Hipcamp host Michael P.
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Stay on 80 beautiful acres with complete privacy, 360 panoramic mountain views, and easy access to Anza-Borrego Desert State park. All campers will also receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the local market during your stay. 

This property is currently raw land, but we have big plans for a future orchard, fish farm, and unique lodging structure.  LGBTQ+ Friendly

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 30 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
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: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Secluded Desert Valley


smores kits

Comes with Hershey chocolate, gram crakers and marshmallows.

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5000k watt generator

Generator fee is 30.00 per day. So if you want for 3 days you will pick 3 un...Read more

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Mountain Bicycle

Bicycle rentals to explore anza borrego state park and all the beautiful loca...Read more

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Guided tour

Private guided tours to secret local spots. Desert waterfalls and swimming h...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching


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


The vibe at Secluded Desert Valley

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Hipcamper Jacquelyn

Amazing private getaway with a view

Jacquelyn N.
recommends this listing.
January 17th, 2020

Mike's Desert Oasis was perfect for a private getaway with a view right next to Anza-Borrgo Desert State Park. It was nicely tucked away off a main road and right next to the host's market/store which he offers a discount to the campers! He was a very nice guy and told us a lot about his land and what he's planning on doing with it! One of his plans includes adding an orchard to the property! Can't wait to see his plans take shape.

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Hipcamper Alloy
Alloy K.
recommends this listing.
February 9th, 2020

we loved this site - very remote and pleasant

Hipcamper Bryan

Fun times

Bryan S.
recommends this listing.
February 20th, 2020


Hipcamper Roni
Roni L.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2020

Mike is awesome and so accommodating! Definitely stay here! The state park is a small hike off the property!

Hipcamper Jake

Beautiful, peaceful & private

Jake J.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2020

LOVE this spot! We would and already have recommended it to our friends. Michael is awesome and very responsive. We will be back!

Hipcamper Ally

Absolute stillness

Ally R.
recommends this listing.
March 15th, 2020

Staying at Mike's Desert Oasis was a dream - it was exactly what I envisioned to be the setting for my birthday. We had a romantic fire and dinner onsite and enjoyed the absolute STILLNESS and expansive views of the sky. I will be back to enjoy this slice of nature. + Mike is AWESOME. SO welcoming and gave us everything we needed...even drove us right up to the site! Thank you Mike!

Hipcamper Tressa

Private getaway all to yourselves

Tressa G.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2020

Mike's property was amazing. We had the whole place to ourselves with complete privacy. I loved all the views and short hikes all around. Its right near the entrance trail to Anza-Borrego State Park, tucked away in the high desert mountains. The landscape reminded me of views you would see in the Eastern Sierras, but it is conveniently just an hour and half drive from San Diego compared to a 5 hour+ drive to the Alabama Hills. Its a hidden gem that must be viewed at least once in ones life. It may get windy on the hill top there so be prepared. He also has other camps on the property that seem a bit more sheltered from the weather but they weren't as private. Since the parks were closed due to the virus this was a perfect getaway from the choas of the city. The directions are easy just meet Mike at the local market in Ranchita and he will drive you there. I recommend arriving atleast a few hours before sunset so you can set up your tent before its dark. He sells firewood if needed. The site has a nice deck to chill on, a fire pit and chairs. I would defintely recommend this spot.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian R.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2020

Very private with incredible scenic views. We loved the location and would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Megan

Loved it!

Megan C.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2020

We loved our stay here. It was really nice and private and lots to explore around. The only downside was that it got really windy at night, not sure if this was just the weather the weekend we were there (it was a little rainy and cold that weekend) or if it's regularly windy at night but just be prepared for that! All and all I would definitely come back here, it was great! Loved having the undercover and picnic table/chairs/ and firepit already there for us.

Mike's Desert Oasis
United States
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