Hipcamp host John S.
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Gazebo in Pristine Ocotillo Desert in California.

Desert
Canyon

The vibe at Gazebo in Pristine Ocotillo Desert

10 Reviews

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Hipcamper Alexandra

Beautiful location

Alexandra D.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
April 28th, 2020

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!

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Hipcamper Aldon

Spiritual

Aldon R.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2020

Absolutely perfect! The best trip to the desert I’ve ever had. Very hot out around this time but was something special there

Hipcamper Christian
Christian P.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper BHARATH
Bharath P.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2020

Nice secluded location, good for camping and some loneliness.

Hipcamper Jordan

Worth it in all terrain vehicles

Jordan B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 8th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Viony

Secluded, peaceful and beautiful!

Viony S.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2020

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!

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Hipcamper Nick N.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020
Hipcamper James C.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020
Hipcamper Trey L.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020
Hipcamper Shannon C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
March 31st, 2020
Property
John S.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$42/night
1 Site

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