Hipcamp host Todd B.
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Pitch your tent or sleep under the stars in the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

The Spring Wildflowers this year were amazing, but summer has officially begun and things are warming up. 

Great hiking throughout the Caliente Mountain Range, or just relax on site and enjoy watching the wildlife while time stands still.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 40ft
No campfires
No toilet
No hookups
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Todd a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Rideout Hideout Carrizo Plain in California.

Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Rideout Hideout Carrizo Plain

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Hipcamper clint
Clint T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 19th, 2017

The Rideout Hideout campsite had open space and peaceful views that stretched for miles. The golden plains and wildlife made our camping experience feel like a safari in another country. With the Caliente mountain range, Painted Rock and the Carrizo Monument so close, great hiking and views are only a few minutes away. We saw dozens of shooting stars in the clear summer night sky as well as had a great time around the fire. This is a great place if you're looking for a quiet, tranquil, open space where you can do as much exploring as you want.

Our campLots of cows along the road from the near by ranchesWide shot of the campRideout Hideout Carrizo Plain
Hipcamper Shaw
Shaw M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 6th, 2017

Everything you need (peace, quiet and nature) and everything you don't (congestion, media, connectivity).
2.5 hours from Santa Barbara and you feel like you're in your own world. Of our two days there, we saw only one other vehicle drive by the property.
Fantastic sky viewing at night with very little light pollution nearby. Expansive high-desert views out onto Soda Lake (NW of property).
Short hike up into the Caliente foothills broadens your views 360 degrees.
Fire pit keeps you toasty into the cooler nights.
Great place to visit - great host to work with too!
Thanks Todd!

Hipcamper Elena
Elena R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2017

Carrizo Plains is a magical place and the Rideout Hideout makes you feel like you're a million mile away. There's something very powerful about looking out into 50 miles of open space.

Todd's site is gorgeous, you can hop on a hill and in 5 min have expansive views of the plains. There's plenty of firewood, and a handy table for cooking. I love spending time out there and look forward to more of it.

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 9th, 2017

This is one of the most unique and quiet campsites I've ever enjoyed so close to home (Goleta). Perk #1 - There is *no one* around, especially during the middle of the week during this season. Perk #2 - The stars: One of the few "big sky country" feeling places close to the south coast. Perk #3 - Did I mention the awesome solitude and quietude?????
Perk #4 - The avian wildlife is extremeley entertaining. This is where I'm going for wildflower season, hands down!!

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Hipcamper Valerie
Valerie K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 3rd, 2018

This campsite is awesome! Very private with great views of the surrounding valley. I would definitely go back and recommend it!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 22nd, 2018

Really beautiful views, quiet and secluded, and Todd made sure we had everything we needed for a great time.

Hipcamper Robert
Robert C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 3rd, 2018

Todd's Rideout Hideout at Carrizo is awesome. We have always loved Carizzo and spring time there is always special. RH is a great piece of property with a beautiful view. He is building a truly cool tiny house with all kinds of sustainability/low food print in mind. Access is not to challenging. I got a 22ft Motorhome out there, so any 2wd vehicle that is 4 inches of the ground can do it ;)

Todd, thanks again for everything. We will be back!

Solitude is the best part.  2 days, no people except us!The wash makes for a cool hike.High desert floraGreat firepit for chilly evenings
Hipcamper Larry
Larry N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 5th, 2018

Fantastic isolated spot. When you turn off the main rd. and make your way to the property, you can feel civilization slip away...

Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 22nd, 2018

excellent location -- they aren't lying when they said the stars are absolutely gorgeous! a large plot of land with plenty of room to pick your camping spot. we were fortunate enough to meet Todd's family (Todd himself was not there, however) and they were all terribly fun to be with during our breakfast cook out. roads leading there are not the worst, made it there in a honda civic -- just stay on what the maps tell you to do and do NOT take the "scenic route" if you don't have a 4-wheeler.

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