Hipcamp host Gary H.
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180 degree view of the Sierras, looking north, east, and west. Oak meadows, ponderosa, and digger pine forest, with rock outcroppings. 15 minutes from Angels Camp Market. Summers are dry and hot, however, with an outdoor bathtub and shower, cooling off is no problem. 

One of the highlights here is hiking to a special knoll with rock benches, looking out at the s

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180 degree view of the Sierras, looking north, east, and west. Oak meadows, ponderosa, and digger pine forest, with rock outcroppings. 15 minutes from Angels Camp Market. Summers are dry and hot, however, with an outdoor bathtub and shower, cooling off is no problem. 

One of the highlights here is hiking to a special knoll with rock benches, looking out at the sierras, as far as the eye can see. Spring time is the most magical, as waves of wildflowers keep blossoming, until the heat of summer slows them down. And the forest is green and lush with Buckeye Blossoms. Bird watching is wonderful, as well as other wildlife. 

As your host, my intention is to be helpful, to your needs. I live here year round, I teach guitar, woodworking, and do gardening and yoga. I built my 30 foot Octagon home, with help from my friends.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Gary a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 7PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

20 minutes from New Melones Lake

Fishing

Angels Creek, New Melones Lake, Stanislaus River

Paddling

New Melones Lake

Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Crystal Hill Sanctuary in California.

Cave

We have "The Moaning Caverns",and "Mercer Caverns," Within 30 minute drive.

Forest

This forest is mostly, oak meadows, and areas of Ponderosa, and Digger Pines, and Buckeye, manzanita, toyon, poison oak, etc.

Lake

New Melones Lake

River, stream, or creek

You can go down and swim in Angels Creek

Swimming hole

Angels Creek has a couple of swimming holes.

Mountainous
Driveway

The vibe at Crystal Hill Sanctuary

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Hipcamper Shelby

A lovely place to camp!

Shelby S.
recommends this listing.
February 19th, 2020

We had a great stay on this neat property! Gary was a gracious host. We had all we needed and felt very secure. The property was picturesque and serene. The bathroom was clean. This spot was just what we needed!

Hipcamper Ellie
Ellie M.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2020

Amazing place to stay, and a great host!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex B.
recommends this listing.
May 11th, 2020

We had such a special time at Crystal Hill Sanctuary. It's a very peaceful place to explore with stunning views and incredible flora and fauna, and there is quartz all over the hill! Be sure to take time to chat with Gary - he's a joy to talk to and learn from, but he will give you ample privacy if you wish. I recommend bringing bug spray as there are some mosquitoes at dusk, and of course a good book, and you will have a wonderful time

Hipcamper Jennifer

Great spot away from others!

Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2020

Great, quiet camping spot with fantastic views. The host was nice and it was easy to feel alone based on the proximity of the sites from their house. It was also great to have a view near a flushing toilet.

Hipcamper Paul V.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2020
Property
Crystal Hill Sanctuary
State
California
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site
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