Hipcamp host Eric S.
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We are located in the middle of the El Dorado National Forest...visit us and relax in private camp areas. We will provide the basics and we hope you will enjoy the natural beauty, fresh air and wildlife. Try your luck at gold panning. Visit local historic towns and sites. Wine tasting at Shanadoah Valley. A combination of car and backpack camping. Small trailers are okay...l

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We are located in the middle of the El Dorado National Forest...visit us and relax in private camp areas. We will provide the basics and we hope you will enjoy the natural beauty, fresh air and wildlife. Try your luck at gold panning. Visit local historic towns and sites. Wine tasting at Shanadoah Valley. A combination of car and backpack camping. Small trailers are okay...large roadway water-bars (berms) are present. Recommend a truck or SUV. Bring clothing and gear for all weather conditions.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 26ft
No campfires
No toilet
No hookups
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Eric a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We offer Mountain Biking on our 28 acre parcel and forestry road network.

Boating

We recommend the nearby Bear River Lake Reservoir and Silver Lake.

Fishing

We recommend the nearby Consumes River, Bear Lake River Reservoir and Silver Lake for fishing.

Horseback riding

We are horse friendly.

OHV

Off-Site riding only.

Snow sports

Snow Camping...Snow Mobiles, Cross Country.

Swimming

Nearby Consumes River, Bear River Lake Reservoir, Silver Lake.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sugar Pine Springs Resort in California.

Forest

Sugar Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, White Fir, Cedar, Dogwood.

Lake

Nearby Bear River Lake Reservoir and Silver Lake.

River, stream or creek

We recommend the nearby Consumes River.

Swimming hole

The Sopiago has wading pools. Serious swimming holes at nearby Consumes River.

Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at Sugar Pine Springs Resort

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Hipcamper Jasmine
Jasmine M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 26th, 2017

Beautiful spot and Eric was super helpful

Hipcamper Steven
Steven C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 23rd, 2017

A quiet getaway off the main road. Eric was really nice and met me at the community center so I didn't get lost. There's a spot for RVs and tons of roads to explore. If you have more time, drive further into Eldorado Forest to see amazing views of trees and lakes.

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 13th, 2017

Really cool place with lots of old growth trees and wild life. We stayed the night and it was amazing. I highly recommend it for a family get away with out a million other campers.

Hipcamper emily
Emily T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
December 27th, 2017

Eric was great! Communicated all the way. Met me on site, showed me around then left me in wonderful peace.

Hipcamper Reza

Peaceful retreat

Reza H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2019

Amazing break from civilization. Great location with many hidden gems. Highly reccomend the Gold Panning, it was a success for us! Eric was a great host and we couldn't ask for anything more. My girlfriend would have loved a bathroom, but what are you gonna do?

Hipcamper Breanne

Unplug & unwind

Breanne M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 14th, 2019

We booked our trip here because the photos made the location look so enchanted. It did not disappoint. Eric is a personable and phenomenal host who went out of his way to make sure we were well accommodated and taken care of.

I’m already looking forward to my next stay here.

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 23rd, 2019

Great location right next to the river. Lovely little spot would stay again next time I am in the El Dorado forest area.

Hipcamper Alexandra

Nature at its best

Alexandra B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2019

What a gem spot. We arrived on a Monday and were greeted by Kelly and her husband. Super nice people who are not far away from the spot if you need any help. They drove with us down to the creek to show us the spot. (you better have a SUV with high clearance... Very bumpy on some spots) the camping site is beautiful and we were alone for the next 3 nights.... Sleeping under the stars while listening to the creek is just the best. People camping here do care to keep it clean, so please do the same. We found some gold in the creek and had so much fun during our stay. All I wanted is a retreat without cell phone reception and total calm.. We got it!! The second day we had a visit from some friendly cows with their bells around the neck and beeing from Switzerland myself I just felt like being on top of the mountains there where the cows spend the summers.
This spot is a gem. It's totally OK to spend some days without toilets and showers. The creek is refreshing and no harm can be made if you use that special soap for wilderness camping. Be prepared to be covered in fine, typical for the regions, reddish dust especially when you have dogs playing around lol..
We just spent 4 amazing relaxing days in total calm and gorgeous nature around us (also we were alone the whole time).
I can only recommend Eric's place if you want to be off the grid for some days. It is as described in the middle of nowhere.
Lexe Alexandra

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Hipcamper Tasandra

Backpacking meets car camping

Tasandra G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 5th, 2019

We had a group of 10 people, aged 7 to 50 years old. We had a blast! We read the reviews and spoke to Eric, so we knew what to expect and what to pack. The best way I can describe it is- you have the convenience of car camping but the seclusion of backpacking. We stayed in a meadow near the creek, got to catch crawdads, newts, tadpoles and frogs. Friendly cows came to visit. We panned for gold, the kids went up and down the creek with little supervision (Not deep). We brought in our own water and also had a water filter in case we ran out. One member of our group brought a “Luggable Loo” with biodegradable bags so we could bury our waste. Near the creek it was about 20 degrees colder than in Somerset, in the middle of the night and early morning it got very chilly. We all had thermals, pajamas, wool socks and mummy bags. In the morning we had Jackets, beanies and gloves on top of the pjs. Around 11:00 it would warm up and we would change into shorts and tank tops. The area is very shaded, and the ground is moist. Make sure to bring a tarp for under your tent. The road down to the creek is rough, I would suggest an SUV or truck. Campsites are not clearly marked, so similar to backpacking. Eric was very friendly and helpful. It is a beautiful spot and if you are prepared for it, you will love it.

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Property
Sugar Pine Springs Resort
State
California
$45/night
4 Sites