Hipcamp host Michael P.
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Pitch your tent while enjoying panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park.  Campsite is on the very top, not accessible by vehicle.  About 5 minute walk up to the most serene spot on the property. ADULTS ONLY PLEASE

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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smores kits

Comes with Hershey chocolate, gram crakers and marshmallows.

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5000k watt generator

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Mountain Bicycle

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Experience

Guided tour

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Desert Mountain Top in California.

Desert
Canyon
Mountainous

The vibe at Secluded Desert Mountain Top

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Hipcamper Bradford
Bradford G.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2020

We had a great time at Mike’s Desert Oasis. A couple miles down a dirt road, the hilltop campsite provided phenomenal solitude and impressive panoramas. On the hilltop you are surrounded by the desert brush and cactus although there is plenty of room in the site to setup camp (although I’d be careful keep dogs and children from wandering outside the site at all as the cholla are dense and let their spines fall to the ground). It’s a steep but short walk up to the campsite from the restroom (super clean porta-potty) and parking spot. It was great that there was both a fire pit and picnic table at the site.

Sunrise was spectacular every morning and I enjoyed watching the light travel across the surrounding landscape. After that its a short drive into Anza Borrego for hiking, wildflowers, exploring, and 4wheeling. In our February visit it was chilly overnight but warmed up quickly during the day. At times it could be quite breezy, but when it was still, the silence was incredible.

Mike was friendly and very good about answering any questions we had as we prepared for our trip. He has created an excellent spot to escape the business of everyday life in a peaceful and beautiful setting.

I look forwards to coming back next time we stay in the area!

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul A.
recommends this listing.
March 23rd, 2020

Excellent isolated location with reasonable access to civilization. Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Gregory

Excellent desert oasis vacation.

Gregory R.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2020

Beautiful location. Very private, quiet, bathroom was great. Store was close too so we could restock on firewood and smores fixings multiple times!

Hipcamper Ian

Mountain top adventure.

Ian M.
recommends this listing.
April 27th, 2020

We set up our tent and made a fire and relaxed in the big double chair provided. Spent three days up there. Very private and we loved that. A long way up that hill but either pack light or have a strong vehicle. We brought a shade structure which worked really well. Good hiking trail on public land to the west.
Had a nice time in some pretty country.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth A.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2020

Had a wonderful time at Mike's desert oasis. Views were beautiful! Site was very private. Site included picnic table and fire pit. We were able to purchase wood at the local store. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Kate
Kate K.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

SUCH a beautiful, private and secluded campsite, absolutely stunning 360 degree views of desert mountains. Mike was the best host we could have asked for - so kind and helpful. Just be prepared to be exposed to the elements up there - lots of wind and direct sun during the day!

Hipcamper Will
Will K.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Very isolated spot with 360 degree mountain views. Nearly full moon was amazing and gave us all the light we needed during the evenings. Fire pit was great for relaxing and looking out over the canyon as the sun set. Temps were hot during our early July stay but wind kept them manageable. Michael was a very helpful host and very responsive when we had questions. Lovely spot for a small private outing and very nice to feel surrounded by nature.

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim P.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2020

Beautiful views. Feels very isolated. Gets very hot for a few hours during the day and the wind can be a challenge, but aside from that one of the best camping spots I’ve stayed at. Mike is a great host, very helpful.

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Hipcamper Cameron

Exactly as advertised.

Cameron M.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

Michael was awesome and this was exactly what I was looking for. (It gets windy up there, so make sure you know that in regards to having a sturdy source of shade.) Thanks so much for everything!

Property
Mike's Desert Oasis
State
California
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site

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