Fall has set in and it is cooler now. The days are in the 70s. The nights in the mid to high 30s to the mid to high forties. The air is crisp and cool in the evening and the stars put on the best shows of the year. The Blue Oaks are changing their clothes and donning on their rich gold fallwear. Soon they will shed all their leaves preparatory to the winter cold. If you a
Fall has set in and it is cooler now. The days are in the 70s. The nights in the mid to high 30s to the mid to high forties. The air is crisp and cool in the evening and the stars put on the best shows of the year. The Blue Oaks are changing their clothes and donning on their rich gold fallwear. Soon they will shed all their leaves preparatory to the winter cold. If you are lucky enough to spend the night of the first hard freeze here; the first sun beam of the morning brings a joyous surprise. The first sun hits the Oaks the air glitters with golden leaves dancing to the drumming of the oaks as they jettison their leaves.
A place to breathe and be able to hear yourself breathe. It's time to take time. Lie in a hammock and read or just enjoy the sound of crickets and frogs as the night moves closer. A place to regenerate your soul and revive your spirit. On clear nights when the air is still and calm you may hear the sounds of singing under the oaks. Lend your voice to the Song of the Ancients.
Pitch your tent or park your camper amid the ancient Blue Oaks of California. Shake the dust off your work worn spirit. Let the celebration begin.
Choices of quiet and privacy or playing board games on the front porch of the main house in the evening. Choices of open meadows, rings of sacred oaks, hilltops wrapped in moonlight and skies carpeted by the milky way. This is what you want it to be or let it be. You can spend the day in San Juan Bautista at the Mission and Shops or Monterey at the Aquarium hiking at Pinnacles or Fremont Peak or the Griswold Mountains then come home to sitting in a quiet world under the stars or opt for a board game on the front porch of the main house. Or you can simply read a book or doze in the shade or walk and discover the land.
What we provide is: 1 outdoor shower, 1 porta potty (hopefully coming soon, flush toilet replacement for the porta potty), water from a faucet, and the spirit of the ancients, the oak savanna.
It is important to note; although we are in a convenient location for many different places, we are in the mountains. What may look close or just a few minutes away on a map will probably be closer for a condor moving through the air than a car. Take into account we are approximately nineteen miles south east of Paicines on Panoche road. Then, when the map tells you we are eleven miles from Pinnacles and you get here and realize we are more like forty miles from Pinnacles because you are not a Condor or a Raven and you have to travel by road, you won't be disappointed.
wildfarmers is a project of Stork Peterkin International Foundation (spif), a 501c3 not for profit corporation. Check us out at: wildfarmers dot org. We are dedicated to the conservation and restoration of habitat and the re unification of people and wilderness. We accomplish our mission through events such as our Wildflower Walk in the spring, Native Plant Vault seed gathering workshop, and other fun and educational events. Donations are tax deductible and all go towards the restoration and conservation of the land. Our largest current project is the Pond Project, Restoring Wetland Habitat which is funded by a matching grant from Natural Resources Conservation Services, a division of USDA and US Fish and Wildlife Services and Private Donations from people such as yourself. See us on the internet at: wildfarmers dot org.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Song of the Ancients in California.
We are a non profit organization within the Blue Oak savanna of central inland coastal California.
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Fantastic remote hideaway
This was exactly the remote camping I was looking for. From the beginning Veronica was a great communicator. She met us at the fire station so we could follow her to the site. I'm pretty good with GPS but glad I followed her. It about a 1 mile dirt road to her place with a few little water crossings. The whole drive I could feel that "remoteness" coming on! She pointed out our campsite and pointed to her house if we needed anything. The tent was set up under an oak tree and I had an amazing unobstructed view of the rolling green hills. Veronica's place is a safe habitat for animals so we were able to see lots of wildlife. A short drive to Tres Pino and we had some great restaurants. Very, very quaint. I will be back to visit Veronica's place again for sure!
I've always wanted to check out what was behind those beautiful mountains on the west when you're heading up highway 5 and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. The camping spot is a bit out there so be sure to fill up your gas tank before you head out. The drive to the spot was one of my favorite parts about it too. It really feels like the wild west with the old barns, cattle ranches, and untouched rolling hills. The host, Veronica, met me at the fire station outside her property and led me the rest of the way. You won't have service much passed the freeway, so be sure to schedule a meeting time with her so she can show you the rest of the way to her property. Once we arrived, she showed me to the camping spot. There's one designated camping spot with a picnic table, but you can really camp anywhere you want in the field.
She gave me a little tour of the land after and told me all about the restoration and conservation of the land they are doing. It was so cool to see the improvements they've done upon the land. There are some old trailers around that are in the works of being restored and will most likely be added as future Hipcamp spots. She also showed me the outdoor propane shower, which was definitely a nice touch when you're all stinky camping outside.
I had such a good time being able to slow down on their beautiful piece of property and learn more about the land from Veronica. Highly recommend if you're looking for a camping spot on a majestic piece of raw land with flowing grasses.
Beautiful land for camping!
At first, it was a bit skeptical because there is absolutely no service. We went to the fire station and asked a firefighter(who was so polite) to use the phone and he helped by showing me a map of the area and showed us how to get to Veronica’s house. It is a little tricky but we made it. Veronica was an awesome host, just the sweetest! As well as her brother Tony and their dog! Sweet people!! We were the first to arrive and was able to choose from four campsites. We had the perfect spot, hidden by many trees. We loved our 5 day stay on Veronica and Tony’s land. Definitely would stay again!
What an amazingly beautiful camp spot. Truly gorgeous, divine nature! My kids and I camped here over Memeorial Day weekend as a stopping point to visit Pinnacles National Park. This entire area was incredible just driving through, let alone waking up to!
Hosts Veronica and Tony were so friendly, welcoming and are the kindest of people we have met. We could sense their love and appreciation for the area and it was obvious that they desired to share this experience with us.
It was rougly 45 minutes to an hour of a drive to Pinnacles but the sureounding beauty made it an easy and pleasant drive.
The outdoor shower with a view was amazing.
One bit of advice, avoid taking W. Panoche Rd. and take Little Panoche Rd/ Shields Ave.
Veronica was very helpful during out stay while also giving us space to enjoy her property. We stayed at site #3 which we were very happy about. The fire pit is off the road behind a large oak tree giving us more privacy unlike the other pits which sat right on the road. The campsites are far enough away from each other that we could play music and talk without worrying about disturbing our neighbors (so much better than being packed into a national park campground). The fields are beautiful and the porta potty was clean. The outdoor shower was great when we got back from our hike. Definitely buy some eggs from them! Thank you, Veronica + Tony!
This was our first time taking our pupster camping so we were a little nervous. This ended up being the perfect spot for us. Veronica and Tony were wonderful hosts - Veronica met us at the nearby fire station and we followed her directly to the campsite.
The campsite itself is great - beautiful scenery and wonderful amenities: very convenient bathroom and access to water and the shower is the greatest shower of all time (hot water and a perfect view of rolling golden hills). It was a great location for a day trip to Pinnacles (but pupsters are not allowed there) and at night we had a beautiful view of the stars and the Milky Way.
We will definitely be coming back sometime!