Hipcamp host Gene W.
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Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

 If you are trying to "stay safe," stay home. Please DO NOT request to book.

Alongside the creek on the upper


Please make sure you and your party have read and understand ENTIRE listing description including part about reservations BEFORE requesting to book. 

Currently ONLY booking within 2 weeks> or less - NOT accepting reservations more than 14 days out. 

 If you are trying to "stay safe," stay home. Please DO NOT request to book.

Alongside the creek on the upper level is the 20' Moon and Stars Tipi (the big tipi). It has an earth floor with jute mats. A fire can be made inside or outside in the nearby fire-pit. This site requires a short walk with your gear (red wagon/wheelbarrow available). Bring your own pads and bedding. Foam pads may be available upon request. Arrive Before Dark. ---  

In the center of the California coast

Where the mountains meet the sea

A refuge in nature

Beside the flowing creek

A Home with Family, Friends, and Animals


Striving to create a minimal impact, with a respect and awareness of this wild and natural part of the central California coast. Practicing simple eco-sustainable and environmentally friendly living techniques.


An escape from the electrical grid. There is no internet, electricity or phone service. There is minimal solar lighting, fire and propane stoves and water heaters.


There is an outdoor open kitchen available to use for the local community and visitors, with dishes, a sink, stove, and a fire-pit with grill for cooking. There is an organic vegetable garden, goats, chickens, bees and fruit trees.


Drinking water is spring fed and also available filtered. Bottled water is unnecessary.


No personal fires (besides Tipi’s). There are two communal fire-pits, one in the main area and an outdoor fireplace on the second level.


Structures on the land are rustic, generally lightweight and built to blend in with the natural character of the land. There are outdoor composting poopers set up with sawdust and barrels, and there is a flushing toilet with an old septic tank that is mainly used for peeing.


Kids are welcome with an accompanying adult.


Dogs are welcome off leash, unless they attack chickens, goats, cats or other dogs. Please bring a shovel to bury dog poop.


This is a remote area with beautiful beaches, creeks and hiking trails throughout the forest. Some areas can be very dangerous with steep cliffs and loose rocks.  Be aware that things like spiders, snakes, raccoons, mice, poison oak, etc.. exist in natural areas like this.


Enjoy the scenic Pacific Coast highway. Retreat into nature by yourself or with friends and family. Have a romantic getaway. Practice art, music and photography. Spend time to read & write and sit in meditation. Adventure along the creek, to the beach or up the mountains.


No stereos or electronic music devices. Acoustic instruments are encouraged.


Carpool, parking can become tight. This is a busy, curvy mountain 2-lane Hwy. If a car wants to pass, pull over.


Take away your own garbage. There is no trash service. If used properly, there is a recycling station  to sort paper, glass, metal, plastic and food-waste. Do not put unsorted bags in any bin.


Alcohol is discouraged. It is not intended as a place to party or get drunk. A casual drink is okay.


All contributions are put back into the land, helping to facilitate the nurturing and sharing of this sacred space.  


 -IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED- please write  "I have read the description" and then tell a little bit about yourself/party, in your booking request. Do NOT request to book if you are uncomfortable being around other people or feel the need to wear a face-mask outdoors.

  We are currently not booking more than 14 days in advance and there is a 2 night minimum on weekends. Internet is usually checked once daily around noon, Mon- Fri. Maggie sometimes help manage reservations but does not live on the property.


Arrive before dark. Dogs may bark, but are friendly. You are welcome to check-in with hosts and get any assistance you may need, but they are not always available. Make sure you read the Written Directions and Manual and have them saved, as there is no reception on the coast.


Be prepared before leaving Monterey from the north and Morro Bay from the south with plenty of gas, a light, warm clothes, groceries, wood, ice, and anything else you may want or need from town.


In the wintertime, Dec-Feb, the days are shorter and it is wetter, windier and colder and there may  be unsafe road conditions. As many structures are outside it is advisable to check the weather before booking.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Gene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at 20' Moon and Stars Tipi in California.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at 20' Moon and Stars Tipi

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie W.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2018

Great spot for camping right off the California coast line. We brought our puppy who loved playing in the river right behind the tipi (nice sound to fall asleep to). The tipi itself is huge and the directions were very clear from host's directions. Convenient walking path to the rocks and water made catching the sunset easy. Will be back!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna R.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous place to camp—photos cannot really do it justice. We loved the spacious teepee, the sounds of the creek as we slept, being in walking distance from the ocean. The entire property which includes several campsites was thoughtfully curated, private, well-outfitted and a pleasure to discover.

20' Moon and Stars Tipi
Hipcamper Jeffrey


Jeffrey C.
recommends this listing.
March 25th, 2019

Stayed in the moon and stars tipi for a weekend with a few friends. It’s was magical. Ohji’s property is incredible. It is beautiful, welcoming and inspiring. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful experience in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan D.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

Great place nestled in the park area and near the coast. Cool experience and highly recommend.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily N.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2018

Kiwi cat is the sweetest and the spot was great!

Hipcamper Mrgn
Mrgn L.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

Beautiful and unique experience. The hosts were very helpful and welcoming- even inviting us to join them for dinner. The tipi is stunning as is the location. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Emilia
Emilia F.
recommends this listing.
November 18th, 2018

It was magical falling asleep in a tipi to the sound of the babbling creek. We we’re snug in our sleeping bags, and made the tipi extra cosy with our own battery powered fairy lights.

Camp kitchen.Lots of flowers and humming birds.There’s interesting things to see all over the site.Getting campfire going for making dinner in the tipi.
Hipcamper Colten
Colten P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 1st, 2019

Beautiful property with amazing views. This was the prefect getaway to unwind and reconnect with yourself. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Shervin
Shervin S.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2019

Kind people. Cool spot. Will recommend and return. Thanks!

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