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

The Hideout Tiny House is coming soon! 

Great hiking throughout the Caliente Mountain Range, or just relax on site and enjoy watching the wildlife

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
6 bookable sites
RV details
Pull-through site, max length 40ft
RV hookups
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Purify from hose
Campfires allowed
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
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.


Places to see near Rideout Hideout

Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest
26 miles way Explore
Gaviota State Park
Gaviota State Park
51 miles way Explore
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
58 miles way Explore
César E. Chávez National Monument
César E. Chávez National Monument
62 miles way Explore
Morro Bay State Park
Morro Bay State Park
71 miles way Explore
Montana De Oro State Park
Montana De Oro State Park
71 miles way Explore
Point Mugu State Park
Point Mugu State Park
72 miles way Explore
Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park
73 miles way Explore
Leo Carrillo State Park
Leo Carrillo State Park
79 miles way Explore
Malibu Creek State Park
Malibu Creek State Park
83 miles way Explore
Topanga State Park
Topanga State Park
88 miles way Explore
Sequoia National Forest
Sequoia National Forest
93 miles way Explore
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park
96 miles way Explore
Angeles National Forest
Angeles National Forest
97 miles way Explore

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 Sebastien
Sebastien D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 2nd, 2019

Carrizo Plain National Monument is one of the best-kept secrets in California. Only a few hours from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the Carrizo Plain offers visitors a rare chance to be alone with nature. Being able to camp in this park on private and (almost) untouched land is the ultimate luxury. This was my favorite hipcamp so far. If you like off the grid camping, escaping from civilization, and expansive views, you'll love this place. The property has 6 bookable sites but we were on our own during the entire 3 days we stayed there. We didn't see a single other car or sign of human life. If you're using Verizon, you won't have coverage anywhere in the park except at the campsite, which is convenient to communicate with the host for any last minute question. By the way, the host was super responsive and helpful. Thanks Todd for sharing your land, we are extremely grateful to have been able to live this unforgettable experience.

Hard to get back in the tent with such a showRideout Hideout Carrizo PlainThis main site has shade, firewood and a big water containerThere are several large flat areas where you can pitch your tent(s)
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