Hipcamp host Lee H.
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This site boarders the National Forest and is a completely private spot.  You will need a truck or suv to get here.   Enjoy the amazing views of the Cuyama Valley.  Check out the gorgeous sunsets!  There is plenty of hiking and wildlife watching.  This site is for the experienced camper.  ADULTS ONLY!   

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 24ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Lee a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at The Mesa in California.


The vibe at The Mesa

4 Reviews

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul F.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2020

Great camp site, private with views for days. Looking forward to coming back.

The MesaThe Mesa
Hipcamper Divya
Divya T.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Great spot; private and peaceful.

Hipcamper Anya

Simple camp with lovely views

Anya G.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Lee is super communicative and directions were accurate - there is poor service in the area so we put Google maps offline just in case.

We met Lee at their house and she guided us up to the site. I do like that the site is super secluded. It's perfect for a primitive camp and I like the shelter and table provided.The views are really lovely. We ended up sleeping under the stars - great view.

Lee was helpful in making sure we had everything we needed and went out of her way to bring us hot water which was very kind.

Hipcamper Paul

Nice hideaway getaway

Paul O.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

This was one of the finest campsites I've ever stayed at. Remote location, beautiful views, tons of quiet and privacy. The scenery might not be for everybody but I really enjoy the austerity and ruggedness of it. The Cuyama valley and badlands is a pretty interesting area. Access to the Mesa campsite is via a mile long, well maintained dirt road. Vehicles taken on this road should have good ground clearance and good tires. My 2wd Toyota Tacoma towing a 13ft camper handled it just fine. Amenities were simple but nothing more than I needed: a large shade structure with a picnic table, and a trash receptacle. There is plenty of room to roam on the property and it borders the Los Padres National Forest, which was unfortunately closed during my visit. The owners were friendly and responsive.

The MesaThe MesaThe property borders the National Forest.Wonderful sunsets, looking across the Cuyama valley.
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