Songdog East Campsites

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About Songdog East Campsites

Hipcamp host Jim
Hosted byJim
We've opened up the south east corner of our humble property. These additional campsites are tucked away on the upper plateau surrounded by juniper and open to the sunsets and starry skies that make your stay the most memorable. Each has a bit more privacy than our basic sites AND comes with firewood!

We've opened up the south east corner of our humble property. These additional campsites are tucked away on the upper plateau surrounded by juniper and open to the sunsets and starry skies that make your stay the most memorable. Each has a bit more privacy than our basic sites AND comes with firewood!

Fires are allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Potable water is available
Spigot
Pets are allowed
Off leash
Have a question? Send Jim a message!
  • Listing type: Private
  • No. of sites: 3
  • Accessible by: Drive
  • Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
  • Check in after: 2PM
  • Check out before: 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Kinga

LOVED this spot so much I double dipped. Stayed at Songdog West last weekend and this weekend brought friends back to this side. Could not believe there was even a site available last min and happily snatched up site 3....pure magic. Site 3 is away from the other two and gorgeous. Plenty of room for multiple tents and close to some pretty hiking trails. This time of year the ground was a blanket of yellow flowers. My friends could not believe how great the spot was and how many little details Jim had thought of to make it comfortable and nice.

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Hipcamper Tallay

Very lovely and helpful hosts. Each campsite has it's own covered wooden picnic table, fire pit and is set amongst the juniper flowers. There was plenty of space between the campsites and it felt very private. Absolutely stunning night sky gazing.

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Hipcamper Michael

it was a very quiet and nice area. the scenery was amazing , and the owner has a good deal for fire wood. the wood he brings burns for a very long time ... the outhouse was also maintained pretty well. one of the best camp sites i have stayed at

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Hipcamper Hannah

These newly-opened sites are a great addition to this already-amazing property. You can book them separately or all together -- there's a perfect private to social ratio. During our stay, we really enjoyed the shady area, the easy access to water, and the short walk to the clean bathroom. We had a fun time hanging out with other campers around the fire while enjoying the sunset. Before we returned to ​the Bay Area, we made a pit stop at Carrizo Plain National Monument. It's a beautiful drive, and Soda Lake is a unique site to see.

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Hipcamper Mercedes

First time on the east side of the ranch. Stayed in campsite #2. The campsites are spaced far enough from each other for privacy but close enough if you want to book multiple sites. Campsite #2 is the closest of the three to the outhouse which is great when you have to go in the middle of night. The east side has equally great views as the west side campsite which we've also stayed at a few times. This was the first camping trip for our two German Shepherd puppies and they loved it and had no trouble sleeping. We love this ranch and will continue to explore the different campsites on this property.

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Hipcamper roger

Great camping location! Quiet with water, trash, firewood and outhouse. Can't find anything with these amenities for miles.

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Hipcamper Hannah

These newly-opened sites are a great addition to this already-amazing property. You can book them separately or all together -- there's a perfect private to social ratio. During our stay, we really enjoyed the shady area, the easy access to water, and the short walk to the clean bathroom. We had a fun time hanging out with other campers around the fire while enjoying the sunset. Before we returned to ​the Bay Area, we made a pit stop at Carrizo Plain National Monument. It's a beautiful drive, and Soda Lake is a unique site to see.

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Hipcamper Nicholas

Highly recommended. SongDog East is more secluded than SongDog West, with the campsites spaced out further from each other. It is still the same set-up, with a table, trash, wooden shelter, firepit and two star-gazing chairs laid out for you. We stayed at site 1, and the slight elevation and incline of this site compared to the SongDog West meant we were in a prime position to watch a magnificent sunset from our camp chairs. However, there is an easily accessible hill next to the site if you need an even better vantage point (or stargazing spot). A final point, we went over Memorial Day weekend, and even though the whole site was full, it never felt crowded. Jim has set something special up here.

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Hipcamper Hannah

It was great! Gorgeous starry sky at night. A little buggy because of location of trash can at campsite but otherwise fantastic

Hipcamper Olivia

This was HEAVEN! Jim was the most incredible host, so kind and helpful. What an amazing vibe this place has. We will be back :)

Hipcamper Jordan

My boyfriend stopped by here for a night on our way up to yosemite. We loved it! It was peaceful and quiet. The campsites are huge! Jim provides you with firewood, portable rocking chairs, and a shaded picnic table. It's away from city lights so the stars are out in full force. We fell asleep to the sound of yipping coyotes. On top of all that, we met Jim and he was a very welcoming and accommodating host! One more plus, it was just us and a family and the entire site! Thanks Jim!

Hipcamper Todd

Spent the night @ SongDog East and it was a great time. Perfect Setup - Jim was Cool, Had a lot of privacy, potable water, bathroom. Insane Sunset and Stars. Would go back in a heartbeat - It does get very hot in the summer months.

Hipcamper Jen

First time campers here. We had a great time at Songdog - had a little trouble finding the actual campsite but everything went smoothly once we did. Jim has everything set up really well - we were grateful for the included firewood, kindling and fire starter! We ate a hot dinner while enjoying a truly spectacular sunset.

We had a large neighboring group staying in the nearby lodge for a yoga retreat, and when they started pumping music with booming bass around 8pm we thought our chances of getting any sleep that night would be doomed. Luckily they only kept it up for an hour tops before switching to zen meditation sounds (which was actually great for enjoying the stars), and then turned it off completely!

The area is also filled with jackrabbits, cottontail bunnies, quail (we saw families with tiny little chicks running around), lizards, and some adorable little kangaroo mice.

Had a great time, would come back again!

Hipcamper Monica

We absolutely loved our stay at Songdog East Campsites! Jim was a great host and very welcoming. He had firewood, two chairs, and a water trough with a hose attached to it ready at the campsite when we arrived. We stayed at campsite #1, which offered a lot of privacy and was only a short walk to the bathroom. The views are beautiful and you can't beat the stargazing at night. It did get a little hot during the afternoon so we may opt to come back during the spring or fall next time. But, we will definitely be back to songdog soon!

Hipcamper jungwoo

Everything is great!!!!! enough said.

Hipcamper Alistair

Really incredible place. Very quiet. Immaculately clean and tidy. Potable water at each site and well designed fire rings with adjustable height cooking grill. Firewood was provided.

Feels like you are in the middle of nowhere (in a good way!). Great views and the sunset vista is breathtaking. We stayed two nights at site #3 in the East section. Loved our spot but the others looked great too. Hard to go wrong. We visited in July and it was hot hot hot but there there are nice sturdy shade structures at each site.

Ojai is a 1-hour drive to south and makes a fun day trip, lots of dramatic scenery along the way.

Jim, the host, is lovely and sweet.

We'll be back!

Hipcamper Nikoo

I almost don't want to write a review for Songdog because it's too good to share! Just kidding ;) there's plenty of camping space for everyone and that is part of the reason why I love it!

Jim is a great host and each time we go back, we fall more in love with Songdog! I highly recommend it to anyone who isn't afraid of a little dirt and seclusion. The stargazing is irreplaceable and you really feel like you are out on the range. Each campsite is fully loaded with a fire pit and Jim even provides some wood for certain campsites. We've also stayed in the Speakeasy Lodge which is quite a rustic wonder of it's own.

Songdog is the perfect retreat from the bustle of the city! I may just book my next trip right after finishing this review because I can hardly wait to go back!

Hipcamper Jonathan

Had an amazing stay at Songdog Ranch. The campsites are beautiful, come with firewood and a picnic table, and the whole place is easy to get to. Jim was great and he even takes care of trash for you. The sky is amazing during the day and night. We only stayed one night so didn't do too much walking around but the land is beautiful. We'll be back and I highly recommend checking this out.

Hipcamper Holly

Songdog is a unique campground with beautiful views, large camp sites & Jim is a great host. Make sure you turn at the "Songdog In" sign just past the house on the left. We didn't & ended up at the recreational area before turning around. Going up to the mesa looked intimidating because we are newbies but it wasn't a problem for our 30' motorhome. Just watch out for some shrubs hugging the drive on the top of the mesa. The camp site is huge! Has a nice covered picnic table & the firepit has a moveable grate & hook for cooking which I really wanted to try out but didn't have my cast iron with me. Jim left wood, lighter fluid & matches at the site too! The sunset was beautiful just like everyone mentioned. I would definitely come back here for winter camping.

Hipcamper Orly

What a beautiful, magical experience. One of the most peaceful and serene. Would come back in a heartbeat. And you may be lucky enough to meet Gypsy. The sweetest. Thank you for a special time.

Hipcamper Friedrich

Unique location and set-up with very welcoming and uncomplicated host. We'll be back!

Hipcamper Tyler

This was a very comfortable campsite. Wood was waiting at the fire pit, along with fuel and matches! The sunset from the Mesa was beautiful in the summer.

Jim was very welcoming and offered me to explore the property to my liking.

Thank you again Jim for a great stay on your property!

Hipcamper Jeff

Beautiful area. Great site. Can't wait to go back next year.

Hipcamper eileen

What an amazing experience. Jim the host was super accommodating. We booked two nights, and it was one of the best experiences I've ever been to. I booked it during the weekend of the Perseid meteor shower and it was unreal. Huge open skyview and peaceful - just perfect. The area was spacious and open, my dog was able to run around off-leash and he was such a happy camper, literally! Jim left firewood for us, nice touch! He even let us use a small tub for my little kids to stay cool in. Jim, thanks for sharing with us. We will be back again to visit. I'm definitely a happy camper!

Property
Cuyama Badlands
State
California
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Coordinates
34.881° N, 119.476° W
$40/night
RV / Trailer: 3 Sites