Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Campfires and Starry Skies. 360 degree Views of Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains. Custom Built Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor for hanging out or setting up tent on. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug. Surrounded
Seclusion in a Pristine Desert Landscape. Campfires and Starry Skies. 360 degree Views of Salton Sea, Anza Borrego Mountains and San Jacinto Mountains. Custom Built Gazebo/Pavilion with raised floor for hanging out or setting up tent on. Amazing concretion rock formations and sea floor fossils scattered on property. Provided charcoal bbq, portable toliet and rug. Surrounded by Ocotillo Wells State off road recreation area. Bring your toys, dirt bikes, quads, Side by Side (SxS) or RV. Hiking and Bike Trails. *Difficult access to property* Rough/Sandy road.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 9 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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The location and scenery are amazing! We had quite a hard time entering the property as the park is closed due to COVID and we needed paperwork that we did not have, so make sure to get that from the host before you go. The directions that were emailed to us were not accurate, which almost led to us getting stuck, so make sure you confirm with the host before you go as well. The actual gazebo is quite a hike from the 'road', a wagon would be helpful. Also there is no fire pit, just a sand area, so it was hard to control the fire pit and smoke blowing in to the gazebo. Overall a nice spot!
Enjoyed our time camping at Johns gazebo. The view of the sunset and sunrise was incredible. Although there was a slight issue with strong winds it did not take away from our overall experience. Would stay here again!
Worth it in all terrain vehicles
SUCH a beautiful location. The whole area is stunning. The only downside for me is that I thought my SUV could handle the bumpy roads but when we arrived it was clear that an off-road vehicle would be a better match. We couldn’t actually access the gazebo because the terrain wasn’t safe for our vehicle but wow it looked absolute breathtaking. The directions were a little confusing vague but we did end up finding it! Just a little tough to tell the difference between stacked rocks for a marker and a pile of random rocks. Also the tire track markers were difficult to distinguish. But again all that being said we were able to locate the space and appreciate the views leading up to where our car had to turn back. If I had a jeep or something I would totally try this area again.
Secluded, peaceful and beautiful!
We had an awesome time staying at the Gazebo! We arrived with two small SUV's and made it all the way to the water jug., where we parked. If you don't have a high clearance vehicle: be prepared to drive slow, if you take your time and drive carefully we think a lot of vehicles can make it to the designated parking spot. The drive from the 78 to the Gazebo took us at least 30 minutes. But it was a fun experience, so we didn't mind at all. Also with the additional coordinates and extra directions we were able to find the destination without any problems. Especially when we saw the Gazebo pop up! Wow! In the middle of nowhere, yet still somewhat connected to the rest of the world because of the crossing activity. Same goes for the noise: the noise from all of the crossing around you is almost not there, it's faded and somewhere in the background. Also a lot of the times you just could not even hear a thing. And the views... Just stunning... When sitting and seeing the sunset behind the mountains and another view of the Salton Sea we just did not need anything else! We felt that this was a very special place which we will definitely visit again!