and ended not too long after it started. This is not a secluded site, but I enjoyed every moment. Steve is a talented musician and I very much look forward to coming back again, especially when it's warmer to go swimming!

Great swimming and hang out area nearbyMeadow by the creek a few miles awayHiking a few miles up the roadHorses! :)
Hipcamper Peggy

Serenaded by the creek

Peggy A.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2019

Steven was so kind to help us settle in after a very late and frustrating arrival ( note to self: don’t rely on cell phone when camping off the grid!). He offered so many extras to help our young weary travelers and the next morning at daybreak... WOW what a lovely camp area by the creek Steve has carved out. Surrounded by herb gardens and fruit trees, there are mowed paths in the native grasses for easy exploration and to the creek. Our grandkids loved skipping rocks and if time had allowed we would have dipped in the swimming hole. Thank you Steve for sharing your space, your music, your warm hospitality. This was our first hipcamp experience- an adventure and fun memory.

Hipcamper Monique

Gorgeous camping spot

Monique V.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2019

The rushing water was hypnotic and the gorgeous private space so serene, excellent clean bathroom and awesome host that showed us swimming holes.

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