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Up for a challenge? Back country camping isn't for everyone. Bring your mountain bikes. Only Hipcampers should be on site.    Back country woods-so be safe, do your research and don't get lost & think your somewhere else!   Keep an eye out for the north star when hiking at night.

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We are grateful for the look - check back in the future due to limits on groups.  

Up for a challenge? Back country camping isn't for everyone. Bring your mountain bikes. Only Hipcampers should be on site.    Back country woods-so be safe, do your research and don't get lost & think your somewhere else!   Keep an eye out for the north star when hiking at night.

Test that camper's spirit buried deep inside-while practicing the art of self distancing and self reliance, and in your small group.  There are NO shared structures and shared amenities onsite.

Bring a few good books.  Unfortunately St. Patrick's Day was cancelled, so pack and wear some of your favorite St. Paddy's Day green and let other Hipcampers in the forest know you're ok saying hello at the recommended distances.  

Please remember the 6 feet protocol, bring your hand sanitizer, and of course face coverings - mercury free thermometer.  Over 24 acres to spread out.

Live the art of self-reliance in the nice, quiet and relaxing high sierra wild timber forest/meadow setting.  Some say spectacular stargazing opportunities-have an adventure-and find your point? Right?   

Be prepared, especially for all elements of nature.  Test your light gear/ideas-mountain biking- horse packing skills.  Mountain bikes and a repair kit are recommended to extend your range for fun.  

There are many trails,  lakes, and great fishing and your soon to be  favorite scenic views.  If you are symptomatic or been around those that are--or have a gut feeling that your health isn't up to speed...please be smart.  Full refunds will be made.  Definitely do not jump in on this adventure yet,  if there's even a slight chance -please- and you question your outdoor backpacking-DISPERSED typed camping skills!  This is not your backyard camping adventure... some say 4x4.  Depends on skillset- I take my Honda Civic  (photo soon) just be careful and slow.  Be cautious of other travelers on back country roads...

The area recently was all covered in snow, so it's nothing but pristine natural forest and the elements.  Help us keep it that way.  Bring your face coverings.

Back Country Exclusivity.  Private access to this zone is only for Hipcampers!!!(& their/our Guests)  2nd notice!  Your part here may help you,  other Hipcampers,  the forest and definitely the local community- and then back to the forest and you!  Close access to 20+ lakes within the lakes basin arena.  Many places to visit, or just hang out and enjoy your surroundings.  Remember, this is to Challenge yourself(s), so remote off grid camping experience is a plus.  You will need to hike in your gear, or don't forget a wagon which could be helpful(rake/shovel too...)  What is a timber zone-free to ask.  OFF-GRID. No cell service at all- at location.   However, this is to unplug, maybe test your skills, spirit of adventure, and (really) think ahead  for active situations with the environment, and the gear you need for yours.  This could be perfect for you if this has your attention.  Remember off-grid laid back/backpack/mountain bike camping team adventure here... and simple cozy nights under the most brightest of stars.  Up for your challenge?

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 3
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 35% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

lakes in the area.

Fishing

So many lakes- find your favorite

Hiking

SO Many trails to discover

Horseback riding

Possible horse back rental stables within 10 mies

Swimming

Numerous lakes in area

Wildlife watching

There's a beautiful meadow of wildflowers(early summer season) to camp away from and at times interesting wildlife maybe observ...Read more

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wild Sierra Forest @ 7000 Feet in California.

Beach

Search out your favorite lake

Forest

High Sierra Timber Zone- Great opportunity to view a forest ecosystem in action is where your tent will find a friend.

Hot spring

There are hot springs somewhere-- part of the adventure- prolly a day's worth- check out sierra valley hotsprings for more info...Read more

Mountainous

There can be wildlife- mountain lions bears- etc.. Keep Clean!!! Mega mountain biking and hiking adventures.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Special meadow nearby

River, stream, or creek

There's a few creeks running through the grounds- seasonal. Currently Some snow packs. Sydney loves playing in those, if you'...Read more

Swimming hole

The Sand Pond

Waterfall

Fraiser Falls- nearby half day outing. Great short hike-paved access and bathrooms.

Lake

The vibe at Wild Sierra Forest @ 7000 Feet

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Hipcamper Heather

Private woodsy gem

Heather P.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2019

Tom's spot was just what we needed. His woodsy acreage in the middle of Plumas National Forest is beautiful and private with tons to explore, including nearby wildflower-dotted meadows and seasonal creeks. He met us when we arrived and helped us get oriented, but we had the option to camp pretty much anywhere we wanted and there were plenty of good spots for setting up a tent and getting cozy. There was no one else on his land while we were there.

Just keep in mind that the further you hike out from your parking spot, the more careful you need to be about remembering your path back. Make sure to bring headlamps and lanterns so you can navigate after dark. It's really just you in the middle of nature, which makes Tom's spot a rare gem. Be ready for amazing stargazing opportunities!

We encountered some bear poop and understood that black bears could be around during our stay. We practiced regular bear safety (no food in your tent or car, had a boat horn for scaring purposes, had a little bluetooth speaker playing when we walked at night to announce our presence, bear spray on hand just in case) but actually didn't end up with any bear encounters. Black bears are very skittish and won't come by if they hear people.

As far as navigation goes, the GPS point is accurate, so it's safe to trust Google maps—we ended up exactly where we were supposed to park. Pro-tip: download the map of the area before you get there though because you won't have service.

There are tons of awesome little lakes nearby. Gold Lake is the big, more touristy one with a lodge and restaurant. We went kayaking on Upper Salmon Lake, which I'd highly recommend if you want a more private, quiet lake experience. There are no motorboats on this one and awesome views both on the lake and and if you walk up trails around the basin.

If you need to go to town, Graegle has a few shops and restaurants and is about a 25 min drive from Tom's spot. Clio is another cute small town with a good brunch spot (waffles and tacos) the same distance away.

Practice fire safety! You need a permit (quick online quiz that's free). Make sure to clear dead wood, have a mini fire extinguisher on hand, and water to put all your embers out.We kayaked to one corner of the lake where we spotted a rope swing. Parked the kayaks on the shore, then hiked up just 90 seconds to get this view.View from a highway pull off on the way to the spot.Wild Sierra Forest @ 7000 Feet
Hipcamper Lana

Disappointed

Lana S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 19th, 2020

There is a couple of locations where it is possible to set up a camp. even if it is called daspersed camping, you can find a much better camping site with tent- the location isn’t very camping-friendly. the dense trees and there is almost nowhere to set up tent or set a fire safely. Alot of mosquitos! the lower campsite that closer to the creek is kind of swampy and you can get there only with a backpack. Be aware, there is only space to park 3 cars.
In two words, it is can be kind of ok, if you are plan a backpacking camping, but if you plan to bring your camp furniture or you have a lot of stuff its better to find another place to stay.
Message to The host- please clear the forest and old trees to make it suitable for camping .

Hipcamper Logan

Just get a wilderness permit...

Logan F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 20th, 2020

So many issues here.... poor communication that could lead to safety concerns, laughable map of property, terrible description of arrival. Damaged the car trying to arrive at this property - a 4x4 vehicle is needed, though this is not included in the description. The campsite itself is like a mosquito breeding pit with none of the views or majesty of the pictures. If you want an outdoor challenge and a remote site, awesome! But you can do 100x better in every respect with just getting a wilderness permit and finding a site on your own.

Hipcamper Camper's  T&S
Response from Camper's T&S , the Host, on July 29th, 2020

" If you want an outdoor challenge and a remote site, awesome! "

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Hipcamper Tim

Disappointed

Tim N.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 21st, 2020

Disappointed

Hipcamper Stephanie

Bummed

Stephanie R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 26th, 2020

The hosts were off the grid and weren't able to answer our questions prior to arrival. When we arrived, there were campers throughout the property who weren't with Hipcamp and they thought it was all Forest Service land. We ended up leaving after the first night of our two-night booking to go elsewhere - we should've just camped in a public campground if we were going to be near other campers anyway and saved some money.

Hipcamper Brad

Pristine high country setting

Brad E.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

Just back from a long weekend at T&S in the Gold Lakes Basin region. Pristine, park-like setting with a gorgeous alpine meadow and babbling brook with trout. This was a crowded weekend at the public campsites, but T&S had what appeared to be just one other group, other than ours, about 1/4 mile away. You’re just a couple miles from Gold Lake and not far from Sierra Buttes and the network of trails in this area. The experience is like backpacking - but with a car (or Jeep in our case). One note: the directions provided were only precise longitude and latitude coordinates. Download a good GPS app to avoid frustration. The site was well out of receptivity for the cell phones in our group. This is a plus when you really want to disconnect!.

Early morning in the meadow. Nearby lakes. More meadow and sky. Wildflowers in the meadow.
Hipcamper Heather P.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2019
Hipcamper Clayton I.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 21st, 2020
Property
Pro Se @ v point (gps point)
State
California
Country
United States
$150/night
1 Site
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