Hipcamp host Andrew C.
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Not easy to get to (but awesome once you arrive!). Pitch your tent in one of many beautiful spots under the pinyons or the stars. Most nights you will have the whole campground to yourself. Wake up and follow game trails up the mountains that surround the site, or walk across the canyon to visit the well-known permaculture farm (FYI you might hear our predator control dogs b

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Not easy to get to (but awesome once you arrive!). Pitch your tent in one of many beautiful spots under the pinyons or the stars. Most nights you will have the whole campground to yourself. Wake up and follow game trails up the mountains that surround the site, or walk across the canyon to visit the well-known permaculture farm (FYI you might hear our predator control dogs barking at night). You may find the goats out grazing, and see tracks of bear and mountain lion further up the canyon in the lush riparian zone. Feeling energetic? Follow game trails up any of the surrounding mountains. Drinking water and rustic barrel showers in the camp, as well as a composting orchard toilet. Campground maximum capacity is 40+, to give you an idea for its capacity. Often, the camp is closed to the public for students visiting our site The farm is home to a community of educators, farmers, and builders who enjoy playing music and sharing meals before heading to bed on the early side! Due to extreme fire hazard season, no fires are possible in these sites. Thank you for understanding.

RV only area
Vans, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Andrew a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pinyon Forest Camp in California.

Desert
Forest

The vibe at Pinyon Forest Camp

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Hipcamper Ezequiel
Ezequiel G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 20th, 2016

Quail Springs Farm is pretty amazing, it’s surrounded on three sides by the beautiful Los Padres National Forest. The best part, it’s only two hours from Los Angeles. Heck yes! We arrived and received a warm welcome by the folks that live and work in the farm. We were new to permaculture but our host Andrew was happy to show us around their beautiful land. (Highly Recommend taking a tour) 

The campground is located just across the main farm, a private campground with all the amenities you’ll need to have a comfortable stay. Plenty of shade with endless trails in all directions. If you have a mountain bike bring it, you’ll have a blast exploring, not to mention it’s a great way to get around the farm. 

Overall, this place place is beautiful and look forward to future trips! 

Sunset over Quail Springs Farmthe best and fastest way to explore the ranch is by bike. hammock activitytent forest hammock
Hipcamper Mackenzie
Mackenzie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 15th, 2017

What a fantastic place! We felt so welcomed and Andrew was a wonderful and helpful host. We are already making plans to come back in the summer time. I would highly recommend camping here. Exceeded our expectations!

Hipcamper Christina
Christina S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 14th, 2017

Had a great time! Andrew met me when I got there and showed me around. I had a few changes to my travel plans due to weather and I really appreciated his flexibility. The campsites are set back from the main farm buildings, so it's pretty quiet. Hopefully I'll be back!

Hipcamper Matt
Matt C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 30th, 2017

Super off the grid, and a super great place to find peace and quiet and beautiful sunsets. The land is great: don't expect a KOA or a standard campground, expect a unique opportunity to be in natur more fully.

Set up to watch the sunset
Hipcamper Simon
Simon G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2017

The campsites are spacious, shady and very secluded. This is a great place to escape civilization. The views are spectacular, definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 21st, 2017

The folks running Pinyon Forest Camp were very accommodating and helpful - and they have a beautiful property. Our only problem was there were no fires allowed (and we forgot our gas burner) and the mosquitos were so bad we had to leave early. If not for that, it was a great place - and bring your bike (good /easy trails to explore on the property)

Hipcamper rappeneau
Rappeneau J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2017

We loved staying at Pinyon Forest camp. My wife feels more safe when we camp on a closed private area, which was the case here. And still the domain is huge, you are surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, thus feeling far from civilisation. The owners are not very far, and made us discover more about permaculture and ecological buildings. It was very interesting and inspiring (it should be taught to school for the future of humankind..).. All of the staff were really nice people. The camping site is wild yet comfortable: a fun shower, bathrooms, we even discover there was a big tent already installed with some real thick matts inside (which our backs really appreciated after 4 days of sleeping on tiny thin matts...) So we highly recommend this site, we have done only three sites during our trip in USA, all were nice but this one was my favorite.

Hipcamper Keven B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 4th, 2017
Hipcamper Valarie G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2017
Hipcamper Reina R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 27th, 2017
Hipcamper Jessica G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Charles M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Erik C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2016
Property
Quail Springs Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
10 Sites
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