Hipcamp host Nathan P.
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Spread out on 40 beautiful private acres with incredible views over the Caliente Valley. Free range cattle from nearby ranchers roam throughout the property. These campsites are a pack in and pack out dry campsites. Meaning NO UTILITIES (electric, water, toilets, cell service or WiFi). Print out a few maps or download maps. This property is meant to clear your mind from the

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Spread out on 40 beautiful private acres with incredible views over the Caliente Valley. Free range cattle from nearby ranchers roam throughout the property. These campsites are a pack in and pack out dry campsites. Meaning NO UTILITIES (electric, water, toilets, cell service or WiFi). Print out a few maps or download maps. This property is meant to clear your mind from the fast paced city life. Bring your 4x4 for trails on property and or surrounding areas. 4 seasons and considered to be a very high desert type climate. Cold nights and hot days. Bring your tent, sleeping bags, cooler and some battery night lights. Enjoy the fresh air and stars.  There is a mutual respect of all locals who live in Caliente.  Its a small town, people are friendly and take their property rights seriously.  Do not disrespect "no trespassing" signs, respect the cattle as you drive through the roads and be sure to wave or say hello to each person you see.  (not too many). We hope you enjoy the town and our property.

Campsite area
Bring your own
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Nathan a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping LoCali in California.

Desert
Canyon
Mountainous
Field
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Camping LoCali

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Hipcamper James

Fantastic vistas in the walker basi

James A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
July 6th, 2020

Remote? Check. Beautiful vistas? Check. No light pollution? Check. Campfire rings? Check.

As the second guest on Nathan’s land, a fire pit had been built by previous guests, and everything else was bare bones. If you’re looking for quiet, remote time away from the city, this is for you.

However, be aware this is rustic... no services, no toilets or water, no cell service. The owner came out during the day and installed some solar lights to mark the campsites (plus he built another fire pit down at the lower site.). Although these lights can distract from the serenity of clear stargazing. They can be pulled off their stake and covered with a blanket/tarp/towel, which is what I did after getting settled.

He even left a note to say sorry that he missed me, as I had taken leave of the 90F temperatures plus wind to tool around in Seqouia NP (which is less than 3 hrs away). There’s also a nice Lake nearby, but it was crowded (July 4th weekend).

Access: you don’t need 4 wheel drive. Directions from the host were perfect although do heed his advice and screenshot your map in case your nav goes Wonka. Be sure to watch out for cows especially when driving through Caliente (first ~20 min off of the freeway). This is free range territory and cattle roam freely. Subtitle: don’t speed.

Locals were generally very friendly- lots of waves as we passed each other on the road!

TLDR; remote camping in the Walker Basin with beautiful views. Hot during the summer days, cooler at nights. Quiet and peaceful getaway with several flat spots for tents amidst the rolling hills of SoCal.

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Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on July 6th, 2020

Thank you again for staying with us! We appreciate you. Be sure to save us on your camp spots, would love to have you back as we further develops this raw land with a few more accommodations, while leaving few footprints. 🤙🏕

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Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 15th, 2020

The views and seclusion are everything! Beautiful easy drive. Well marked and described. Drive slowly going up the mountain because of the free range cattle. Bring everything you need before going up. No cell service. Hot and Windy during mid-day; plan accordingly. I suggest bringing shade sails not a canopy. Very clean site. It was my very first time camping and it was a great experience. I would totally do it again.

Hipcamper Nathan
Response from Nathan, the Host, on July 27th, 2020

Super glad you enjoyed your first camping trip with us! Thank you for leaving the site clean. Looking forward to having you back as we build out more spots and add to each campsite. Shade and windshields for camping spots are next on our list.

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Property
Nathan P.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites

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