Hipcamp host David D.
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A massive, serene 20 acre property in the heart of Twentynine Palms - far enough from any roads or neighbors to have complete privacy and peace. 10-minute drive to Joshua Tree National Park. Nothing is developed on the property yet, although we have a permaculture project in the works. Feel free to park where you like and enjoy the vastness of our land!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
40 sites
Up to 100 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
No toilet
No pets
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 100ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Oasis Project in California.

Desert
Driveway

The vibe at The Oasis Project

4 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Clinton

Desert camping w 360 mountain views

Clinton V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2020

Overall Rating: 4/5
Stayed w my two teenagers and would stay again and recommend to friends. Would also go back with friends; host says groups as large as 50 are welcome, w PLENTY of space for everyone to have their own privacy when wanted. Feasible to set tents up in a huge circle w communal space in the center, provided there are not many other groups. Had the entire 20 acres to ourselves on the Fourth of July. Talk about social distancing! Enjoyed having the mountains on all sides w beautiful Sun- and Moon-rise/sets.

Location: 4/5
Minimal city light pollution and road noise. 20 acres to ourselves on the Fourth of July. No natural shade or utilities as expected (businesses nearby have public restrooms though if needed I'm sure). On flat arid desert land surrounded by mountains on all sides. Beautiful Sun and Moon rise and set. Sand roads possible to get stuck on w 2wd. People driving ATV through when we arrived at sunset but not for much longer. No contact w neighbors or noise complaints. Temps were perfect at night in the 70s, but quickly climbed to 90 degrees by 9am. Arrive late and leave early as we did in the summer would be my recommendation.

Cleanliness: 4/5
I imagine it is difficult to monitor the full 20 acres, but there were lots of broken beer bottles on the ground near where we camped, and a discarded mattress set not too far away. Overall very pristine desert surroundings. We packed it out and made sure we left no trace.

Host: 4/5
No reply to my arrival and departure text messages through HipCamp. That said, having no contact w the host or neighbors, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, was not necessarily a bad thing. I can't even be sure that the host received my messages from HipCamp. Had no issues w people asking us if we had the right to be there or anything. We just drove on in at sunset, set up camp, stayed the night, and left early the next morning to avoid the heat.

If you are looking for pack-it-out desert camping in a semi-secluded setting, surrounded by mountains, this is the place!

-Clinton, Chloe & Lex - July 4, 2020

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on October 22nd, 2020

Hello Clinton! I'm so glad it was an enjoyable stay and I hope that you all will come again soon!

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Hipcamper Rich
Rich F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

The GPS and Host directions were accurate. However, there is no street sign for David Way which made it a bit confusing. The property is west of the two streets given in the directions but there are no property lines or fencing to know exactly if you are on the property or not since there is a "no trespassing" sign to make you wonder if you are on a neighbor's property or the host property. There are absolutely no ammenities as stated so be prepared to bring everything. The nice thing is that it is close to Joshua Tree National Park.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on October 22nd, 2020

Hello Rich! Thank you for your informative review - I have since updated the 'Getting There' section of my message after people have booked and would love to offer you a free night in the future for any troubles!

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Hipcamper Gabriel
Gabriel B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2020

First of all we had a great time. David was very easy to get a hold of and friendly. We were lucky because he had just made some additions to the site. He built a cool little platform originally intended for a tent, but the platform was too big. Its better used as a place to set up a table, store stuff off the sand, or even lay down some blankets and pillows and lay and watch the stars (there is very little light pollution so you can see lots of stars). Our tent fit comfortably between the platform and the fire pit.

David also built a fire pit and surrounded it with a wooden love seat, 2 chairs, and a couple of tiki torches. Also he built a wooden wall with a dartboard on it. Next to the love seat is a holder for fire wood where you'll also find metal marshmallow sticks, a wine opener, and a portable gas stove.

The only 2 problems we had was that there was soft sand which can make it a little treacherous if you don't have a 4 wheel drive capable vehicle. If you do get stuck it'll cost you at least $400 for a tow truck that can come and get you out. Luckily we were able to get ourselves dug out. And some nights there are people with dune buggies and off road vehicles that like to zoom by sometimes.

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Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on October 22nd, 2020

Hey Gabriel! Thanks for your review!! You both were wonderful guests and I'm glad you could be the first to try out the Noble Richardson site!!

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Hipcamper Austin

Bummer

Austin C.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 20th, 2020

Got stuck in the sand 200ft off of the road. $300 to get pulled out. Save the hassle and just stay on BLM/public dispersed camping land instead.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on October 22nd, 2020

Hey Austin! So sorry to hear that you got stuck - I do my best to remind people to always stay on the road but I must have not shared that info with you! I do my best to make this property as accessible and affordable as possible and will continue working to improve the overall experience.

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Property
David D.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$12/night
40 Sites

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